Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shout To The Lord!!

"Shout to the Lord, all the earth

worship the Lord with gladness;

Come before Him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God

It is He who made us, and we are His

We are His people,

The sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

And His courts with praise;

Give thanks to Him and praise His name

For the Lord is God and His love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues through all generations."

~ Psalms 100

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Shout To The Lord!

My Jesus, my Savior, Lord, there is none like You;


All of my days I want to praise the wonders of Your mighty love.


My comfort, my shelter, tower of refuge and strength;


Let every breath, all that I am, never cease to worship You.


Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing


Power and Majesty, praise to the King;


Mountains bow down and the seas will roar


At the sound of Your name.


I sing for joy at the work of your hands,


Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand


Nothing compares to the promise I have


...Nothing compares to the promise I have


...Nothing compares to the promise I have in You.


~ by Darlene Zschech



Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pink Saturday

Attention! Attention!! Dearest Ones, are you getting used to the constant interruption of this most fabulous blog's postings each day? Just wait, be patient and feast your eyes upon our next Bathroom DIVA! You know the routine ~ bathroom invasion ~ beautiful one ~ snap snap snap! Oh, my goodness! What a gorgeous beautiful one we have here. But looks can be deceiving, you know I must fulfill my role of Divaship and inspect with my gorgeous baby blue eagle eyes. Okay, now...I am seeing a peaches and creamyness of her complextion, a flashing beautiful smile with the pearlyness of whites, oh, and beautiful longness of locks just filled with bathroom highlights. I see two stylishlness garments, pretty little arms draped with the most magnificentness of jewels, and at the end of the arm, small creamy dainty fingers wrapped around a CAMERA! Citizens of Blogland ~ rejoice! We have another Bathroom Snapping Diva. Let's see, do we know her? Yes, yes, we know her ~ this is Ashley who's Mom is Rhonda at http://scooterbluswhimsy.blogspot.com/ . Oh, and I must say, we need to honor this most gorgeousness DIVA one ~ she has just recently had a birthday!! Happy Birthday to our youngest Diva, Ashley!
Okay, to the most important stuff!! What? I am standing up! Ahem...Ashley, dear one, I would like to crown you with the most important and sought after title you will ever receive! You are now a Daring Darling Bathroom Snapping Diva and will be for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Hallelujah!! Divas rule! Snap on, dear ones!!

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Welcome to Pink Saturday!
This wonderful Pink event is hosted by
our most fabulousness Pink Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
You can click on the link to her blog to see all of the
Pink participants!

Well, I'm just tired! Some of you know my Mother has been pretty sick. She does live by herself, but she needed me to care for her and that's just what this wonderful daughter did! She has been with Mr. Precious and I for a week and I took her home yesterday. She's much better now. The reason for my little story is ~ I'm just tired! My creativeness and wonderfulness is gone! I'm hoping it will come back next week.
I miss that part of me ~~ so I will do my little bitty best for Pink Saturday!


See, I told you I was tired! But as I crawled all over the house searching for Pinkness, I came upon this desirable Pink notepad to show you! I love the saying! When I get my strength back that may be a good idea. The paper of Pinkness can be used to write yourself notes, make a grocery list or just doodle on. I don't have the strength at the moment to do anything with it! So just look at it and imagine what I would do if I had my creativeness back.

Also, you can feast your eyes on the ever lovely Pink emery board. The vision in my eyes is blurred at the moment ~ did I tell you I was just so tired ~ so I can't see clearly enough nor do I have the strength to pick up this piece of Pinkness and file my lovely pink nails at the moment. I'm sorry if I've let you down, sweet Pink ones, but even wonderful ones like me, loose their creativeness at times. Especially when they are so tired! :(



uh oh...
Here is my most darling lovely little Chloe Dawn (please look at her long and flowing eyelashes)! She is feeling so sorry for her Mommy today and wanted to help me out with some Pinkness! She is so very fond of her Pink Peep! This is the stuffed animal side of the Eastery marshmallowy candy Peeps! She just love this little Pink Peepness. I think she's even shown her Pink Peep before. Thank you my Darling, for helping Mommy out on Pink Saturday. Do you have anything else you would love to show our Sweet Pink Ones?


I guess not! She is shaking her little gorgeous fuzzy black head violently! She said my blog has been 'all about me' lately, and she is very much offended. Sorry, my Chloe Dawn, Mommy will have more pictures of you when I'm all rested up! I guess my little sweet animal of loveliness is tired too! Pray for me ~ I need my creativity back! ;)
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I have received this most beautiful award from my sweet friend Maria at http://maria-pogaduszki.blogspot.com/ . Maria lives in Poland and she actually reads my blog~! Thank you so much sweet Maria!



I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Tired

I'm tired, I can't explain,

All the troubled notions scrambling my brain.


I'm tired, let me be for now.


There was a time when I was interested by you,


But it isn't now.


If only I could escape


Leave a dummy in my place,


Slip away through the walls,


Not listen at all.


I'm tired, I can't explain.


I may as well have been talking to myself


By the look on your face.


I'm high, I don't feel myself.


I think I should feel happy


But I only want to lie down.


If only I could escape


Leave a dummy in my place,


Slip away through the walls,


Not listen at all.


I'm tired, I might go away,


I'm tired,


I've no more to say,


I'm tired,


I'm tired.


~ sung by Butler Bernard


Friday, August 29, 2008

Sweet Gifts for Me!!

Attention! Attention!! Dearest Bloglandians! Can you believe this? Another posting must be interrupted today to bring you another story of a Bathroom Sighting! Can you believe this Bathroom Snapping is really becoming a way of life in our country of Blogland!? Well, sweetest of allness, just sit down, get comfy and be amazed...What do we have here? I see another most gorgeousness one snapping! Look, she is trying to be very secretive about it but my most gorgeous eagle baby blues must do their work! It's very important conducting my Divashipness! Okay, I can see the most beautifulness of peaches and creamyness complexion here, lovely eyes, the most coyness of smiles (that is not embarrassment on that peachy little face!), I see priceless jewels dripping from this beautifulness one, slender precious little arms ~ hey, wait a minute! What is that in the dainty little hand? A pull up? What does this mean, Dear Ones? We won't ask, we won't tell, we'll just imagine! Okay, back to my Bathroom Business ~ if I strain my gorgeous blues I can barely see dainty creamy fingers holding a CAMERA! Oh, my joyness runneth over! Shhhh...we won't tell her you should turn off the flash first ~ oh, no, don't say a word. Who is this beautiful one? She looks familiar! Oh, yes, it's our own Schmecky Girl at http://schmeckygirl.blogspot.com/. Congratulations, Schmecky! You're just about to take the most important step of your life!!
Okay, I must get down to my Bathroom Business. How's my makeup look? Okay...ahem...Schmecky, I now crown you with the most coveted and important title in the world...you are now a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva and will be for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never!
Oh, Dearst Ones, my job is so tiring, but you know I love it and will never let you down. I will continue to bestow this most sought after title to Divas everwhere! Snap on, darlings, snap on!
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Oh, I was given this delightful sweet Sunshine award by a precious Dear One, Rhonda at http://scooterbluswhimsy.blogspot.com/. Thank you so very much Rhonda! What a sweet Dear Ones you are and I appreciate you so much for thinking of me.

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Oh, I'm so happy today to be able to share some of my unending joy with you!
Last week a package appeared on my doorstep and it was for me!! I was so excited! I quickly picked it up and carried it to the kitchen. You know I can't open a package unless I'm in the kitchen!

Well, my dear sweet friend Jan at http://jt-jantom.blogspot.com/ sent me a present...just because she was thinking about me! I am so honored and feel so blessed to have her as my friend. Wasn't that the sweetest thing? Just because she was thinking of me...thank you so much, Jan! Now, let's see what she sent me! Commence with the opening...

Oooooo, this is so much fun!
I pulled out three parcels wrapped in bubble wrap. I'll take care of that funfilled popping material afterwhile, I thought to myself!

Oh, look what came from the little brick shaped box ~ the most precious little rooster napkin rings you've ever seen! Four of them!

Look at the label...it appears to be vintage. Just adorable!


The second parcel held a very elegant couple! This couple being rooster and hen, of course! Don't they look so proud? I'm sure they were strutting all over the hen yard!



Now, this little lady told me her name was Prissy! Hello, dear feathered one and welcome to my kitchen!



This proud yard bird told me his name was Pete! He is a little stuck on himself, if you know what I mean. Look at that beak stuck up in the air!


Oh, my goodness! As I opened the last parcel...my heart skipped ten beats!! Have you ever seen such a pretty little deviled egg dish? This one is very small and will hold only six egg halves. Just perfect for Mr. Precious and I! I think I'll name her Lilly~



I couldn't wait and just had to put fresh eggs in the cups. See little Lilly's face just light up!



Oh, what treats, what marvelous happiness and joy I feel today! I am thrilled to the rafters! Thank you so much, dear Jan for thinking of me. Anyone else in Blogland who wants to 'think' of me in this way ~ go ahead, please, I can take it! ;)


Now, little Lilly would never feel complete if she couldn't fulfill her purpose in life! I quickly had to make some deviled eggs to fill up her little cups. Look at all the joy and satisfaction on her little lily brown face!




Can you see the twinkle in her little eyes? By the time I had finished filling her cups with the deviled eggs, she was humming "Oh, Happy Day"!


Well, just look, wouldn't you be pleased to have these delectable incredible edible egg tasties in your cups!


One more look at the most beautiful fulfilled Lilly!


Alas, eggs don't keep very long sitting on the countertop. So I had to wrap Miss Lilly up in Saran Wrap so she could sit in the fridge and wait until dinner time. Don't worry, I did poke a few breathing holes in the Saran Wrap so she could wouldn't suffocate!

Thank you again, dear sweet Jan!! My gifts will be cherished!



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Now, this is totally for your viewing pleasure!

What an adorable Diva in all of his hunkiness, don't cha think? It was suggested we call this Hunkiness our "Macho Diva Hunk". Works for me!


Now, I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Thank You For Being A Friend


Thank you for being a friend

Traveled down the road and back againy

our heart is true you're a pal and a confidant

I'm not ashamed to say

I hope it always will stay this way

My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow

And if you threw a party

Invited everyone you knew

You would see, the biggest gift would be from me

and the card attached would say,

Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend

If it's a car you lack

I'd surely buy you a cadillac

Whatever you need, anytime of the day or night

I'm not ashamed to say

I hope it always will stay this way

My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow

And when we both get older

With walking canes and hair of gray

Have no fear, even though it's hard to hear

I will stand real close and say,

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you
Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Let me tell you bout a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend

And when we die and float away

Into the night, the Milky Way

You'll hear me call, as we ascend

I'll see you there, then once again

Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend(I want to thank you)

Thank you for being a friend

Whoa, tell you about a friend
(Thank you right now, for being a friend)

Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna tell you right now, and tell you again)


Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna thank you, thank you, for being a friend)
Thank you for being a friend

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Last Leg of My Trip ;)

Attention! Attention!! The post for today will just have to wait because we have some astounding news! Dear Ones of Blogland I cannot believe the amount of Bathroom Snapping that is going on in the bathrooms across America! No bathroom is safe from these Snapping ones! As I have said before, they are not dangerous ~ just very clever and oh so beautiful. So stand back and let the procession of the gloriousness ones step into this history making moment...


Oh, my goodness! I'm startled by all of the beauty this gorgeousness one possesses! Her complexion ~ peaches and creamyness! Her hair ~ gorgeous and full of bathroom highlights! That cover girl smile ~ delicious! Oh and that slender little arm poised just so with fingers attached to her CAMERA! Do we know this darlingness one? Why of course we do! This is our Jill at http://athomeinthecountryjill.blogspot.com/. Is this her bathroom? I think I see wine and a fridg! That'll work! ;)

Oh my most Darling citizens of Blogland! We have such a treat here today! This is truly a news flash! We have a MALE! You ask, can a male be a Diva of Bathroom Beautifulness? Of course he can!! Just look at this awesome speciman of hunkiness!! Now, you know I must inspect each participant, okay, here goes...look at his gorgeous complexion ~ it's peaches and creamyness. Look at those piercing blue dreamy eyes! I'm not sure about that expression, is that a smile or is he blowing kisses to all us Divas? Yes, I believe that is exactly what he's doing!! Okay, back to business..those arms of his ~ so full of muscles and look! He can do two things at once ~ hold the most funniestness of signage in one hand and then clasp his CAMERA in the other!! Oh, joyness, oh boyness! This handsome one certainly qualifies for a DIVA!! Now, do we know him? Yes, he is non other than the Hunky Gardener at http://thehunkygardenerblog.blogspot.com/- I guess his signage gives him away! Oh, welcome most handsome one! Go check out his blog ~ he's like our gardening Tootsie ~ he knows everything about growing things and now he knows how it feels to be a DIVA!!

Please Dear Most Gentle Ones, don't be scared! Our bathroom has been truly invaded by a creature not of this world!! Oh, maybe you shouldn't look! Well, maybe just one peep. That's me, the holder of the huge crown of Bathroom Divaship and I seem to be oblivious to this Alien!! Oh, my goodness!! Wait a minute, he or it is kinda cute. I see divine pearlyness of teeth here, the most lovliest of smiles, thin slender arms with fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, Dear Ones, don't be afraid, this is a Bathroom DIVA!! Now we must thank one of our original DIVAS, Kathy at http://artis1111.blogspot.com/ for first sighting this Alien! I hear he has been harrassing our most gorgeousness ones all over Blogland! I guess he was just trying so hard to be a DIVA. Okay, precious little skinny Alien, you are DIVA material. We do look rather cute together, don't we?


Now, to the important stuff...is my hair alright? Ahem...Dearest of darlingnessess, Jill, Hunky Gardener and Alien, I now bestow upon you the most coveted title in all the world, well, in all of Blogland anyway. You are now Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Divas and will be for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Please feel free to take our most attractive logo for your blog! Oh, Dearest Ones, we may never have a crowning like this again! We have made history today! Never forget this moment and keep it hidden always in your hearts! Keep snapping my beautiful ones!

If you're just lurking around and spying on all of these most gorgeousness DIVAS, join us! You too can become a DIVA ~ just snap in a bathroom (or if you're too shy for that, any mirrored room will do), post your snaps on your blog, come tell me and I'll come and get you and show you to the world in all of your adorableness!! Snap on, Divas, snap on!

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Oh, Divaship is really very hard work! Let me just take a sip of Peach Tea and I'll be alright! Okay, that's so much better. Dear Ones, I promise this is the last of my Vegas trip I'm going to show. I really don't have any gorgeous shots to show you...it's get a little ugly here...

Mr. Precious and I were getting a little bored and decided to take a drive...a drive that lasted all day long! Really the scenery in Nevada is pretty, but when the temp gage in the car says it's 116' outside...I ain't very happy! I don't DO hot very well!

Oh joy! Some water and look how blue it is!

We even drove by that ole Hoover Dam. Didn't get out, remember ~ It's too hot!

There's always a light at the end of a long dark tunnel or maybe some joy at the end of a long hot drive! We spied a little A & W cafe!

Just the cutest little 1950s retro looking place! But the best part of this was the Root Beer!! Don't you just love this? We had two frosty mugs of this delightful icy cold liquid! My hotness was disappearing!
Well, you know me...

I couldn't help myself. I had to go to the bathroom and snap! Let me tell you, there was nothing posh in this bathroom. By the way, I am not drolling or spitting, that is bathroom graffiti all over the mirror! Shame on someone! Did they not know they would be hindering the gorgeousness of my lovely face? Some people!

On our way back into the city of Las Vegas we saw this mountain sheep or goat ~ I'm not very animalfied, I just know about doggies! ;) This little mister ran across the road in front of the traffic to have a late lunch. Isn't he cute? The cars didn't even seem to bother him.

While the sun was shining bright in the hot hot skies of Nevada, Mr. Precious and I said, "We want to go home!!"
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
People Are Strange
People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange
~ sung by Jim Morrison and The Doors

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Trip Part III and Awards ;)

Attention! Attention!! We have to interrupt this post today for another Bathroom Snapping Sighting! Dear Ones, have you ever heard of so many bathrooms being interrupted with snap snap snappings? Well, again, we have another beautifulness in all of her snapping gloriousness caught red handed in the bathroom! Let's see, do we know this lovely one? I must inspect with my gorgeous eagle blue eyes to make sure this title of Daring Darling Bathroom Snapping Diva isn't given to an imposter. Yes, Dear Ones, imposters are out there!
Okay, I see the most beautiful smile...check

Oh, look ~ the peaches and creamness complection...notice the coy sly look... check

The lovely arm, poised just so and, and, and, the lovely dainty fingers are wrapped around a CAMERA! Yes, yes, we have the real thing! I know this most gorgeousness one!! It's our own Elizabeth at http://ebogie.blogspot.com/. Now this gal is accessorised right down to that lovely toile bag in the foreground! Notice how it matches her beautifulness blouse!! Oh, Elizabeth, you're the mostest! Okay, now here I go...ahem...dear Elizabeth, I now crown you with the most coveted title in all of Blogland! You are now a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva and shall be for ever and ever and until the twelfth. Oh, I am my most happiest crowing these most beautiful ones! Snap on Darlings, snap on!!
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Hello Dear Ones! I'd like to continue taking you along with me on my trip! After a few days at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Mr. Precious and I moved on down the road into the city of Las Vegas! Don't you love this sign! We skipped on into the Monte Carlo! Isn't it majestic looking?
Lovely flowers just to greet little ole me! Well, they were in the open lobby and I suppose they were for other people too! ;)Oh, how I love majestic chandys!!
Here is our little suite waiting for us. Not as grand as our previous one, but we've stayed here before and it's very comfy!Now this beautiful floral arrangement was for me! I sure had wished I could have taken it home! ;'(

The sweet little bedroom.

Well, you know me ~ I am the Bathroom Diva! We went to have lunch at the Bellagio and I just had to excuse myself to snap for you and I guess the NEED to snap for myself! I just get such a thrill! I know I look a bit fuzzy, but oh, the painting behind me is nice and clear! Even me with all of my Divaship messes up sometimes!
If you've been to the Bellagio you will know about this awesome Conservatory and Botanical Garden area they have. It is changed with the seasons and for holidays! Fresh flowers are everywhere, trees, all living plants are used to decorate this amazing place! If one little leaf or flower head wilts, out it goes and another takes it's place. The flowers are really planted in pots, but are so closely packed together they look like they are in flower beds.



Peep Peep

A small replica of the Monte Carlo even with the dancing waters!

As I was leaving the Monte, I was thinking of all of you, my Dear Sweet Ones in Blogland! Do you know how much joy you bring to my life?! I love you, sweet ones!!



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Now as I wipe the tears from my gorgeous baby blue eyes, I must tell you I've received some awards! How meaningful it is to me that some of you would think my silly babblelings are award worthy!!

I was so thrilled to receive this award the "SuperCommenter" from my sweet friend Justine at http://justines-cafe.blogspot.com/. She is saying that I comment on her blog very frequently! I do because I love her and she is funny and silly like me! Justine is also a Diva, so give her plenty of respect!

Isn't this just the cutest little award you've ever seen? This is from my Sweet Shimmy at http://shimmymom.blogspot.com/. She is an awesome young women and I love her too! Respect is due her because she is a Diva herself!! She is saying I'm a joy to her! I'm just so touched!


Oh, I'm needing more tissues as the tears roll down my lovely peaches and creamy face! I was given this award by another precious friend, Tootsie at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/. She says she's loves my blog! I'm so touched by her sweetness. She also is one of my Divas but she is also her own Diva ~ she is the Diva of flowers. Go check out her gardens, you just won't believe it! Her gardens look like Heaven!

Now I know I'm to play by the rules, but I just can't! You are all so dear to me and if you come to my blog and comment, or you think I'm a joy!, or you just love my blog ~ please take the awards and post on your own blog! I think each and everyone of you I know is the most special ones and I just couldn't pick and choose. Please pass the tissues again!!

I love you, Dear Ones!!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


You've Got a Friend

When youre down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name,
And you know whereever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Ill be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Youve got a friend.
If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
And soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Hey, aint it good to know that youve got a friend?
People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you.
Well they'll take your soul if you let them.
Oh yeah, but dont you let them.
You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Oh babe, dont you know that,
Winter spring summer or fall
Hey now, all youve got to do is call.
Lord, I'll be there, yes I will.
Youve got a friend.
Youve got a friend.
Aint it good to know youve got a friend.
Aint it good to know youve got a friend.
Youve got a friend.
~ sung by James Taylor