Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stella, The Wild One!

Hello, Dear Ones. I truly hope you'll like me after this post! First of all I want you to know every bit of this was my fault! That's right ~ MY FAULT! You see, when Stella came to my house I didn't realize in two days we would be so busy moving my Mother to her little apartment in the retirement home. I neglected her, I put my Mother first and then the trouble started!

Okay, sit down, Dear Ones, and I'll paint you the ugly story.

For a week after Stella arrived I was up early and started packing the car with Mother's things and worked over at her apartment until night time trying to get her settled. I told Stella I was so sorry, but I was going to have to be busy and she and I would have our special time together the next week. Stella said she understood and it would be okay! I felt so relieved!

So each morning I left her like this! She said she loved to watch American TV and she would be fine. When I can home each evening, there she was still watching TV. We talked a bit while I made dinner and she would tell me what she did for the day.

She played in my faux flowers a bit.
Rode my exercise bike.
Played with my figurines.
And had tea every afternoon. She's English, you know.

What I didn't know was just about to shock the socks off me! Well, I don't wear socks, but it shocked the nail polish right off my big toes!

Stella got bored while I was away. Chloe Dawn was so jealous of her, she wouldn't play with her. Stella was tired of watching TV so she started taking walks and ended up on the seawall and that's where the trouble began!
She saw a tatoo parlor and went in! Oh, no! Don't do it Stella! I would have said that if I'd know. Well, Dear Ones, she just went right on in and came out with a tattoo on her shoulder!
She loved the sea, well it's the gulf of Mexico, but we'll call it the sea! She saw all the surfers out and thought she'd try it too! She had some of her own money and went and rented a surf board. That's not all she did with her money ~ she bought a bikini! Oh, my goodness! Stella! Put your clothes on! That's what I would have said had I known! :(
I found these pictures on my computer! Seems she met up with some surfer dudes who were ever so willing to teach her to surf and they were always taking pictures. She had given them my email address and would sneak up before I got up and open her emails. She had even made her own folder for her pictures. She was sneaky but still a little naive. I found all of these pictures after all this horribleness was over! Look at her feet! She has flowers all tucked in between her toes!
There she is in all of her Aida cloth paper doll gloriness in just her bikini surfing! She learned to surf and was having a ball! Her tattoo was just a shining! Oh, my Lord! I would have had a heart attack if I'd know this!
She even managed to meet up with the right surfer crowd and got her picture taken with them for a surfer's magazine. They paid her! She told them she was older than she was! Bad little Stella!

Each day while I was moving Mother, Stella was hitting the beach! I didn't have a clue anything was going on. She was just so calm when I came home and the house was so nice. Well, it should have been, she wasn't there all day! I should have realized she was getting a suntan! But it didn't even dawn on me!

Then at 3:30 in the morning the phone rang! It was the police and they had arrested Stella! I couldn't believe what I was hearing! What? No, Stella's in bed asleep! You must be mistaken! No, No Nannette, they said - we have her and we've put her in jail!

Jail? What? Well, needless to say, Mr. Preicous and I jumped in our clothes and off we went to bail Stella out of jail.
When we got there the officer explained he had pulled Stella over driving too fast! Driving? What? Yes, driving a car too fast! She later told me one of the surfer dudes was teaching her to drive and she was sneaking out at night after we'd gone to sleep! When she couldn't prove to the police officer she was 18, she is certainly not 18, and she didn't have a driver's license or any ID and told them she was visiting from England, the police officer thought it all sounded so fishy! So just like the TV show "Cops" which Stella loved to watch, they handcuffed her, put her in the police car and took her straight to jail!
This is how we found her ~ behind bars! Oh, Stella darling! How could you? Well, I take all the blame. I should have been there for her and I wasn't! We bailed her out of jail and put her in the car and drove back home. Praise God she didn't have on that bikini!
When we got home I took her up to the bedroom she was staying in and shut the door so we could have a talk. She was crying her little heart out and so was I! I told her to start from the beginning and tell me what had been going on. Well, she did just that! She told me the tattoo would wear away ~ it was a henna tattoo! Oh I was glad to hear that! She told me she just loved the water and had been watching the Sports channel and just knew she could learn to surf! She continued to tell me the surfer dudes knew she was young and were looking out for her and besides, they liked her accent! Kinda of a Gidget story, don't you think? She told me she would give me the money she earned from the surfer mag picture. I told her to keep it because I had a plan. Now the driving and sneaking out at night was a very bad thing to do, I told her, and she promised never to do it again. I apologized to her and told her it was really all my fault because I had neglected her! We hugged, cried some more and then I tucked her in vowing I'd be a better Blogger hostess to Stella!

Next morning, after we had our breakfast, I put Stella in the car and we drove over to the pet store. I asked her to give me her picture making money and then to pick out a little dog! She was so excited! She found this little fuzzy thing and immediately named her Gally! She said it was because she was in Galveston!

Now let me tell you, Dear Ones! Please suppervise your Aida cloth paper dolls and your children. It's our responsibility to take care of them and give them guidance. I've learned a lesson and I'm going to be a better hostess to Stella and from now on she's going to be the best Aida cloth paper doll in Blogland!

Whew! Glad this turned out okay!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Wild One

Oh wild one I'm-a gonna tame you down (tame you down)
Ah, wild one I'll get you yet (yeah yeah) you bet (yeah yeah)
You little doll all you do is play, you've got a new baby ev'ry day
But some day it's gonna be me, me and only me.

Oh oh oh oh wild one I'll make you settle down (settle down)
Ah wild one I'll clippa your wings (yeah yeah) and them things (yeah yeah)
You got the lips that I'm mad about
I got the lips that'll knock you out
C'mon wild one be wild about me.

You little doll all you do is play, you've got a new baby ev'ry day
But some day it's gonna be me, me and only me.

Oh oh oh oh wild one I'll make you settle down (settle down)
Ah wild one I'll clippa your wings (yeah yeah) and things (yeah yeah)
You got the lips that I'm mad about
I got the lips that'll knock you out
C'mon wild one be wild about me.

Whoa, yeah (wah wah wah wah)
C'mon wild one be wild about me.

--ONE MORE TIME--(wah wah wah wah)

Ah, c'mon wild one be wild about me.
Be wild about me.
~sung by Bobby Rydell

51 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHAHA.....we warned you that Stella LIKES to have fun!!!!!! Seems she is doing JUST that in Galveston!!!!

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  2. WOW!!! Stella sure is a hand-ful!

    And I can't believe Chloe Dawn...not wanting to play or have anything to do with Stella!

    LOL!!!

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  3. Morning Shelia~

    My my that Stella is a handful isn't she? But boy did she have fun~ fake tatoos & all...lol. :) What a special treat that she came for a visit!

    Hugs~ J

    P.S. The rooster scoop is adorable. Please share what you add to Stella's dress. :)

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  4. Stella sounds like my kinda girl! After all, girls just wanna have fun right?? Don't worry Stella, I'll take ya to get that tattoo!!! hehehe

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  5. LOL! So funny,what a cute story!...Christine

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  6. Know one could have pulled this story off quite as well as you!
    This is so funny and I am still laughing. Stella seems like a pistol. And the tattoo, really got me going.
    Blossom

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  7. Thank goodness you and Stella got her wayward behavior turned around! I'd hate for her to be stuck with a tattoo.

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  8. This story is hilarious. Thanks so much for sharing. You are very talented, and I know this took some time! I pulled my 14-year-old out of bed to read this so she could learn from Stella's mistakes...LOL!

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  9. Whew! Stella needs to learn some manners about how to be a proper houseguest! I'm so glad the tat was a henna tattoo.

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  10. Sheila, I am glad you caught on to Stella's new life before things really got out of hand. That girl is a wild child. With your guidance she'll be fine. I'm glad she got a furry friend instead of the surfer boys.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  11. Sheilia you are one crazy gal!!This was just hilarious...I think she should have sayed with the surfers dudes;) he he French;)

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  12. hehehe Oh Shelia, you are still young at heart too. We are all little girls in our minds, that way we stay young. I WONT GROW UP!!!hehe Kathy

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  13. Oh Miss sweet Sheila! You have a wild one on your hands. Darn that tattoo! It always seems to do that to people. I know,I have a wild one here at my house too. I cant believe he will be going on his senior trip in a couple of weeks. I pray I dont get the same calls from the police as Stella did.
    hehe... thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers for my "not so wise" tooth. Im feeling much better this morning. God is soooo good and you just never seem to be thankful enough for feeling well till you feel like dirt. Oh happy day! Take care Miss Sheila and good luck with that Stella stinker~

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  14. Hi Sheila
    My daughter Jessica and I LOVE this post so much. It's so funny and very creative. You are very talented. Sorry Stella has been a bad girl at your house. We are glad you were there to bring her back in line! The bikini pictures and surfing pictures and hilarious. We love Gally too, she is just as cute as Stella.
    Thanks so much for this post. You have made us smile and brightened our day. We hope she behaves well for the remiander of her visit!
    Lindsay & Jessica

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  15. Wow Shelia--Stella has turned into quite the party girl there in Galveston--who knew!!??

    Great post, you should write a daily column my dear--oh but wait--you already do! Thanks for this great day brightener!

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  16. Too funny Pickle...now if I was Stella I would just stay with you..seems she's having a great time..have a great my friend..Mama always told her to take care of your dolls..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  17. Oh my, you had me cracking up over this one. Hubby had to come and find out what I was laughing at. So funny. I am glad you got Stella under control. My goodness. Excellent job on this post. I loved it.

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  18. Roflmao! I laughed so hard at this one. You know, it's curious that she is so well behaved at some homes and so full of mischief at others! Could she be taking on the personality of her hostesses? lol

    This was such a funny post. I laughed so hard that I had to keep my hand over my mouth so I wouldn't wake the dog!

    Kady

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  19. Oh and by the way I love your new header too. So pretty!

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  20. WOW Bad Stella! I am so glad that it all turned out okay. I guess Stella makes my teenage years seem tame :)

    Luv,
    Me

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  21. oh my heavens! lol. yes she definitely has a wild side to her. she's a surfer girl! woo hoo!

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  22. Oooh, looks like the Stella is a handful...she is very fortunate they handcuffed her in front of her body...they must have had pity on her!
    Well, time will only tell if your deep talk got through to her. You just never know what the future may hold for her!
    You did your best....

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  23. Too funny. Have you thought about doing some stand up comedy? You are so quick and creative. I enjoyed the day out with Stella.
    Joyce

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  24. Haha Stella is awesome! She has the best adventures.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  25. Loved your story - Stella is BADDDDDD! Shame on her but looks like she has had a fun time.

    I am having a couple of giveaways - please come visit my blog.

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  26. WOO HOO...that Stella babe is one hot chick. She loves fun and it seems no body is going to get in her way....what a BAD girl she must be...but, you know...BAD girls can sometimes be the most fun!!
    hahah, bj

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  27. You have a wonderful imagination and a lot of talent. That was so much fun.

    The Raggedy Girl

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  28. You and Stella both are cracking me up!

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  29. You and Stella both are cracking me up!

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  30. Stella has certainly had an adventure! LOL

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  31. Well Miss Stella is looking pretty svelte in her bikini --must be the workout on your exercise bike!

    Clearly the young lady needs a few more guidelines as to acceptable behavior in Galveston!

    :-)
    Cass

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  32. Shelia
    Oh my you have had quite a time since Stella arrived. I'm glad things didn't get worse than they did...and I'm sure now that you have settled your mom in things will continue alright. Oh dear..*lol*...
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  33. Those English girls can be a handful!! At least she didn't bring the surfer dudes home in the middle of the night!!!

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  34. Boy! that Stella is some 'hottie', isn't she? And loves the surfer dudes, to boot!!! Hope Chloe Dawn is not feeling neglected again after the time needed to supervise Stella. Sally

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  35. Shelia, You are so much fun! Great post, and I love Stella's new dog. (just glad that tatoo wasn't real)! All's well that ends well! laurie

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  36. Stella sure is a little stinker, I hope that she learned her lesson! ~ Robyn

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  37. That was too funny!!!! Stella in the bikini with her tattoo and flowers between her toes. Oh well, girls just want to have fun!!! :D Jewel

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  38. Oh my Shelia...That Stella is a wild and crazy girl, isn't she? All she needs is a boyfriend named Moondoggie and we could call her Gidget!! Thanks so much for sharing her adventures with us! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  39. Sheila, I feel like I just read a good book. I love happy endings. You should have been a writer among all of your many talents. I didn't know Stella was visiting you. It was a hard time when you were working so hard moving your mom. I hope she is doing well with the change.

    This weekend we were totally busy and I hardly visited anyone. I missed visiting you and I must catch up with my dear blogging friends.

    Have fun with Stella. BIG smile.

    Hugs xoxo...Jeanne

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  40. Oh my! Stella and her little "badness" - I'm so glad that you straightened her right out -- I'm sure she'll behave herself from now on! Well...I hope so anyway - guess you'll have to let us know where she goes for her next adventure!

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  41. Whoa!! Who would've thought that Stella had a bit of a Wild Side? She was always so calm while she visited me and The Stone Rabbit!! Of course, I never let her out of my sight---I think that's why she was so glad to leave me and go visit sunny California with Donna!! We did boring stuff here, but I think she has certainly come out of her shell!! I'm glad the tattoo will come off!! The ladies in England, who created her, were no doubt shocked at that!! :) I think a puppy for Stella is the perfect idea---she certainly needs a bit of companionship during those times when she's not supervised!

    L, Dana

    I DID laugh my socks off at this great post because I have cold tootsies and must wear them to keep them toasty warm!! :)

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  42. Okay Shelia, you've lost your flippin' mind over this one! ROFL!!!!!!!!!

    Now tell me, how did you do all of those cool pictures with Stella inserted?
    Justiney :o )

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  43. Hi Shelia, you are simply the best...such a sweetie and Stella too.

    XOXO
    Barb

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  44. HILARIOUS! :)

    Shelia you have one amazing imagination.

    I just loved Stella's adventures!

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  45. I had no idea! When I was hosting Stella in March and I got sick, I wonder if she snuck out of the house on me as well?! Oh my!

    I'm so glad everything got straightened out. I can't wait to see more of her adventures!

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  46. LOLOLOLOL! I love this so much, Shelia! Tooooooo funny!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  47. Oh the trials and tribulations our Aida cloth dolls can put us through! Poor Shelia, dolls these days can get into so much trouble. I can see why her mum sent her to America in that baggy dress, that girl has a hot bod under that baggy old thing.
    I hope she has learned her lesson and will be a much better young doll for the rest of her time in Texas. Heaven help the next poor innocent blogger that has to put up with her shenanigans though.
    Hugs, B.

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  48. Shelia, Stella's story is typical of a girl who has been sheltered, the taste of freedom was to much for her, you handled her like a pro!!

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  49. Oh good heavens! If I miss a day of visiting, I miss TONS...
    Stella certainly is a little cutie and full of..I started to say the "devil" but that seems a bit too strong...so I will just say she is adventuresome. Really very typical! She is adorable..but I am SO glad she is yours! You are such a marvelous hostess and I would trust you with my very own Grandchildren. And while we are on that subject..I happen to have two that will be attending college in Texas and ..sort of ..need a place to stay? I just want to say, after hearing this story..I told them I was sure you would love having them for a year...or four. :)
    Hugs and smiles..and love too~
    Mona

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  50. Oh my, Stella has a record now...hopefully they won't find out about her escapades back home in England! Sounds like she was having a grand ole time while you were moving your Mom! :-)

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