Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm dog tired!

Hi Dear Ones! Just wanted you to know I won't be posting for a few days! I'm tired! Dog Tired! I know I haven't been good the last couple of days getting back to each of you who've commented to me on my blog. Forgive me and I will catch up soon.

Seems Mother has taken a few steps backwards in the past few days and again I'm not getting much sleep at night. I don't function very well without my little sleep.

Just know I love you all and I appreciate you and all of the comments you leave me. I'll be back in a few days.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :(

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I'm So Tired

I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink,

I'm so tired, My mind is on the blink.

I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink, no, no, no.

I'm so tired, I don't know what to do,

I'm so tired, My mind is set on you.

I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do.

You say I'm putting you on,

But it's no joke,

It's doing me harm,

You know I can't sleep,

I can't stop my brain,

You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane,

You know I'd give you ev'rything I've got

For a little peace of mind.

I'm so tired I'm feeling so upset

Oooh, I'm so tired, I have another cigarette.

You say I'm putting you on, But it's no joke,

It's doing me harm,

You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain,

You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane,

You know I'd give you ev'rything I've got

For a little peace of mind.

I'd give you ev'rything I've got

For a little peace of mind.

I'd give you ev'rything I've got

For a little peace of mind

~sung by the Beatles


Thursday, January 29, 2009

What Gender Is Your Brain?




Your Brain is 73% Female, 27% Male



Your brain leans female

You think with your heart, not your head

Sweet and considerate, you are a giver

But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

What Gender Is Your Brain?

I saw this cute little quiz at our darling Ceekay's blog and I couldn't resist. I did it! I'm so glad most of my brain is female!! lol

Go here and find out! This stuff is so much fun, don't cha think!
http://blogthings.com/whatgenderisyourbrainquiz/

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia

My female brain is tired, so I'm not going to leave you a little Note Song today. Forgive me, Dear Ones!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wolf Stew ;)

Hello, Dear Ones! So many of you are having such cold cold weather - so I thought I would cook something for you! When the weather is chilly a good ole bowl of Wolf Stew is just what you need!
Here I've laid out all the ingredients you'll need. Oops...
I did forget to set out this most important bottle of soy sauce which really enhances the flavor.

What's that? You're wondering what in the world is Wolf Stew? Well, sit down little Dearies and I will tell you a little story. Now, you know how I love to tell you little stories.

Once upon a time when our son was about three years old I was making a pot of beef stew. Being the inquiring little tot that he was, he asked what I was making for supper. I told him. Now, my little son was a very picky eater and he didn't think he liked beef stew. He was really into the usual childhood stories at this time, so I decided I'd take this opportunity and fib just a bit. I asked him if he remembered the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf? Well, of course he did! I told him when the big ole bad wolf climbed down the chimney of the little pig's house he fell into the pot of boiling water and they made him into wolf stew! He loved that idea! He ate his Wolf Stew that night and every other time I made it. To this day, my thirty something year old son still calls this dish Wolf Stew. Now you don't have to wonder about it anymore! ;)

Now on with the recipe for Wolf Stew:

Ingredients:
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2" cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 Tablespoons flour
1 can (10 1/2 oz.) condensed beef broth
1 can tomato sauce and 1 can water
4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
carrots, chopped (use as many as you like)

Make a layer of the onions and celery in large oven proof pot. Arrange meat on top of the onions and sprinkle with soy sauce. Mix next four ingredients together and sprinkle over meat. Add beef broth, tomato sauce and can of water. Cover tightly with heavy aluminum foil. Bake in preheated 375' oven 1 hour. Add vegetables and bake, covered, one more hour. Remove foil and bake 1/2 hour longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Add more beef broth if necessary during last part of cooking time.

Ready for the oven.
Wrapped with aluminum foil and ready to cook.
It's ready. Get your bowl...
With a couple slices of garlic bread maybe some peach tea and your ready to warm up with a bowl of Wolf Stew!

Enjoy!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Lyrics and Music
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la

Long ago there were three pigs
Little handsome piggy-wigs
For the big, bad very big very bad wolf
They didn't give three figs

Number one was very gay
And he built his house of hay
With a hey hey toot
He blew on his flute
And he played around all day

Number two was fond of jigs
And so he built his house with twigs
Heigh diddle-diddle
He played on his fiddle
And danced with lady pigs

Number three said "Nix on tricks
I will built my house with bricks"
He had no chance
To sing and dance
'Cause work and play don't mix

Ha ha ha! The two little
Do little pigs just winked and laugh, ha ha!

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la

Came the day when fate did frown
And the wolf blew into town
With a gruff "puff-puff" he puffed just enough
And the hay house fell right down

One and two were scared to death
Of the big bad wolfie's breath
"By the hair of your chin-ny-chin,
I'll blow you in"
And the twig house answered yes

No one left but number Three
To save the piglet family
When they knock
He fast unlocked
And said "Come in with me!"

Now they all were safe inside
And the bricks hurt wolfie's pride
So, he slid down the chimney
And, oh, by Jimney
In the fire he was fried

Ha ha ha! The three little
Free little pigs rejoice and laughed, ha ha!

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf?
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Tra la la la la!
~sung by the Three Little Pigs



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blue Monday and Met Monday

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Blue Monday! It's time again to show our Blueness! This most wonderful Blue event is hosted by our every Smiling One, Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. Please go see our Bluest Sally to see more Blue Ones showing so much Blue today!!


I would love to share with you today a cup of tea from my Johnson Brothers Blue Willow tea set that was given to me by my Mr. Precious. I truly love this old pattern, can you love old patterned dishes? Well, you bet your tea cup you can!! ;) I love the deep Blue color on this pattern. Now, if you'll all come over for dinner tonight I'll set my table with more Blue Willow! Do you like hot dogs? :)
Make sure you go see our Smiling Sally! Toodaloo!!


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Oh, I'm so excited! This is the second Met Monday and my first time to participate! Now this awesome event is hosted by our Dish Diva (I'll have to think of another title for her) Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Again, go and visit Susan to see more transformations today!

Okay, you know how it is after Christmas - you take down all of your decorations and try to set everything else up back to normal. Well, my china cabinet was filled with Christmas dishes and when I took them out and packed them away, what did I have? Yikes! Gasp! Oh, my goodness! A nekked (that's Texan for Naked) china cabinet! If you have little ones out there who may take a peek at you puter, PLEASE cover their little eyes. I certainly don't won't to offend anyone!
Poor china cabinet, nekked as the day she was whittled out of wood! ;(

Well, this was going to be tough but I am Texas tough and always up for a challenge! Rolled my sleeves up...
Made sure I had my beverage of choice - Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper - for nourishment! Yes, Dear Ones, you can gain strength and be nourished from this marvelous drink. Okay...
Joy! Satisfaction! I could get some satisfaction form filling up my china cabinet. I'm so happy now and I know my china cabinet is happy. See? She's smiling!
I only had one dilemma - which set of dishes would I use? Oh, for a dishaholic, this can be a very hard decision to make. I was going to have to narrow it down to one set with maybe some filler dishes on the side.
Oh, don't fret, Dear Ones, I made my choice! I used my Butterfly Meadow dishes by Lenox. These dishes are really much prettier in person. They are so shiny it was actually hard to get a good picture of them.

I mixed some of my very olden pink depression glass stemware on this side...
And more very very olden pink depression glasses on that side.

Pretty little dessert plates and cups. The cups are sitting on an olden pink depression glass tray that belonged to my grandmother.
Here you can see more little filler dishes.
See the sweet little hand painted salt and peppers? Oh, I do love my little salt and peppers. And you say, can you really love salt and peppers? Why you can bet your Good Seasonings you can! ;)
More beautifulness.
Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, my china cabinet was transformed from nekkedness to complete dishfulness in just a short time. I hope you've enjoyed my part of Met Monday. Please go by and visit our Susan for more glorious Mets!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Reflections of My Life
this Note Song has nothing to do with today's post - I just thought about it and like it! ;)

The changing of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life, oh, how they fill my eyes

The greetings of people in trouble

Reflections of my life, oh, how they fill my eyes
All my sorrows, sad tomorrows

Take me back to my own home
All my crying, feel I'm dying, dying
Take me back to my own home
I'm changing, arranging, I'm changing
I'm changing everything, ah, everything around me
The world is a bad place, a bad place

A terrible place to live, oh, but I don't wanna die

~sung by Marmalade

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hello, Most Pink Ones and welcome again to another Pink Saturday! This day of Pinkness is hosted by our Pinkest Lady Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
Please be sure to stop by her Pink blog and you'll be able to go and visit other Pink ones today.

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Now, I had a dream I lived in a Pink world. Yes, I did, Dear Ones, just as Pink as it could be.

You see I only wore Pink clothes and yes, I looked as ravishingly beautiful as this most beautiful Pink lady!

The only jewelry I would wear had to be Pink in my most Pink world.



I had the most gorgeous Pink hair. Very fashionably styled too!
No polish would grace my dainty fingernails or precious little toenails other than shades of Pink!



My tea would only be poured from a gorgeous Pink teapot in my most Pink world.


Little dainty pies and cakes would only cross my little Pink lips if they were the color Pink!



Of course I would only prepare my tasty little foods and drinks in my retro Pink kitchen...


...where I would only listen to sweet Pink note songs on my old vintage Pink radio!


Yes, I know this is a Scottie, but my little Chloe Dawn would be the Pinkest little Schnauzer on the block.

And me, in my Most beautiful Pinkness, would live happily ever after with my Pink Mr. Precious in my most Pink world!
The Pink End!!!
Be a bunch of Pink sweeties,
Shelia ;)
I'll leave you with a little Pink Note Song~
What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see 'em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.
The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin'.. how do you do
They're really sayin'......i love you.
I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin'.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin'...I love you
I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than Ill never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself .......what a wonderful world.
~sung by Louie Armstrong

Friday, January 23, 2009

Very Crafty

Hi Dear Ones! I wanted to show you a little lamp I found at a very discounted price last year at Hobby Lobby. Now I love the roosters and this was just the cutest little thing.
This is a very small little lamp and just as cute as a button. ;)
See that little olden looking face? I just had to have him, but something was missing. You know, the lamp just needed something.

Now before I go on...let me warn you! This craft is not for the novice crafter. This craft should only be performed by the most experienced crafters around. So if you're not accustomed to 'do it yourself' kinds of things, maybe you should leave now. Just know you've been warned!
I have begun to gather my supplies. I realized the missing something was trim around the lampshade! Again, be very careful. This is very difficult.

Oh, my goodness! There is my glue gun and glue sticks. I must warn you about glue guns if you're not familiar with them. They get extremely hot and you could get electrocuted. You can burn your fingers so badly and be injured for life! Now are you sure you want to continue here? I'm warning you, dear not so crafty ones!
Stand back! Iwill put the glue stick into the glue gun and I will gently plug it up! Don't have wet hands! This is where caution is so important! Be so very careful!
Oh, now it's time to really get down to the business of putting the trim around the edge of the lampshade. This is very difficult! You have to be so careful! First you put just a little dab of glue on the lampshade and then place the trim on top of the glue and hold it down very carefully for a few seconds until it dries! Now be careful! You can really burn your little dainty creamy fingers!

You continue gluing and pressing all the way around the edge as shown until you meet up with where you started! You have to be so careful to make sure you've placed the trim straight and not wocky jawed! That's where being an experienced crafter comes in handy.
Okay, now for another very tricky and dangerous act. Very gently unplug the glue gun from the wall socket! Don't just grab and yank! Many eyes have been put out that way! The plug can fly right up to your face and poke your eyes out! Yes, it's happened before. I kid you not! The plug has left many a scar on beautiful faces, too! So very gently unplug...please! Now set the glue gun down on it's little rest thingy and let it cool! Don't touch it! You'll permanently damage your fingers!
Whew! That was making me so nervous! I'm so glad that part is done! Now, I really do try to take care of any leftover supplies so this is what I do with my leftover trim. Since the edges will ravel out all over the place, I take my tape in the olden tape dispenser and and tape it over the edges just like I've shown you here. Somehow tape that is in an olden tape dispenser works best. Again, if you're not familiar with crafting, maybe you shouldn't try this.
All finished! Isn't this the most professional looking job you've ever seen? And it was oh so difficult, but I wanted to share my expertise with you darlings.
Uh oh! Well, I am such an experienced crafter and all, but in my hurriedness I forgot to iron my trim! Oh, my goodness! I'm a failure! I've let you down! See that little cowlick? For shame on me! I do believe I've blown my experienced crafter image! :(
Well, cowlick or not, my job is done! My little rooster lamp sits proudly on my kitchen counter to light the way for someone stumbling through the kitchen at night time.
As I said in the beginning, this job is only for the experienced ones. Don't try this all by yourself! You could really hurt yourself or burn down the house or even be dead! Please don't be intimidated by what I can do ~ I am very crafty and very creative and just wanted to throw this out to you experienced ones just in case you thought you would like to try this too! Remember, safety first! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;) now you know I was just kidding!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You can climb a mountain
You can swim the sea
You can jump into the fire
But you'll never be free
You can shake me up
Or I can break you down
Whoa-o-o-o-, whoa-o-o-o-
We can make each other happy
(Repeat entire 3 times more)
You can jump into the fire
sung by Harry Nilsson