Monday, October 21, 2013

Heaven


Dear Ones.

I wanted to share with you that my little mother went home to be with the Lord this morning.
She's at peace and happy today.
She's with Jesus.
She's with my daddy,
her parents, friends and family.

Thank you all for your prayers and support for my family and me during this time.

I'll be needing to take a break for a while.

I send my love to you all... 
my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Pinterest Freaky


Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, my post today is a little different.
It's about Pinterest.
 Let me set the scene for you.
Most of you know my little mother is in the nursing home under Hospice care.
She has settled down now and even though mentally she's really not here her vitals have leveled out and she is resting comfortably and not in pain.
 I was beside myself for quite some time and just couldn't do anything! 
I just sat and looked at Pinterest...and pinned and pinned.
 I pinned so many Tildas that I actually started another Tilda board because my first one had over 1,000 pins! I know I'm obsessed! :)
 Now this is what happened.
I was pinning away and pinned a pretty Tilda and a window popped up saying:

 Whoops!
You can't repin this pin because {username} blocked you. {learn_more}
 What?
I couldn't pin anything from her Tilda board!
Has this ever happened to you?
 Well, I was shocked!
I didn't even know this person either.
 I got nosey and found out she is a blogger.
I've never heard of her blog and I don't think she's ever been to mine.
I won't tell you her name or the name of her blog in case you know her.
Well, I commented on her blog and on a pin of hers on Pinterest.
I told her who I was, my blog's name and all and said,"I don't know you and wondered why you had blocked me from your boards". Of course I've never heard a word from her.
It hurt my feelings a bit thinking someone would block me and that it was someone who doesn't even know me!
Did she not like it that I had pinned so many Tildas? Who knows!
Why do you think she did this? 
Hmmm...just venting to you and I know I can't do anything about it
 and it's really not a big deal, sort of.
I wanted to ask you ~ would you block her back or just ignore it?

I'm baffled but I know I'll get over it.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Well you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
That's OK,
Lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes,
Lets get down to it
Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

You come on with a "come on"
You don't fight fair
But that's OK, see if I care
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I'll get right back on my feet again

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Well, you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
Before I put another notch
In my lipstick case
You better make sure
You put me in my place

Hit me with your best shot
Come On, hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Awa
~ sung by Pat Benatar


Monday, October 14, 2013

Still Falling Around in the Den

Hello, Dear Ones.
I have a lot of fun decorating on this drop leaf table in the den.
It was time to dress it up for Fall.

 Here's a little Fallen vignette.
 Seems like this little wooden box stays here and I always poke something on top of it.
This time I a grabbed my little clock and poked in a sprig of Fall for the handle.
 Just gotta have candles this time of year.
Oh, and a tiny little pinecone on the books.
 Here's a side view.
 Another side view.
 I used my same greens and just added a few Fallen flowers and cat tails.
Poked down a few pun'kins and a something on the left hand side (don't know what it is but I like it).
The table is pretty full of Fall and I like it.
Hope you're all doing well. If you're having cool weather...please, send me some! :)

I'm joining A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays At Our Home
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You Light Up My Life

So many nights
I'd sit by my window,
Waiting for someone
To sing me his song.
So many dreams
I've kept deep inside me.
Alone in the dark
But now you've come along.

And you
Light up my life.
You give me hope
To carry on.
You light up my days
And fill my nights
With song.
Rolling at sea,
Adrift on the waters.
Could it be finally
I'm turning for home?
Finally, a chance
To say, "Hey, I love you,"
Never again
To be all alone.

It can't be wrong,
When it feels so right.
'Cause you...
You light up my...
Life
~ sung by Debby Boone


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Falling on the Table

Hello, Dear Ones!
As I've said before, I'm trying to decorate more simply for Fall this year
and wanted to show you what I put on my breakfast room table.


 There's always a Rooster or two in here and this one looked so much like Fall.
 He is a looker and he knows it.
 I grabbed my amber glass pitcher and poked in some fauxs.
 I've wanted a dough bowl and this is the closet I've come to one yet. 
But I'm pretending and poked in some dollar store pumpkins that I've had for many years now.
 There's my simplicity for Fall!
I'm really a more is more kinda gal but I'm being a less is more gal around here lately.
Yes, I'll go back to my olden ways soon! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ I just love this song!!

I Think I Love You

I'm sleeping
And right in the middle of a good dream
When all at once I wake up
From something that keeps knockin' at my brain.
Before I go insane
I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed
Screaming out the words I dread:
"I think I love you!"

This morning
I woke up with this feeling
I didn't know how to deal with
And so I just decided to myself
I'd hide it to myself and never talk about it
And didn't I go and shout it
When you walked into the room.
"I think I love you!"

I think I love you.
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is no cure for.

I think I love you.
Isn't that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say
That I've never felt this way.

wwwwhhhh

I don't know what I'm up against.
I don't know what it's all about.
I got so much to think about.

Hey, I think I love you.
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is no cure for.

I think I love you.
Isn't that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say
That I've never felt this way.

Believe me,
You really don't have to worry.
I only want to make you happy
And if you say,
"Hey, go away," I will
But I think better still,
I'd better stay around and love you.
Do you think I have a case?
Let me ask you to your face:
Do you think you love me?

I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
I think I love you.
~ sung by David Cassidy



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Falling on the Sun Porch

Hello, Dear Ones.
I want to thank you again for your thoughts and prayers for our family.
Mother is holding steady and God will take her home when He's ready.
I have to admit, I've just been in limbo for the last couple of weeks.
I just couldn't do anything, couldn't get busy cleaning my house much less trying to be creative to blog. I just sat in my chair and pinned and pinned from Pinterest.

This was not good. I prayed and asked God to help me get going with life and He's helping me get back into a routine. I visit Mother two times each day but I can come home now and do what I need to. I've missed you, I've missed blogging. What a huge part of my life my little blog has become.

So I thought I would begin to show you a little Falling around at my house.
Here's my little sun porch all Falled up!


Just simple little changes here.
That flower in the left hand corner needs to be repotted. It looks so funny.

Simple.
And more simple.
Well, Mr. Rooster lamp does not want me to call him 'simple'.


Very simple Falling on the Finn.

I made a little Fall arrangement in my tiny little tool box which fit perfectly on the little ledge of the Finn.
My little Mother gave me this little farmer couple over 30 years ago.

Well, there you have my little sun porch Falled up.
 You've really kept me going these past weeks and
I really do love you all and appreciate your comments to me.

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ 

Grateful

I've got a roof over my head
I've got a warm place to sleep
Some nights I lie awake counting gifts
Instead of counting sheep

I've got a heart that can hold love
I've got a mind that can think
There may be times when I lose the light
And let my spirits sink
But I can't stay depressed
When I remeber how I'm blessed

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful

In a city of strangers
I've got a family of friends
No matter what rocks and brambles fill the way
I know that they will stay until the end

I feel a hand holding my hand
It's not a hand you can see
But on the road to the promised land
This hand will shepherd me
Through delight and despair
Holding tight and always there

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful

It's not that I don't want a lot
Or hope for more, or dream of more
But giving thanks for what I've got
Makes me so much happier than keeping score

In a world that can bring pain
I will still take each chance
For I believe that whatever the terrain
Our feet can learn to dance
Whatever stone life may sling
We can moan or we can sing

Grateful, grateful
Truly grateful I am
Grateful, grateful
Truly blessed
And duly grateful
~ sung by John Bucchino



Saturday, October 5, 2013

What A Day That Will Be

Dear Ones, I wanted to update you on my little Mother.
She has been sent back to the nursing home and is under Hospice care.
She's pretty alert in the mornings but by afternoon she is mostly resting and asleep, probably because of the pain medicines for which I'm grateful. 
I thank you all so very much for your sweet concern, thoughts and prayers for her and our family.
I have felt God's presence and am at peace.
Mother is at peace with going home to heaven.

We're just waiting on God. 
I know many of you have been right where I am and you understand.

I have had this song on my mind for a few days and wanted to share it with you.

There is coming a day when no heart aches shall come.
No more clouds in the sky no more tears to dim the eyes.
All is peace forever more on that happy golden shore.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
 What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see
I shall look upon His face the One who saved me by His grace.
 When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
 There'll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear,
No more sickness nor pain, no more parting over there.
 And forever I will be with the One who died for me
What a day, glorious day that will be.
What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see
I shall look upon His face the One who saved me by His grace.
  When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land.
What a day, glorious day that will be.
I'm sending you my love appreciate you all more than you will ever know,
Shelia :)