Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Been Blog Tagged by Uptown Acorn



I’ve been “tagged” by my friend, Ron, who blogs at Uptown Acorn. I haven't done anything like this in forever and thought it would be fun. Mr. Precious and I am out traveling and I was hoping we'd have an internet connection so I could play along ~ I do and I will! Okie dokie, here goes:

1. Are you named after someone? Yes, my Aunt Gladys. Now don't you laugh!! Gladys is my middle name and I certainly don't share that much, but since I love you so and want to be honest I'm telling you. This was my daddy's sister and she adored me and I adored her. She even bought me my first bicycle. In grade school, kids did laugh though when the teacher said, "Shelia Gladys", which name do you want to be called? I cringed!

2. When was the last time you cried? Two days ago. Chloe Dawn, my little mini Schnauzer, had an upsetting afternoon and when I picked her up she just went limp in my arms and since she's 14, I thought her 'time' may have come. I cried and prayed for God to spare her and He did! Thank you, Lord!

 3. Do you have kiddos? Yes, a son, 44 and a daughter 39. I also have two babies in heaven. I miscarried my son's twin and miscarried before my daughter was born.

 4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Like Ron said ~ Of course! I'm a pretty nice ole gal! :)

 5. Do you have a guilty pleasure? Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and of course, chocolate.

 6. Do you like handwriting? Well, when I finished high school I decided I would never write cursive again and began printing. I still print today, but it's kinda pretty I think! Like Ron, I try to send handwritten notes too.

7. What's your favorite cereal? Fruit Loops! Love those sweetie pie cereals.

8. What's the first thing you notice about people? Their 'realness' and humor. Just don't have time for 'put ons' if you know what I mean. :)

 9. What's the color of your eyes? Blue. I'm as blind as a bat but thank God with contacts or glasses I can see as I'm legally blind. I'm told I have pretty eyes. Oh, in high school choir, I was voted 'The Prettiest Eyes". I had forgotten about that until now.

10. Scary movie or happy endings? I like happy but I have to tell you, I love me some Alfred Hitchcock kind of scarey! Ooooo

11. Favorite TV shows? I don't really watch anything faithfully, except Fox News with Mr. Precious. But I do love to watch Turner Classic Movies.

12. Summer or Winter? I love all seasons and have missed them so much since we live tropically!

13. Hugs or kisses? Hugs, except I want kisses from Mr. Precious, my children and Chloe Dawn.

14. Do you have any special talent? Well, don't know how special it is, but I've been playing in church since I was 12 years old and the pianist of most of them. I only took piano lessons for a year and my desire was to play in church. My piano teacher was a retired southern gospel quartet pianist and started teaching me to 'embellish'. Then we moved from Alabama to Texas and I just listened to others and tried to copy what I heard them playing. But when it comes to theory, I can hang it up! :)  I have a very keen sense of discernment about folks and places. I think I'm pretty crafty too.

15. Where were you born? Fort Payne, Alabama.

16. What are your hobbies? Crafting, decorating, traveling (is that a hobby?) and of course, blogging.

 17. Do you have any pets? My little 14 year old mini Schnauzer, Chloe Dawn.

 18. Favorite movie? Ummm...I think "Imitation of Life" with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee.

 19. What color is your car? Navy Blue

 20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Shoot! I don't want to grow up! I'm old, but I'm very young at heart and hope the Lord will let me stay that way.

Thanks, Ron, for tagging me. If you don't know Ron at Uptown Acorn, pop in for a visit. He is an amazing decorator and is always having a give away!

I'm not going to tag anyone but will just leave this open for any who would like to do this!
Go ahead, tell us your deep dark secrets!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Do You Want To Know A Secret


You'll never know how much I really love you
You'll never know how much I really care

Listen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh

Closer
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you

Listen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh

Closer
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you

I've known the secret for a week or two
Nobody knows, just we two

Listen
Do you want to know a secret
Do you promise not to tell, whoa oh, oh

Closer
Let me whisper in your ear
Say the words you long to hear
I'm in love with you

~ sung by The Beatles






22 comments:

  1. This was fun and even though I have followed you for years, I did learn some new facts. I'm so thankful Chloe Dawn is ok. Harriet is 13 and not well and I know what it is like to try to prepare ourselves.
    Have a great evening.

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  2. I am glad you "played" along, Shelia! I am so happy your "baby" is okay. xo

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  3. Lovely to get to read a bit more about you Shelia!! xx

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  4. What fun! You got me started on the cherry dr pepper a few years ago...I don't drink much but it's a nice treat! Hugs!

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  5. I think this was a lot of fun and I loved learning more about you, Shelia! I didn't know that about your piano playing. What a great talent. Glad your fur baby is okay; that sounds like something that happened with my toy poodle when I was about 18 and I went hysterical thinking she was dying.

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  6. This was very informative! I'm so glad Chloe Dawn is OK. I don't think an older age would make any difference in losing one of our furry babies. I decided to play, please stop by and take a look when you have time!

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  7. Shelia,
    Oh, dear friend. . .I loved getting to know more about you through being "Tagged"!!!
    A special "shout~out"of thanks to Ron!!!
    What a scare with Chole Dawn! So~o~o glad she is doing better!!!
    Enjoy your travels with "Mr. Precious"!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. Shelia, it is always fun to learn new things about a friend! Glad you are enjoying your trip! I too love Ron, he is so talented and a sweetie just like you!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Loved learning more about you Shelia and so glad Miss Chloe Dawn is feeling better!!

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  10. Loved reading about you my friend. You are a very lovely lady. Glad your doggie is fine.
    Have fun traveling.
    Kris from Junk Chic Cottage featured me two weeks ago so I told a lot of my secrets.
    Mary

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  11. Oh My Dear girl- I got tagged today, too. We alike in several ways. I loved reading every word about you- you are just too cute for words!!!! xo Diana

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  12. I really enjoyed that and now I feel like I know you a little better. I had an Aunt Gladys too. :-)

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  13. Loved reading your responses to the questions presented in the "tag". I did a double take when I read your response to your birthplace! Fort Payne,Alabama is my birthplace. After many years away, we now reside in Fort Payne again. Enjoy your blog so much!

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  14. Hi Shelia, it was so fun learning a bit more about you. Many things we have in common and especially the piano embellishing. I do this too. So glad that your little Chloe is okay!!
    Have fun on your travels!!
    Hugs and Blessings

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  15. Enjoyed this so much! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  16. Fun stuff! It's always nice to know those little details! Glad to hear the doggie is better! Safe travels!

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  17. Loved this Shelia! So glad your pup is better!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. Shelia, so glad that Chloe Dawn is OK. Ron also tagged me, but with house guests here I'll have to post when time allows. Hopefully soon! '-)
    I enjoyed reading more about you. I'd say you have lots of talent.
    Enjoy the road trip.

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  19. I love reading about people like this -- and while I won't pick up the tag now, may do so one day. Haven't done one of these in a long while and one always has new readers. We seem to enjoy many of the same things!

    Happy for Chloe Dawn, which -- I might add -- is a wonderful name. I am so very certain you love her very, very much.

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  20. Hi, Shelia...not me...not sharing my deep, dark secrets...never...EVER.....well...ok...I MIGHT....
    I have lots of fun things to share but....maybe not right now...oh, dear, I am in one of those "maybe I will" and "maybe I won't" moods....better go back to bed and watch a Turner Classic Movie....:)

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  21. How wonderful, Shelia. I loved learning a little more about one of the sweetest people that I've had the pleasure of "meeting" our here in blogland.

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)