Friday, September 5, 2014

I'm Still Here!

Hello, Dear Ones! 
Have you forgotten about me? I have been posting my little Barbie Mondays that I had put together long before but this post is for real. 
As I had shared with you all before, we took the looooooooooooong rode trip to upstate New York, signed the papers on our house and we're in the house now! Just got internet hooked up but we don't have our furniture yet. We borrowed daughter's air mattress to sleep on and brought a few things in the Uhaul that was pulled behind Kiki - so we're living minimal at the moment.

Now I knew I would have to clean up this house, but darlings, this was just the dirtiest house you've ever seen. I don't want to even remind myself of it again! I'm still cleaning after almost 2 weeks!! We did hire a painter to transform the walls. Hallelujah!! Lord, we could have never have done all of the work ourselves. The yucky wallpaper was stuck tighter than a girdle on a fat lady! Yes, ma'am, it was. But it is coming together slowly. We were wanting the walls to be painted before the moving van comes in a few days. Don't know if we'll make it or not. Mr. Precious and I will be painting a few rooms to help.

My life is complete as I'm getting to see my little grandchildren every day. My daughter and son-in-law have been such a tremendous help to us in so many ways. (they know we're going to be baby setting those little dolls)! The weather is just beautiful here and the mosquitoes are tiny! :)

So I don't have anything to show you today but wanted you to know how I appreciate you visiting my Barbie Mondays, even though you didn't get a reply from me. Please know I'll read all of the comments and when I start officially blogging again, I will be all over your blogs! :) 

I've missed you all so much as you are such a big part of my life.

I did want to show you something. Carter put together a tablescape this morning just for me.
Her mommy emailed me the snaps this morning so I could share them with you! My little sweetie - a little doll after my own heart!
Nothing like a little Minnie and Mickey to start your day off right!

Just know I'll be back to blogland when we get more settled. I'm as tired as an old dog but I'm taking my vitamins. I'll be passing on a Note Song this morning, but please keep the love singing in your hearts and know I LOVE YOU ALL!!

You are my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


  1. Carter is a little darling! and obviously well on her way to becoming a serious tablescaper. :-)

  2. Such changes you have undergone in the past year and it all resulted in you being closer to your grand children, which is so wonderful. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see lots of pics of all the house transformations. xo

  3. Shelia I am so glad you are there and getting settled! I have missed you but know this move is a BIG one and that it would take time. Love the table from Carter! She is such a cutie. Oh isn't it wonderful living near the Grands? I would not change it for anything! Now my sweet Mom is here also. Can't wait until you have time to start posting your new home and your new adventures! Big Hugs!!!


  4. Hola Sheila, la decoración de la mesa de Carter es absolutamente tierna. Me alegra que ya estes cerca de ellos y sé que estarás muy entretenida. Por mi parte esperaré también los cambios en tu nueva casa que de seguro serán increibles. Saludos desde C.R.

  5. That Carter has your eye for design and decorating! She's got to be happy as a seagull with a french fry to have you close by!
    Congratulations on the long move! If I were closer, I'd bring you a casserole!

  6. Your granddaughters tablescape is just too cute!!! She obviously takes after you Shelia!!!! I hope that you can get your new home all ship shape before the movers and your furniture all arrive and that you are not too exhausted by the end of it. Glad to know that you made it there all safe and sound though and that you are enjoying yourselves already. xx

  7. So glad to hear from you! Tell your daughter I love her green cabinets. Carter is too cute. I love Mickey and Minnie myself.

  8. Hello Shelia. I am so happy you are about to settle into your new home. That is really exciting and for you to be so near your grandkids is wonderful. We just returned last night from visiting ours 3 grandsons for 2 weeks. Our 3rd one was born while we were there! So exciting. I sure do miss them though. I can't wait to see your new house when it's all decorated. All the best to you as your settle in. Hugs. Pam

  9. So glad you're in your home and with the grands!! I can't wait to see all the of amazing things you have planned for that house of yours! Take care...

    Jan ♥

    ps...I've kind of been out of the blogging loop the last couple weeks, since I got Bell's Palsy again!

  10. I love following your adventures .. It seems I've known you forever .. From the Rate My Space days. I am thrilled you are able to spend this quality time with your precious little family! It's the reason I moved to Bend Oregon ~ and never looked back! Bless you.

  11. No, I did not forget about you!!! But knew you were up to your eyeballs with moving!!! Did you bring your car with you or is it being shipped?? So, you are getting around in Little Kiki??

    So glad you are with the grands......enjoy yourself!!!

  12. Welcome to your wonderful new home! We;re all so happy and excited for you! It's going to be such fun to see things shape up - I look forward to all your new home pics, darlin!

    BIG HUGS!! Congrats!!

  13. Nice to here from you again Shelia. Lovely little darling you have. Looking forward to some pics

  14. That tablescape Carter made for you is wonderful, I would never have thought of doing something like that - she's a clever wee darling. Don't go working too hard and getting tired, we'll see you when you get finished.


  15. We are considering just such a move in the not-so-distant future! I can see why you did it--you now have a free tablescape designer. So cute!


  16. So happy to hear you are doing well and your move is almost over. Enjoy your new home and that precious little girl. Hugs, Maria

  17. II truly believe that Carter's tablescape is my favorite ever! She is really good and does it from the heart!

    You take your time. I can't wait to see what you've done. I know it will be wonderful, and I am happy that you are happy with our family!


    Sheila :-)

  18. I just assumed you and Mr Precious were flat out with the move and (painting) etc etc. Can't wait for a lovely series of photos though. I have no doubt in my mind that you would have wielded some pure magic in this house. :)
    I still say (again and again) that you and Carter came out of the same pod!
    Oh and thank goodness you are taking your vitamins sweet lady!

  19. HA! I love it! Kids learn what they see...she has obviously seen a lot of very pretty tables! Good luck with the house! :)

  20. Hi Sweet Shelia, So glad you are in the house now and getting settled. I was so thrilled to see your post today. I know you are tired and have much work ahead, but pace yourself and break when you can. You and Mr. Precious are going to make your new home gorgeous. I understand the cleaning part. When we moved to our house 18 years ago, I had major cleaning to do as well. So glad you are getting the painting done before the movers arrive. Carter's tablescape is beautiful. She takes right after her talented grandmom!! Texas misses you but so happy you are in your new home safe and sound.
    Have a great weekend. Don't work too hard.
    Hugs and Blessings

  21. Hang in there because I know you are now living where your heart belongs. It will all be wonderful when you finish.

    That little Carter is the image of you, and she clearly is talented like you, too.♥

  22. I think that little Carter apple hasn't fallen far from the tree! I've been on low-blog visiting level much of the summer due to lack of good internet and now I'm back! Looking forward to seeing more of the house!

  23. aww this has to be the cutest tablescape ever, so happy for you all, life will be lots sweeter, wish I lived closer, I'd be helping with that clean up job for sure

  24. "Tighter than a girdle on a fat lady," what a colorful expression! I can see the scene of my mama (who was what we called "plump" like me) pulling on her girdle! I do hate to get wallpaper off. When I redid my kitchen, I said NEVER again! Love that sweet girl's tablescape!

  25. You sound happy, Shelia! I know how busy you are and it will be all worth it doing all this work before your furniture arrives. Can't wait to see it all pulled together!

  26. Glad things are going well with you! Love the tablescape and its designer! Enjoy!

  27. Glad you are well (but tired)! Hurry back - you are missed. Sally

  28. I'm so glad to hear that the trip has been made! That little Carter is quite the designer! Nothing better than Mickey and Minnie!:-)

  29. WOW, Carter is going to be a tablescaper like her grandma. So glad that you are finally in your new home and close to those grands - your going to love it. Looking forward to your blogs.......

  30. Lovely vignette, Carter is starting early! She's such a cutie!!!

  31. this is such an exciting time for all of you.

    miss you bunches but hope you enjoy every moment of this new adventure.
    big hugs

  32. Hi sweet lady, boy do I MISS YOU!!!! I am glad you are getting settled but WHAT A MESS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh dear, I am so sorry!!! Can't wait to see what you will have to share with us. Iam glad you are seeing the GRANDS!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. You are a busy little bee Sheila! Yes we do miss you but of course understand all you have goings on. Hope it all settles for you soon. XO

  34. Oh, bless your heart. I bet you are just beat, but the joy of being close to your children is so wonderful. I can't wait to see the new house, and all the work you will be putting into it. You and your hubs are brave souls to make such a huge transition in life. Good luck, and may God bless you. Will be checking often to see if you are back with us blogging away like you have always done, and I love it so much. Hugs, Karie

  35. Shelia,
    Oh, dear friend, seeing this post in my blog line~ups just makes my heart sing!!!
    I am ever so~o~o grateful that you and Mr. Precious are in your new home.
    About that wallpaper. . .hm~m~m. . .I do remember getting "stuck" in a spanz once.
    Had to "cut" that booger off. . .YES!!! I did!!!
    Little Carter stole my heart with this adorable Disney Tablescape!!!
    Enjoy your grands!!!
    Between times, snap some photo shots as you begin to "Feather Your Nest"!!!
    I'll be watching closely for more posts, soon!!!

  36. Your house will be spotless, and you will love it! Sorry they left it so dirty. I was so excited to see a post from you, and even more excited to see Carter and the tablescape. What a sweetheart! Enjoy ;o)

  37. So glad you are in your house. I love Carter's tablescape for you. She is adorable. I know you love being with family.

  38. I'm still here, too! Just not into Barbies.

    What a precious table scape!

  39. Congratulations on finally finding a house Sheila!

  40. Oh, I'm so excited to hear from you! I've prayed for you and wondered how things are going. I can't wait to see pictures when you are more settled. Glad you are taking your vitamins. That granddaughter of yours did a great job with her tablescape. She's learning from the best!

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