Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Well...Even In Isolation, Life Goes On

Hello, Dear Ones! I pray you are all safe, sound and keeping your 'social distancing' at this trying time for our country. Mr. Precious and I are staying in and puttering in the yard. Here in The Woodlands we are not on lockdown at the time being but we are not putting ourselves in any danger.

I just have to have some happy in my life and can't focus on this virus all day long. Hey, that will get you down and depressed. I know our God is in control and He will get us through this.

Okie dokie...on with the show!
Here is our humble little home in south Texas. Have I told you how glad I am to be back in Texas? Well, we did downsize - quite a bit. I'm over that now and am really enjoying our little one story home. Since I took these snaps I've planted some little flowers in the bed on the right now. Little red and white periwinkles.
 I wanted to show you my little front porch. I don't think this is officially called a porch. Maybe a portico? It's Springtime and I wanted some Spring on my 'porch'.
 Before this virus scare I had found this lovely peony flower garland at Hobby Lobby and didn't know at the time what I would do with it, but loved it. Then I bought a new grapevine wreath to make a new wreath. I had had my seasonal wreaths for so long so when we moved from New York I gave them to Goodwill! Anyway...I took this lovely garland and wired it to my wreath! It was a match made in heaven I'm telling you! The complete length of the garland fit perfectly around the wreath. Not too short and I didn't have to cut off anything! Perfection! I think I probably should hot glue down a few of the blooms as they're kinda floppy.



See how pretty these blooms are!! I was so thrilled! But then...
 We bought this little bush at At Home for Christmas and I added lights that come on each evening with a timer. We liked the look so much that we just kept the little bush out here. Well, she was sad and wanted some blooms too. I went to Walmart, again before the virus scare, and bought two or three little flower bunches and chopped off the blooms and poked them into the bush! Perfect!
 
See??
 So if I could invite you over for dinner when you walk up the front sidewalk - this is what you would see. Light and bright and I hope welcoming!
If you will look very closely you'll see a little fuzzy face down in the right hand corner of the door  who is waiting to greet you - my Willow.

Well, Dear Ones I hope I've brought you a little bit of joy this day. I pray for us all each day that our mighty God will keep you safe and sound.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song -

Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

 I wanna jump, but I'm afraid I'll fall
I wanna holler, but the joint's too small
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me, too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Want some lovin' babe and that ain't all
I wanna kiss her, but she's way too tall
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me, too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Wanna squeeze her, but I'm way too low
I would be runnin' but my feets too slow
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me, too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

I wanna squeeze her, but I'm way too low
I would be runnin' but my feets too slow
Young man rhythm got a hold of me, too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu

Baby comin', now, I'm hurryin' home
I know she's leavin', 'cause I'm takin' too long
Young man rhythm's got a hold of me, too
I got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu 

~ sung by Johnny Rivers 

 




17 comments:

  1. Oh I love your house and I agree. I can't listen to all the constant noise about the virus all day. We are staying home too and that is a good thing. Be safe.

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  2. This is so darned pretty, Shelia. Love the wreath. I just wish it would get warm enough for us to do the yard stuff. Sooner or later it will.

    Stay well, my friend.

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  3. Oh, how pretty!! Love the fuzzy face!

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  4. Your home is gorgeous, and I like the welcoming vibe from your wreath and tree that has lights. I would be glad to come over for dinner, ha ha.

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  5. Love your little porch entrance and the light up tree/bush. I am over here in Albany, GA (Dougherty County) and we are the HOTSPOT of the state of GA - not too good. We have been on Shelter In Place orders for a week and all non essential businesses shut down until April 7th. Its rough here right now.

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    1. Oh, my! I was born and grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama, and had lots of cousins and family all over Georgia. This is a scary time = please keep yourself safe.

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  6. Cheerful and beautiful. I wish I could come for a visit. But. . . I really enjoy seeing all your beautiful decorating. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you, Karie! I hope you're staying safe.

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  7. I see that cute little face !! Stay healthy.....

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  8. Sheila,
    Gorgeously welcoming front portico!
    I love the lights!
    Our tall containers remain empty for the present time.
    When the stay~at~home order for our County is lifted,
    you can betcha' I'm headed for the Garden Center (s)!
    I have some amazing inspirational photos and "Mr. Ed"
    (aka Farmer Boy) is ready to get his hands in the dirt!
    Thank you for the inspiring post.
    Pat

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  9. Lovely photos. I was just wondering if you had any more information on sweet Susan from Ash Tree Cottage. Many times we learn of someones illness, but no update. Hope she is in better health but now with this horrible virus, ? Thanks.

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    1. Pam, she is at home right now and has a surgery scheduled to remove her kidney. Her spirits are good and we continue to pray for her.

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    2. Thank you so much for the response. It's funny how you perhaps don't know someone, but you can still feel for them. Take care.

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  10. Your little porch is very welcoming! I love that little tree/bush. I haven't done anything with my front porch yet but I hope to get some Easter stuff out this week. We are under a 'stay at home' order at the moment. Only 'essential' businesses are open but they have a pretty loose definition of 'essential'.
    Stay safe and be well.

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  11. Hola Sheila, hermosa es tu casa...Espero en Dios que toda tu hermosa familia se encuentre bien..Yo estoy de teletrabajo, no he salido para nada durante casi dos semanas y media, no tengo jardín en mi casa solo un pequeño alero de tendedero pero aun así nos llega un poco de sol. Acá en Costa Rica la situación la hemos ido manejando pero si a mí me cuesta estar solo en casa..Pero es la mayor bendición que tenemos Quedarnos en Casa. Cuidense mucho que escucho que por allá hay muchos casos..Abrazos a la distancia

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  12. Oh, Shirley! Please stay safe. I pray this virus is not too rapid where you live. It's hard staying home but we have to do it. Thank you always, sweet friend, for popping in to see me and stay safe.

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  13. Gracias Sheila...Cuanto aprecio tu amistad...Cuidense mucho también

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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 :)