Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy-Ness ;)

Hello, Dear Ones! It's so wonderful that you allow me to come into your lovely homes and your kitchens! Today I'm thinking about my kitchen! I've seen yours and honeys, you have some wonderful kitchens! Some are huge with lots of space, lovely counter tops, lots of light streaming in the windows...oh, I try my best not to covet, but it's a little hard sometimes!

You see, my kitchen is tiny. It's little and it's olden! 1970s olden.

But I do the best I can with my tiny, olden kitchen.

There's not been a real update in here for many years. Probably not since the house was built! Now when we moved in, I did paint the cabinets white. They were a dirty cream color and I just couldn't live with that. So I painted.

We did put in a new sink and faucets a few years back. I know, I know, it could be cleaner and I've got dirty pots and pans soaking in the sink!

Yes, I let some of my dishes just air dry! My mother hates that I do this! She always would wash her tiny dishes and then she would dry them and put them away! She always had the wettest dish towels ever! :)

I've tried to put out things I love in my kitchen. Now you all know how I love my Roosters! Yes, that's with a capital "R"! And I do have one little window in here that gives me some nice morning light!

But Dear Ones, do you see my counter tops? They are not stone, or granite or even laminate! No, no Nannette! They are the real thing ~ Formica! Yep. And if you're a young one, you probably have never even heard of Formica! Well, let me tell you, for counter tops put in almost 40 years ago, they're still holding up! I hate that! I don't think you can wear these puppies out! Really! I chop on them, cut bread on them, set hot pots on them and they always look the same!
I guess they don't look so bad because they're mainly white with teeny tiny little line drawings of green flowers. You have to get up pretty close to see the green.

We were making plans to remodel our little tiny olden kitchen last year! We were not going to knock out any walls or change the shape of it, just new counter tops and resurface the cabinet doors and things like that. Well, Hurricane Ike hit, Mother had to move in with us, Mother fell and broke her arm and we didn't feel she could live by herself anymore so we moved her into a retirement home. Expenses, expenses, expenses!

Needless to say, we haven't been able to do the things to my little tiny olden kitchen that we'd planned. Maybe some day! I know this is a little bit of a different post for me, but you're all my friends and I just needed to whine a bit! I'm okay now and I do thank you for hearing me out!

So, I'll clean up my little tiny olden kitchen, scrub the sink and get it shiny clean, dry my dishes and put them away and have the wettest dish towel (Mother will love this), look at my little treasures all around me, go to Kroger and buy some flowers for myself, place them in a crystal vase and set them on a lace doily that is sitting on top of my Boos Block. Why is my big ole Boos Block always sitting in this exact spot you may ask? Well, Dear Ones, the big ole Boos Block is covering up a big old hole in the top of the Formica! Yep! There was an olden Jenn Air grill in here that didn't work and we had it taken out - hole made!

So please forgive me for acting a bit childish and please forgive me for whining! I'm going to thank my lucky stars I have a little tiny olden kitchen with one little window and Formica counter tops and be thankful! Yes I am!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
Look at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy (now).....

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy
~sung by Bobby McFerrin