Monday, September 22, 2014

First Real New York Blog Post! :)

Hello, Dear Ones! I've finally got to a spot where I could actually sit down and write a post. I hadn't downloaded my pictures since we left Galveston last month! So unlike me. But needless to say I will get back into the swing of things and more regular posting. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Except for my Barbie Mondays, this is where I had left you...we were on our journey to New York. Mr. Precious pulling a Uhaul behind Kiki and I was following in my Jeep. I have to admit, I was a little worried about following at first/ Then we bought some walkie talkies and they worked out great. No looking down to try and phone each other. If we got separated, just poke the button. It was a genus idea! :)
After a week of driving we made it to upstate, closed on our house and slept on our daughter's air mattress for a month until I woke up one night to a pop pop pop sound and realized we were sinking! It sprung a leak right at the seam! So the last five nights before our furniture arrived, we just slept in Kiki. There she is parked in her new driveway. Sorry I don't have any 'house' snaps to show you right now. But hopefully pretty soon I can show you something. We've been working so hard just trying to get the house ready for our furniture. The house was really filthy. Honey, I mean filthy! And wallpaper was everywhere and the walls that didn't have wallpaper had horribly colored paint everywhere. But it's all getting turned around.
 Dear Ones, this is why we're here! Our little family and darling grandchildren!
 Well, things were beginning to fall apart at this point! :)
We've already had such a lovely time. Here we took the grands to a little place called Hoffman's. It was built in 1951 and is closing so daughter said the kiddies had to go and experience it just once. Such a darling place with old fashioned charm.
My doll, Carter.
 My doll, Campie, in a somber mood! Actually I think he had had enough playland!
 I got to experience Carter's first day at her preschool! She loves 'school'. I can actually pick her up from school now, y'all!
Spent the morning with my darling daughter (can't believe she's 39!) and little Campie who pooped out on us in more ways than one! :)
 Oh, I'm still letting my hair grow out. This was from about a month ago. Now I did fiddle with my snap to try and cover up some wrinkles and such! This was a good day because my hair doesn't look very good down very much so I wear it up ~ easy and this is why I'm growing it out. I want to wear it up! You know, ole granny and stuff!
 Okie dokie, last Wednesday our furniture arrived! Woo Hoo! But let me say one word...boxes!
Feel sorry for me! I mean really sorry! I'm so exhausted! I'm so tired! My feet hurt! My arthir is screaming! I've aquired more lines and wrinkles. Folks, I'm too pooped to pop! But...
...there is always fun happening around here. Now don't turn me in to the child abuse police! Mr. Precious did this but I promise it only lasted about 4 seconds. This was our first time to babysit Camp and Mr. Precious thought it would be funny to send this snap to our daughter and son-in-law and show them how it was going!

You are my bunch of sweeties and I've really missed you!!
Shelia ;)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Gonna Buy Me A Dog

           You know my girl just called me up

And she woke me from my sleep
You should have heard the things she said
You know she hurt my feelings deep.
I'm gonna buy me a dog
(A dog, a dog! Why?)
'Cause I need a friend now.
(Say, you need all the friends you can get)
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
She used to bring me my newspaper.
(Cause you didn't know where it was at)
'Cause she knew where it was at.
She used to keep me so contented.
But I can teach a dog to do that.
(Maybe elephants)
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
'Cause I need a friend now
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
(how) how (how)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7 hike!
(hike! I was a little late on that one.
I just got back from playing cards with the natives.)
(No I usually one, ha ha.)
I could use a drink of water.
(Why, you thirsty?)
No, I want to see if my neck leeks.
I wanna buy a racoon like John's.
(35 bucks.)
Where do I come back in?
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
(dog!) Um, yeah.
'Cause I need a friend now
(yeah, yeah)
Boom boom boo doop doop ramalama.
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.
(how, how)
How now brown cow.
I'm gonna buy me a dog, yes sir.
If I was looking for a word to describe it, "dog" would be the world.
Defenately dog. I would come springing from my lips, dog.
(Ok, the song is over, could someone let us out? They're coming to take
us away, ha ha hee hee ho ho) 

~sung by The Monkees


  1. Shelia you sound so happy! I love being by my little family and I know you are gonna love being by yours!! It really is the best isn't it. Love the last pic and I think it's funny! Can't wait to see pics of your new home and honey I get how tired you are .... believe me!

  2. I can't wait for the grand tour of your house once it's all painted and your furniture is in place.

    I love how excited you are to be so close to your grandchildren and getting to spend so much time with them. They are blessed.

    And you finally hit on a song I'm not familiar with. :-)

  3. Glad you made it to your new home safely. Take lots of breaks and before you know it you will be all unpacked. Upstate NY has the most beautiful fall colors. Enjoy!!

  4. Well, welcome to your new home, Shelia! I'm sure you must be exhausted from traveling and unpacking but also so excited to be there and so close to your family. Carter and Camp are so cute and have grown a lot. Blessings. Pam

  5. So glad you are where you belong! How is little Chloe Dawn adjusting?

  6. Well I don't envy the work involved with unpacking but I'm excited for this new chapter in your life! I bet you are just tickled to be so close and see the grandkids all the time! They are so cute!

  7. It's so good to hear from you again. I know this has been a huge undertaking but so worth it. Can't wait to see pics of your new home. Things have been happening with my little, vintage trailer. Stop by and see when you can take a break.

  8. Been thinking about you and so glad to hear from you......glad the trip was safe and you are all done getting there!!! When my daughter and son in law moved from NY to Oregon, they also took walkie talkies because they had to drive both cars out there plus a trailer.

    Now, the kids are adorable and you two look so happy!! I'm so glad for you both. And that Camp.....he's gonna be a big boy!!! He looks so healthy!!!

    Get some rest........xoxoxo

  9. My, your grand babies have grown, I bet you're so proud of them :)
    You'll be pleased when you are all moved in and have everything just where you want it even though that can sometimes take quite a wee while. Looking forward to seeing your snaps once you'resettled.


  10. Shelia,
    Welcome to the great North East!! Have your leaves started to change colors yet up there?
    I am so looking forward to seeing pics of your new home. Your family is darling and totally understnadable why you would want to be closer to them....... Can't wait to see more!! Thanks for stopping by!!


  11. It is lovely to hear from you Shelia and to know that you are enjoying yourselves so much and are so happy - well, mattress problems aside - I am sure that you will have everything clean and decorated and organised before long, but don't overdo it and wear yourself out too much will you! Take care. xx

  12. Hy Shelia! I was missing from blogland for so long that I didn't followed your journey..Wish you the best in the new house and I can't wait to see how you decorate it.. Hugs, Cristina

  13. Welcome to New York!! NY will soon be strutting her lovely fall foliage for you to enjoy and photograph. I'm sure your family loves having you closer to them. I am looking forward to seeing pics of your special touches in your new home.

  14. Yes...Welcome to New York, Shelia! Have fun decorating your new home. I know you'll make it beautiful! ...Your adorable granddaughter looks just like you! :) xo

  15. I can see why you would move.....your little family is so cute, I think I want to move there too!! Enjoy all the special times! Can't wait to see the new house! (But, take time to rest, we will wait patiently!)

  16. I've been thinking about you and wondering how your trip to New York was coming along Sheila. Sounds like you've had quite the adventure!

    Your grandchildren are so adorable, and I bet your family is thrilled to have you close.

    Not sure if you remember, but we rented an RV last week and took a five day trip to the Cape. We really liked it and hope to perhaps buy a used one within a year or so.

    Happy unpacking!


  17. I'm so happy for you! What a blessing to be so near your grandkids that you can pick up Carter from school! I love your hair.


  18. Shelia,
    Good Morning, precious friend, Shelia!!!
    Oh, how thrilled I was to open my "Blog Box" and see a post from you!!!
    I'm so~o~o happy for you being with the Grands and your daughter!!!
    Praying that as you un~pack those boxes your house will begin to fill like "home"!!!
    Take some breaks. . ."retail therapy" works for me!!! (wink)
    Looking forward to some "before" and "after" photos in the near future!!!

  19. Walkie Talkies .. a brilliant solution to the getting separated dilemma! The trees surrounding your home, lovely. Your extended family, adorable! Love your hair, I am doing the same thing and love the options for wearing it up! Rolls, buns, braids, etc.

    1. Hi Helen! I'd love to see your hair. I have worn mine short for so long, I just can't stand it on my neck so up it goes! :) I tried to comment on your blog but it just wouldn't let me.
      Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
      Shelia :)

  20. So very excited for you, Shelia! You have a beautiful family!

  21. You are obviously having the time of your life. I am so happy for you. About that undo -- I think some people just look better with their hair up and I am one of them. Maybe you are too? It is certainly easier than doing my hair and trying to keep it "fluffed!"

  22. Lindo pelo Sheila, me alegra que ya tus cosas hayan llegado. Pronto estarĂ¡ todo en orden y llevar a Carter a la escuela me parece genial. Saludos y bendiciones

    1. Hi Shirley! It's always so nice to hear from you! hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  23. I am so happy for you , Sheila! I know I would follow my children to the ends of the earth! Beautiful family those kids have grown! I can't wait to see pics of your new home.

    Boy, you are one pretty lady. Your hair looks gorgeous. I can tell you are good with hair, too. I can't seem to get that volume.

    Good luck with the unpacking. What part of New York are you in?

    Jane xx

  24. Sheila dear, you have been quite busy. So glad to see our pictures with your lovely family. The grands are adorable. I hope you take the needed time to unpack. It is a chore. Your hair looks fabulous as always/ xo

  25. Oh my goodness what blessings! I am so very happy for all of you and feel very very bad for you and all this unpacking! And about your hair! It looks wonderful on you very very nice. If I lived closer I would come and or we could sit and have tea. Grace xoox

  26. Hi Sheila! This was such a fun post :) So glad you got moved in and can't wait to see the beauty you create in your new home! Love your cute pic too...your grand-girl Carter looks like you! Oh, box at a time!

  27. Hi Sheila, What a fun post and filled with great pics of your adventure. The kids are all so cute and I do believe your grand daughter looks just like you. She is a doll as well as her brother.
    I do feel for you with all the boxes. I have been there done that so many times. One time, we lost the dog and found him asleep in the wrapping paper under a box. Oh my gosh it was hysterical.
    I bet your daughter and son in law had a good laugh with that pic!! Your daughter is gorgeous by the way.
    I love your pic and your hair is beautiful. You surely can wear it down, it looks so pretty.

    Wishing you wonderful times and many blessings in your new home. I wish I could help you empty those boxes. I am a pro at that!! LOL
    Big Texas HUGS!!

  28. Oh my goodness what an wonder you are tired! I have to say that every aching muscle and packing box will be worth it since you are now near your family. I would LOVE to be closer to my are truly blessed. Can't wait to see your new house but don't hurry. Take your time and take a day off!

  29. I thought for sure your song would be, "New York State of Mind." Maybe you used that before and I just can't remember, but when I saw the beginning of your post, that's what popped into my head. Moving is exciting - but I'm with you . . . exhausting!!! Take it slow and pace yourself.

    Can't wait to see all the pretty changes you make.

  30. Glad to see you made it safe and sound. I am sure your daughter is so happy to have her Mom so close by. How fun to spend that time with the Grandkids. Hopefully Carter will get plenty of barbie clothes.

  31. So happy for you that you are near your beautiful little lucky to be able to see your grands every hair is looking great and I can't wait to see your new New York home.....ENJOY!!!!!

  32. I can't even begin to imagine how exhausting a move like you made was...nor unpacking an entire home full of boxes!! I've moved alot, but usually just an apartment!! I'll bet you're just tickled pink being granny in person all the time!!

  33. So happy to see a post. Take your time. You will get everything unpacked an sorted and arranged.

    Sounds like you have a lot of cleaning and redecorating to do. I love that window in your kitchen.

  34. Poor you! I hope you get it all sorted soon and set up pretty like you like it.
    Enjoy your gorgeous family!

  35. Oh, dear I lost my message to you. Well, I am so happy to see you arrived safe and sound. I am so happy for you. What a wonderful blessing to be living close to your children. I strongly believe in living close to family. Those little Grandbabies grow up too fast, and we grow "old". .So spend all the wonderful time with them. Our children are so precious and they need us and we need them. You have a lot of work ahead of you. But you do what ya gotta do! You and the Mr. will have that house looking like a home out of Better Homes and Garden in no time at all. I can't wait to see the pictures as you progress along. It is going to be so fun. Bless you my friend. You take care and get rest, and the Lord will continue to bless you with strength and happiness. Hugs to you my dear friend, Karie

  36. Oh boy, sweet lady, you just take your sweet time to sort your things out and enjoy those adorable grands, nothing better than that! I can't wait to see how lovely you're new house is gonna be and I am thrilled you live so closed by the children. I've missed you and I'm happy to know you are happy spending time with the cuties.

  37. Oh you're going to have so much fun with your family, Shelia. I'm so happy for you!!

  38. Awe...have enjoyed this refreshing post this morning and really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful pictures! Looks like you are one happy camper!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  39. Your grandkids are precious, Shelia! Blessings for much happiness, Bess

  40. So happy to hear you are almost settled down and enjoying your grandbabies. :) Take care, sweet friend! Maria

  41. You must be exhausted! But I'm sure it's going to be worth it. Those grandchildren are absolutely precious! What a joy to be with them.

  42. So happy to see an update from you. I sure sympathize with boxes and unpacking! My advice, take it easy. It is possible to live with just a bed, a fork and a toothbrush!!!!! Your family photos are just precious and I am so thrilled for you all. xo Mildred

  43. i am so glad it's all going well!! I do love those old Monkees songs too!! Fun!!

  44. I don't know how I missed these posts, but I am catching up. Little Carter looks like you so much - she is darling and Camp is a cutie also.
    So glad your furniture arrived and your getting settled/


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