Thursday, September 18, 2008
Howdy doo Possums! It's a cool fall mornin here in Nashville! Lovin the fall weather. Project runway was really good last night. It's one of our favorites! Bye Bye to the straight guy. He got eliminated. What's up with this Suade guy talkin in the third person? Suade doesn't like this kind of thing. Kind of stupid if ya'll ask me. But what does a Sock Monkey know? I'm really hopin Lindsey goes all the way to Bryant Park. I think she has a lot to offer. She's got a great personality and I love her laugh. I love that she does a lot of vintage things. She's not afraid to use prints in fabrics. It's great that she doesn't listen to Tim and follows her gut. She'll go far even without project runway. Thumbs up Lindsey!
So long for Thursday! Bubba
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Hallelujah! It's Wednesday! Mike is off from his job! I'm happy to report the weather has cooled of considerablly! Fall is in the air. We're glad for that. As I lay here on the train track of life,I love it! Don't get your cake tips in a wad!
See? I told ya'll not to get your cake tips in a wad. But ya went ahead and did it anyway. It could be worse. Your kitchen could be stacked up with all these dishes!
And then ya'll would spend all day washin them. It would certainly be like you were livin in a cage!
I sure don't want ta be in any cage. Have a great Wednesday mornin! I'll be back later on. Bubba
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Back in the day,Saturday mornin cartoons were the thing! They'd start about 6:00 A.M. in the mornin. By noon they were all over. H.R. Pufnstuff was our favorite in the 70's. And still is here in 2008. We have the complete boxed set.
And here he is. He's your friend when things get tough. And rightfully so. Sid and Marty Krofft were the coolest! We grew up with them bein at Six Flags over Georgia. They had a puppet show there. Was one of Mike's favorite things ta do.
Traggedy stikes this mornin as the Hurricane has hit Houston Texas. Floodin has occured as 11 foot waves hit the shore. Many folks ignored the warnin to leave. They are now callin for help on the 911 system. Let's all pray for them. May God keep them safe.
Hope ya'll have a great weekend. Bubba
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Greetins Ya'll. Yes this is my second blog for Thursday. I can't help it! I'm a Sock Monkey with a lot ta say. I was behind Mike's bike this afternoon and I thought I'd like to share some of our Teddy Bear collection. So off through the house we went with the camera. Teddy bears are there when ya need a hug from the work day. One soft squish and a smile will hit ya'll every time. They were there with us when it was dark at night and there were monsters livin under our beds in the dark. They were there with us when on Family Guy,Chris has an evil monkey in his closet. We took them everywhere we went in our young selves. Even if we had ta leave them at home,ya always had the imagination to let them be with ya. Teddy Bears have been around for centuries.
This is Mike's favorite Teddy Bear. His name is Angus. He was bought special as a Christmas gift for Mike. From an antique store. He's been with us for about 15 years. He is jointed and fully posible. He stands about 18" tall. Pretty good size!
This little guy stands at 10". He's been around for a long time. I'm talkin bout a long time. Mike got him on ebay about a year ago. He is well loved.
The Teddy Bear on the right was rescued from an antique store. He needed our lovin pretty bad. A face only a mother could love. The one on the left is the 100th year anniversary bear from Gund.
This Bear has been in Mike's family for years and years. Durin the 1960's,this bear belonged to Mike's sister. Mike's mother had given this bear to a neighbor. His Mother passed away and they went to take her house apart and ready it for sale. The neighbor came to Mike and told him she had this bear still and wondered if He wanted it back. Mike was so glad to get the bear back. He was in bad shape. Mike had to restuffed it. He hand washed the bear in the un-stuffed shape. You would not believe the dirt that came out of that fake fur. had to embroider him a new nose. Now he's as good as he can be in this year of 2008. Funny,Mike's sister didn't want the bear. We are guessin she thought she was to old to keep sake this treasure. I'd say after this bear has protected your life from monsters under the bed in your youth,We at least owe him a good retirement! Mike is now and will always be young at heart and treasures this bear! Mike was the one whom played with the bear anyway as a child. His sister never really cared for it. It was only right Mike adopt the bear. Mike doesn't remember if the bear has ever had a real name. That is something only Mike and the Bear can come up with.
This Panda Teddy bear of the 50's has an interestin story to tell. One day Mike was on the way to the grocery store to fetch dinner for the evenin. On the way he noticed this Teddy Bear layin in the front yard of an old house. Day after day the Teddy bear laid in that yard. The rain storms would soak him. It snowed on the bear. That bear had not moved. Finally Mike noticed that the house was abandoned. He went and picked the bear up. It was wet and muddy. Mike thought, I'll give it a try. So once again he un-stuffed another bear. Took this bear to the sink. Things didn't look good for him. Mike went to scrubbin the fake fur with a nail brush. The rest is history! He is fine and well and livin here with us. We felt so sorry for this abandoned bear. Now he's as happy as a bear can be.
This bear was rescued from a flea market. With a 4.00 price tag,Mike was over to cashier so fast,all I saw was a fast! This bear only had one ear. Mike took the existin ear off and took the two pieces of fabric apart to make two ears. He then got some zebra fabric for the front side of each ear. Re-stuffed,wash and ya'll know the routine. Only the white fur on his chest did end up turnin pink from the hot water it took to get his fur clean. Opps! He just looks like a valentine bear now. Problem solved!
Happy Thursday afternoon! Bubba
I love the start to a new day. There are no mistakes in it. Well not yet anyway. And how are my Possums this mornin? I'm doin fine and well. Mike is doin great on his diet! He and Savannah Jane went walkin in the park yesterday. Burnin lots of calories! Work it guys! I'm here at pot side this mornin watchin the pinto beans cook. Fat free and lots of fiber and protein. Don't they look yummy simmerin away there on the stove. They also smell good. My red heeled mouth just waterin all over the place. Slice up a few raw onions and dinner is served! Must have the home grown tomatos sliced as well. Our tomato plants are really producin at present. Will be sad to see them start to die off as fall and winter slip into place. I think we have a while before that becomes reality. I'm gonna saver every bite of my tomatos. Got a Christmas catalog in the mail the other day. Sure wish it was the Sears catalog like we use to get as kids. It was always so much fun to lay in the livinroom floor and dream about whats in the Sears catalog. But that's a story for another time.
Always remember to take time to smell the roses and possies. The good Lord put them here for our enjoyment! Boy dose their aroma fill the air! I know life gets a bit much from time to time,so plan time in each day to do so. You'll be glad ya did. It also relieves stress from the daily grind.
Bring some flowers into your home. They will brighten up your day. This is Bubba signin off for Thursday mornin! Bubba
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
TGIF for Mike today. I know it's only Tuesday,but Mike's off for the next two days! Wednesday and Thursday party! Mike and I did go to ITunes last night and buy a couple of songs for our library. Now if we could only get them onto our Ipod! Savannah Jane is comin over tomorrow to show us how to do this very thing.
This is Savannah Jane. She is Mike's walkin partner. They are losin weight together. Their gonna walk in the park tomorrow and then come here to our house for the Ipod downloadin! Isn't that excitin? I sure think it is.
The town house next door to us has been sold. The new owners are remodelin it. They have gutted it. Lots of construction goin on. We hear hammerin and the like. Not to bad. There are block walls inbetween each unit for fire safety.
Hey! I lost my marbles! Oh....here they are. Sorry for that Possums. I am a Sock Monkey after all. Aren't the colors pretty? I love marbles. My favorite ones are the swirley ones.
The forecast for today calls for rain and it is overcast at present. No rain in sight as of yet. What a shame Mike can't stay home on this rainey day. He loves stayin home on rainey days.
That's the way the rooster crows. The hens all swoon when he does so. They think he's hot! The chicken stud. The little yellow chickens they produce are darlin! That's my Tuesday blog. Bubba
Monday, September 8, 2008
Good mornin Nashville! Well old Monday has rolled around again. The days are gettin somewhat cooler kind of like fall is tryin to roll in. Love'in it! What's up with the Ipod thing? Mike bought one.OMG! How on earth do ya download song onto the thing? It's the craziest thing. Got Itunes downloaded and have the soundtrack of Hairspray in my library,but can't for the life of us get it into the Ipod! So I am listenin to Hairspray as I type my famous blogs. At least I can still listen to the music. If I want to take the songs with me,I'll have to strap my desk top computer to my back and carry it along. LOL! A little heavy.
Watched a John Waters stand up comedy last night. It was funny to hear about his movie filmin career. He tells some of the stuff he and Divine use to do. Pretty funny stuff. Didn't finish watchin it cause it went on pretty late. Got sleepy and had to go to bed!
Accordin to Hairspray,the world keeps spinnin round and round! And ya can't stop the beat! How true is that?
Hopin ya'll have a great Monday! Bubba
Sunday, September 7, 2008
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood Possums. The sun made an appearance today. The last two days have been overcast and rainy. Mike was off on Friday and Saturday. He worked on an old doll he once bought at the thrift stores. The doll wig came in the mail yesterday and he glued it on the doll. She looks marvelous! The design of her new dress is in the works. The skirt turned out wonderful. Her top is on the design table still. I will have the before and after pictures when she is finished. It will amaze ya'll! Here I am takin time to smell the roses this mornin. Aren't they pretty? And lookin good in the old silver coffee pot I might add.
The pink flamingos summer run is about to come to a close as fall comes into play. What a welcome change fall will be from the hot summer. Before we know it,Halloween will be up next. The Tennessee State fair is this month. Mike and I will be goin to see the exibits. We don't ride anything. Walkin around the fair is good exercise.
Mike bought an Ipod and can't figure out how to use it. We tried to download ITunes but it didn't work right. We had to uninstall it. I guess we'll have to try again. I guess that covers my Sunday blog. Have a great day! Bubba
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Good mornin Possums! I will share with you the wonderful carvins of a Mr. Scott Cummings from Perryton,TX. I know ya'll will love them just as much as I have.
Can we talk Possums? What a carver!
Hope ya'll have found these fun ta gander at. It was my pleasure to share this wonderful talented artist. Bubba
Friday, September 5, 2008
Boo! LOL! Hello my Peeps and Possum's! It's Friday afternoon and a cloudy overcast day here in Nashville. It did rain a bit this mornin. Love rainy days. Chillin out in front of the TV. The aroma of fresh turnip green cookin fills the air. Mike and I went to the thrift store earlier. Didn't find any treasures that were piticularly interestin. Sorry I don't have a good thrift store story. No great dolls lerkin in the corner or any teapots. Very sad indeed when that happens. Now I say to ya Possums,please bring all your old dolls from the 50's and 60's to my thrift store. I promise to take good care of them.
Hello! Are ya'll listenin? Look into my button green eyes. Just kiddin. Bubba
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Happy midweek Possum's! Mike's been eatin his salads. He's losin weight like crazy! Way ta go! He's doin very well on his diet. Been excercisin everyday.
I see everyone made it through the holiday and back to work and school. Midweeks here. TGIF in two days! So keep on smilin! This is a short week for most of ya'll. Fall is in the air. Love the fall of the year. To me it's the prettiest time of the year. The changin of the leaves and all. Almost time to carve the pumpkins! That's always fun. Messy,but fun. I wonder if there will be any pumpkin carvin contest here in Nashville this year? Would love to visit it. If I find one ya'll can sure bet I'll be Johnny on the spot with my digital camera! I will share my findins here in my blogs. That will sure be fun to display. I also know that the Botanical gardens here have a scarecrow display every Halloween. I'll try and make it out this year for the shots to share with ya'll as well. The Tennesee state fair is up and comin as well. So there will be lots of stuff goin on in my blogs this next few months. Bubba is the Sock Monkey about town.
Here is a picture of a little scarecrow doll to keep entertained in the meantime. The little scarecrow doll was an ebay find. Eventhough she is factory made,she still has the appearance of a home made doll. Mike loves the old rag dolls. His Grandmother use to make rag dolls. She kept a shoebox under the bed that contained two little rag dolls he played with all his life growin up. Their names were Molly and Polly. They each had a complete wardrobe of clothes. It was always a treat to visit Mama Lockie's house and play with the little dolls. Mama Lockie was a very talented woman. She painted pictures and had them hangin all over her house. And she loved collectin pretty dishes. Mike takes after her in the artistic world.
The horse picture was painted by Mama Lockie. Mike has kept this picture safe all his life. Has treasured it!
Mike love these old silver plated coffee pots. He finds them at the thrift store for a couple of bucks. Has a small collection of them. The more tarnished they are the better he likes them. They have character.
The IPod mike ordered from overstock.com has yet to come. UPS has been here twice and Mike has missed them. Hopefully they will bring it today and we will receive it. Sometimes UPS can be a pain in the butt! They won't leave it in the mailbox,Mike has to sign for it in person. He tried to get them to do so by fillin out the little yellow slip that they leave,but to no avail. The next yellow slip he got said he had to sign in person. That sux! Maybe we'll have the luck on our side today. God will take care of us. Have a great Wednesday! Bubba
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Good mornin Possum's! It's the day after! Labor day has come and gone once again. The cook outs long since over. Time to settle back into fall and winter mode now. Next stop Thanksgivin! I can smell that turkey cookin now! And it smells fabulous! The folks that came into WF last night were just shoppin. They did not celebrate the holiday so it seems. The store was busy all night! Can't believe folks get the holiday off from their jobs and all they do is grocery shop. It's a sad state of affairs.
What about this hurricane happenin in New Orleans? Can ya'll believe it? Not again! Those poor people! I'd take that as a sign it's time ta move to another state! No more ocean front property for me!
Here I am in Paris Tennessee! Yep! They have one! It's there behind me. Weird isn't it? It made for a good picture anyway.
I'm all dressed up to wish ya'll the greatest Tuesday ever! It's gonna be a fabulous day! Now that I see the world does not care about Sock Monkey happenin's, It's all good! Me-N-Mike are havin a party! Doin the Sock Monkey cha-cha! Bubba
Monday, September 1, 2008
Good mornin Possum's! I'm just sittin here on the train track of life,watchin the trains go bye if ya will. In a manner of speakin that is. Sometimes the train of life is goin so fast it's hard ta keep up.
So I just sit here sometimes with my mornin coffee and watch the train of life go on bye and I don't even try to keep up. Am I bad? The rat race keeps runnin through the maze. Rat race? As If!
Have ya'll ever seen a Sock Monkey cake before? Well here it is! Olde Bubba knew ya couldn't make it through the day without seein one. Now ya'lls day can be complete. Ya'll can go to your jobs and tell all your friends that you've seen one. My human made it on his job. He's a cake decorator. And a dam good one too!
If there are any other Sock Monkey lovers out there,why ya'll can jump in at anytime. Would love ta meet-cha! We'll just jaw all day long bout Sock Monkeys! Mike has a pretty big collection of them.
This is my circle of friends. This is only a small portion of Mike's collection. We Sock Monkeys can bring a smile to anyones face if ya'll let us. So in closin this mornin,I hope everyone has a Happy Labor day! Bubba