Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ok people...let's have some happy!

Dag...there is just tooooooooooo much icky, sad, horrible crapola going on around me right now. I have dear friends that have lost family members, weirdo operations going on with others, other friends losing pets and loved ones, the gulf disaster, the economy, my $1,800.00 vet bill with no job, etc.

Stop!!!! No more sadness!!! Let's have some happy! All together now....SMILE!!!!! LAUGH!!!! and then...SNORT because your laughing so hard!!!! I mean why bother laughing if your not gonna snort!!!

Now go out in the yard and dance a dorky happy bunny dance because "Mr. poo poo bad mood life sucker is not going to get the best of us!!!!" Who cares what the neighbors think. They already know you're a weirdo.

Ahhhh...feels better. So...what do you think of my new blog design? The fabulous Karen Valentine made it for me. Yeah...she totally rocks! I'm probably the most boring client she has had, but hey...what can I say. I like calm, clean and serene and oh yeah...white!

Thanks Karen!!! It's so me!
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy.  repeat...Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...repeat

33 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I love your new look. I'm ready to jump on your Happy Train, too! Love the shot of you in the sunshine. That's our girl!
Love always,
Donna
xoxo

Sherry said...

I like your new look. Karen did a great job! I have been stitching away on my Baroque Bouqet stitchery. It makes me happy to work on it and I like how it looks. Thanks for the reminder to find joy in each day we are given.

Just Ramblin' said...

Love your new look! I agree there is way too much saddness, stress, unhappiness, etc. going on, so I'll join you in a happy bunny dance! Nola

tfangel said...

Love the new look. Good to stay positive, even if it's easier said than done.

I'm used to my neighbors thinking i'm weird, they thought that the moment they found out i had rabbits as pets. ;) "Wait, you let them run around the house??" ;) Some people don't get house rabbits.

Barb said...

Oh....I sure hope it gets better out there for you...least ways you have a good attitude...dont you???? What?

Beedeebabee said...

Me too, Michele! I'm dancing your little happy bunny dance right along with you!!! I can use a bunch of happy right now too! ... I just quickly checked into my blog, and really wasn't planning on doing any visiting tonight, (I sooo wish I had more time for everything!!!) but I'm happy I stopped in, except for reading about your precious little bunny. Gosh, I'm so sorry sweetie. It's so hard when our little furry babies leave us. :( I hope lots of happy comes your way real soon.

xo Paulette

P.S. Your bloggy look is lovely!

Jan said...

Love the new look and the idea of a happy bunny dance! Hope the coming days bring more smiles and happier moments!

Annie Louise said...

You are so right about all the ickyness in the world today, time for some good times. Sending much happiness to you. Thanks for sending happiness to us.
Jeanette

Allie said...

*SNORT* I love your new blog design - yeah, the neighbors think I'm nuts....I'm taking my son outside in a few hours [it's 11pm] to see if we can see the Northern Lights, it's not often we can see them this far south but supposedly tonight we can. Maybe we'll dance if we see them!

SheilaC said...

I noticed the new logo the other day.... and the whole package looks so "you"!

My mantra lately is 'fake it till you make it'

Because there IS so much negativity around it is a full time job to stay above it.

Happy dancing with you!!

SheilaC

Shirley said...

Your new look is awesome Shell. She does such beautiful work and is so easy to work with. I love seeing all of the blogs she designs. I don't think I will spend very much time outside because of the heat. Our heat index was 112 today ugh, but I will do a happy dance for you inside. You take care my friend. Your Missouri Friend.

KatCollects said...

{{{{{Michelle}}}}}
I love your new blog design, and your attitude. I need to do better with mine and smile more : ) If you get a chance go see the sweet new little one at my house. He makes my heart smile, along with all my sweet bunnies! Sending you a great big hug.
Kathy

Simone de Klerk said...

Happiness and joy to you, dear Michelle. Thank you for this energy post!!!

Anna said...

Love the new look and the way your thinking..
I hope you feel much better in a while!
LG. XXX

Dina said...

I like your new look. thanks for spreading some "happy"! Have a great day :o)

Karen M said...

"why bother laughing if your not gonna snort!"??? Is that next month's sentiment? Can you imagine a textile collector finding that on a sampler 100 years from now? Too funny. Ok, now I'm laughing, watch out for the snort!

Hef's Mom said...

The last word my grandma said was "relax" so thats what I keep telling myself. Just take a second to pause, deep breath, relax, ahh! Then laugh snort dance!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

LOVE, love, love the new blog dress!!! White is sublime...you can never go wring with white. :-)
I'll be a weirdo with you - are you ready? Let's twirl like no-one's watching...
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Hi sweet friend, oh we know those sky high vet bills all too much...you'll get through it, you will.

LOVE the new design, the banner is beautiful with the frame around it & the sidebars are lovely, everything suits you...it's beautiful, elegant, and lovely just like you:D XO M.

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, I feel it too, one of our dearest friends just lost their daughter 45 to a heart attack, You just don't expect your children to go before you.. Heartbreaking.. I am dancing the bunny hop. I had a wonderful week last week going to my first workshop..
Hugs,
Maggey

Lisa said...

Hah!!! I adore you Shell! Thanks for brightening up my day!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shell! I'm so glad you are enjoying your new look! And I'm so glad you are not letting the ichy get you down. I truly believe the more we concentrate on the positive the happier our lives are, and the easier it is to handle when the yuchy stuff comes along. I'm gonna go do a little bit of twirly now!!!
xo,
Karen

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Looks lovely! I'm dancing with ya!
Brenda

The Bunns said...

Nice look. Quite the opposite of The House of Rabbits!

Happy is all relative ... one guy gets a pen and the whole world opens up. Another gets a pen and is sad it was not a cell-phone.

quiltmom said...

Shell,
So sorry to hear about your loss of your beloved bunny Razzy. I know that your bunnies bring you so much joy - Razzy will be greatly missed.
Hope you found some fun things to brighten your day today. We all need to find joy and happiness each day.
I spent part of the day cleaning out my clothes closet- I found some clothes that were well buried and got rid of some things that it was long past time. While not joyful, It was a satisfying thing to have accomplished. Tomorrow's plan is to get some quilting done after I get some vaccuming done. The quilting will indeed be fun..
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
Warmest regards,
Anna

gail said...

Hi Shell, I have been thinking of you all week. I sure no what you mean. Sending ya big hugs. I do love the new blog look:) It very pretty.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
(()) gail

Jules said...

Happy New Blog! It looks great. I am chair dancing while sitting down, as the fitter is here completing the kitchen (don't ask!) will leap up and down as soon as he's gone, I just don't want to scare him! Brilliant to hear you so bouncy and positive.
Happy Snorting!xxx

Fleurette said...

Love the new blog design,its so you! wishing you much happiness and joy!x

Julia Harrison said...

Amen sister! We all could use a little more happiness in our lives. We take things way too seriously. Thanks for the smiles and snorts.

Love the website.

Shell said...

Smiling and feeling good is always needed after losing a loved one. Also, it helps to remind us of sweet times with them; human and furry alike.

MyJourneyBack said...

Very nice. Love it. And I get the bunny dance. I miss them myself. BTW I am having a giveway at my blog this weekend. Come by and check out what's going on.
Hope your weekend is fun filled.
Sherry

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think happy is a choice Michelle. I heard someone once say "fake it till you can make it." It really works! Being crabby just makes everyone around you crabby too. I am sorry things haven't gone well - that just makes it a little harder to choose happiness. blessings, marlene

Angel Heart Designs said...

Hey Shell..Love your new design..:) You go girl, with the happy dance..I have to do it daily!! LOL
bunny hugs to you Cindy :)