Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Sometimes a song comes on the radio and it's as if they're playing it
just for you

last night...
driving home from Hannah's lacrosse game,
just me and Carly Simon...
"We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway, yay
And I wonder if I'm really with you now
Or just chasin' after some finer day"

and my mind is racing...
so excited for friday when Mike get's home...
(he's out of town again!)
can't wait for summer when it's hazy, hot and humid....
(oh I love summer!)

and Carly's still singing....
"Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'"

and I'm still dreaming along......

so looking foward to vaction...visiting family in Iowa and Virginia Beach!!
soon I'll be 'three days ahead' instead of 'two days behind' on my work....

And tomorrow we might not be together
I'm no prophet and I don't know nature's ways
So I'll try and see into your eyes right now
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days
these are the good old days
these are the good old days

And *snap*!

Yes, these are the good old days, right here, right now....enjoying what I've got, what I've acheived already,

stopping and smelling the roses!

I've been painting from sun up till sun down lately!

here's just a few of the signs...

Life is good...thanks Carly...these really are the good old days!!


Claudia said...

Oh, how I love that song! One of my favorites and I love what it says - "stay in the now."


Tina said...

Love love love your signs!
I know what you mean about the songs. I listen to Christian, Country and the Oldies...I love it when a song speaks to me.
Have a great day!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Oh yes, these are the good ole days. I love that song, and what a way to start out the day.

Love your signs. My gosh have you ever been busy sweetie. My favorite sign "Secret Garden". I love that one. Each one is so unique and special, you do beautiful work sweetie. I know each customer is SO darn thrilled when they see the finished product. You are a perfectionist.

Thank you for the beautiful share this morning. Now I will be humming Carly all day. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Victoria said...

Whenever I was anticipating things in the future my mom would say "Don't wish your life away" lol.

Your signs are so lovely! I saw the ones you made for Debbie's new shop and they are gorgeous!

Julie Harward said...

Paula, thanks for your visit. I so love your sign, you are the best at this craft that I have seen...just love them! A vacation sounds great and you will come home full of great ideas I am sure! :D

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Paula,
I was singing along right with you...Did you hear me...LOL a bit off tune...
You are so right on "these are the good old days". I think you should paint a sign with "these are the good old days"
Gary travels too for work so I know how you miss Mike.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Passionate for White said...

Wow...they're all beautiful - it would be so hard to choose!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Shell cottage...ahhhh! You've made so many great signs! WOW! You are one talented BUSY lady! ♥

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I agree that right now these are the good ole days. I love all of your beautiful signs, and I must say that no one makes them any prettier than you.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Now that is a good song...always loved her and so wish I saw her and JT's concert on the Vineyard many years ago!

You've been so busy Paula...they all look amazing!!! I just LOVE your work!

Debbie said...

Hi Paula....Carly got it right with this song!
Love your post today....makes me stop and get in the moment.
hmmmm...that Seashells and Lavender sign is pretty cool.
Enjoy your day, Sweetie.
Hugs to you.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

AHHHHH I just adore your signs!!
They are so very beautiful!

I love that song and now it will be in my mind all day ~ hehe!


Heaven's Walk said...

I see Debbie's beautiful sign you did for her new booth, Paula! :) It's wonderful!!! All of your work is amazing, girl! And I'm with ya about summertime......"when the livin' is easy....." lol!

xoxo laurie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I just love to hear Carly sing and this is one of her best songs. The lyrics can't help but make us be more hopeful, huh?!? Love all your pretty signs. I get sooo many nice comments about my Bella Cottage sign! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You are soooooooo right...you and Carly both. Present in the moment is the best (and most difficult) place to stay.