Hey, Sweetie!

sweetie and flower

I don’t have a lot to say this week.  It’s been a busy, wet, cold rainy, icy, tough week.

I usually enjoy where I am and what I’m doing and appreciate every bit of it, whatever it is.  But there are times that life sneaks up on you and startles you.  And you can either freak out about it, or you can climb on its back, hold on the best you can to its shaggy mane, and ride it out.  And that’s what I’m gonna do.

sweetie riding flower

This is Sweetie.  She’s a Blythe doll.  She came to us via Aletta from TheFoxyToyBox on Etsy (she’s only got a few things up now, but she tells me she’ll be restocking vintage toys soon).  Over the years, I’ve seen the madness that is Blythe, and I never really “got it.”  But sometimes, you see things so much that after awhile, you actually start to ENJOY them… (ask my mom about Cabbage Patch Kids).

My sister is freaked out by people-dolls, especially ones with big eyes.  Once, on a trip, her host family put her up in a room that was filled floor to ceiling with big-eyed, freaky dolls.  Apparently, it was pretty traumatic. 🙂

We do know a little about freaky and creepy, though.  (Have you seen the monster creepers I make?)  I can tell you that Myla falls in love with every monster puppy I make, and it actually surprises her that people find them creepy.  She’s used to them, and even enjoys their weirdness.  I’m glad.

Life isn’t always a box of chocolates.  And if it seems that way, then you’re lucky, and you do what you can to appreciate it.  But sometimes, it’s a hairy, shaggy beast.  And that’s okay, too.  And while you may not ENJOY it, you can do your best to appreciate what you have when it’s growling at you.  It’s the hard times that make the good times better.  It’s those challenges that show you you’re cared for, and loved.  That you’re not in it alone.

So if you’ve got a beast nearby, don’t run away.  Find your friends.  Hang on tight.  After some time, he might not be as creepy as you think.

14 responses

  1. Snicker philosophy, very good advice!… Now about those Cabbage Patch dolls, I never said I learned to LIKE them, when you and your sister wanted them for Christmas I almost cried..I sucked it up and started on my quest to get you your wish…bleah! Hated them… I cringed when somewhere along the quest, my brain was saying, “This ones not as ugly as the others…awck! Was I starting to like them?….not likely! Hugs, to you during your “hairy beast” times. Love to you always…the momma

  2. Mavis needs to come home with me. I will one day treat myself to one.

    1. Oh I hope you do! Mavis is one of my favorites!

  3. I don’t find the puppy creepy at all.

    1. Good! I think they’re just the right balance of cute and creepy. 🙂

  4. I have a Blythe doll, too. I knit some hats, scarves, and a couple coats, one of which I traded for a dress for her. I thought my little grand might be frightened by her but she’s not. She loves it when I change the eyes.

    1. How sweet! Yes the eyes are a big sell with Myla, too!

  5. Can’t do much about taming the hairy beast except send a hug and hope things get a bit brighter/easier soon. x

    1. Hugs are great! Thank you so much!

  6. Love your post! Definitely riding the monster these days.. I wanted to post a picture of Pippa (Blythe) riding Marshmellow (Dream Creeper) but I didn’t know how to. You’ll have to imagine. By the way: your blog is my favourite 😀

    1. Thank you so much, Trine! If you’d like to post it on my busymockingbird facebook wall, I’d love love LOVE to see Pippa riding Marshmellow!!!

      1. Trine Kaasing

        I think I managed to do so 🙂

  7. I had a German Shepherd named Sweety! hehe.. 😛

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