OCTOBER ONE

What a great day!
It’s October AND it’s “Taco Tuesday!”

October for me means all of this… ❤
And lots of soups, stews, chili, anything and just about everything you can put in a crockpot!
Since it is “Taco Tuesday” and October AND chilly outside I thought I’d share a very October, “Taco Tuesday” chili recipe with all of you!

TACO CHILI
courtesy of The Diary Of A Real HousewifeTaco Chili
Taco chili is always a fall favorite at my house served up with a topping of sour cream and a big ‘ol piece of cornbread!
Do any of you make taco chili?
Do you take part in “Taco Tuesday?”
What’s your favorite taco meal?

I know. A ton of questions but… as always…
I’m a nosey bitch and all of you know that!
Aaannnd more questions!
So, what did everybody’s weekend look like?
Anybody in the path of all of that rain and snow?

My friends in Montana got walloped of course and Miranda was sitting in her hot tub this morning enjoying the snow falling on her up in our mountains.
Down here in the valley we had wonderful rainy days.
Oh. One more question. Is anybody watching the 31 Nights of Halloween?
Do you have a favorite movie you like to watch around Halloween?
Okay. That was two questions…
My favorite is…
I love, love, love this movie and honestly I watch it year-round but it is the movie that kicks off the Halloween season for me.

This movie comes in a close second…
Okay. It’s back to my creative bubble for me.
Happy October!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Alone again naturally…

“Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist. Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.ASIAN MARKET
I saw you at the new Asian Market. We made eye-contact several times, I thought you were really cute and attractive. I wanted to come talk to you, but you were with someone. You had long black hair, petite, and kept smiling at me. I was the tallish white guy looking at the soba noodles. If you see this please hit me up I would love to get together sometime
***Pssst. She’s Asian. All white guys are tall to her. Enjoy those soba noodles.
Alone.

WEARING PIJAMAS AT MAVERICK
You wearing pijamaa around lunch time. You were buying some six pack. Looked like had a long day. If you reading this, and want to grab coffee after work.
Let me know.
***Okay. Lemme’ get this straight. She’s out in public in her pijamamas as opposed to her cakejamas, buying some six-packs and she looks like she’s had a long day…
AT LUNCHTIME??? The day hasn’t even begun!

She must belong to that Less family and I’m guessing her name is Job Less.
Not to be confused with her brothers,
Home Less and Tooth Less.

Looks like you’ll be drinking that nasty ass gas station coffee…
Alone.
Cheers!

BOUGHT MY BREAKFAST AT MCDONALDS
Chevron McDonald’s drive thru, Sunday morning the 15th, across the street from the hospital on eagle. To the beautiful woman who bought my breakfast, wow that is the single most outgoing thing a girl has ever done for me. That didn’t make my day or week or month or year, that made my life, you have no idea. I would love to get to know a person like you. I’m 100% single if you see this and want to connect.
***To the beautiful woman, you may want to go have coffee with this guy, in the daylight with friends nearby but don’t let him see your vehicle or tell him where you work or what side of town you’re from and don’t mention your friend’s names either because he can look those up and make connections back to you and if he’s a nutjob you definitely don’t want that.
Honestly, tho, if you buying him breakfast made his life this seems like a low key, easy to please guy to me. If you’re single. It’s worth a shot.

I know, I know. I didn’t give my standard “run” advice to the “beautiful woman” but sometimes ya’ gotta’ give a guy a chance. They’re not all serial killers…
Yeah… I can’t believe I wrote that either. Seriously. Anybody else feel like that weekend just flew by???

I had plans for sewing but my son texted me and asked if I would make some hats for his friend that was diagnosed with lymphoma and is starting chemo.
Absolutely! I’d be honored. Comfy, warm chemo hats trump Halloween sewing hands down without question!

I text my son back and ask what her favorite colors are and how old she is.
“Oh, thanks, mom. Purple and blue are her favorite colors and she’s 21.”
TWENTY-ONE!

Just in case I haven’t said it enough in my life and on this blog let me say it again.
CANCER FUCKING SUCKS!
Not to be “Debbie Downer…”
How was your weekend???
Have any of you started checking off your fall bucket lists?
I’ve been enjoying spending time outside in the fall weather so that’s one thing on my list. I’ve still got a whole list to go tho!

What’s your favorite fall thing to do?
I like the corn mazes or I like to bitch about going thru them I don’t remember “witch.” – See what I did there?
I wrote about going thru the corn maze once before. If you missed it you can read about it here. Apparently, no child left behind doesn’t apply to moms in corn mazes…

Here’s to the new week ahead! May it be filled with nothing but sunny days, blue skies and warm fuzzies all around!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT… Brain Dump

I get it. Grocery shopping is one of those necessary evils in life.
I don’t have to like it and surprise! – I don’t.
So many people don’t have their shit together at the grocery store and it’s super annoying to those of us that do.

Top of the list?
The “no list” shoppers!
They bob about aimlessly like a grocery store zombie with ZERO in their cart scanning every single shelf up n’ down every single aisle.

And speaking of aisles…
There should be a GIANT sign that reads…
People with lists.
People like me would like to get their fucking shopping done and get home.
Is it really too much to ask?
And while we’re at it…
I saw these in the cracker/cookie aisle.
Entertainment Crackers… Seriously?
There is nothing entertaining about “Entertainment Crackers” so let’s just leave those off of the holiday entertaining list.
They’re like little discs of concrete that people spread shit on and call it an
appetizer. They’re disgusting AND one bite – if you can bite it – and it’s a mess.
I don’t like messy foods especially at a party or get together.

And speaking of messy foods.
Here’s another do not add it to your entertaining list.
GIANT strawberries with that hard ass waxy chocolate shit on them!
Seriously.
Have you ever just watched people try to bite into those things???
You’d have to have a flip-top head like a fucking Pez dispenser!
Just.Say.NO!!!

Also… To the salad bringers.
NO PICKLE BUTTS EVAH!!!
I come across these in salads ALL.THE.TIME!!
No pickle butts people!
That’s my photo. See. I cut the pickle butts off then I do this really crazy thing…
I throw them the fuck away. Why??? Because they’re pickle butts.
IN OTHER NEWS –
I’ve been battling computer issues for most of the day. Specifically, my printer. It’s not even a year old. The ink is new, I ran all of the tests, removed and reinstalled and it still won’t print in black. I had this problem once before and I can’t remember what the fix was.
Whatevs… I’ll try again tomorrow.
Cleaning up my craft area today and I realize I have at least 4 glue guns and a MILLION glue sticks!
Also, a BAZILLION buttons!!!
It’s confirmed. Yes, I do have S.T.A.B.L.E Syndrome.
Altho truth be told. I’d much rather have Stabler syndrome…
Totally miss this guy.
Holy crap what a nonsensical brain dump. All my complaining about shit I almost forgot it’s ‘Thankful Thursday.’
3 things I’m thankful for today.
– This blog so I can bitch n’ moan.
– Buttons because ya’ never know when you might need one or a bazillion
– Water because it’s good to be hydrated!
I hope you’re all having a great day. One more day til the weekend!
I’ll be spending my weekend sewing. At least that’s my plan but plans are always subject to change.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY ON TUESDAY – Because I can…

“Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist. Or as I like to call it – ‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.
LOOKING TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH A MECHANIC
Hey. I wanna be with a mechanic. I think it’s super hot. Please send a photo of yourself and I will return the favor. Let’s talk.
Any sort of man in uniform works. Not just a mechanic.
***Hhhhmmm.
Here’s a few guys in uniforms…
I WAS YOUR UBER DRIVER
Your a female passenger and I’m a male driver who gave you a ride the other night not sure if you where hitting on me or not. If you where sorry I missed the signs tell me the color of my car so I know it’s you.
***Okay. FYI, nobody is hitting on an Uber driver. Also.
NOBODY is hitting on an Uber driver.
Here’s your “sign…”
LADY RUNNER
You, 40ish runner who runs near (…) HS: Every time I see you out running, I feel like I should stop you and talk, but as a runner myself, I know you wouldn’t appreciate that. I hope you see this and respond, Maybe we can go on a few runs together. I also like to bike…maybe you do too.
***Dear Lady Runner, KEEP RUNNING!
Hi everybody! As you can see I started this post on Monday and for whatever reason – life – I didn’t finish but here I am today with a blended Monday and Tuesday post.
I hope everyone is doing well.

I recently learned – again –
(sounds like your post Redneck Latte Ravings about history repeating itself…)

Back on point… I recently learned again that my dog cannot have people food.
Not anymore. Not at her age.
The same could be said of me.
I’m bummed. She’s bummed and I’ve got bedding in the wash. Ugh.

Thankfully it’s not a big mess. It was tummy not tail and she is currently sleeping on clean, comfy bedding and I am waiting for the other shoe to drop with possibly more bedding to wash…

So. This will basically be my day today, all eyes on my pup because I’m a nervous Nell when anything isn’t right in her world. I’ll get some crafting in I’m sure. It’s a lovely rainy day and there is always something to be done indoors.
Fall has arrived and I am loving it.
How has your week started out? What about your weekend?
Anything exciting to report? 🙂

On a side note. So sorry to read about Cokie Roberts dying. I really enjoyed watching her on the news.
Also. Cancer sucks.
Cokie Roberts and Eddie Money both gone because of it and now Alex Trebek’s is back.
I’m not sure what the people are doing that are supposed to be working on a cure but they need to hurry their asses up. Forget about making money and think about saving lives.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

Rainy Days & Mondays – Brain Dump

It’s raining.
It’s Monday.
It’s 3:40am.
I’m in my nightgown.
My nails are painted in Halloween colors that sparkle. It’s hard to take a pic of your own hand.
I will change that/those colors a million times before Halloween.
I’ve got laundry going.
I’m deciding whether or not to cut my hair off again.
Maybe this will help.
Only one appt. today. Yay!
Thinking about making this awesomeness today.
SLOW COOKER LOW CARB CHICKEN TACO SOUP
Looks and sounds delish.
I’ll let you know how it tastes!
Omgosh. The weekend here was amazing. The temps dropped, it rained… And a few Halloween decorations may or may not have gone up… I know. I know.
Some people think it’s too soon and we’re rushing it. I just think we get to enjoy it longer!

How was your weekend? What’d everybody do???
Are any of you early decorators for the holidays?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Okay. I’m off to visit everyone and continue with the laundry.
Only one more load. Woo hoo!
I hope you have a great start to your week and that the whole week is filled with more highs than lows. More smiles than frowns. More laughter than tears.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

IT’S HEEEERRREEEE….

FIIIINNNNAAAALLLY!!!!
I thought this time of year would NEVER get here!!!
Nevermind that it’s going to be 95 degrees today. I will be celebrating this September 1st with a pumpkin spiced latte from one of our local baristas and it.will.be DIVINE!
I know. I know. You’re all thinking, “calm your tits, Mimi, we could have an Indian summer.” Agreed and that’s fine. Even I would enjoy said possible Indian summer but it still doesn’t negate the fact that September is the month fall officially begins and thereby it is officially pumpkin spice season!

So, please don’t piss in my…..
THAT’S RIGHT!
And let’s all embrace this pumpkiny, spicey, time of year!
So hey! Happy September!!!
Sorry. I couldn’t resist this hokey take on “Ice, Ice, Baby” by Vanilla Ice.
❤ On a serious note. My thoughts are with all of you in the wake of the hurricane and the recent shooting in Texas. Mother Nature and sadly, mankind, seem to be our greatest adversaries. ❤
Tomorrow is Labor Day in the U.S. and the end to our final long weekend of summer. I hope it’s been a weekend filled with fun in the sun, BBQs, and lots of great memories made with family and friends.

Anybody have any great summer recipes they’d like to share? Just because it’s September doesn’t mean we’re in a sudden deep freeze. Summer yumminess still applies!

Here’s one of my favorite summer salads.
‘CAULIFLOWER “POTATO” SALAD
This really is so delicious and I don’t miss the potatoes one bit!
Also. You really didn’t think you were gonna’ get outta’ this post without at least one pumpkiny spicey recipe, did you???
Here’s one I haven’t tried but I can’t wait to make!
‘IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN PIE CUPCAKES’
Okay. I really need to wind this up and get it posted before it gets much later. Currently, I am drinking coffee and I’m “in search of” a specific package of DMC floss that has obviously sprouted feet and walked the fuck right outta’ my tote of all things cross-stitchy.
So irritating when things aren’t where you thought you left them.
Getting old sucks.
Happy September, Happy Labor Day, Happy Monday and Happy Almost Fall!
Enjoy!!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Cue Beyonce…Be well.
MiMi