NOVEMBER THREE/FOUR – Simple Sunday/Manic Monday

This post is brought to you courtesy of
The Simple Woman’s Daybook‘.
WELCOME TO MY SIMPLE SUNDAY –

Looking out my window – I see frosty rooftops.
I am thinking – Of all of the projects I need to finish up this month!
I am thankful – That Christmas music is now playing on the radio!
One of my favorite things –
Making things!
I am creating – Afghans.
I am wearing – A cozy flannel nightgown.
I am reading – The Bible. Not much time for reading.
I am watching – Motives & Murders on Prime
I am listening to –
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
I am hoping – To get everything finished in time for the holidays!
I am learning – That patience is not something I have in abundance.
In my kitchen – The Instant Pot is workin’ hard for me. It’s soup season!
***I made some squash soup yesterday and it’s delicious. I’ve been asked for the recipe and honestly, it’s really just whatever you want your soup to taste like and however thick you want it. I’m a “dump” cook so I just do what looks and tastes right to me.

– Cook your squash. – Add whatever seasons and meat you want.

Tada! That’s my dump recipe.
You can find a more “real” recipes on Pinterest or make up your own!

Under my needle –
This was the last project under my cross stitch needle and now he’s put away until next year.
On my hook – This actually is just off my hook.
A moment from my day –
Finally being able to take down these creepy towels that my DIL made.

UPDATE – This is a twofer post because somewhere along my day yesterday I got distracted… Shocking, I know.

Anyway, Happy Monday everybody!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. You see what my weekend consisted of. All things mish-mash holidays! I suspect it will be much the same for the rest of the year but I’m not complaining. I quite enjoy the process.

Okay. Now that Halloween has passed is anybody looking forward to Christmas???
I know we have Thanksgiving first but still…

Seriously tho, Thanksgiving is coming up!
In the next few days let’s start sharing recipes and horror stories of family gatherings!

Wow. It’s after 11pm. I need to get this posted and head to bed.
I’m heading up to the mountain tomorrow but I’ll be back in the valley with plenty of time to catch up on posts!

Sweet dreams my friends!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

NOVEMBER TWO – Birthdays and School and Pumpkins, oh my!

I am thankful for my loves.  The kiddos, not my crafting. Okay, I guess I’m thankful for that too but I’m eternally thankful for my children and grandchildren. They are my reason for being. Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall weekend wherever you are. Any special plans for today? I’m taking Halloween down, putting up fall and working on Christmas projects.
I might have a busy day ahead.
Ask me how I did with day 1 of my Weight Watchers Free Style Plan.
Epic fail that’s how I did! I was doing great until I decided to fix sloppy joes n’ fries for dinner! Ugh! It was such a wonderful chilly fall day and a big ‘ol pot of sloppy joes just sounded so good…

Today I’m on track and I WILL be successful today!

Anybody else trying to shed a few pounds just in time for the holidays when we’ll all eat our weight in turkey and pumpkin pie??? Probably not the best time to start a diet but is there ever really a great time to start one? If you are, know that I’m cheering you on and I will accept any and all cheering from all of you!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

NOVEMBER ONE – THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED

GOOD MORNING!!!
HAPPY NOVEMBER!

November is the month of thankfulness and this morning I have to top this list with the fact that I am thankful my pup has a vet check this week! It was another early morning of “Oh! Let’s change some bedding and do some laundry at o’dark-thirty!”

I feel like she might have a cold but I’m a horrible judge of dog illness because I think my pup is human. So, human to human, I think she has a cold. I’m sure the vet will tell me exactly how wrong I am about that on Thursday.

And not to make this whole post about my dog but last week she vomited and I think something got up her nose. I don’t know but she started snorting like she does sometimes when she’s sniffing stuff outside.
Then, she started doing her backward sneezing way more frequently than she has ever done before.
THEN, she started drinking her water super fast and every time she gulped it down she would walk around for a minute and throw it up.
So, no more water dish on the floor, we have to pour a lit’l bit in her bowl and then set it down in front of her. If she keeps that down we’ll give her a little more.

She does fine with smaller amounts of water and she’s eating and going potty normally and basically acting normal other than this water issue and her sniffles.
Ugh. Thursday can’t come soon enough!
Okay, I guess the whole post is about my Luci. Sorry. Didn’t mean to be “that” dog mom but she is old and I worry about her!
SOOOOO, raise your hand if you actually had trick n’ treaters last night? I did not. Zero kids and not many running around either. It feels like Halloween as I knew it as a kid is phasing itself out and a whole new Halloween is taking it’s place. I think it’s more organized now with gatherings here and there rather than just letting the kids run free. Maybe it’s for the best but I’m super thankful that I had the “real” trick n’ treating when I was a kid! So much fun.
In other news… I started Weight Watchers. Not the real one the other one online for Free99. So, I’m thankful to Pinterest for their knock off sites.

What are you thankful for today? My list is endless, today and every day!
Happy Monday! Let us give thanks for the week ahead!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

OCTOBER TWENTY NINE – Happy Tuesday – Royal Weirdness

“Post a funny picture.
Post a not so funny picture.
Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.”
Joining in with Sandee over at ‘Comedy Plus‘ for “Happy Tuesday.”
As most of you know, I love my Royals so when I came across these screenshots on my phone I thought these would be perfect for “Happy Tuesday.”
They’re definitely weirdness as are the faces around them…

Side note – I have no idea where I got these screenshots from but the Royal occasion was The Animal Ball at Clarence House.
I’m guessing Charles and Camilla are 3 sheets to the wind in ALL of these photos.
Next up…
Not only Charles’ face but oh look!
Another one of those “fascinating” hats I blogged about.

Camilla’s face says it all. Clearly, she feels the same way about the butterfly sanctuary living on the side of that woman’s head as I do. Also, check out the woman’s hat right next to Camilla. Creepy.
This one…
Not – A – Clue but creepy as hell.
How do you suppose she sees out of her left eye?
My favorite…
Enter the elephant man.
Not the elephant man.
This elephant man.
See him lurking in the background???
He looks thrilled to be there.
Upon closer inspection, he looks like his elephant is made of tin foil. Is this the Royal “doggy bag” version of the foil swan???
One more time with the elephant man…
Camilla kills me. She not only laughs but she points. I love it.
And the last weird photo of my screenshot Royals…
Charles and his SAUSAGE FINGERS!!!!
Grossssssssss.

Move over Abe…
There’s a new sausage king in town!
So gross.
Looookkkkk…
Just freaks me out.
So there’s my take on the ‘Happy Tuesday’ link up. I’m pretty sure it qualifies as weirdness and bonus, it gets these weirdo pics off of my phone!

I hope you’re all having a ‘Happy Tuesday’ and don’t forget it’s also “Taco Tuesday” which, for a person on the tail end of the flu doesn’t sound remotely appetizing, just FYI…
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

OCTOBER TWENTY EIGHT – Missed Connection Monday – Mimi “Flu” the coop!

“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.
BRUNETTE AT WALMART
I saw you and wanted to talk to you, but was with my two young ones. I thought we shared a fleeting glance. Was I wrong?
You had a cart full and I felt like there was a possibility of meeting again.
If by chance you see this, tell me what was in your cart so I know it’s you.
***Hhhmm. What was in my cart? Bullets for my husband’s gun. ZERO possibility of meeting again and no, we did not share a fleeting glance. We shared an “I’m here to get tampons and chocolate and bullets leave me the fuck alone” glare. But thanks. And as they say at Walmart, have a nice day.

IRONWOOD
We danced a few times last night and really didn’t get a chance to talk much. I wanted to get your number when I went to ask you were already gone. I would love to talk more. If you see this let’s grab a drink. Tell me what I was so I know it’s you.. Hope to hear from ya!
***
OMG BARNES AND NOBLE
Wow, what else can I say. We had a brief conversation at Barnes and Noble on Tues. We exchanged several glances in the store and waved and said goodbye when you left. You are short, dark hair. Super nice, great smile, and extremely hot! I definitely would have attempted to have more conversation but you were with someone. (I am pretty sure she knew I wanted to talk more) No idea, other than this, how to find you again. OR perhaps you will be in the same spot again? Tell me what section of the store we first met in and what color you were wearing.
***Super easy. We met at the coffee bar. I was wearing black and you can find me right here at my blog! Finally, somebody missed ME! 
Hi everyone… (Waving from the little known town of Flu-ville.) Holy smokes. When this flu hits, it REALLY hits! Man… I’m still kinda’ floating on the tail end of things but feeling SO much better than I was. My son was hit hard with it and almost hospitalized. Thankfully he’s nearly a hundred percent now.

Boy, I’ll tell ya’, this flu is no joke. I don’t know if it’s different than in years past or I’m just fucking old but once it gets a hold of you it’s a tough one to shake.
Also. I’d just like to state for the record that I did, in fact, have my flu shot so I think this is bullshit.

Also bullshit? This menu.
How have all of you been? I hope none of you have been down with this flu or a cold or anything else that makes you feel like total crap!

Anybody got any snow yet? No snow here in the valley… YET! I’m waiting. A dusting on the mountains and a town 45 minutes away got 4″. So weird.

It’s a brand new week. Who’s got plans? There is always much to do around here. Last night was pumpkin carving night. My DIL is the queen of all things horror and her pumpkin was very cool. She and my son LOVE the Stephen King movie, IT.
I made them a couple of IT Pennywise pics.
A lit’l too creepy for me but they dig it.

Also. Here’s the latest hats I’ve made. All super soft and warm.
It’s time to tie some hats and scarves to the trees for the homeless!
It’s getting cold!

Well… I think it’s time to hit up the B.R.A.T menu for those mouth-watering breakfast choices… What’ll it be?? Bananas, rice, applesauce or toast?? Hhhm.
It’ll be coffee. That’s what it’ll be!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi