FRIDAY FOCUS

This was my favorite focus of the day.
RAIN! Beautiful wet leaves and the smell of autumn.
I had one of these the other night and I felt like a kid again trick or treating back in Michigan.
Every Halloween it rained. Every Thanksgiving the Lions played the Bears. Those two things a kid could count on.

I’m really digging this tea right now. If you haven’t tried it you should. It is delicious!
Day 2 of no coffee. A slight headache but I think I’ll live.

On the craft table tonight. I’m finally getting around to fixing my crestfallen $2 thrift store angel. I saw her a million years ago and I just couldn’t leave her trapped in that stuffy store. Not to mention, she’s crocheted and I know the time and work that went into making her.
Stay tuned for her big reveal.
It’s been a bit of a busy day thus the late post.
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend.
Looks like rain all week for us and I am more than okay with that!

Who’s got plans this weekend? Mine are boring errands for most of the day and then playing the rest. Hopefully in the rain!

Whatever your plans, be safe and be well.
Happy Weekend!
MIMI’S MAGICK FOR THE DAY –
SIDE NOTE:
This is the second 8 I’ve drawn. 8’s are all about success.
My 4 children and 4 grandchildren = SUCCESS!
Of course, they do. I didn’t need a card to tell me that!

The apprentice card. This is a card of new paths to be taken and adventures to be had. It’s about learning, commitments, focus (Friday Focus) and boundaries. All of which are pulling me and have been pulling me.

It’s my “everything old is new again” moment in time. Finding my way back to me via new paths and new adventures.
Commitment to self. Learning of self. Focus of self and boundaries of self.
I’m okay with that and apparently, Spirit is too.
So mote it be.
What about you?
Are any of you feeling a commitment to self?
Is there a “pull” to spend some extra time with yourself,
focused only on yourself?
Leave your thoughts in the comments, please.
(Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras/Barbara Moore)

NO – VEMBER

NO – vember Goals –
1.)  NO to creepy crime shows.
***YES to real books.
2.)   NO to coffee.
***YES to tea.
3.)   NO to junk foods.
***YES to healthy foods.
4.)  NO to online streaming/TV.
***YES to fresh air and long walks.
5.)  NO to negativity.
***YES to all things uplifting and encouraging.
6.)  NO to overwhelming sadness.
***YES to joy, joy, joy, joy, joy!
7.)  NO to darkness.
***YES to the light!
8.)  NO to late nights.
***YES to restful sleep.
9.)  NO to bad vibes and the people and things that carry them.
***YES to all the high vibes.
10.)  NO to anything and anyone that no longer supports the greater good in my life.
***YES to old souls and new ones.
SIDE NOTE:
Thanksgiving will be a “free” day.
Fall is in full swing here, including rain I can’t fucking believe it and I am loving it! The colors are popping and I am embracing all that is autumn in Idaho.

What about where you live?
What are the changes you’re seeing?

Our temps are steadily dropping out this way and I do so love my sweater weather.
Are you welcoming the cooler weather and possibly snow or are you running for the sun or a cozy spot next to a nice, warm fire???

Ready or not for us, snow is most definitely on the horizon and I am curious to see if we’ll have Flaky Freddie or Blizzard Bettie.
I’m hoping for Bettie. Sssh. Don’t tell anyone.

Happy November, folks!
Get those fat pants ready!
And, if you’re like me, crank up those Christmas tunes!
MIMI’S MAGICK FOR THE DAY –
A very interesting card for me to start my day with.
The 8 of cups represents leaving behind those people, places, things, (the past) that no longer serve you. This card tells you it’s time to move on either emotionally, spiritually, physically, or all 3.

You can see from my “NO-vember” list that I had already made the choices to move on from that which was no longer serving me.
Personally, I will take this card as a confirmation that I am setting my soul aright with the Universe.
So mote it be.

Are any of you feeling the pull to leave anything behind and move forward?
I would love to read your thoughts on this.(Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras/Barbara Moore)

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW?

Don’t ask me! I don’t know the time or the day! What I do know is that I’ve missed two days of posting and well, here I am now.
I’m still trying to make my life normal again since my sister died. Failing miserably. I spend too much time in bed. Apparently, I’m preparing for my debut on that show, ‘My 600lb Life.’ Seriously. Eating and sleeping is mostly what I do now.

Oh. I also show up to appts an hour early. Send birthday gifts that arrive a day late and on my super cool moments, I gift someone a gift they’ve already got!
Yep. I’m that super cool.

I don’t do death well. – There. – I’ll just leave it at that.
I know Wednesday is ‘Wordless Wednesday’ around the blog-o-sphere and I thought about posting but my photo would’ve been this.
And I missed Thursday because I just missed it. The day got away.
Now it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us.
I seriously have ZERO plans for my weekend.
If I get out of bed, hooray!
If I work on some projects double hooray!
If I don’t, well, at least I opened my eyes.
That’s pretty much where I’m at.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – 
The voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Big Bird’ and ‘Oscar The Grouch,’ Caroll Spinney,
is saying goodbye after 50 years. Talk about spanning generations. This show has been with me, my children and my grandchildren. How crazy is that??

I hope the new voice of ‘Big Bird’ and ‘Oscar’ sounds close to the original otherwise it will be like those weird ‘Flintstone’ episodes when ‘Fred’ and ‘Barney’s’ original voices changed and they didn’t sound the same anymore.
Happy Weekend everyone. I hope you can all get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather wherever you are.
Lots to do out there…
**Pumpkin patch
**Corn maze
**Cider mills
**Hayrides
**Road trips for fall colors
And… If you’re brave not me there are always haunted houses to visit!

Who’s got plans??
Who’s hangin’ at the homestead?
Share in the comments.
I’ll live vicariously through your adventures until I can make some of my own again.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

HALLOWEEN HALF N’ HALF

This. This photo right here is the whole Halloween experience.
You can either have a gross, disgusting, scare the shit outta’ me Halloween.
OR…
You can have a truly ‘Happy Halloween’ with a sheet ghost here and a lit’l Walmart witch costume there.
No need to bring in Stephen King.
Just trick or treat n’ smell my feet.
Not trick or treat my face is raw meat!
I don’t like being scared. Not by costumes, pictures, people or especially food!
Don’t invite me to your Halloween party if these are my snack choices…
Let’s start with the vomiting pumpkins.
**I would be the vomiting party guest.
Any and all food resembling body parts.
Intestine cake, head cake, and a meat head!
No bodily function foods, rodents or things that slime!
Zit popping cupcakes. Rat meatloaf and jello worms!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! None of those foods!
These foods will definitely get me to your party!
What say ye?
Do you prefer cute Halloween foods or gross Halloween foods?
Let me know in the comments below!
Also…
It’s my oldest grandson’s birthday today!
Happy 12th, Seth!!!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – SLEEP STUDY

“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.’
NEED SLEEP TEST CANDIDATES (Boise)
Seeking sleep test candidates ages 18 and up. Pay depending on successful completion of sleep test.
This is an in-home, overnight sleep test specifically testing for…
penile erection and erectile dysfunction.
Male candidates only.

– Okay, first of all I got way too excited over this headline.
Second, was the last sentence really necessary??
Male candidates only…
You’re shitting me.
Only men can participate in a penile erection and erectile dysfunction study???

Well, what the hell?
I guess we’re going to have to have our own sleep test ladies…

Boobs That Go Bump In The Night
Specifically testing for…
***The bed eater boobs.
Those side floppers that you end up laying on and then when you try to move it feels like your bed is trying to eat you.
Maybe. That could just be me.
***Killer boobs.
You know, the ones that end up around your throat trying to strangle you in the middle of the night!
Again, could just be me.
***OR, the haunted boobs.
Boobs that get tangled around your ankles so you feel like a ghost is trying to pull your blankets off.
Definitely me.

And then we’ll add at the end.
Female candidates only.

Well, except this guy. I guess he could join the testing.
I’ve been away. Most of you know why. My sister was battling stomach cancer and with so much sadness and sorrow, I share that she lost her battle.
Your love and hugs and thoughts and prayers across the miles really has been a tremendous comfort and I thank you all for them.

Now. To the part, some of you may not understand.
I can’t be sad anymore.
I’ve been grieving for my sister for a long time and now she is gone and out of the horrific pain she was in and I know that she’s in heaven now.

I asked her to be a guardian angel to my grandbabies and my grown babies and she said she would and then she died on my daughter’s birthday.
I dreaded calling my daughter that morning but one of the nurses did a little happy dance and said, “What a wonderful birthday gift! Your daughter got a guardian angel!”
That made me feel a lit’l better.
I like to think it was my sister’s way of letting me know that she was, in fact, watching over as she said she would.

Side note: My daughter got rear-ended on her way to work shortly after I called to wish her a happy birthday and to tell her that her aunt had died.
Pretty crappy way to start a birthday BUT my daughter wasn’t injured in the accident because why???
She has her very own guardian angel!

Day one in heaven – Score one for the angels.
Okay. Well. A blog post. Hopefully, there will be more.
Thanks for stopping by.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

FRIDAY FOCUS

Good Morning!
First up…
1. The last time I ____________was ____________________.
2. __________________isn’t ___________________.
3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
4. My favorite word is _________.
MY ANSWERS –
#1 – The last time I ate caviar was the last time I ate caviar!
#2Crocheting isn’t knitting.
#3My cancer story is a blessing in disguise and I’m so happy it’s over!
#4 – My favorite word is…
You asked…
Sooooo, I’ve been on this time management kick lately on my quest to make the most out of my 24 hours and attempt to be ultra-productive.
I’ve literally been tracking every move I make every breath I take and feeling like a dog chasing its own tail! This time of year is so busy for me. It’s controlled chaos that needs a little less chaos and A LOT more control!
My issue is, I’m a jumper. I jump from one project to the next and before I know it I’ve got a bazillion projects started and only a few finished. Then, I get overwhelmed and bury my head in a vat of wine until about a week before everything is due and then I’m like a crazy woman trying to get everything done last minute!
Some people call this procrastination.
My dr. calls it adult ADHD.
I call it fucking frustrating!
So, day 1 of chasing my own tail involved setting timers and journaling notes from 5am to about 3pm then my time management mojo said fuck this, I’m out. I seriously could not account for one more nanosecond of my life!
I ended this day with 10 hours of controlled chaos. Go me!
I have zero plans for the weekend and by zero I mean Z-E-R-O. I’m doing absolutely nothing. For the most part, I’m unplugging. I’ll get my blog posts in and visit all of you but my phone will be off and I will be spending many, many, many hours outside. My indoor time will be split between my headphones, great music and creating AND/OR silence, hot tea and a great book.
What about you?
Do you ever just unplug and chill?
What are YOUR plans for the weekend??
I hope you can do something spectacular and can make some spectacular memories. Spectacular memories are good for the soul.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

THANKFUL THURSDAY – ALL AT ONCE

In 2 days we will usher in autumn. It hardly seems possible because I know I was just sweating away ten pounds a day with all of the flippin’ heat we’ve had!
And still, it did nothing for my fat ass.
So, with a kiss and a smile or a kick in the pants and a shove down the stairs – most likely the latter. –
I wave goodbye to all things summer 2 days early and with that, I begin my “thankful” list.
#1 – I am thankful that I’ll be able to see again after all of the summer eye bleaching moments I experienced.

Okay, maybe not this exactly but pretty close.
#2 – I’m thankful that the cooler temps of fall will make other people’s deodorant appear as tho it’s actually working.
#3 – I’m thankful that everywhere I go now it will smell like pies and cookies baking!
I am soooo serious about this thankful list.
The number of people wandering around in dental floss when what they really needed was a circus tent was astounding!
It’s like they all got dressed in the dark!
disclaimer: I’m not “fat shaming” I’m just saying. Try putting on a bathing suit that fits.

And the stinky, sweaty, smelling people that seemed to always be in line right in front of me or right behind me??? Ugh. Seriously? Do you have nasal issues?? You can’t smell your own funk??
Sadly, there aren’t enough pumpkin spiced candles or pies to be baked that can get rid of the funk.
I just went over my thankful list and just in case you were wondering if it’s possible to be bitchy and thankful at the same time. It is.

I hope you have much to be thankful for today even if it’s bitchy thanks.
You know I always want to hear about it so drop your thankfuls in the comments below and have an amazing ‘Thankful Thursday!’
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY – 
Participating in ‘Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop‘ hosted by Brian at ‘Brian’s Home.’ Click on the link to join in!

A WEEK IN REVIEW

Okay, a little more than a week but I’m here and that is a small victory.
I’ve been doing A LOT of soul searching and in turn, I’ve been dropping A LOT of the emotional, stress-filled, hot bricks of this lifetime that are not mine to carry, that were never mine to carry and I’ve turned those searing bricks of darkness into loving and positive stepping stones for my personal journey into the light.

Interestingly enough some life lessons, many of them painful, kept exploding around me like fireworks on the 4th of July.
These lessons reminded me of a story my lit’l sis’ husband told me years ago.

I Sent You a Rowboat

A very religious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A neighbor came by in a canoe and said, “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll paddle to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A short time later the police came by in a boat. “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll take you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A little time later a rescue services helicopter hovered overhead, let down a rope ladder and said. “The waters will soon be above your house. Climb the ladder and we’ll fly you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

All this time the floodwaters continued to rise until soon they reached above the roof and the religious man drowned. When he arrived at heaven he demanded an audience with God. Ushered into God’s throne room he said, “Lord, why am I here in heaven? I prayed for you to save me, I trusted you to save me from that flood.”

“Yes you did my child” replied the Lord. “And I sent you a canoe, a boat, and a helicopter. But you never got in.”

(Source unknown)
***So many people sitting on rooftops waiting and no one recognizing the help that was there all along.

***This story is not connected to nor meant to minimalize what is happening in the Carolinas AT ALL. My heart and prayers continuously go out to everyone being affected by hurricane Florence.
God bless you all!

Speaking of hurricane Florence. I pray that you and/or your loved ones are not in harm’s way of this massive storm.
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’m on standby mode for dr.’s offices, schedulers, and insurance companies.
Questions, questions, answers, answers and my favorite, “someone will call you back this afternoon.” Great.
Their “this afternoon” can be 3 afternoons from now.

In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Also, here in Idaho, insurance companies won’t cover some tests for cancer just because you have a family history of one particular cancer.
You have to have symptoms first.
Hhhmm. By the time you have the symptoms, it’s nearly 99.9% too late.
I wonder how that works out…
Fuckers.

Be safe. Be happy. Love and be loved.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

SWEET SEPTEMBER, I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

Not enough hours in the day to answer that one.
Let me just file the entire month of August in the MIA file of life.
I’ll explain in bits n’ pieces but not today.
Today is September and it’s a pretty special month for me.
My Virgo baby boy turns 25 on the 13th.
What the heck?? He’s half of 50!
Time just needs to slow it’s ass down!
It’s not a race. It’s life and I prefer it in slow mo!
Just a few things about Virgos.
This one suits my boy to a T.
In Chinese astrology, my boy is a rooster.
I’m a rabbit and we get along just fine.
I think the Chinese need to stick to egg rolls.
And in the Celtic zodiac, you get a birthday tree and an animal.
AND… Here are the birthstone and the birth flower.
So many birthday signs!
All of these wonderful traits are my boy and if there’s anything not so wonderful about him I surely do not know.
September is also Lymphoma awareness month.
Found at stage 4, I beat it at stage 4.
Miracles happen or curses depending on who you ask about me.
September is also International Sewing Month.
My first project of September? Kiddie bowl cozies for a lit’l guy back in Michigan.
I hope he likes them.
I probably shouldn’t have used an orange bowl with these.
This pic is a little blinding.
I hope you’re all enjoying this long Labor Day weekend and if you are working it, thank you.
It’s been a little hectic around here so I’m going to head out to a bbq, relax, catch up with some old friends who just moved into their new home and enjoy a few cocktails.

I’m going to try and schedule these posts and see how that works out. I think I can get them to post on all of my social networks from HootSuite. We’ll see.

Okay. I’m out. Enjoy the day and I’ll visit when I get back.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY-

THANKFUL, THIRSTY, THINGS

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR…
1.) – Anyone who takes the time to read the words I write. Really. I appreciate you and I’m thankful for you.
2.) – I’m thankful that I finished one of my crocheted blankets.
3.) – I’m thankful that I had extra oil and coolant in the back of my vehicle today because I needed both!
THIRSTY –
I know that one of my favorite summer drinks definitely counts as a serving of fruit.

WATERMELON VODKA SLUSHIE
These are so delicious and refreshing.
You can find a fabulous recipe for them at ‘Just A Pinch.’
Personal note – I find that the alcohol measurements in most drink recipes, much like speed limits unless there’s a cop nearby, are merely suggestions.
THINGS –
Many, many things going on.
**Idaho passed a law that says you can get a $90 ticket for going too slow in the left lane.
Now if they’d pass one for people who don’t know how to use their fucking blinker!
**Still playing the “hurry up and wait game” with my sister’s drs.
**Not playing the “hurry up and wait game” with my own docs.
One appt. down, 5 more to go.
**Many, many projects to finish up. I’m currently crocheting and hand embroidering. I’ll post pics as I get the majority of “things” done.
**Just joined The Great American Read. It’s 100 of America’s most loved books AND it’s a show on PBS hosted by Meredith Viera.
I know I’m late to the game but I’m in and I’m not rushing. I’m reading the ones I can check out online from our local library first.
Currently, I’m reading ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and I had no idea there were so many chapters in this book! What the hell? And it’s sort of ridiculous. I remember watching the old – really old – ‘Anne of Green Gables’ when I was little. It didn’t seem as hokey as this book BUT I’m going to finish it because I want to read ALL 100 books!
**Netflix is not helping my insomnia in the least. They have a new creepy crime show on…
These people are vile and disgusting and beyond creepy and doesn’t this guy look like a creepier death row Uncle Fester?
You know, Ted Bundy was vile and disgusting but at least he looked “normal” and he gave intelligent and informative interviews.
Did Mimi just defend a serial killer?
What are you thankful for??
When you’re thirsty what’s your “go to” drink?
What things do you have going on??
Please share in the comments below and have an amazing evening!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – TED BUNDY’S LOVECHILD

“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.’
LADIES IN JEEP WRANGLER IN HULLS GULCH
To the two ladies who graciously gave my dog and I a lift back to my truck on Friday, thank you!

Turns out, I broke my ankle on the trail so not having to walk that last ~mile out was greatly appreciated. Thank you again!

If you happen to know two ladies who gave someone a ride in the area on Friday morning, please pass along my thanks!
Rob
***Yeah… Ted Bundy has a similar story…Turns out he broke his arm…
      (The Deliberate Stranger:  The Story of                  Serial Killer Ted Bundy – YouTube)

If you happen to know these two ladies DO NOT pass along Ted Jr’s “thanks!”
Are you fucking kidding me right now???
THIS is Hulls Gulch!
                             (Photo credit, Me!)
I’m not picking up a quarter if I drop it let alone some guy I don’t know with a dog that may or may not be his or that may or may not be trained to rip my leg off!
People are so fucking stupid…

Happy Monday folks!
I’m a little late to the game today. Lots going on. I do have to say, it was fantastic seeing Halloween decorations up in every store I went into today. Seriously. It’s been so hot here ANYTHING that brings thoughts of cooler weather is okay by me!
Tomorrow is another early day for me, in fact, this whole week is going to be early days for me. We don’t have a definitive date for my sister’s surgery so I’m trying to get my schedule in sync and reschedule what I can plus get all of my personal appts., dr. appts., etc. out of the way. I am not looking forward to an MRI. Any of those kinds of tests always freak me out, plus I flatlined in one of them before so yeah, no fun for me at all…

I hope that all of you have had a wonderful start to your week. Don’t work too hard if that’s your gig and if you’re playing, don’t overdo it. That heat is killer out there and apparently, it’s the same all over the globe!

Be well and be safe.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

FRIENDLY FILL-INS AND STOLEN INTRO

***FULL DISCLOSURE
I ganked this whole intro from Sandee at ‘Comedy Plus.’
Great. Now I’m a thefter!
Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions. Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions. If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know. Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is taking a blogging break, please keep her in your prayers.

Here are this weeks questions:

1. I would like tickets to _____________________.
2.Please don’t ask me to _______________________.
3.I’d rather _________ than _________.
4.By this time next year, _________.

Here are my answers:
1. – I would like tickets to Michigan to see the kiddos and grands.
2. – Please don’t ask me to clean the inside of your windshield. I streak!
3. – I’d rather fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves than hear sirens all night.
4. – By this time next year, I will learn how to smile again.

What are YOUR answers? Link up or leave them in the comments below!
Happy weekend everyone! Tomorrow, much like today will be all about running errands for me and getting back into the A/C as soon as possible so I can continue working of Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and baby shower gifts. I’m hoping to find all of the yarn I need to finish up at least 3 blankets this coming week. Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that I can find all of the perfect color matches.

What are your plans for the weekend???
I hope you’ve got something fun planned that gives you great big belly laughs or maybe an adventure to make your spirit soar!

Oooorrrrr maybe just hangin’ with the fam.
That’s always a great way to spend time.
Okay, maybe not all of the time but most of the time or ya’ know, whatever, you can always stay home alone with your bitter ass self!

Whatever you do, whoever you do it with, first make sure they’re legal, then make sure whatever you’ve got planned is legal THEN proceed with your weekend shenanigans!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
Peace out my friends.

THANKFUL THURSDAY – LATE NIGHT EDITION

Jumping on the thankful bandwagon of my friend Sandee over at ‘Comedy Plus.’
The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by another blogger, Brian over at ‘Brian’s Home.’
This is super simple and a nice break in the day, just list some things that you’re thankful for.
Easy peasy.
When you’re done link up at ‘The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop‘ over at ‘Brian’s Home.’
1. – I’m thankful for great doctors!
***Unfortunately, my sister’s tumor surgery cannot be done in Idaho but we had a great almost surgeon here who referred us to a medical team in Utah.

2. – I’m thankful for great news!
***The great news is that the cancer doesn’t appear to have spread into any other organs.
The not so great news is that it has spread further into her stomach than the scans first showed so they will be removing her entire stomach.
3. – I’m thankful for modern medicine!
***Altho it sounds daunting and the medical procedures a bit extreme stage 2 stomach cancer is curable and this procedure has worked countless times and my sister is a great candidate for this surgery.

SO much to be thankful for.

What are YOU thankful for today?
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

5


Seriously.
Five months folks. That’s how many months are left in this year.
2018.
Who can believe this??!!
Well, here we are.
HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!
You could start surprising me by turning off this heat from hell!
Triple digits. Ugh.
Our “cooling trend” of 89 degrees arrives this weekend.
WOO HOO!

That being said, I am hoping, wishing, praying, dancing naked maybe, maybe not for an end to the wildfires, especially in California where people are not only losing their homes but also their lives.
1. Staying cool
2. Errands
3. Crocheting some gifts.
*** I’ve gone as far as I can go on 3 of my blankets because I ran out of certain colors of yarns and none of my go-to yarn stores, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s nor the freak store Walmart had any of the colors I needed.
The search will continue this weekend…
Aaaanddd nobody cares about my yarn struggle.

I think I might be able to squeeze at least one hat out of this yarn.
I used this type of yarn, not the same colors, once and only once for a blanket I made “Miranda” last year.
Never again.
Super challenging to crochet with again nobody cares about my yarn struggle so I tend to stick to smaller projects now when using this type of yarn.
4. Cricuting.
***LOTS of projects to get printed and cut!
5. Christmas cross stitch.
6. Organize, organize, organize!!!
I really dig this guy.
What are all of you up to?
Anything thrilling and spine-chilling to report??
If you’ve got some cooler temps, rain or snow you could send some out this way!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
See? I’m nice like that.

JUST A FEW THINGS

In my head and all around. Just a few things…
More on that another day.
Today it’s Saturday and I’m just gonna’ leave some Saturday humor with you.
It really does. Unfortunately, due to Satan’s warming trend, there will be no relaxing outside anytime soon.
It’s true, we do. All day and all night if we can.
Nothing replaces the love of Saturday morning cartoons.
My favorite was The Jetsons. I SO wanted to be living like that!

Did you have a favorite cartoon?
Do you still have a cartoon Saturday at your home?

I confess I don’t do the new cartoons. They’re too much real life stuff now.
The old school cartoons used to be all about the fun and funny.
AND, we had better commercials back then!
Cool toys and sugary, unhealthy, delicious cereals! Yes!
This one was my favorite cereal. It never got soggy n’ slimy. It didn’t rip the roof of your mouth off AND it had a record on the back!

Did you have a favorite cereal to go along with your favorite cartoons??
Well, friends, it appears that if you live anywhere in the United States you’re getting those temps from hell too, or worse, tornados and monsoons.

Wherever you are I hope you’re staying cool and safe and enjoying every nanosecond of your life because…
Well. You know why.

Much peace and love to you all and thanks for still being here.
You are much appreciated.
Mimi
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
And that’s okay by me!

UNWORDLESS WEDNESDAY – BITCH WINE

Ya’ ever have one of those days where you know you should just stay in bed with the covers pulled up high over your head? That was my day today. I tossed and turned all night and I knew when I opened my eyes this morning my day was completely out of sync.

This heat and repairmen who don’t show up on time or at all. Making zero progress on the million and one projects I have going and not having enough life mojo to lift my pinky did me in.

Please tell me I’m not alone with these days.
Seriously. I’ve been a whiny bitch all day.
You’ll see this vibe continues with the rest of this post.
***I didn’t write about it but I’m totally bummed about Anthony Bourdain. What the hell?? AND, Kate Spade! All in one week! I don’t know what is happening in this world but I can tell you that it sucks major donkey dong.

These suicides, all suicides, are just total bullshit.
And these PSA’s are bullshit too.
Know the signs. Okay.
And in the event that there aren’t any signs??
Then what?
A guilt trip for the survivors??
This whole border separation thing…
First, as a mom, I have to ask.
If you know there’s a chance that you will be arrested sneaking into another country why would you bring your children with you and put them in harm’s way?
Just curious.

Also, please note, I have no solutions. I do support legal entry into this country and I support ICE arresting those who are in this country illegally. My only issue is that I wish they would go after the illegal pedophiles, rapists, murderers and drug dealers FIRST.
I spent over 4 hours trying to figure out two computer programs. More bullshit. Even after sitting thru a 2-hour video. Still bullshit. I’ll step away and get on it another day.

So, that’s basically been my “UnWordless Wednesday.”
Bitch, whine, bitch, whine bitch.
I wish it had been bitch wine!
You can have your wine and drink it too!
I did take a break from my bitching to do a lit’l Netflix binging.
Currently, I’m binging on another dark, British cop show.
‘Marcella.’
Such a great show but why do the Brits always portray their strong, female lead cops as nut jobs?? I haven’t seen one woman on a British cop show who had her shit together and didn’t appear to be batshit crazy.
What’s up with that??
Another late post just under the wire. I’m posting and going to bed. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a much better day, all of the planets will align and my coffee will be stronger than my urge to smack people.

I hope your Wednesday was wonderful and I hope wherever you were you stayed cool if you’re going thru this ridiculous heat. If not, yay you and send some rain and cool temps to the rest of us!

Was it just me today or was anybody else’s day off??
I feel like the Brits could put me in the lead of one of those dark cop shows!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
It is now… Good night.

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Twitch

It’s time again for “Missed Connection Monday.”
Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.’

“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.

SIDE NOTE:
Any and all typos, grammar issues, and/or misspellings came straight from the keyboards of these seekers of romance or impending death.
LADIES AT OLIVE GARDEN SATURDAY NIGHT (Boise)
You were a brunette with a couple other ladies at your table. You were in a black top and blue shorts and wedge heels. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. I winked at you as you left and you looked at me. In the parking lot I winked again and you smiled as I rode away. Love it if you were able to contact me…
***Seriously, twitchy? You’re never gonna’ see this chick again. She probably thought you were on the verge of some kind of seizure! It’s 2018. You wanna’ wink at women and think they’ll swoon I suggest you get back in your time machine and take a trip back to the 50’s where that might have got you laid but I doubt it.

WE MET AT THE ARCADE (Meridian)
You was in booth next to me on Tuesday around noon. It was a great time. You were very big. I should of got you contact info. I know you enjoyed it to.
***Not a clue about this one. “You were very big.” What the hell? Were they doin’ the nasty at an arcade filled with kids?? FREAKS.

SPECTRUM HOTEL VISITOR.. WAS THAT YOU? (Boise)
Thought I saw you getting into the elevator at the hotel. Staying there this week and would like to get the guys together…. let me know…
***Potential money maker. Getting “the guys together” sounds like a group rate to me!
Happy Monday! Stay cool!
And remember…
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

SATURDAY STUFF

Exciting start to my day. Took my pup out to go pee this morning and she didn’t even notice the big, fat cat in the yard chewing on something dead.
Finally got over whatever creeping crud invaded my body. Of course, I blame the hospital and the cancer center. Both places FILLED with sick people!
PS – I call bullshit on all those hand sanitizers and those surgical masks!

Thank the big belly of Buddha, I didn’t have strep!
I’ve been going thru some personal stuff so I’ve been self-medicating with some reading and crafting.
I’m reading two books at the moment.
Does anybody else do this?

Okay, the first book is…
WARRIOR GODDESS TRAINING 
by Heatherash Amara
I bought this book because people were talking about it on Instagram. Seriously.
It sounded interesting and it is! I’m not done with it but it’s already got a 5-star review from me.

The second book, also a 5-star pick for me.
THE LIGHTWORKER’S SOURCE
by Sahvanna Arienta
Apparently, I’m trying to tap into some hidden Goddess power.
Hopefully not this Goddess but we are having the weather from hell
so, meh, could be.
Depends on the day and what who I sit on.
Seriously. In a big way.
A few of my WIP’s.
(Works in progress)
Wow. And with that I will end this post. It’s almost midnight and I promised myself to post today!

HAPPY SATURDAY MY FRIENDS!!!

I hope you’re all having an amazing weekend.
What are you reading??
Is anybody crafting??
What’s your weekend looking like??
I know. I’m a nosey bitch.
Share, share, share in the comments!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

TUESDAY FUN & TUMMY TUESDAYS

Joining Sandee over at Comedy Plus for her weekly linky, “Tuesday Fun!
All you have to do is…
“Post a funny picture. Post a not so funny picture. Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.”
You can join in the fun too! Click HERE!
Hhhmm. Looks like I was way off too.
I thought it was a urinal.
Also joining Sandee for the Tuesday blog hop, ‘Tummy Tuesdays‘ hosted by Cactus Catz.
Per Sandee’s instruction…
“Post anything about food: a restaurant review, a recipe, food photography, a funny food quote, an essay on food — anything food-related because you know like the song says, “Food, glorious food.””

I just came across this in my Facebook newsfeed and I can’t think of anything more disgusting.
My contribution to ‘Tummy Tuesdays.’
Just the thought of this makes me want to vomit.
Happy Tuesday, folks!
Have fun, be weird, drink weird shit…
Hey, whatever tickles your pickle!
DO THAT!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

PAPER BAGS, PAPER STRAWS & MOI

Remember this guy?
Raise your hand if you remember him like this…
Yeah, me either. He should’ve had one of those long, French bread bags on his schlong. He’d of sold more tickets!
Who remembers paper straws????

Now.
What do paper bags, paper straws, and Magical Mystical Mimi have in common????
WE’RE ALL BACK!
Everything old is new again!
That may be a big, fat lie…
I missed Magical Mystical Mimi and from the messages I received, so did a lot of you, so, here I am. Your wish is my comm…
Okay. We all know Mimi follows no commands.
How’s this?
You asked and you have received!
Magical Mystical Mimi is back!
I hope you’re all having a glorious weekend!
I’ve missed you all!
Oh, and by the way, HAPPY JUNE!
I know. You missed me…
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

THANKFUL THURSDAY

I am thankful for modern medicine.
I, however, still cannot pronounce that word! Tomorrow we will mark week #2 with my sister’s chemo and radiation and so far so GREAT. My sister looks amazing and she really isn’t slowing down much at all. Her blood work always comes back phenomenally well so I am very, very hopeful!

My sister was diagnosed with stage 2 gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Current treatment is chemo and radiation with surgery to follow. Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that all of those treatments and surgeries do their thing!
daisy lineAI am thankful to be able to care for my sister as she travels this wretched journey. Of course, as all of you know, it’s all about the laughter for me. Keeping it upbeat and always on that positive note!
I don’t know if this is true but it sure helps!
I am thankful for travel mugs because hospital coffee is HIDEOUS!
I think Dan makes the coffee up at the hospital!
I am thankful for my faith in God, His Son, Jesus Christ and our Beloved Mother Mary. For family to pick up the ball of laughter when I have dropped it and for my beautiful, thoughtful, always so unselfish friend, Miranda, whose love and giving knows no depth.
daisy lineAWithout these blessings in my life, I would surely be lost.
I am thankful for all of you out there in the big wide world of all things blogging. Thank you for reading and listening and following along even when I have lost my umph for blogging.
Mimi’s quote for the day –
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MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Princess Obvious Strikes Again!

It’s time again for “Missed Connection Monday.”
Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.’

“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.

SIDE NOTE:
Any and all typos, grammar issues, and/or misspellings came straight from the keyboards of these seekers of romance or impending death.
GUY WITH A BEARD IN A FORD TRUCK (Fairview & Winco)
I was driving a grey Toyota Corrola on Fairview near Winco on 4/11. Blonde hair clipped back, window down, and wearing a dark colored blouse. We were both checking each other out. You were behind me and then pulled up next to me. Once you got to Winco you turned into the parking lot and waved bye. I regret turning around. If you recall the encounter contact me.
***Dear Princess Obvious, are you new?? You just described every fucking guy in Idaho! This connection is never going to happen and not just because of that oh, so detailed description you gave of your hopeful love connection but also because Winco is NOT a crossroad at Fairview. Winco is a grocery store, dumb ass.
CHEVRON ON HAPPY VALLEY, EMPLOYEE WITH TATOOS
When I see you, I imagine what would happen if I knew how to ask you out, or even just flirt a little, but I don’t. When i see that your working I feel a brief moment of joy, followed by panic; and as I leave I feel disappointed in myself.

I wish I wasn’t afraid, not of the possible (probable?) rejection, or even the embarrassment and humiliation that would follow; I am afraid of success. I don’t want to hurt you, the way I seem to hurt the people I care about the most. I never intend for it to happen but it always does.

When someone first gets to know me, they are either pulled in by curiosity, or repelled by something else; maybe its the aspergers, or co-morbidity with any number of countless diagnoses. Either way, it’s rare and strange for me to feel feelings, but for some reason, I feel them for you.

***You’re afraid of success??? Are you fucking kidding me?? You’re “afraid” that this tattooed employee is actually going to go out with you???
Fear no more my friend. Shuffle that into the “SHIT THAT’S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME” category of life.

“Countless diagnoses, co-morbidity, no feelings…” You’re a fucking psychopath. That would be what repels people! And the only people being “pulled in” are the ones you’ve bound and gagged in the trunk of your car.
To the tattoed employee. Find another job. In another state…
Trying to get back into the blogging groove. The medical hurry up and wait game is more than a little frustrating. Waiting for tests to be scheduled and phone calls to be made. Hopefully, we’ll get some things done this week.

Hey, how ’bout good ‘ol Mother Nature??? Not entirely sure who pissed her off but I’m happy that I’m not in the middle of it. We had some unseasonable snow but we’re done with that now – maybe. Yesterday we had temps in the 70’s and the forecast is for 50’s, 60’s and rain all week. I’ll take but ya’ know the way the weather is all across the board, north, south, east and west. I’m open for anything!
What’s been happening with all of you? Did anybody do anything fun this weekend? I vegged. Totally binged on ‘Dr. Foster’ on Netflix. Another great show. Makes me wonder if the same people who made ‘The Killing’ made this show. I started watching ‘Wallander’ and I also started another crochet project. Totally new to me and hopefully I’ll be done with it within the next couple of days so I can post pics.

Let me know what’s happening in your little pod of existence because as always, I’m a nosey bitch.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

TGIF IS RIGHT

Okay. Time to get back in the blogging game.
I’m taking a breather this weekend. It’s been a very emotional time. My sister has been diagnosed with stomach cancer but her oncologist is very hopeful. She thinks they caught it in the early stages and an operation to remove the tumor may be the route taken. We’ll see. I could add a million details but I just can’t. My mind is jello. I took a bazillion notes at the oncologist’s office but I’m wiped out. My sister, thankfully, is in good spirits and in my opinion, attitude is 80% of the cure.
Happy weekend everyone. Wishing you much sunshine and warm temps, beautiful flowers and blue skies. My Michigan mittens excluded because we know that’s not happening with you guys. Sorry. Be well folks and enjoy every nanosecond of this precious gift we call life.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

LIFE HAPPENS

This wretched disease has touched our lives again. Not me. A close family member. Prayers, good vibes, anything and everything positive are welcome and I thank you in advance.
I’m just going to keep busy. Maybe I’ll post maybe I won’t. I’ll try to but I won’t put the focus on the negativity that has entered our lives. I refuse to give “it” any more power than it already has.
I will swing by and read your posts.
I’ll sew, I’ll crochet, I’ll craft to stay busy and I’ll hit the trails and the scriptures to find peace and I will, most certainly, pray without ceasing.
It’s Thursday and it may very well become a “Thirsty Thursday for me.”
Be well, my friends… And please. If you’re feeling that something just “isn’t quite right” go to the dr. sooner than later..
Your body will speak to you. All you have to do is listen.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

SO, THE OTHER DAY

I forgot to mention on my post the other day (Sunday) that my Jr. High/High School celebrity crush Paul Michael Glaser, a.k.a STARSKY turned 75 years old.
Trying super hard not to remember my dad’s 75th birthday party right now…

‘Starsky’ is the hottie on the right.

And here they both are within the last year.
Paul Michael Glaser/Starsky and David Soul/Hutch.
Still great friends after all these years.
Happy 75th Starsky! You’re still a hottie!
Trending on Twitter today is #MakeAnInsultShakespearean
I cheated and Googled a really cool translator.
My insult was – “Stupid is as stupid does.”
The Shakespearean translation was –
No more brain than stone is as no more brain than stone dost.” 

In Vulcan – “Stupid nam-tor u’ stupid tor.”
In Yodish (Yoda) – “As stupid does, stupid is.”
In Pirate – “Addled be as addled does.”

The translator I used is simply titled,
Fun Translations.’ 
  

There’s a whole list of languages and fun things you can do with language. If you’ve got a minute or two to goof around online check out that site. It is fun.
Speaking of a minute or two. That’s about all of the time I have to get this posted today!
Happy Tuesday – now Wednesday in some places.
Almost to the weekend. Who’s got plans??
I will be hitting the trails, enjoying the sunshine!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

RANDOMNESS OF ME

 

Seriously.
RANDOM THINGS I’VE LEARNED –
***My dog MUST sniff every square inch of grass and run back n’ forth across it about a gazillion times – not an exaggeration – before she finds “her” spot to pee.

***No matter how many times a person bumps into you or slams their cart into your cart while you’re shopping or walks directly between you and a friend having a conversation, that rude ass idiot will NEVER say those two magical little words… EXCUSE ME!
And people wonder why I turn into Wayne fucking Gretzky when I’m out shopping. Because people are idiots.

***We have the nicest mailman on the planet who knows he could be a serial killer. He always brings our packages to the door along with any other mail we have instead of putting one of those “go pick your shit up yourself at the main post office inconveniently located downtown with lines a mile long” pink note cards.

***People – two young girls – will knock on your door, apologize for dropping by unannounced and for not knowing you just to ask you if you speak a foreign language and/or do you know anyone who does? No church pamphlets, no end of the world chats and most disappointingly, NO GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!

***Not everybody has cabbage with their corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. Shocker, some people don’t even celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! No corned beef, no cabbage, no green beer, no wearing green. Why? Because those people can eat whatever the hell they want on any day that they want and the same goes for their beer drinking and ya’ know what else? Those people don’t give a shit if you pinch them for not wearing green because chances are they’ll punch you in the face no matter what color you’re wearing.
Those people may or may not be Italians.
I may or may not be Italian. Busy day today and a beautiful day at that. I hope your week has started out on the “right foot” or the left one I guess. Whichever is your “best foot forward” I suppose. Can you tell I’m tired? Just rambling on and on. Seriously my eyes feel like lead, maybe, I really don’t know what lead feels like. What I do know is that I am one tired mofo and I really need to “hit the hay!” Before one more dorky cliche comes flying out of my mouth.
Good night. Good morning. Happy Tuesday!
MIMI’S QUOTE OF THE DAY –

SUNDAY STEALING – TMI TUESDAY ON SUNDAY

It’s Sunday so it’s time for some ‘Sunday Stealing!’
This is one of my favorite sites on the world wide web. It’s a lot of fun and I really need to do these more often and so should you!
Click on the link to play along!
SUNDAY STEALING – TMI TUESDAY
(Originally posted on a Tuesday somewhere in the abyss of all things defunct blogs.)

1. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
This guy is an asshole. I don’t really care which direction he’s headed as long as it’s out of the media. So not a fan of this jerk or the Kar-trash-ians he hooked up with.
2. You seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy crap, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it? 

3. What is your favorite curse word?
Seriously? Have you read my blog?
(photo credit)

4. You can travel any time in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?

5. You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What’s it gonna be?

6. When did you last use your cell phone as a flashlight?
Omgosh. I’d be so lost without it! – Last night, every night!
It doesn’t help that I can do cool shit like this with it.

7. On a scale from 1-10, how comfy are you being naked?
10+ I don’t like clothes, socks, or shoes.
#IGetItFromMyGrandma

8. When did you last use food or drink to enhance your mood?
This morning… I like to feel magical.
Followed by an evening of fun-filled rainbow pooping!
9. Give us a word that gets you excited.

10. Now give us one that makes you squirm.
See if you can find it in the meme.

11. What word makes you smile?

Thanks to Bev at ‘Sunday Stealing‘ for the fun post!
I really do enjoy these.
Totally broke my blogging streak yesterday.
Computer issues but I’m back today! Go me!
Woke up to snow this morning! Heavy wet snow. Fortunately, it won’t last because the ground is too warm now and look at next weekend!
Hello, spring!
Is anybody doing or have you done, anything thrilling and spine-chilling this weekend?? I’ll be sewing quilt tops today and watching creepy crime shows. I know. I’m living on the edge. Holy smokes. I hope the cops don’t get called!

Well, here’s to an amazing week ahead! Be well, my friends!
Happy Sunday!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
Me too Janis, me too…

McRIDICULOUS

***I’m probably the last person on the planet to know this but McDonald’s now has McDelivery??
Are you McFucking kidding me???
Are there people who eat McDonald’s that really need those heart attacks in a bag DELIVERED???
Get the hell off the couch people! This is McRidiculous!
PS – This was in today’s mail. It expired in Dec. 2017
I wonder how many people are McCrying.
Okay, raise your hands if you would ever have fast food delivered to your home and Chinese food doesn’t count. Also, if you’re wheelchair bound or sick or whatever. That doesn’t count either.

I hope you’re all having an awesome Friday. The party never ends at my place! Sewing and paranormal shows where people STAY in the homes that are HAUNTED.

I’m just gonna’ put this out there and you can call me a wuss or whatever but if my house has dead people sitting on my kids’ beds or throwing glasses at me. Guess what? I’m fucking out of there! If you’ve got friends and family, go stay with them or a shelter or in a flippin’ tent in the park but get the hell out of the house!
SIDE NOTE: I’ve lived in 3 haunted houses but not with creepy old dead families and freaky six-legged shadowy things that try to swallow up my kids and dog!

Here’s my tip.
If your home requires a paranormal team and an exorcism.
MOVE!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY – 

SPIDERS & GNATS & WORMS! OH MY!

1.) It’s been raining for two days and I have no complaints. Ya’ wanna’ know why??? 3 words.
Winter Storm Toby.
2.) When you read that meme up there you sang the ‘Pina Colada’ song in your head, didn’t you?
3.) If you didn’t then you did just now.
4.) Now the ‘Pina Colada’ song is stuck in your head.
5.) You’re welcome.
SIDE NOTE: I lied. I do have one complaint. With all of this rain comes all of the creepy crawly flying things! Holy hell. My back patio is like a worm morgue with all of the jumping spiders playing leapfrog over those stretched out skinny shriveled wormy bodies!

And these little gnat things?? A couple of warm days and these things come out in droves! Seriously. You can’t go outside without sniffing one of these things up your nostrils! And then comes the coughing and the gagging and the eeewww-ing. It’s just not pretty.
So there. That’s my one complaint about the rain. Still, better than snow.
Rainy days are great for staying inside, drinking pots full of coffee (or tea) and getting crafty.
Let’s see..
SEWING –
I can’t seem to stop making these. They’re super easy and sew up so quickly!
They’re microwavable bowl cozies. They are microwavable safe. Put your soup or your chili in your bowl, put the bowl into one of these very cool cozies, nuke it and pull out your soup/chili by the corners of the cozy and straight into your hands. No more burnt fingers or spills! They’re also great for holding freezing cold bowls of ice cream! My family and friends LOVE these so they also make great gifts!

CRICUT –
Latest cut..
Well, this one isn’t really my last cut but I didn’t take pics of those yet so here’s another shirt I made for my daughter because she is the Queen Bee.
Speaking of my Queen Bee daughter..
She’s pretty crafty herself. This is just one of the many awesome platters she has done for her beautiful kiddos school parties.
#shegetsitfromhermama #slayingthemomlife #supermomwifedaughterfriend #shesgottheworldbythetail
CROCHETING –
Currently on the hook..
I have no idea what the stitch is called but it’s super easy and I think I found it on YouTube.
I’m just using up some scrap yarn in shades of pink. NETFLIXING –
Finishing up my binge watching from 2016. Seriously. Apparently, I only got thru 2 seasons TWO years ago. What the hell? Such a great show. I’m on season 3. I’ll be sad to see this show end.
Pulling this post full circle I thought I’d share that “worming” is a thing out here. People dig for worms or use electric prods or probes. The electric prods/probes are much easier. Just stick ’em in the ground and up come the worms. Why do they do this??? They sell them for up to $24.00 a pound depending on the worm. Seriously.
You can read more about it, here.
Okay, well, time to wind it up. I’m trying to post every day and I’ve got about 15 minutes to get this published.

I want to know about your crafting or “must watch shows” or if any of you have wormed or have worms. That would be interesting. I’ve seen dogs scooch their buts across carpet when they’ve had worms. I wonder if that’s what people do.

Leave your answers in the comments, especially if you or someone you know has worms like that guy who had the 5 1/2 foot tapeworm. Soooo disgusting.
You can read about that and see gross pics here.

Okay. I’m out. Be well. Be happy. Be healthy and let your light shine!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

BOING!!!

HAPPY SPRING!!!!Woo hoo! Finally! I thought this day would never come! Criminey! We’ve had some crazy weather out here. Our winter was more like spring and it was only a couple of weeks ago that we had snow! Today, for the moment, it’s sunshine all the way and temps that don’t require heavy coats, scarves, mittens or boots!
THAT makes me happy!
Speaking of happy. Did you know??

Now for something not so happy.
My first and only attempt at some kind of rubbery,
suck-u-lent houseplant. Ugh.
I’m like the Ron Popeil of houseplants. I like plants I can water once a week and move on.
I don’t like having to remember when I watered, how much did I water, did I water too much???
So, here’s the disastrous result…
Despite the pleading from the pot itself, the deed was done.
I am a plant murderer.
True story.
I’ve been away almost a whole month! Since I gave up Facebook and Instagram for Lent I really haven’t been socially networking. I jump on Twitter to get a feel of what’s going on. Lots of political stuff that quite honestly, I’ve lost track of. I don’t know what to read or who to believe anymore, so I just stay away from all of it and do my own thing. So much less stressful that way.

I’ve been doing lots of crafting. I’ll post pics in another post. Believe it or not, I am writing posts ahead of time. Go me! I know I’m missing out on a ton of stuff around here and honestly, it almost feels like I gave up being online for Lent too! I didn’t, I’ve just been super busy. Lame but the truth.

I hope everyone is happy and well and I reealllly hope none of you are getting hit with all of that snow back east! Doesn’t sound much like spring, does it? Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that this is the last storm of the season for them. Sunshine and warm temps just make everything so much better!
Until next time…

PS – This post is brought to you only because Sandee over at ‘Comedy Plus‘ said she missed my posts. She’s so wonderful. If you’re not reading her, you should be! Click on the link and go visit! She’s the best!MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

MY HOBBIES INCLUDE…

BLOGGING
Or at least it used to. I’m trying to find my bloggee vibe again. I think I’m doing better. I’ve got a 4-day streak going here. GO ME!
I’m hoping this gem of a motivation meme will help. However, I am seriously considering throwing in the blogging towel..
#RyanGoslingCrush  #GettingMyVibeBack
CRAFTING
I do all kinds of crafts and lately, it seems to be too many. I got a little burnt out on crocheting at the holidays but I still can’t put my hook down!

**Crocheting
This is what I’ve got going on at the moment.
A baby blanket for a boy. Go figure. I know no one who is pregnant and having a boy or anyone who’s just had a boy. I just grabbed some yarn and started in. This will go in my inventory for an online store I hope to open up sometime in the near future.

I made this soft n’ snuggly, chunky blanket for my friend for Christmas.
***Cricut
I tried a new to me technique using canvas, HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and my heat press.
It’s called reverse canvas.This is the video I followed.This was my result.

My trial run I used a small canvas to see how I’d like it. I liked it A LOT and I’ll do a larger one shortly.
This was a 10×10 canvas and when reversed gives you an 8×8 workspace.

I also did a few things for my kids a while back.
Socks for my son and daughter-in-law.
Super fun. Super easy.
Heat press and HTV.

Made my daughter a couple of t-shirts.
She loved them.
Oh. And I made this wine glass for my nephew.
Not intended to offend anyone because where we come from there are a lot of Jews. Some are friends or old bosses, neighbors, whatever and they never get offended by our politically incorrect humor because they all know the keyword is humor.
Say hello to Jewbacca!
So, those are some of my recent projects. I have some from a while back at the holidays. I’ll make a page up top so you can check everything out if you want to.

Today I’ll be sorting thru some fabric for a few sewing projects I have in mind.
I’ll post those pics as I go as well.
That’s it, folks. For the moment, these are my top hobbies.
I know some of you craft out there.
What’s your favorite “go to” when you need to release those creative juices?
Do you have more than one project going at a time or do you stick with one until it’s done? Clearly, I am not that person.
Our spring-like weather gave way to winter weather, complete with snow that, thank goodness, did not stick because it’s been so warm but wow, what a drop in temps! We went from highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s to highs in the 40’s and lows in the teens! Bbbbrrrr! But no! I’m not complaining because at least we don’t have a foot of snow and we can always layer up to stay warm out there! Okay, well, long post. I think I may be getting my vibe back! Yay!
To all of my Facebook and Instagram pals. I am so, so missing all of you! I still have messenger on my phone if any of you want to send a funny pic or just say hi. That may be a hint..

Happy, happy weekend to you all. Be safe, stay warm, have fun and I hope you make some really great memories.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

AFTERNOON RAMBLINGS…

***Looks like I gave up Facebook and Instagram (for Lent) just in time. Not at all missing the barrage of news/fake news/political tit for tat/NRA disputes, etc., that rears its ugly head with every school shooting, every random shooting, and/or every other atrocity that we humans inflict upon our fellow humans.  There are prayer chains and marches, tears and anger and blame going round and round and then Facebook rolls out its (insert tragedy here) profile frame.

And for what??? Changes? What changes?!

Kindergartners in Sandy Hook were mercilessly gunned down. KINDERGARTNERS! Little ones just barely out of diapers!
Nothing changed for them.
Why should we expect things to ever change?

***I have no solutions but I do have suggestions.
1. – THOROUGH background checks!
2. – If you have a DOCUMENTED MENTAL ILLNESS, no gun for you!
3. – Parents. If your child under the age of 18 takes a gun to school, most probably yours, and MURDERS his classmates and teachers. YOU BOTH GO TO PRISON. Your child had access to your weapon. That’s on you. Or any other adult in the home who owns the weapon and did not secure it properly.
4. – Same gun laws across the board from state to state so we’re all on the same page and not going across state lines to purchase otherwise illegal guns.
5. – PUT THOSE ASSAULT RIFLES AND THAT BUMP STOCK AND ANY OTHER SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS where they belong. With our military and our police officers. Period.
I’ll leave you with this and jump down off of my soapbox.

“The assault rifle is a class of weapon that emerged in the middle of the last century to meet the needs of combat soldiers on the modern battlefield, where the level of violence had reached such heights that an entirely new way of fighting had emerged, one for which the existing weapons were a poor match.”

“The name “assault rifle” is believed to have been coined by Adolf Hitler.”

“Hitler hailed his army’s new wonder weapon by insisting that it be called not by the technical name given it by its developers, the Machinenpistole (the German name for a submachine gun), but rather something that made for better propaganda copy. A Sturmgewehr, he called the new gun: a “storm” or “assault” weapon.”
(A Brief History of the Assault Rifle – The Atlantic)
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR TODAY –

FREE TRIAL MONTH PART 2

Apparently, my “free trial month” is now a month and a half.
Geez, Louise. I’ve seriously got to get it together.
I’ve totally lost mine.
For someone who doesn’t lead a particularly busy life, I sure am busy!
I’ve also had computer issues and have been constantly battling the cold/flu season out here. Fortunately, still no flu but I have had the sniffles and that may just be some kind of mental trigger that happens when I’m out n’ about and inconsiderate assholes people cough/sneeze in public and DON’T COVER!
(Huge pet peeve. Read this post.)
The good news? As I said, no flu. I’m feeling much better than I was a couple of days ago. I’m still tired and achy but I’m getting better.
The BEST news? My son and daughter-in-law bought me a new computer for Valentine’s Day! So unexpected… They’re just great kids and I love them so much and the computer is pretty cool too.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Happy, Happy to all of you!
If you celebrate it, I hope you’re having fun. If you don’t, hey, chocolate goes on sale tomorrow!
Also, here’s a pic of a random Valentine’s couple.
Feel the loooove! Not just today but always!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY
It really does!
PS – I gave up Facebook and Instagram for Lent.
Seriously, it’s incredibly difficult to go off track when you’re promising God.
Also, to those who part take and celebrate, have a blessed season of Lent.

FREE TRIAL MONTH

Seems I had a bit of a crash n’ burn with the month of January. I’ll try to do better this month.
Apparently by starting 4 days into the month.
#DoOver
QUESTIONS –
***Did any of you get the chance to see the super blue blood moon?
– I missed it. The clouds were all over the place down here in the valley and it was way too early in the morning to go trekking up the mountains.

***What about Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of 6 more weeks of winter? True or false? Yay or nay?
If that proves to be true it won’t bother me in the least! We’ve had record breaking temps into the 60’s and that is a beautiful thing!

***Are you watching the Super Bowl today and if so, who are you rooting for? The Patriots or the Eagles?
– I know nothing of the Eagles but I’m pulling for them and ONLY because Tom Brady irritates me. The only time I root for the Patriots is when they’re playing the Seahawks and that’s only because EVERYONE out here is Seahawk crazy and they shove it down your throat with a pitchfork. Seriously.
Oh, and PS, I won’t be watching the Super Bowl. I’ll be Netflixing The Godfather trilogy.

***If you are watching and even if you’re not I suppose, what’s your favorite Super Bowl food?
– I like a good batch of chili and some pulled pork sandwiches and random chips n’ dips.
IN THE CRAFTING CORNER –
Too many irons in the fire! Crocheting, sewing, painting, Cricut. One day I’ll get around to taking pics and actually posting them here!

STREAMING –
I’ve been cheating on Netflix with Hulu and just finished watching a great show, now canceled, of course, called Revenge.
It – was – amazing! And now I want to be Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke because she is badass.

I’m not streaming anything else at the moment. I usually only stream when I’m crocheting, it’s a mindless craft for me so I can watch while I crochet. Right now I’m painting and cutting with my Cricut. This requires my attention so it’ll be Dr. G Medical Examiner streaming in the background. You don’t really have to watch Dr. G to know what’s going on. You can listen. She explains things pretty thoroughly.
ON THE HOME FRONT –
First and foremost, NO FLU! Not here, not with any of my kids or any of my grandchildren and I am SO incredibly thankful for that! I hope the same holds true for all of you! This flu that is going around is no joke! If you haven’t done so already, please, GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

However, despite not having the flu I am sickened. Sickened that one of our local priests – not mine – was arrested and charged with 10 counts of felony sexual exploitation and 1 count of a controlled substance. It’s beyond disturbing to me on so many, many levels.

Also disturbing? The USA Gymnastic sexual abuse cases. What the hell is wrong with people?? Is there no safe place for our children and grandchildren?? It’s so infuriating and kudos to the dad that went after that piece of shit team doctor, Nassar. The deputies should’ve moved a little bit slower and let that dad get in at least one good fist to that scumbag’s head! As my kids posted on Facebook, “Mom, this would’ve totally been you.” Yes.. Yes it would have.

I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time cleaning up my computer. Downloading and saving what needs to be downloaded and saved because as much as I hate to see my lit’l all in one Dell – that my kids hate – go, I think she’s on her last leg after nearly 5 years. Now the only decision to be made is laptop or desktop…
Going to make my rounds now. Reading, commenting, sharing, posting. I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday today and if you’re rooting for a Super Bowl team, I hope they win!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

I BLAME KINDERGARTEN

This is a repost from 2016. Why?
Because in the words of Danny Zuko in Grease…
I’ve not had a really bad cold or flu this season and I don’t want to start now. This repost says it all and I’m taking some Zicam and heading to bed.
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I’ve been sick. It’s contagious. You can read about the inconsiderate asshole I caught it from here. And ya’ know, the more I’ve thought about it the more I’m convinced that we learned this inconsiderate behavior in kindergarten. Seriously.
I blame kindergarten.
leaves barSharing is a big deal in kindergarten. There was a whole list of things to share in kindergarten.
***Share your crayons.
***Share your paste. – I’m old. –
***Share your paints.
***Share the swings, the teeter totter, the jump rope. Your bat, your ball, your mitt.
***Share EVERYTHING!

Yeah. Thanks, kindergarten.
You should’ve had a list of things you DON’T share.

Here, let me help ya’ out with this one.
Top of the list????
***Don’t share your fucking germs!!!!
***Don’t share your cold.
***Don’t share your flu.
***Don’t share your diarrhea.
***Don’t share your ringworm.
***Don’t share your pinkeye.
***Don’t share your fucking lice!!!

I’m pretty sure parents everywhere would appreciate my list.
What they won’t appreciate?? Missing work to clean up shit and vomit from every member in their household including themselves!
leaves barFortunately, I think I’m on the tail end of this “bug.” It’s moved to my ears and I’ve still got one stuffed nostril and one runny nostril. I’m thinking about shoving a tampon up the runny nostril except what happens if I pull it out and then that nostril is all stretched to hell and doesn’t go back because I’m fucking old and your skin doesn’t bounce back like it used to in your 20’s/30’s??? Then I’m stuck with one big ‘ol, floppy Kevin Bacon, cannon sized nostril!
Not even kidding. Kevin Bacon has the biggest fucking nostrils ever.
See?? GIANT nostrils!
leaves barHere’s how you can do your part and not be an inconsiderate asshole during cold and flu/snotty “bug” season.
If you can, stay home and get yourself/child better.
Cover when you cough/sneeze.
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands.
Make sure your kids cover when they cough/sneeze and that they wash their hands too!
It’s soooooo important.
Kids pass this shit around like it’s a joint at Woodstock! Everybody gets a hit whether you want one or not!

Schools and daycares are one giant petri dish of all things contagious.
I’m not saying spray your kid down with Lysol but ya’ know…. You spray them with ‘Off’ in the summer time..
It’s a thought..
leaves barMimi’s quote for the day –
I’m pretty sure Johnny was in the grocery cart the other day blowing snot bubbles. leaves barfeather

AND THE GARBAGE GLOBE GOES TO…

Pretty much anyone who picked up one of these worthless paperweights.
 This was me half watching the Garbage Golden Globe Awards.
And I really mean only half watching. Most of the time I was up and down doing other things or I was on my phone. I shoulda’ stayed on my phone.

Here’s my top 5 list of celebrity morons that I will never watch in anything ever again.
1.) Meryl Streep
2.) Reese Witherspoon
3.) Barbara Streisand
4.) Seth Rogan (whiner)
5.) Nicole Kidman

These people are the reason parents still ask their kids, “Well, if Meryl jumped off a bridge does that mean you’d jump off a bridge too?” Apparently for the majority of Hollyweird that would be a resounding yes.
#Idiots
I’m not going to critique everyone’s dresses/suits/outfits tonight because we’ve all seen people dressed in black heading to a funeral. Bedazzle that shit and that’s what everyone was wearing.

I would like to point out this woman and I don’t know who she is or what show she’s in but did she not know she was going to an awards ceremony tonight?
Holy fuck. She looks like they just pulled her straight from the nursing home still wearing her nightgown! I do more with my hair and make-up heading to the grocery store!

Ugh. Needless-to-say, if this was the prelude to the Oscars I most definitely won’t be watching those, not even half watching. I don’t often watch the awards shows anyway but obviously every now and again I need a reminder as to why I don’t watch.
Shallow, truly stupid celebrities.
Yep. That’s pretty much it.
I had a super busy morning/afternoon and I’ll share that fun stuff with all of you tomorrow. I’ve been up and running since 5:30 am and I need to close my eyes for a few hours.

I hope all of you had a great Sunday. And I really hope none of you wasted one precious moment of your lives even glancing at those Garbage Globes.

Mimi’s quote for the day –
(Page 7)

NEW YEAR, NEW…

BLOG LAYOUT!
Ohhh but I am Sgt. Benson.
No surprise to my wonderful readers and fellow bloggers. You know I like to change things up from time to time and I’m diggin’ this layout – for the moment.
I made a tab up top of my page specifically for my 365 Days Of Granny Squares. If you’re interested, take a looksie. I know that crafting isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. I’ll probably be making more tabs for other things as well, again, just for the curious eye.
It’s been a slow Saturday out this way. The snow is melting, the temps will be near 40 this week. Plenty of sunshine and all is right with the world. At least this corner of the world.

Spent the day cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and tomorrow I’ll be at the mall in search of the perfect tee shirt for my perfect daughter so I can use my Cricut and heat press to put some cute sayings on said tee shirts IF I can find what I’m looking for.
I’ll post a pic when it’s done, which hopefully will be tomorrow.

Lots of projects in the making. I’ll post ’em here or make a tab. Maybe both.

Really nothing earth-shattering happening today. Oh. A little town about a half hour away (Nampa, Idaho) was trending on Facebook today. Apparently finding two dead men in an apartment is trendy. Who knew?
I’d post a link but there’s no news to report. Two dead Mexican guys, that’s it, that’s all. No leads. No answers.
They probably knew each other and it was probably over drugs. If I had to guess…

Tomorrow night the Golden Globes will be on. Anybody watching? I heard that all of the women/men who have been sexually assaulted, offended, the #metoo movement will all be wearing black. Not entirely sure how that’s going to help anything but whatever..
I have my own thoughts on that whole #metoo movement but that’s for another post.

I’m super tired and my eyelids are slamming shut.

Happy Weekend!

Mimi’s quote for the day –

(Page 6)

JERRY SPRINGER IN DA HOOD

I don’t know about America on the whole but I can definitely vouch for my neighbors. Remember when I told you about our new neighbors?
You can find one post here and another one here.
Well, we’ve got another neighbor. Not new. She and her flavor of the month live behind us in a totally separate complex and seriously if anyone ends up shooting up the neighborhood it’ll be those two. With a 3-month-old baby in the house…
We live in an apartment on a lower level. We have a small patio, with a small backyard and invisible boundary lines from one next door neighbor to the next. We have a fence in the back that separates our apartment complex from the one on the other side of the block.
The fence looks like this. Chain link with white privacy slats. Our fence isn’t as new but the slats are all intact. You get the idea.
I would’ve gone out and taken a picture of our actual fence but it’s late and the flash from my phone would’ve really freaked out the psycho then.
Apparently when we go out on our back patio the psycho behind us thinks we’re staring at her and trying to look in her house. Please see photo above.
What the hell can we see and more to the point how can she possibly see us to know that we’re staring at her and/or trying to look into her house???
She’s a freak.
She yelled at my kid – once. – And every night she and that flavor of the month that got drunk one night and drug her across the swamp argue at the top of their lungs. Every night. Into the wee hours of the morning. They even chase each other around the complex!

Other neighbors on our side have told them to shut the hell up. Everybody has called the cops on them and the cops do show up but as soon as they leave the two lovebirds go at it like two junkyard dogs. I can’t imagine a bigger waste of time for our law enforcement than having to deal with those idiots every night.

I wonder how much trouble a person would get into for tossing a strip of firecrackers over the fence while they’re in the middle of one of their nightly Jerry Springer-a-thons….
Asking for a friend.
But wait! There’s more! Our new neighbors two doors down in the next building? They’ve gone at it like junkyard dogs but so far they don’t appear to be repeat offenders.
My son and I were standing outside under our carport and this chick comes staggering up the sidewalk asking us to call 911 while her boyfriend is coming up behind her…
She tells him to get away, he does, he says he’ll call 911. I had my son call just to make sure because this girl was a bloody mess. Prince Charming punched her in the face and busted her nose and knocked some teeth loose! The cops came. The paramedics checked her out.

She was kissin’ on him the next day..
The other night my son and I were coming in from the store and we heard somebody scream in another building and just as I felt my “S” puffing up on my chest, my son was like, “no mom, just keep walking.”

Mr. Rogers made it seem so easy.. “Won’t you be my neighbor..”

Mimi’s quote for the day –
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***Oddly enough, spent a good portion of the day shopping looking for those 75% off Christmas sales. I’ll be back at it again tomorrow. Biscuits n’ gravy for dinner to keep the chill away. It worked.

***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their
365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #4.  (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
Sorry for all of the ugly granny squares but I am seriously using up scrap yarn. I tied it all together, rolled it into a ball and this is how it’s coming off. Once it’s gone I’ll be making normal granny squares.

Swashbucklin’ Grandpa

Facebook is like a maze. You start out one place and then 200 clicks later you find yourself on Errol Flynn’s grandson’s page.
I know. Errol who?  I’m old.

Errol Flynn was an actor and my first Hollywood crush.
This is what he looked like when I crushed on him.
He was probably a jerk in real life and from what I’ve read, he would’ve definitely been on the #metoo list of guys getting nabbed for sexually harassing women/men.
Whatever. I didn’t know him. I just crushed on him.

And much like fine wine, he got better (looking) as he got older…

Fast forward however many years it takes for him to become a swashbucklin’ grandpa of this fine creature.
Yessssss. The gene pool continues on!

Now, don’t ask me how all of my clicks on Facebook led to this hottie’s page but I thought it was a pretty cool find.
His name is Luke Flynn and aside from looking hot, I have no idea what he’s all about. Let’s hope he doesn’t wind up on the #metoo list.
I’ve gotta’ tell ya’ folks I’ve got no complaints out my way and I am keeping all of you east/northeast coasters in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like another winter blast for all of you. I’m praying super hard no one loses their power and has plenty of gas to keep their vehicles warm and running.

If you’re like me and fortunate enough not to be in those winter storms with all of the cold and ice they bring, please join me in sending good vibes to those bundling up and hunkering down.

Mimi’s quote for the day – (Page 3)

***Seriously slept thru the day, afternoon and early evening. Drinking hot green tea, taking Ibuprofen, snuggling under the covers and hoping I am not getting sick.

***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their
365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #3.  (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
#YARNutopia #385DaysOfGrannySquares

A RETRO A GO-GO

I know, I know. Every year I whine about not living like the Jetsons and yet another year has passed and hello??!! Not even a whisper of the Jetson’s lifestyle!

Seriously, my lit’l nerdy tech nuggets get it together and get off the “new and improved” video games, tablets, and smartphones. We have enough of those!
It’s the year 2018 for cripes sake!
What we don’t have enough of is THE JETSONS!
– Jetson’s rant over. –
**Spot the retro, very hip phrase.
Day 2 of the New Year and my friend sends me this –
This is going to be so weird. And, even weirder?
My birthday is April 1st. So, me and the Lamb of God sharing a day. Let that sink in for a minute..
You guys probably don’t want to stand too close to me on that day. A bolt of lightning might come flying down, meant for me, not any of you of course.
Oh, hey, did any of you catch this little announcement?
Hoda – who I love – has taken creepy Matt Lauer’s place as co-anchor on the Today Show.
Fantastic. Love her.
Now get rid of Savannah. I think she’s as fake as any one of those Kardashian lips, tits or ass and that’s pretty damn fake!
If I ran the network. I would do the fair and just thing.
I would fire Savannah – the Matt Lauer lover that I don’t like.
And hire….
That’s right. Ann Curry! She deserves her job back. Douche bag baldy Lauer didn’t like her – probably because she wouldn’t let him cop a feel or drool all over him – so he had her fired. She should be hired back. Her and Hoda would make a great team.
Okay. We’re into day two of the new year, any earth-shattering news to share in your corner of this crazy world?
Anybody make any resolutions? – I don’t make ’em.
Anybody have those nasty burnt tasting black-eyed peas for luck on New Year’s Day?
Who’s stuck in the deep freeze that’s all over the news EVERY day!?
Omgosh, I am so happy that we’re having a “normal” winter here. Enough snow to have a white Christmas and normal winter temps. In fact, the snow is melting now.
The mid-west and all points north and east. Geesh. I’m not sure when you guys are going to thaw! I hope you’re all keeping as warm as you can and I pray you all have heat. I’ve been reading about so many people not having heat and I hope that list doesn’t include any of you!

Wow. Late post. Not sure how the day got away but here it is almost 11pm. Be well my friends and sleep tight!
Sweet dreams ~

Mimi’s quote for the day –
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***Organized, tossed n’ cleaned. Christmas is still up. Took a late night trip to the mall. Listening to my pup snoring. 

***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their
365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #2.  (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
#YARNutopia #385DaysOfGrannySquares

365

Happy New Year everyone!
May the blessings of heaven rain down on all of you!
Sending prayers for much love, good health, joy, peace, happiness, and lots of laughter. Lots n’ lots of laughter…

Mimi’s quote for the day –
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***Spent time with family. Ate some great food, enjoyed a cocktail (or three) relaxed, watched the “ball” drop, vegged out on Netflix today and enjoyed life. Thankful and blessed.

***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their
365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #1.  (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
#YARNutopia #385DaysOfGrannySquares

PSSST…. OVER HERE…

A couple of changes in case you haven’t noticed…
Something funky is going on with my whole Blogger/Google+ account. It’s been hit or miss letting me sign in or out! I’ve literally had to shut my computer down just to get out of the endless Google loop of not letting me do what I wanted to do! I don’t know what the deal is but I’m happy I backed everything up because today was another “no go” for me and Google+. So, until I figure out what the issue is, here I am, hangin’ with the angels and devils once again.
SIDENOTE: My kids think it’s my POS Dell computer.
Sooooo. What’s new and exciting?? Anything thrilling and spine-chilling to report?
I’ve got nada for this post. I finally pried my crochet hook out of my hand and have replaced it with my sewing machine. Lots of projects out the door and in the works and some to be saved for Christmas.

Today in Boise it’s going to be a wonderful 61 degrees and then, boom, a 20+ degree temp drop and I’m okay with that. The summer of hideous heat is still fresh in my mind and I am still enjoying these cooler temps.
There is so much to chat about and catch up on. I’m heading your way! Oh. And for those of you on Facebook with me. I deactivated for a while. I’m kinda’ hangin’ out in Instagram-land and Twitter-ville. Less tempting for me to sit on my ass for hours on end and waste time and a little more low key. I’m diggin’ it for now. I’ll probably come back to Facebook eventually. I always do. Not sure when.
1, 2, 3! Everybody hold your breath!
Sometimes I write things to simply amuse myself…

I’m still posting on my FB fan page and you can visit me there by hitting that cool little like button on my FB badge over to the right. Grazie!
Mimi’s quote for the day –

Happy Peanut Butter Lovers Month!

Has the cold weather settled in where you are or are you still enjoying plenty of sunshine and warm temps? Out here in Boise, we are definitely cooling off. No snow in the valley just yet but plenty in the mountains. 

My oldest boy sent pics of the grandkids on Halloween and there was definitely snow on the ground in northern Michigan. They still went trick or treating of course because, well, it’s Michigan and that’s what you do.
And… FREE CANDY!


So weird, Michigan gets free candy but apparently, here in Idaho, we give out something else for free. 
MARIJUANA! Not even kidding.
You can read all about it here.

We had a little bit of Halloween excitement on the home front but that’s for another post. Let me just say this, neighbors, ya’ can’t live with ’em, ya’ can’t punch ’em in the face…
Or can you??

In the “did you know” category of life…
I didn’t know this but I am definitely a peanut butter lover. 
I always choose Jif! 

Click here for a short – very short – read on all things peanut butter lover month. Including a brief history of peanut butter. Did you know that peanuts aren’t even nuts??? They’re legumes. Who knew?

Are you a peanut butter lover?? 
My favorite cookies are peanut butter. 
Peanut butter chicken is my favorite Chinese dish.
A guilty pleasure? Peanut butter, banana, and mayo sandwiches.
Do you have any peanut butter favorites?
What’s everybody’s November looking like? Can you believe we’re 2 months away from 2018?? 
Still bummed we’re not living like the Jetsons.. Just sayin’.

What are your plans for the upcoming holidays or is it too soon?
I think we’re having a low key Thanksgiving but a very social Christmas.
Welcome, November… The month of thankfulness.
What are you thankful for today?
Today and every day, I am thankful for my children and grandchildren. 

SAY YOU WON’T LET GO…

#8 – Friday, October 27
PROMPT = Put your Ipod on shuffle/turn on the radio to your favorite station – Write a post using the song as your prompt.
Yay! A musical prompt! No more of those “peelin’ the layers offa’ my life,” posts! Criminey.

This post is super easy. This is one of my current fave songs. 
SAY YOU WON’T LET GO by James Arthur.

It just sorta’ takes you back to a younger time when you really believed that there was some dreamy guy out there and he was totally going to make your life as romantic as this song sounds.
I’m wishing all of you a great weekend. We’re having a Halloween party here tonight and playing ‘Cards Against Humanity.’ If you haven’t played that game (cards) you should really give it a try. It’s hilarious!

Hey, when is trick or treating where all of you are? I can find zero info for our area but neighboring towns are trick or treating on the 28th. Apparently in some towns, if Halloween falls on a weekday the kids go trick or treating the weekend before. That way they’re not all out running around on a school night and then heading back to school the next day “wired” from all of the candy. 

Interestingly enough we always went trick or treating on THE DAY OF Halloween, October 31st, school night or not. Also, rain, snow, sleet, or any other kind of weather Michigan could throw at us! I think altering the real dates of holidays takes away a lot of the fun but what do I know?
I neither make the rules nor follow them.
Happy Friday folks, thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the song!

TELL THEM BORIS SENT YOU

#7 – Monday, October 23 –
PROMPT = Monster
Such a great quote by Stephen King and so true. 
Sadly, sometimes those monsters do win. 

It’s one of my goals to never let them win with me. 
Fifty-four years in, so far so good. 
Therapy helps. Meds can too.

One of my docs told me once, “If you want. I can write you a prescription to go to the store and pick up a six-pack or a couple of bottles of wine.”
I was like, “No way. I’m not going to be “that” mom sitting in a recliner drunk all day.”
Then he said, “Or I can write you a prescription for something you pick up at the pharmacy. 
One is socially acceptable, the other not so much.”
I chose the pharmacy.

I suppose the take away here is that there are ways to keep the monsters at bay. First step? Tell somebody what’s going on and go from there.There’s no shame in asking, receiving or admitting that you need some help.You can only keep things bottled up for so long. Eventually, your body will expel them. My personal opinion is that it would be safest to let that happen under a doctor’s care.

Oh. And PS – Street drugs and alcohol aren’t the answer. I’ve never gone down that road but I know people who have and it’s heartbreaking.

DON’T LET THE MONSTERS WIN!
Omgosh. When did my blog get so serious and turn into a PSA for the entire blogosphere?
Hopefully, my upcoming post for this challenge will be a happy or funny one! 

Happy Monday everybody! I’m wishing you all a great week ahead and may the only monsters you have to deal with be the ones dressed in costumes heading to fun parties!
I couldn’t leave this post on a “downer” note so here’s a pic of one of my favorite monsters.
I mean “Munster.”

WAS THERE AN OPTION?

#6 – Friday, October 20 –
PROMPT = 
You can choose courage or you can choose comfort (but) you cannot have both.                                                                  Brene Brown

I have always chosen courage because comfort never seemed to be an option.

**Strict Catholic, career military upbringing.

**Survived an attack by two men who made me jump out a 3rd story window with them.
(I got away when I hit the ground.)
No worries tho. As they told the police.
“We weren’t going to kill her or anything. We were just going to take her in the woods and rape her.”
(I was 20 yrs. old and had just given birth to my first child two weeks prior to this attack.)

**Single mom, 4 kids 
(No welfare, no child support. I did this crazy thing called, work.)

**Stage 4 cancer survivor.

Nope. I’m pretty sure comfort was never an option and honestly, I’m okay with that.
Always…