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 –
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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…

#5 – DISOBEDIENCE

#5 – Monday, October 16 –
PROMPT = Disobedience

I’m not a fan of the word disobedience, or it’s step-sister, disobey.
I think it sounds too harsh and it feels suffocating. It conjures up visions of private schools and principal’s offices and the military and those 1950’s husbands.

AND YET…. Were it not for the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden we wouldn’t be here.
So, there’s that.
Do any of you have words you’re not a fan of? Words that maybe sound too harsh? 
Words that conjure up visions of 
(fill in the blank but not with porn please.)

I hope your Monday has started out well for all of you. Some of you I see on Facebook and I KNOW your Mondays have started out spectacularly well. Happy days are always a bonus.

I’m full speed ahead on Christmas projects/orders. Started another afghan today. These seem to be a big hit. I have a couple more on the list. I also brought my sewing machine out. This is such a gloriously busy time of the year for me. I love it all but it doesn’t leave you with much time in the day or night!

Continue to enjoy the week ahead and I’ll be back sooner than later. I am getting some reading and commenting in so that’s a plus.
If I haven’t gotten to you I really am heading your way.
SOOOOOO true!

BREATHLESS

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.

#4 – Friday, October 13
PROMPT = Bated breath

11 years ago on this day, I waited with bated breath to find out whether or not I had the flu.
I didn’t.
Instead, I found out I had cancer.
That diagnosis left me breathless then and it leaves me breathless now.

From these short posts, you may have guessed that talking about my cancer isn’t one of my most favorite things to do. I don’t mind sharing that I’m a survivor because God gets the credit for that. The rest of my cancer journey was a nightmare and I’m not a fan of nightmares.
Happy Friday the 13th! 
I spent the day baking and working on Christmas presents.
What did YOU do??
Did you see any black cats?
Walk under any ladders??
Are you superstitious??

Here’s to a safe weekend and a beautiful week ahead.

2006

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge.

#3 – Monday, October 9 – PROMPT = Terminal

What “they” said my cancer was in October of 2006.
Terminal.
“They” were wrong.
Stage 4, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor.
Happy Monday, friends. 
Wishing you a week filled with the loveliness of the fall season.

PURE MICHIGAN

This is my second post for the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Challenge.

#2 – Friday, October 6 – PROMPT = Nostalgic

This time every year I find myself nostalgic for fall in Michigan. As you can see from the photo at the top of this post it gets quite colorful and in person, this sight will take your breath away.
And it’s not just the amazing colors that make fall spectacular in Michigan.
You can smell hunting in the air and then just like that, nearly every man in Michigan is putting on his flannel whether he hunts or not.
Raking damp leaves and jumping in them.. It’s a smell I’ve only ever experience in Michigan.
The cider mills with their fresh apple cider and warm donuts. We don’t have those out here. Going to the apple festivals, and corn mazes, hayrides, and bonfires.
And of course, Detroit Lions football, win or lose. Mostly lose but that’s okay. I still watch and I still cheer!

Seriously folks. The struggle is real.
Right about now northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are aglow in the beautiful colors of fall.
The “Mighty Mac” (Mackinac Bridge) connecting the two peninsulas framed in the glory of fall. 
I love this bridge and I miss crossing it. 
(Not my photo. Found on Google.)

My favorite town in the U.P. (upper peninsula) is St. Ignace. It’s beautiful there year round but in the fall it is stunning.


It’s always a coin toss for me as to which I love more, the mountains or the Great Lakes. In the fall, Michigan wins hands down. Or maybe it’s a hand up!
Happy Friday, folks! It has been a whirlwind week and as soon as I decompress a lit’l bit I’ll be back to write more because I have SO much more to write!
Thanks for hanging in there with me.

SO MANY PATTERNS TO CHOOSE FROM!

Happy October Everyone!

I hope this month is good to all of you! It’s definitely going to be an exciting month for me! A wedding AND a new grandbaby! I’m pretty sure my feet are no longer touching the ground and I’ll tell you, my heart is about to burst with pure joy! 

This month I am also participating in the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Challenge
– Say that three times fast! – 
These are the days and the prompts. 

We don’t have to follow the prompts. We can write about anything on those days. I’m going to try to follow along with the prompts. I’ll be scheduling my first post of this challenge, which is this post, so I hope it posts when it’s supposed to!

#1 – Monday, Oct. 2 – PROMPT = Pattern

I decided to use my current crafting obsession, crochet, as my reference point for this prompt.
My favorite crochet pattern for this fall is the Campfire Cardigan.

(Not my photo or handiwork.)

I haven’t made one yet but I’d like to get one done at least in time for spring. I love that it’s worked in the granny square stitch because, to me, the granny stitch/square is the easiest crochet stitch to work with. I also love that it reminds me of my grandma’s handiwork and also that it’s got a 70’s hippie vibe to it.
I will be making NONE of the following patterns…
I know it’s not a real animal but it still totally creeps me out.

NO man should EVER put these on, not even if your wife made especially for you.
JUST – SAY – NO!

I have no idea what these women are doing.. But, NO!

And this one??? People are just freaks. I wonder how much they had to pay her to parade around in that!
So, there it is. My twisted take on today’s prompt, pattern.
I’m going to cross my fingers, eyes, and toes that this posts when it’s supposed to. I haven’t had much success with scheduled posting in the past but I guess we’ll see.
On the plus side, this should be the only post I have to schedule.

I wish all of you a happy and healthy start to this “spook-tacular” and I will see you all and read you all as soon as life takes an extended pause in my lit’l corner of the world.

GRATEFUL FOR LIFE’S BASICS – WEEK 2 #everydaygratitude

Another week of #everydaygratitude with Corinne over at Everyday Gyaan.
As always, you are welcome to join in just click on the link!

This week was a little challenging but there were/are many things to be grateful for.

**My daughter’s bridesmaid dress got shipped to here (Idaho) instead of to Michigan where she lives and had a scheduled fitting.
**The bride-to-be has a cold or allergies or something making her feel miserable.
**One of the other bridesmaids had a problem with her shoes. She found the perfect pair only to find they were two right shoes so she had to order another pair. The new shoes came in too big! She decided to just shop in her own closet. She’s wearing a long dress and no one will see her shoes anyway.
**And last but not least.
We had a little water issue.

My grateful list this week is looking like this…

1.) I’m grateful that my daughter was able to straighten out her dress mix-up although truth be told, she could have shown up in her pajamas and that would’ve been just fine.
2.) I am grateful for the medicine available to us to combat the bride-to-be’s sniffles.
3.) I’m grateful that one of the other bridesmaid’s will not be running around barefoot but it’d be no biggie if she did.
4.) I’m grateful for our water issue because it means we have water to shower, bathe and drink.
5.) I am grateful that so many family and friends are able to make it to the wedding!

I hope that you’re finding much to be grateful for this week and you know I would love to hear about them. Tell me what you’re grateful for in the comments so I can be grateful right along with you!

Be well. Be grateful. Be happy.

THE MAGNITUDE OF MY GRATITUDE – Week #1

Hi everybody. You may or may not have noticed, I’ve been away. I’m popping in today just to let you all know that I am alive and well just super busy. Also, it seemed like the perfect time to take a moment in the midst of all things wedding, baby, and Christmas, to participate in Corinne’s #everydaygratitude over at Corinne’s blog, Everyday Gyaan.

The magnitude of my gratitude is off the charts people. My cup literally runneth over! I thought I knew how much I had to be grateful for in this life but I certainly never dreamed of the depths that gratitude would go and I thank God for opening my eyes and heart to so much more than I ever imagined possible.
This week my grateful list includes –
1. – God who is ever near even though I don’t deserve Him.
2. – My ever growing faith that is strengthened every day.
3. – My family who keeps me whole.
4. – My friends who make me laugh and provide shoulders for my tears.
5. – My blogging tribe that never gives up on me!
What are YOU most grateful for this week?
Share with me in the comments!
You could even participate in the #everydaygratitude and share your gratitude with the whole blogosphere! Just click on the links in my post to join in!
Happy almost fall! I’ll be back sooner than later and hopefully getting around to catch up with all of you!

DOING NOTHING IS HARD!

In my last post, I said that I wasn’t doing anything on Monday except vegging on the couch and watching Netflix. I tried. I failed.

I think the secret to “not doing anything” is to first, make sure you’re wearing an adult diaper.
Second, have a mini-fridge and a microwave right next to the couch.

Third, NEVER LEAVE THE COUCH.
This is the only way you will succeed at doing nothing for an entire day.

My Monday was like a page out of one of my kids’ favorite books, ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.”

“If you give a mouse a cookie, chances are he’s going to ask for a glass of milk, and if he asks for a glass of milk, chances are he’s going to ask for a napkin…”
You can see how this goes on and on.
Well, it’s the same when you vow to do nothing all day.

You get up to get something to drink and you see a dish in the sink. When you bend over to put said dish in the dishwasher you see a dust bunny hiding out under a cabinet next to the base board, so of course, you have to get the broom and do a good sweep.

Then you head to the bathroom for a potty break. You use the last of the toilet paper on the roll. You go to get another roll out of the linen closet and boom, you see something out of place so you start moving things around and once you start moving things around in one closet, well, it’s just a snowball effect all the way thru the house.

Thus, I did not just lay on the couch binging on Netflix but it honestly was my greatest intention to do so!

Have you ever tried not doing anything for a whole day??!!
Did you succeed??

It was a challenge for me but if you did it, I wanna’ know how.
Spill the beans in the comments below.

Please and thank you.

Obviously, I need to work on this.

LATE NIGHT PODS OF THOUGHT


Lake Michigan – St. Joseph, Michigan
(Not my photo)
Just curious as to why the homes in the paths of hurricanes aren’t built more like lighthouses. Lighthouses remain standing for years.
Thoughts?
I read that Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Company are teaming up to test out a self-driving pizza delivery car.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read. I understand that this is classified as progress but nobody is going to want to go out to a car and punch in a code to get a pizza. 

Is this some kind of vending machine on wheels?
And what about the people who live in a high rise or those who are wheelchair bound??

The whole idea of ordering a pizza to be delivered is that it’s actually de-liv-ered, not just parked in the driveway! 


I think it’s interesting that this is being tested in Michigan. They should test it during the winter months and see how many Michiganders want to go out in the snow and cold to fumble around with some ridiculous code to get a pizza.
I can tell you how many will go for this.
ZERO.

This is such a waste of money and resources.
Hey, Domino’s and Ford!
How about putting this time and money into the city of Flint, Michigan which is currently on year 3 of having no drinkable water, not to mention for use in personal hygiene.

Call me silly but I think the basic needs of human beings come before all of this advanced technology which, FYI, is helping no one.
In ten days my baby will turn 24 and in thirty days he will be married.
How is this possible? I wish I could turn the clock back to when all my kiddos were babies and just leave it there a little while longer..
Anybody else up past their bedtime thinking thoughts of nothingness?
Last day of the long weekend tomorrow and I think I will do absolutely nothing but lay on the couch and watch Netflix. 

No running around, no wedding prep, no crochet hook in hand. I’m not going to look at one list, schedule or flight itinerary. 

Mindless Netflix watching. That’s my Monday. 
What’s yours look like?
 

TToT – September 2, 2017

Ten Things of Thankful1.) I’m thankful that all of my children and grandchildren are healthy, happy, intelligent and genuinely loving and kind spirits. I’ve been blessed more than I deserve.
2.) I’m thankful for my loyal, loving and furry forever companion, my pup, Luci. She is the keeper of all of my secrets and her furry little body holds all of my tears, happy and sad.
3.) I’m thankful for my friends who are always there for me.
4.) I’m thankful for a place to call home.
5.) I’m thankful for a vehicle that runs and has air conditioning in this blazing heat.
6.) I’m thankful for air conditioning! Otherwise, I’d be a permanent people watcher at the air conditioned malls or a hermit at the air conditioned library if we didn’t have our glorious A/C.
7.) I’m thankful for Ibuprofen. I woke up with a killer headache this morning. My head was just pounding.
8.) I’m thankful for a comfy bed to lay my head.
9.) I’m thankful for my Catholic roots.
And last but definitely not least –10.) I’m thankful for YARN!!

What are YOU thankful for?

Click here to let us all know. Okay, maybe just to let me know. I’m nosey like that.
Happy Weekend!

PATIENCE – ONLY BECAUSE THERE ARE WITNESSES

When I schedule appointments (doctor, dentist, mechanic, salon) I am always reminded that if I don’t show up or don’t call ahead at least 24 hours to cancel I’ll be charged for the appointment anyway and/or “let go” as a client.
AND YET….
When I show up to whichever appointment ON TIME, I am always left waiting at least a half hour to an hour! Does this happen to anyone else? I think I should be able to take a dollar off of my bill for every minute that they’re late.

Yesterday we had an appointment to have the carpets cleaned. The closest we could come to an appointment time was “somewhere between 9am and noon.” Perfect. I block out that time from my day. Aaannnd.. At 11:30am the carpet guy calls and says he’s running late he’ll be by “around 3pm.”
Really? That’s not exactly a 24-hour notice!

 
Ugh. In any event. He did show up “around 3 pm” but my whole day was shot waiting around for some jughead who clearly had no concept of time. His only saving grace is that he did do a phenomenal job. The carpets look wonderful and the place smells very citrusy. 

Other news on the home front:
It’s still hot. I’m still busy with a wedding. I’m still anxiously awaiting another granddaughter. And at the end of the day, I’m still crocheting, which I do everywhere now. According to my crochet groups that makes me an official “hooker.” Go me! 

Here’s a pic of my 3 WIP (work in progress) afghans. AND, one on the hook!
The one on the bottom, the stripey one, is so huge it will take me until I’m 100 to finish it! The rest go pretty quick. They’ll be done before the holidays.

I hook the granny square one (the one to the right of the skein of yarn) while I watch ‘Blue Bloods.’
Random question – Does Thom Selleck age at all? Holy smokes. He’s as hot now as he was when he played Magnum P.I!

No plans for the long holiday weekend except staying in with the A/C and off of the roads. I’ve seen so many accidents and heard so many sirens already and Life Flight is going non-stop. 

How about yous guys? Any plans for the long weekend? Whatever you do and wherever you go, be safe. Travel with care. People are so nutso on the roads during the holidays.

Also comes in handy when dealing with repairmen, carpet cleaners, doctors, etc., etc., etc.

FIREWOOD & DEAD BODIES

Here’s a tip:
If you see an older couple having trouble with a trailer filled with firewood and the woman has a cast on her arm and you offer them help, keep in mind they may not share your same sense of humor. 


For instance when the man asks you if you’re sure you can lift some firewood and you answer…

“Well, of course, I can. I’m a Detroit girl. I’m used to lifting heavy things. Usually dead bodies but ya’ know firewood, dead bodies, same thing.”

ZERO sense of humor with this couple and a great big, 
NO THANK YOU on the offer of help.
Seriously.

In the news:
I truly believe that there are more good people in this world than bad. Unfortunately, it usually takes something catastrophic such as Hurricane Harvey to bring that collective goodness to light. I hope that none of you or your loved ones were/are in harm’s way. Sadly, it’s long from being over… And I will continue to pray for all of those affected by this wicked storm.

Speaking of praying:
I’ve added a prayer request tab up above my posts. If you need to gather some prayer warriors just click on the tab and follow the directions. It’s anonymous unless you choose to put your name in. It’s super easy and I hope that you will utilize it because honestly, I LOVE to pray and praying for others is one of my favorite things to do!
On the home front:
I’ve finally accepted that my dog sets my bedtime. My dog Luci will sit and stare holes into my skull until I get up and say those magic words, “Let’s go night night.” Omgosh. I have so much to do and my fuzzy little girl is cutting my days short!
I jumped off of Facebook again. I do this from time to time. I still have my fan page up and if you haven’t been over to show some love and hit the like button to follow along on this crazy lit’l thing called life. Likes/follows and loves are much appreciated.

You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter! Just click on the links!
She said as she shamelessly hawks her own fan pages..
It’s almost the weekend and I hope the week thus far has been treating you all kindly.

We lost our cooling trend. Boo. Now we’re back to the flames of hell. And of course, it’s full steam ahead with last minute wedding details.

Everything is under control.
I think if we tell ourselves that enough we’ll believe it!

Be well, my friends!
Okay, onto reading some amazing blogs!

SLOWING DOWN FOR A MINUTE

I thought I better make an appearance since it’s been nearly a week since I’ve written. It’s been super hectic around here. Lots of running around and scheduling. We have several people flying in for the wedding in October. 

Here’s some fun news. They’re all flying in on the same day. 
More fun stuff? They’re not coming in at the same time. 
We’ve got some arriving early in the morning and some arriving late in the evening but ya’ know what? 
I’m just happy they are all able to make it and we will make it work!

Oh, and PS, they’re all leaving on the same day too.
Now would be a great time to own about 7 vehicles.


I don’t know everyone’s arrangements as far as hotels and/or BNB’s but I do know we’ve got 6 young men staying here. Once upon a time, I may have counted myself one lucky girl to have 6 handsome young men hanging around the house but alas, tick, tock, time marches on. Now I’m feeling more like a frat house mom. My only concern at this point is keeping them all fed!

Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for those of us who were able to witness the total solar eclipse. I had no idea the temperature would drop so noticeably but for a minute it really was chilly. 

I didn’t take any photos but thankfully other people did and they shared! There are so many phenomenal photos on the social media sites.

How cool was it that across the country we all found a moment to pause and look to the sky in wonderment. I think we need more moments like that.

In between the business of the days I’ve been crocheting. Some of it for gifts, some for charity, others for sale, and more just to keep my sanity. It’s relaxing and gives me time to watch my British crime shows. 

I’m all caught up on ‘Midsomer Murders’ and I think I may have a problem. Seriously. There are 19 seasons and 116 episodes available on Netflix from 1997 – 2018 and I’ve watched them all!

While I wait for season 20 of ‘Midsomer Murders’ to make it’s way to Netflix I’ve been flipping back n’ forth between ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Happy Valley.’ I had no idea there were so many different English dialects. I thought all British people sounded like ‘Doc Martin,’ another fave of my British viewing but ‘Hinterland’ and ‘Happy Land’ are difficult to understand in some places and I feel like I should have subtitles on! 

Still, I love them all but I am curious how the British detectives are able to catch so many criminals with nothing more than a “billy club.” And I’m equally as curious about the criminals who have no available weapons other than the occasional knife. Surely this is not the norm for everyday crime in England. A “billy club” and a knife wouldn’t have much of an impact over here.

I haven’t been hanging out in blogging land so I haven’t been around to visit everyone but I will. I know I have much to catch up on. I think I just need to move a comfy chair to the desk, grab a pot of coffee and make a day of visiting and comments!

Now that all of the hoopla over the eclipse is settling down. What’s on tap for everyone’s week ahead?? We are finally cooling off over here and that makes for nice early mornings and late evenings. 

I hope you can all take a moment throughout your week and just pause and look up. 

WOOF!

A funny thing happened over the weekend. Our temps dropped down into the 70’s! Now, the temps have leveled out to what should be their normal this time of year which is 80’s and low 90’s and I am so, so thankful! Our summer was brutal with triple digits.

Another funny thing? While I was out n’ about this weekend I passed so many people walking their dogs who looked like their dogs! Or their dogs looked like them. Seriously. It was the whole hair/fur thing. 

If the guy was fuzzy his pup was fuzzy. If the woman had short n’ sassy hair, her pup had short n’ sassy fur. It was crazy and got me to thinking. I wondered how many people actually have pets that look like them and vice versa. 
Well, apparently A LOT of people do!

I couldn’t take pics of the people I was seeing because that would’ve been weird but fortunately, there are other people who don’t find this weird at all.

One of the guys I passed was walking a full-size poodle just like this one below only the guy’s hair was 3 times bigger and curlier on his head and he had a wild beard going on. I wish I could’ve gotten a pic of him. 
I know, I know. This last one isn’t a dog but it’s an adorable and beautiful photo and they do look alike!
I was happily surprised to draw this angel card this morning.
This card brings about all things positive and truly life changing. Moving forward with luck on your side!
It’s so true to what is happening in my life right now and I am so thankful my angels are right there with me every step of the way.
PS – Guess what? Yours are too!
(This angel deck brought to you by Doreen Virtue and her band of angels.)
I hope your Monday was a fantastic beginning for a wonderful week ahead!


RUMOR HAS IT

It’s been all over the internet and rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth has passed over that undeserving son of hers, Charles and will crown Prince William the next King of England. If this is true I am ready for an all out happy dance but so far the only “news sources” reporting this are “rag mags” without much credibility. 


I don’t know what the protocol is for the Royals. I’m curious as to whether or not the Queen is bound by the traditions of the monarchy or could she if she so chose, absolutely pass over Charles and his prune, Camilla Godzilla and bestow the crown to the one most deserving of such a title, Prince William.

On my mother’s side, England is one of my countries of origin so I blame her genes for my obsession over the Royals when in fact nothing they do has any consequence in my life what-so-ever but still I adore them – them, as a whole, individually I could definitely take some and leave some. 

I suppose it’s my own selfishness that is wishing and hoping that the crown goes to Prince William next because seriously, well, he’s just great “eye candy” and his family is adorable.

Have a great weekend everybody. 
And if anybody can verify that this rumor is true or false please comment below.

Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that the next King is in fact, William.