Rainy Days & Mondays – Brain Dump

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

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

IT’S HEEEERRREEEE….

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

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

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

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

CURRENT SITUATION…

Seriously. I’ve been awake for hours and the only thing I’m ready to do is to drink more coffee!

Late nights and early mornings…
In the words of Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) in one of my all-time favorite movies, Lethal Weapon…
When Mel Gibson was soooo hot and before he went off the rails a bit.
CURRENTLY I AM…
Reading –

Watching –
Listening to –
An 80’s soundtrack that my future son-in-law made me.
This song actually made the list. So many people overlook this gem!
Fun song. Great beat. Easy to dance to. I’ll give it a 96…
As I date myself with an American Bandstand reference.
Bonus points for me! It’s from a Soul Train performance! Ha!
Again, dating myself but it’s okay… Those were good times with or without clothes!
Wishing –
I could get all of my shit done – also known as craft projects – so I can take a lit’l bit of a breather!
Eating – Low carbs and high protein.
Makes perfect sense to me.
Feeling – Like I could eat an entire chocolate cake. ALONE.
Enjoying – “Every breath I take… Every move I make…”
Needing – My hair, nails, and eyebrows done!
Drinking – Water. Lots n’ lots n’ LOTS of fucking water!!!
Loving – That the holidays are right around the corner.
I’ve tried to catch up with everyone. If I haven’t yet I’m on my way!

Been busy but managed to get a mini vacay in via ranch, dog, cat sitting.
It was heavenly. Seriously. Heavenly.

I always learn so many new things when I spend time with Miranda and her family…

Like ranch kids know exactly how far down to dig – with MAN size equipment – to bury a dead cow so “something” doesn’t come out and drag it off.
Miranda and the hubs and the 2 boys could host their own National Geographic show and never have to leave home! Not even kidding.
Okay, folks! Back at it! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week with good vibes that carry into the weekend. I’ve missed you all but I’m back! I think…
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

KEEPING IT SIMPLE -August

FOR TODAY
I’m participating in The Simple Woman’s Daybook link up.
If you’d like to join in just click on the pic below!
Looking out my window –
❤  Not quite daylight…

I am thinking –
❤  I have a busy day ahead!

I am thankful –
❤  For this life. Past, present, future and beyond…

One of my favorite things –
❤  Art…

I am creating –
❤  Memories…

I am wearing –
❤  Capris and a t-shirt…

I am reading –
❤  When The Wind Blows by James Patterson…

I am watching –
❤  Big Little Lies…
I am listening to –
❤  My dog snoring at my feet and garbage trucks coming thru…

I am hoping –
❤  The kiddos have the best time in Vegas!

I am learning –
❤  That everything my dad ever said or did makes absolute sense to me now…

In my kitchen –
❤ Thinking of all things pumpkin spice!

On my hook –

❤   Next month is September and this blanket feels like fall to me. ❤

Under my needle –
❤  Another Nightmare Before Christmas project…
 
Pass it on! –
❤ – This movie is a must-see in my book!

A moment from my day –
❤  Feeling a lit’l granola-ish…

Closing Notes –
❤  In case no one has noticed and in case you haven’t heard me bitch about it enough, it’s fucking hot!

Happy August folks!
P.S. – Did I mention it’s fucking hot????

Be well.
MiMi

FASCINATING, HUH?

Camilla Parker Bowles can’t fill Princess Diana’s shoes but she could definitely fill your attic!
If you’ve been reading me long enough you know how I absolutely love the Royals.        Not all of them and definitely not all of their ways.
Those goofy hats for instance.

Fascinator
noun
1. a woman’s light, decorative headpiece consisting of feathers, flowers, beads, etc. attached to a comb or hair clip.
2. a fascinating person.

The only thing I find fascinating about them is how in the hell they manage to keep those things stuck to their heads aaallll flippin’ day!

I think we all remember this gem that one of the ugly step sister’s Princesses wore to Prince William and Kate’s wedding…
Good god!
Do they not have mirrors in those palaces or orthodontists???
Does she not have friends??
Did she run this by the Queen first?
Because I’m pretty sure that would’ve been a royal HELL NO!

And this one? It’s a “twofer.”
It’s a fascinator AND a pollinator!!!
But wait!
When is a fascinator not a fascinator???
When it’s a HATINATOR!

Seriously. There is such a thing as a hatinator.
Below is a pic of a fascinator and a hatinator.
Can you guess which one is which?
Here’s a hint.
The paper plate on the left is the hatinator and the placemat on the right is the fascinator!
Fascinating, huh? And totally off topic but not really.
The other day I posted this pic on Instagram.
It’s Ted Nugent and Aileen Wuornos.
I think they’re one in the same person.
Now… Back to the homely Princesses…
If they were men dressing up as women…
Just sayin’… Tom Hanks and Princess whoever on the left… Twinning!
Happy Monday!
What did you do this weekend?
I stayed in from the heat – mostly.
The pup had a spa day, she loved it and she is feeling most beautiful.
I managed to ruin a project I was working on for 4 fucking days so now it’s turning into something else I’m not bitter because that’s what crafting people do.

Nothing is a loss if you have an imagination! – MiMi

I got thru 2 skeins of yarn on one of my blankets and totally ran out of the color I was using soooo I’ll get that the next time I go out. In the meantime, I’ll work on another blanket that I do have the yarn to complete – I think.
See?? This is how projects go unfinished!
Anyway. Happy week ahead. Tell me what you did this weekend.
I hope none of you are in the path of that storm down south!
Have they even recovered from Katrina yet??
I don’t know that I could stick it out down there but God bless the ones who do.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
P.S – Click on the links in this post to find out all about those fascinating fascinators and everything else you can put on your head, where it came from and why you wear it.
Or you could watch paint dry. Your choice.
Be well.
MiMi

MIGHT AS WELL FACE IT YOU’RE ADDICTED TO ZUCK

Remember the other day when everybody lost their shit because you couldn’t load pics/memes to Facebook and Instagram?

Someone in one of the groups I’m in on Facebook asked what we did when Facebook and Instagram were both down.
Apparently, “call the crisis center hotlines” was not the answer they were looking for.

What the actual hell, people? We didn’t have a rolling blackout across the universe.
It’s social media, not life or death.
Well, maybe not all of them Forest…
What did you guys think of the Facebook/Instagram glitch?
Did it mess up your mojo? Steal your social media vibe??
Seriously, I could not believe how many people were freaking out over this.
Guess who wasn’t freaking out? Us old school bloggers that’s who!
Our blogs were up and running WITH pictures! Ha!
Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t buy Google and WordPress or any other blogging platform!

Happy Monday everyone!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be Well.
MiMi