2020 FAST FORWARD – August

Are you there blogging world? It’s me, Mimi.
I’m alive and doing okay.
I’ve been trying to get back into the vibe of posting for sooo long…
I wrote this last month.

Wordless Wednesday

Dear July, don’t be an asshole.

This is my wish for July.
And August.
And September, October, November, and December.
And please oh please to the powers that be…
Let 2021 be the dullest, most boring, humdrum, ordinary, uninteresting, tedious, commonplace, monotonous, routine, prosaic year ever!
Except for that part where I win the lottery.

I’m with you John…

Sooo… This happened…
My son and his boyfriend got engaged at Lake Michigan today and I am over the moon for them! And for me! And for the whole family! They are such good, kind, and hysterically funny people.
Image may contain: Bear Moore and Michael Ludeman, people sitting and drink

Oh, and this happened too!
Both events cause for fireworks!
Both signs of freedom.


Happy Birthday to my 1st born!!!
Somehow my oldest boy will always be my baby boy…
So proud of the man he has become.

And then the rest of the month was just the rest of the month…
Plus or minus a few hundred tears and a few broken hearts.

Our cups runneth over…

And so, here we are. August 2020.
But just your heart because I’m pretty sure singing with your mouth is no longer allowed.

We’re in the middle of some heatwaves out here but not many wildfires so that’s a bonus.
I’m definitely ready for some cooler temps but the sunshine can stay as long as it wants.
I wish it was the medicine to make this Covid crap go away!
Super, super done with this whole mess.
The virus, the politics, masks, no masks, rioting, and just all of the hatefulness…

There’s no way I can catch up on a month’s worth of blog post readings but I’m definitely going to do what I can.
When I drop out of the blogging world I really drop out of the blogging world and I always miss you guys so much.

I hope you’re all doing well. Surviving the heat and the virus.
I’m doing okay.
Missing my lit’l Luci. I swear I see her and hear her all the time. Sometimes it feels like she’s still sleeping with me.
It’s moments like those that turn me into a puddle of tears… I miss her so much. ❤

Anyway, Happy August. Stay safe.


17 thoughts on “2020 FAST FORWARD – August

  1. I’m sorry about the loss of your baby. I know she was most precious to you. I so know the pain. It’s been almost five years since the loss of your Little Bit and I still have crying binges.

    My July was like, June, May and April. Mostly boring.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Karen. Big hug. ♥


    1. Thank you Sandee. It’s good to know the crying binges are normal because I do those a lot. I miss her so much and there’s a part of me that is just so sad all of the time now. – Big hugs right back ❤

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  2. It’s so nice to see you posting again! 💗 Sincere condolences for the loss of your sweet pup, Lucie! 😥 That is the devastating part of loving a fur baby and I know how much it hurts. Sending love and hugs from Canada! 🤗 Re: blogging, many of us have lost the muse and are struggling to get it back. Thanks for keeping the Facebook group going!


    1. Thanks Debbie. Good to know that the blogging struggle is real. 🙂 And you’re welcome (about the group) I’m going to try my hardest to be a much more involved participant!


    1. Thank you Mimi and yessssss. Here’s to the rest of this year being boring, completely and utterly boring!


  3. Nice to see you back, however briefly that may be. I’m still hanging in there, but blogging so rarely now. I’ve got a whole big case of “Can’t be bothered” going on. And that’s with anything, not just blogging. Mostly I’m just scared. I have so many friends and some family, living where the virus is rampaging.


    1. Oh River, I do so know your fear. I have family in some of the hot spots and my cousin is just now bouncing back from Covid, which, is not only great news it’s encouraging news. Covid can be beaten. – Your “can’t be bothered” attitude is also very familiar to me and struggle with it daily and that “can’t be bothered” place is one you have to walk out of in baby steps. Big hugs to you River. ❤


  4. I was about to make a trip to Idaho and look for you! Were you lost in the tater fields? I’ve really missed you on the net.

    Hope all is well…and the cup says it ALL! I laughed out loud! Literally.


    1. Hahahaha. Nope. Next month is when everyone gets lost in the spuds. 🙂 It’s good to be missed, thank you and all will be eventually well. ❤


  5. Sometimes you just need a little time away. I know how that goes. Congrats to your son on his engagement. And happy birthday to your eldest.

    Are you hoping for an interesting October???


    1. Hahaha. Thanks for catching October! I went back and added it. Not a clue why I just skipped right over it but that’s my mind these days. – Thank you for your well wishes. I’ll be sure to pass them along. Special young men and special days in July…


  6. I miss you when you’re gone from blogland, so it’s always nice to see you on Instagram now. I’m sorry about your pet as I know what a loss that is. But happy for your son! Congrats!

    COVID has driven the USA insane. I follow ZDoggMD on fb and listen to his podcasts for some balanced information.


    1. Oh, thanks for the tip on some balanced info. I most definitely need that and will be listening! – Thank you for missing me. 🙂 And yes Instagram really is becoming my go-to and I’m happy you’re there too!


  7. Happy August! I’m with you on hoping that 2021 will be the dullest, most ordinary year ever. 2020 has just been too much and it’s only half over! My sister’s birthday is July 4th and I had plans to drive from Maryland to New Jersey to spend a long weekend celebrating with her, maybe go to the Jersey Shore, but because of the darned virus, there was no way I could do that this year. I’ve had trouble motivating myself this summer. I’ve done much less gardening compared to other years.

    Congrats to your son and his boyfriend on their engagement! I wish them much happiness. Happy Birthday to your first born son (love that pic with your adorable granddaughter!).

    I was so very sorry to hear about your sweet Luci. Sending the biggest of hugs to you! I can truly understand. Over the years, I’ve had three pups cross over to the Rainbow Bridge and I still miss all of them! ❤

    Mimi’s quote for the day is very poignant. Stay safe, my friend! 🙂


    1. Oh rats. I’m sorry you missed your celebration with your sister and the opportunity to “lose” your husband along your travels. People fall out of moving vehicles all the time… 🙂 I know you’re laughing at that. – I think a lot of people are finding themselves less motivated these days it’s just such a weird time and I am soooo ready for a normal year next year. – Fingers, eyes and toes all crossed… Also. I don’t know how your heart made it thru 3 pups crossing the bridge. My heart is shredded…

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  8. Thank you! And about moving vehicles, OMG I laughed out loud!

    My heart barely made it through 3 pups crossing the bridge, it is so-ooo very hard. Big hugs! ❤


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