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MOODY MONDAY

Frosty rooftops, snowy ground, and the sun trying to poke thru.


Silence and it’s wonderful.


2022 is a healthy year for all of us. Physically, mentally and spiritually.


This headline is a big fat lie!
Michelle Kwan Gave Birth To Her First Baby & We’re Obsessed With Her Name
Seriously? Okay, just so you don’t have to actually click on the link, the baby’s name is Kalista Belle.
—> WOW MICHELLE! Really??? That’s so original! I’m so fucking obsessed! <— <Insert eye roll here.>


It’s actually the audiobook and so far it’s really good.
Q & A – Do you think listening to a book counts as reading one?
I struggled with this for a long time. I even judged others – I know! Not Mimi, right??? – I totally doubted their reading comprehension and mentally lowered their IQ’s
not really, okay maybe based solely on the fact that they chose to listen instead of picking up a real book and reading it the old-fashioned way. Mimi, you’re such a bitch.

—> I was wrong of course. <—
(Take a screenshot, you won’t see that admission often.)

And now I really like listening to audiobooks. Not all the time because I still prefer a book in my hand but there is a time and place for audiobooks.
What say ye’??????
Is listening to a book the same as physically holding and reading one?


I did watch the movie The Tender Bar on Amazon. (Subscription)
I reeeaalllly liked it and I do recommend it. It’s definitely a feel-good movie and the cast and characters are great. I have to say, the actors brought their A-game to this movie.


I watched season 1 of Under The Vines on AcornTV. (Subscription)
It’s a really cute show and I can’t wait to see season 2.


I’m currently watching My Life Is Murder, also on AcornTV. I’ve just started season 2 of this show.
It stars Lucy Lawless a.k.a Xena: Warrior Princess. If you’re old enough, you may remember her like this.
Yeah, she doesn’t look much like that anymore but I think she’s still just as beautiful.

I recommend watching this show too. Nothing intense. No blood and gore. More like the old-fashioned Columbo Mysteries.


A warm n’ cozy gray n’ pink long flannel nightgown which I’ll remove before going to bed because my pajamas and sheets fight in the night and I don’t like being strangled.
Not that you asked…


This beautiful teacup and saucer that I got from my daughter-in-law and the wonderful tea that I got from my other daughter-in-law.
The tea is so yummy and with the teacup set, it just makes my tea time very special and I love it. Soooo relaxing.


Space for all things I will be creating! Ha!


Whew! Okay, late post. Long post! Criminey! It’s like I think all you have to do all day/night is read my drivel! Or skim my drivel! Whichever it is, I’m just happy you’re here!

My whole weekend was all about stuff – organizing it, sorting it, tossing it, or putting it in the Good Will box! My goal is by the end of January to have gotten my shit in order so I can get on with my next goal which is creating more stuff to sort thru next year. I know. Genius!

How was your weekend? Anything thrilling and spine-chilling happening?? Altho for some of you, chilled spines is exactly what you’re getting with that artic air back east!
Bbbrrr. Wrap yourself in a blanket but bare your soul in the comments! I wanna’ know what’s happenin’! I’m nosey like that. You all know.


MIMI’S QUOTE OF THE DAY –


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤

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FRI-YAWN…

This post was going to be titled, Friyay!
But then it dawned on me that I’m not in my 20s anymore!
I know, like a mirror and my clothes wouldn’t have given me any hints over these past 30+ years…

So, I retitled the post, Friyawn, and made up my own definition because you can do that.
I am okay with Friyawns. How ’bout you????
Any plans for your Friyawn???

I think I’m going to make it a movie night and watch that new Ben Affleck flick, The Tender Bar.
It’s gotten some great reviews so I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
I’ll let ya’ know!


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤

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THANKFUL THURSDAY 2022

It’s the first Thankful Thursday of the year! I’m thankful for that!

I’m thankful to see the year 2022! There was a time I was told I wouldn’t.

I’m thankful for my new window.

I’m thankful for the $10 voucher I didn’t know I had at Michael’s! It’s like finding ten bucks in your coat pocket from last spring!

I’m thankful for the progress I’ve made in organizing all of my craft stuff.

And I’m thankful for those damn white boxes I got on sale at Michael’s!

HAPPY THURSDAY!
What are YOU thankful for today???


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤

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AND ON THE 4th DAY OF JANUARY…

The heavens opened up and Magical Mystical Mimi’s window was FINALLY installed!

I can’t even believe it you guys! And it wasn’t even an army of Oompa Loompas. No, it was an army of one!!
One little guy who shared with me that he had moved here from out of state, he’s transgendered and his wife loves to crochet and once made a whole blanket on a 10-hour car ride!
Yes. He shared this with me IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES.

Seriously tho, really, a nice enough guy but holy hell all I kept thinking was, did I gain a lot of holiday weight because this guy obviously thinks I’m Oprah!


So, day 5 into the new year, and progress is being made and I’m all for that. Now that the window is out of the way, I’m organizing craft stuff. Michael’s is having all kinds of sales right now so I bought a couple of boxes of boxes.
These boxes are perfect for getting my crafty shit together and they fit perfectly on shelves and are super easy to label.
Also, I may be a bit obsessed with boxes. I can always find a use for a good box!
I know I’m not alone on this…
C’mon you guys. I know it’s the unspoken debate in your head too.


Omgosh. I totally forgot this was a Wordless Wednesday post. Ooops. Well, I’ve had a lot of Wordless Wednesdays last year so I’m a little wordy today. 🙂

I’m still totally bummed that Betty White died and I can’t believe everybody’s like, well, she was old. SO WHAT!
My grandma lived to be 104 and it was sad when she died too.
Betty White was cool. It would’ve been nice to see her reach that 100 mark.


Well, we’re in the middle of our first week of the new year. How’s it going for everyone?? It’s pretty good on my end. Things are rolling along. We’ve had a beautiful winter this year which gave us a white Christmas and that was really wonderful. It’s just nice – to me – to look out and see a blanket of white, sparkling snow. My whole life I thought God invented snow just for me because I loved it so much.


Over the holidays I discovered a new show that’s pretty cute and surprise! It’s not a creepy crime show!
It’s on Acorn t.v. – you need a subscription – and it’s called Under the Vines.
It’s filmed in New Zealand and it’s about a man and a woman who inherited a vineyard…


If you are able to watch it I highly recommend it. It just got renewed for a 2nd season so I’m happy about that.

Okay, well, my day is far from over but it’s been a good one and I hope the same is true for you. I hope you’re staying warm, dry, cool, and most importantly, safe, wherever you are. Sleep well!


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤

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TWOFER

This post may be a twofer as I may or may not have time to post tomorrow because I may or may not be getting a window put in! Yessssss! Finally! After over a year of waiting, several install dates and… Surprise! Scheduling delays and/or absolute no-shows… Tomorrow, between the hours of 7am and 9am I, Magical Mystical Mimi will have a brand new bedroom window! Woo hoo!

Today was all about moving furniture out of the way – again – to make way for our wonderful little window installers that I already envision as Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas.

“I will live without freezing too like the Oompa Loompa Doompety do!”


So, that’s sort of my day today and tomorrow in a nutshell. I wanted to thank everyone for your comments. I appreciate you so much and I am heading your way. Hopefully tomorrow evening with tales to tell of my window install.
—> Holy shit, Mimi! Not tales of your window install! How exciting! We can hardly fucking wait! <—
In the meantime, I think Mimi’s Thought For The Day just somehow sums up my feelings about this whole window issue.
Who can relate???

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – 


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤

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CURRENT MOOD – Aaaahhhhhhhh…

As much as I love the hustle n’ bustle of the holiday season I really love these first few days of the new year. The beginning of the seasonal decompression.

My life is now in that New Year’s Eve “wake me up when the ball drops” phase, or in our case when the potato drops. 
True story… Not sure what the deal is with the wings on the spud, those are new but whatever. There was also some kind of glitch in the timing by a couple of seconds but that was just part of the weirdness that was Boise this year.


Another moment of Boise weirdness? Spending 3 hours in ONE Jumanji cursed neighborhood looking for the winners of the neighborhood Christmas lights contest and finding this…
I sooooo wanted to go knock on their door and ask them when the Easter egg hunt started but ya’ know what? Whatever. I hear a lot of people on my creepy crime documentaries talking about how they found Jesus in prison and I am just so happy that on this night we found Him all over this neighborhood!
And we found joy on the rooftops!
And Santa in the windows!
And eventually, we did find the winner of the Christmas lights contest.
No, not that house altho to be fair…


Drumroll, please…
This house was awesome. It had so many lights and cool stuff I couldn’t fit all of it into one pic but this gives you a pretty good idea. It really was beautiful in person and well worth the fun of going round n’ round in one neighborhood for 3 hours.

Okay, okay, it may have been my partner in crime that made it awesome and fun and so worth it but still…
Omgosh, I laughed so hard my sides ached for hours!
SIDE NOTE: Forget trying to find the winners, try finding the way out of the neighborhood! I don’t think either one of us has ever done that much swearing so close to the holidays. (Family get-togethers excluded.) 

Friendship really is one of our greatest gifts.

I hope you’re all settling into the new year. Decompressing a bit from all things merry and bright. I know we’re only 2 days in but these 2 days feel realllllly nice.


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –


Be kind ~ Be thankful ~ Be loving ~ Be you!

❤ mimi ❤