2020 MORNING COFFEE WITH MIMI – Currently…

CURRENTLY…
I feel like I haven’t even been to bed!

I’m thinking about how much I love my pup but I wish she wouldn’t behave like a cat! Sleep all day. Up all night. Which means I’m up all night because she doesn’t jump down from the bed or up onto it.
It’s my own fault. She’s 14 and I worry about her joints and bones. I just really want to baby her for however much longer we are blessed to have her.
In the meantime, I bitch because ya’ know, that’s what I do.

We’ve got a rainy week ahead with temps in the 40’s. I’ll take it. It’s too late in the game for snow now. The Snow Miser had his chance.
Nope. Not this year you weren’t. No white Christmas for us. Loser…

I started intermittent fasting. I’ll let ya’ know how that goes. You have an 8-hour window to eat and then 16 hours of fasting. It’s supposed to be really healthy for you. You can read about it here.

Seriously wish I could go back to bed but I can’t.

Thinking about heading outside as soon as it gets daylight. I need to wake up!

Trying to ignore the sirens so early today… Hoping everyone is okay.

On my hook. A Christmas present. A super-soft blanket. I work on it while binge-watching Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime but since there’s only 2 seasons available right now and I’m on season 2 I may have to find another show to binge on.
On my loom is a simple winter hat for next year.
Under my needle is a Halloween project.
Listening to Eminem’s new album, Music To Be Murdered By. Specifically, the song Godzilla that beats his supersonic rap speed record on an older song, Rap God.

EMINEM@Eminem_Posts__
Eminem knocks out 229 words (containing 339 syllables) in 30 seconds on the song – “Godzilla”. He raps 11.3 syllables per second. He out-performs ‘Majesty’ and “Rap God” on this verse in rapping speed by 1.0 and 1.7 syllables per second respectively. That’s a new world record!

Okay. That’s a rap god for me!

What are all of you up to on this fine Tuesday morning?
Whatever you do, wherever you go, enjoy!
I’m scoopin’ up my pup and heading outside!

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

2020 MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Like At 1st Look!

❤ “Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist. Or as I like to call it –

“Your local serial killer hunting ground.”

❤ EYEMART
Custom white Dodge Ram. 🔥
You held the door for me.
Told me you liked the color of my Lincoln (in a sexy soft voice)
You ride a motorcycle. Nice sunglasses! 😎
Like at 1st look!
I wrote the color of my car on a piece of paper with my phone # to put under your wiper, and then you were gone! 😢
I would love to chat!
*** Dear Ms. Lincoln,
Ya’ know, I’ve had a lot of guys hold the door for me and I’ve heard, “you have beautiful eyes,” “love your smile,” and occasionally the “nice rack” comment but not a one of ’em ever mentioned the color of my vehicle.

I’m curious. Did you have sunglasses on?
Were you not smiling??
Maybe you’re the President of The Itty Bitty Titty Committee???

I may be wrong but I’m gonna guess if Mr. Dodge Ram told you he liked the color of your Lincoln in a sexy, soft voice he probably plays for the other team.

❤ 
This is the way I’m feeling today, how about you?

I spent a lot of time outside this weekend and stayed up waaaay too late. I may have enjoyed one too many cups of hot cinnamon tea compliments of Fireball Whiskey but it was chilly outside and a girl needs a warm-up!
Omgosh… So, so good.

Something else that’s so, so good? My unplugged weekends. I got some reading in AND some sewing. Working on some Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects.

I only have 3 crochet projects in the works and those I take out when I’m binge-watching Jack Ryan on Amazon.
Who knew the goofy guy (John Krasinski) from The Office would transform into hottie Jack Ryan??If you can watch it, you should. It’s a great show.

Okay. Here’s the part where you share with me what all of you did over the weekend and what your week ahead is looking like.
You know the drill. Share, share, share in the comments below!

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

2020 MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Wild Hair

❤ “Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist. Or as I like to call it –
“Your local serial killer hunting ground.”

YOUR NEW HOUSE
Was doing sone work on your new house and we made eye contact and you smiled. You seem lonely and I think there may have been something there. You were a beautiful blonde bombshell. If you think this is you tell me where you were building
***The only thing I have to say about this is…
Next on ID, Nightmare In Suburbia.

Seriously, this one gave me the creeps for real. The guy knows what this woman looks like, where she lives AND the layout of her home. Bonus. He’s already making up some psycho imaginary scenario about her seemingly lonely life.

This would be my response…
 MATURE FEMALE AT FRED MEYERS
you were at fred meyers today,your ecclectic fashion sence and wild hair drove me crazy,if you read this and want to chat or something please reply.
***Awwww…
Dear Random Guy at FM,
It’s very sweet of you to notice. I did just get my hair cut but I’m really not into the whole “serial killer hunting grounds of Craigslist.” Thanks anyway.
Sincerely, Mimi.
PS – I drive a lot of people crazy.

Happy Monday, everybody! How was your weekend?
Mine was unplugged for the most part. I did have to check on kids back east and Miranda up on the mountain.

The photo below is at Miranda’s ranch yesterday.
We got about 3″ of snow here in the valley and they’re calling for a week of snow. It’s still not cold enough to keep it around for very long which is fine by me. I love the snow but January is usually such a frigid, gray month that seems to drag on forever.

Totally missed posting on Friday because I started decrapifying my bedroom closet. Why is that everything seems to grow tenfold once it comes out of a closet??? Seriously, cleaning closets make the biggest cleaning messes! I’m surprised at how much crap a person can get into a closet!

Anyway, so the decrapifying continued on and consumed my whole weekend because I may or may not be a hoarder of dresses, socks and crafting/sewing shit. I’m well over 100 on my decrapifying challenge.

❤ Aaaand, speaking of decrapifying… Seems we need to decrapify our beloved Luci. The vet did a complete head to toe exam… again… plus blood work, x-rays, and an ultrasound.
$184 later…
Our dog is full of shit.

With age (she’s 14) her spine has curved and that curvature combined with her just not being nearly as active as she once was, plus, a recent round of anti-biotics, it appears that Luci’s “plumbing” has gotten clogged. She’s taking a 1/4 tsp of Miralax twice a day. It’s a slow go but at least it’s a go!

❤ How are all of you surviving the crazy weather?? My kids in Michigan all got different weather. The one up north got dumped with snow (of course) and the other two down state, one got ice and rain, the other got nothing. Go figure.

Okay. I need another cup of java joe and then I’m heading to all of your blogs to catch up!

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

2020 WORDY WEDNESDAY BONUS THURSDAY THOUGHTS aka I didn’t get my f#%cking post up in time yesterday!

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday and this was going to be my photo…
But you know me… Judgmental bitch that I am, there was nooo waaay I was letting this slide.
Eeewwww. C’mon Duchess Yoko get it together.

And I know, I know…
“But Mimi everybody sweats.”

Yes, everybody does but you’re a member of the Royal family for fuck sake!
You don’t have better wardrobe people than this???
They have pads you can put under your arms so you don’t have pit stains!
Royal or peasant, it’s just gross.

But wait. One more…
Again, I have to ask. Where the hell are her wardrobe people??
And again, yes, yes, yes. I’m a judgmental bitch but really???
Even us peasant chicks know how to remedy this.
Duchess Yoko really needs to get her shit together.

❤ BREAKFAST BABBLE – 6:30am
A lit’l light discussion to kick off my day.
“Mom, did you see what President Trump tweeted?”
Yes, honey, yes I did and no, I’m not concerned. I think he’s got a handle on it.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh, hi. Good morning!
All that up there was from my unfinished Wordy Wednesday.
So, HAPPY THURSDAY THOUGHTS!

Not to keep beating the dead Royal horse but did anybody see the headlines?

Didn’t I tell you? Duchess Yoko is breakin’ up the band!
SOOOO happy they’re moving to Canada and not here!
Apologies to Debbie at The Doglady’s Den.

❤ Okay. Enough of them for a bit. I know you’re all thinking, praise Buddah!
It’s almost the weekend. Plans anyone?

Weather permitting I’ll be hangin’ with Miranda for her birthday. We got a few inches of snow in the valley so they may have gotten a few feet up on the mountain.
Then… It’s another unplugged weekend for me and I’m hoping to finish my book and get on to the next.

Today was all about laundry and more decrapifying. – Tossed 5 bras. Who tosses 5 bras in one fell swoop? – Tonight will be a lit’l bit of crocheting, a lit’l bit of reading and early to bed.

What about you guys. Anything thrilling and spine chilling to report?
Share it in the comments.
If you have plans share them in the comments too, please!

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
TOMORROW’S POST – Brain Dump

2020 TOUGH TITTY TUESDAY – Duchess Yoko

The first TTT award of 2020 goes to…
Duchess Yoko, aka, Meghan Markle.
Look! No Duchess Yoko! See the genuine smiling faces?

Now, here comes Duchess Yoko on the scene…
No smiling faces.

Just like The Beatles.
Before freakish Yoko.
Happy lads. Smiling faces, with teeth, which is going some for the English.

Slither on in freakish Yoko…
Now look.
No more smiling faces.

It’s the same for Duchess Yoko.
From the moment this minor Hollywood actress became involved with Prince Harry she’s done nothing but bitch and moan about her lot in life.
“I’ve tried the stiff upper lip…”
Blah, blah, blah…
But I’m a whiny ass and I can’t handle life as a Royal and now “H as I like to call him” is a whiny ass too.
Seriously? You went from a minor actress to a fucking Duchess, I’m assuming with eyes wide open and now you can handle all of the attention???  Really?
Oh, look, here you are as a minor actress…
Clearly, you’re trying to avoid attention…
Oh, and here too… Please don’t notice me.
And this one… My favorite.
No wonder it was so hard for you to get the hang of how a Royal should sit.
Get over yourself Duchess Yoko.
You can’t have it both ways. If you didn’t want the attention you should have been a dental hygienist and married a mailman.

Also. Stop trying to upset the Royal apple cart. The House of Windsor has been around a long fucking time and trust me, the Queen isn’t bowing down to your whiny ass.

❤ Happy TTT everyone!
Who would you like to say Tough Titty to??? I know there’s someone…
C’mon, drop it in the comments so we can all say…
TOUGH TITTY!!

❤ I hope each and every one of you enjoys your day today whatever you may be doing and please, let’s send some good vibes over to Australia. The devastation over there is heartbreaking.

❤ Busy day for me. Errands and an appt. for Luci at the vet. Hopefully, they’ll give her some medicine for her acid reflux and stomach issue. She’s lost so much weight.

She sleeps with me and it really is like having a baby again. I hear every noise she makes and I get up when she gets up which is A LOT throughout the night! But, then she’ll sleep throughout the day and now when I can, I’ll sleep throughout the day because that’s the only sleep I get. But… I also have shit to do during the day!

And just like that, I’m on my dog’s sleep schedule…

❤ Sooo. In between all of the running about today I’m hoping to get my hair cut off. I tried to let it grow long but it’s driving me nutso so today it gets chopped.
This is how chopped…
Not that color because that will be my color soon enough but I love short n’ sassy!

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Dear Princess Yoko,

WEDNESDAY’S POST – Wordless or Wordy Wednesday

2020 MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Older women

❤ “Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist. These are real “love notes” that strangers leave for other strangers in the ‘Personals’ section of Craigslist. Or as I like to call it – ‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.

OLDER WOMAN EYEBALLING ME
You were buying a few things and quickly walked off. I’ve always wanted to see what an older woman was capable of. You stared at me, are you interested? Tell me what you bought so I know it’s really you.
***I’ve always wanted to see what an older woman is capable of.”
What are older women capable of???
Hhhhhmmmm…
Say hello to Katherine Knight.

“When investigators searched her home, they found his head in a pot, boiling away on the stove with some vegetables.”

Still curious what older women are capable of???

FLYING J
It was good seeing you today. Wouldn’t mind catching up if you would like. If not it’s okay, you looked amazing in those green pants with the boots.
***Gee, thanks Tink. Now please step away from the crack pipe.

❤ Hey, hey, hey! Happy 1st Monday of the New Year! Not anymore special than any other Monday really but this one just kinda’ sets the year in motion. Everybody’s back to work, back to school, back to routines, keeping or tossing those New Year’s resolutions.

❤ I’m happy to say that my unplugged weekend was a success and wonderfully peaceful.
Reading, relaxing and enjoying a weekend of yummy teas.

JANUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH
My gently used book is really good so far!
❤ WEEKEND TEA
‘Alaska Black Tea Whale Tail Raspberry’
A gift “Miranda” brought back for me from their trip to Alaska.
SO yummy!

❤ Currently, there are powerline tree trimmers in the back and I’ve heard things hit my window no less than 6 times so I’m hoping nothing comes crashing thru!

❤ On tap today is a continuation of my “decrapifying.” It’s a decluttering challenge from the Facebook group, Becoming Unbusy. Toss 100 things in a weekend.

I started on Dec. 27, 2019, and so far I have 90 things tossed so clearly, I’ve failed the weekend toss but today I’m going thru nail polish and all things nails and that will put me OVER 100 things. Go me!

UPDATE: The tree trimmers DID break my window! fuckers Not a hole but a crack from top to bottom! The glass guys are a week out so I hope our mild winter stays mild.

❤ Okay. Heading out to run some errands and then home to finish decrapifying!

What’s on tap for all of you?
Back to work, back to school, back to old routines, new routines???
Happy Monday!
Let’s all have a great week ahead, shall we??

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

TUESDAY’S POST – Tough Titty Tuesday

2020 RETURN

❤ The beginning of every year is when a lot of people make resolutions and/or choose a word for the year to guide them and keep them focused on personal goals throughout the New Year.

❤ I am not a resolution maker but I do choose a word to keep me on task for the upcoming year.

❤ This year my guiding alphabetical star is RETURN.

❤ It’s time to return to me and to be me.
No holds barred. Unapologetically, ME.

❤ I’m peeling back the layers and getting back to the heart of who I am. I’m taking stock of what serves me and what doesn’t and quite honestly, totally putting me first! It’s been a long time coming and I am soooo ready!

❤ Adventures await!

❤ No more munching on the appetizers of life. I want the full 8-course meal and I’ll get it even if I have to cook it myself!
Especially, if I have to cook it myself!

❤ I’m in it to win it and I will win.

*** How about all of you?
Yay or Nay on the Word Of The Year??

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

MONDAY’S POST – Missed Connection Monday

*** My weekends will be totally unplugged. No phone. No computer. No t.v.
If anyone needs me, they can find me at home, feet up with a book in my hand and a cup of tea by my side.