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

RANDOM AT 2am

CURRENTLY –

1.) Thinking
***About my oldest turning 36 yesterday and wishing I had been more in the moment and less at work.
Happy Birthday, my firstborn, my first baby boy…
I couldn’t love you more or be more proud of the man that you’ve become.
You’re an amazing dad and an awesome son and honestly, I don’t know what I did to be blessed with your presence in my life but I am so thankful and appreciative.

2.) Enjoying
***Being alive.

3.) Feeling
***Accomplished because I finally got my quilt top all put together and I am now ready to start the actual quilting!

4.) Wearing
***Red nightgown that reminds me of Christmas.

5.) Needing
***To go to bed and yet here I am.

6.) Wanting
***To finish the book I’m currently reading so I can move onto the next!

7.) Listening
***To the ceiling fan.

8.) Making
***Lists of all of the stuff I need to get done before the holidays. Go ahead and laugh at me but they really are just around the corner…

9.) Eating
***Nothing. It’s after 2am. The last thing I ate tho was stuffed shells for dinner. They were delicious.

10.) Drinking
***Coffee, which explains #5.

What are YOU currently doing?
How was your weekend??
Everybody still have their fingers??

Did you go to any barbeques?
Stay home?
What was your favorite 4th of July food??

Did you go to the fireworks?
If you have any dogs, how did they do with all of the booming noises of the fireworks?

I have to say, my pup wasn’t bothered in the least this year. Last year she was a trembling, panting wreck of a pup. This year I just went to bed early and got her all snuggled in, turned on my creepy crime shows and she was snoring in no time at all and actually slept thru the fireworks. I was shocked but oh so happy.

Do cats freak out with the fireworks or is it just a dog thing?
I hope your weekend has been a good one. Mine has been relaxing. I went to a nice cookout on the 4th and we had perfect weather. Now we’ve got the 90’s inching their way to the triple digits so I’m inside with my million and one craft projects to finish up.

Okay. I think I’m going to make it into bed now. This is the randomness of me in the wee hours of the morn.
Happy Sunday!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

THE EARLY BIRD

Ugh. There is nothing special about being wide awake at 3am.

MY “SPECIAL” MORNING

  • Shower.
  • Laundry because apparently, this an everyday thing in our house.
    I remember my mom had one day a week that she did laundry on. I don’t know how she did it with a husband and 7 children but we always had clean clothes.
    Maybe we just had more clothes.
  • Coffee, coffee, and more coffee!!
  • Listening to my dog snore.
  • Listening to the news.
  • Watering plants.
  • Fixing breakfast.
  • Texting with my little sister who got my message from last night in the wee hours of this morning. I swear she lives in the witness protection program.
  • Social media. Facebook, Instagram, blogging.
  • Crafting
  • Sewing

I know. Be jealous.
(That up there was the start of my Tuesday post that I never got around to finishing.)
So. Happy Wednesday!
I hope you’re all happy and enjoying the midweek, if not, well, the weekend is just around the corner!

So, on Monday I did a poll regarding your sources for “reliable” news.
The survey showed that most of you rely on “other” sources rather than the mainstream sources. Of course, now, my question to that is, what is the “other” source?

It was interesting to see that almost none of you relied on social media as a source and that’s where I found the “news article” that sparked my curiosity regarding detention centers, which, for the record, scare the hell outta’ me.

It’s like a never-ending vicious cycle isn’t it?? I just want the truth.
You’re probably right Jack…
IN OTHER NEWS –
I’m making progress on my baby quilt. Not as much as I’d like, you know, because of that thing called life… Right now I’m in the arrangement stage of the quilt top. The back will just be pink terry cloth.
There is no method to my madness just whatever I think goes where. One day I’ll follow a quilt pattern – maybe.
This is a combo scrappy and string quilt. I just used pieces of fabric from my stash.

I really am trying to deplete the totes of fabric and yarn that I have.
Said no sewing/crochet/knitting person ever.
It’s going to be near 90 degrees today so maybe I’ll finish my quilt and a couple of other projects because the chances of me being outside today are zero.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, embrace the day! Unless it’s a shitty day then just have a good cry, a good beer, a good glass of wine, a bubble bath, a hot shower, a bottle of vodka. Whatever works.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

SURVEY SAYS!


Every time I mention anything political nine times out of ten I will be shut down with, “that’s fake news” or “that’s just the democrats, republicans, independents, etc.” I just want to know what’s happening in the world and what my country has to do with it?

Recently a friend posted about the detention camps and how awful they are and how they need our help.
Help with what? How do you help? Who/what are you helping?
One news source reports that things are fine, the other reports that they’re awful. It’s a total denial and blame game.

So, seriously. How does the average Joe on the street stay informed?
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi