NOVEMBER ONE – THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED

GOOD MORNING!!!
HAPPY NOVEMBER!

November is the month of thankfulness and this morning I have to top this list with the fact that I am thankful my pup has a vet check this week! It was another early morning of “Oh! Let’s change some bedding and do some laundry at o’dark-thirty!”

I feel like she might have a cold but I’m a horrible judge of dog illness because I think my pup is human. So, human to human, I think she has a cold. I’m sure the vet will tell me exactly how wrong I am about that on Thursday.

And not to make this whole post about my dog but last week she vomited and I think something got up her nose. I don’t know but she started snorting like she does sometimes when she’s sniffing stuff outside.
Then, she started doing her backward sneezing way more frequently than she has ever done before.
THEN, she started drinking her water super fast and every time she gulped it down she would walk around for a minute and throw it up.
So, no more water dish on the floor, we have to pour a lit’l bit in her bowl and then set it down in front of her. If she keeps that down we’ll give her a little more.

She does fine with smaller amounts of water and she’s eating and going potty normally and basically acting normal other than this water issue and her sniffles.
Ugh. Thursday can’t come soon enough!
Okay, I guess the whole post is about my Luci. Sorry. Didn’t mean to be “that” dog mom but she is old and I worry about her!
SOOOOO, raise your hand if you actually had trick n’ treaters last night? I did not. Zero kids and not many running around either. It feels like Halloween as I knew it as a kid is phasing itself out and a whole new Halloween is taking it’s place. I think it’s more organized now with gatherings here and there rather than just letting the kids run free. Maybe it’s for the best but I’m super thankful that I had the “real” trick n’ treating when I was a kid! So much fun.
In other news… I started Weight Watchers. Not the real one the other one online for Free99. So, I’m thankful to Pinterest for their knock off sites.

What are you thankful for today? My list is endless, today and every day!
Happy Monday! Let us give thanks for the week ahead!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

OCTOBER TWENTY NINE – Happy Tuesday – Royal Weirdness

“Post a funny picture.
Post a not so funny picture.
Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.”
Joining in with Sandee over at ‘Comedy Plus‘ for “Happy Tuesday.”
As most of you know, I love my Royals so when I came across these screenshots on my phone I thought these would be perfect for “Happy Tuesday.”
They’re definitely weirdness as are the faces around them…

Side note – I have no idea where I got these screenshots from but the Royal occasion was The Animal Ball at Clarence House.
I’m guessing Charles and Camilla are 3 sheets to the wind in ALL of these photos.
Next up…
Not only Charles’ face but oh look!
Another one of those “fascinating” hats I blogged about.

Camilla’s face says it all. Clearly, she feels the same way about the butterfly sanctuary living on the side of that woman’s head as I do. Also, check out the woman’s hat right next to Camilla. Creepy.
This one…
Not – A – Clue but creepy as hell.
How do you suppose she sees out of her left eye?
My favorite…
Enter the elephant man.
Not the elephant man.
This elephant man.
See him lurking in the background???
He looks thrilled to be there.
Upon closer inspection, he looks like his elephant is made of tin foil. Is this the Royal “doggy bag” version of the foil swan???
One more time with the elephant man…
Camilla kills me. She not only laughs but she points. I love it.
And the last weird photo of my screenshot Royals…
Charles and his SAUSAGE FINGERS!!!!
Grossssssssss.

Move over Abe…
There’s a new sausage king in town!
So gross.
Looookkkkk…
Just freaks me out.
So there’s my take on the ‘Happy Tuesday’ link up. I’m pretty sure it qualifies as weirdness and bonus, it gets these weirdo pics off of my phone!

I hope you’re all having a ‘Happy Tuesday’ and don’t forget it’s also “Taco Tuesday” which, for a person on the tail end of the flu doesn’t sound remotely appetizing, just FYI…
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

OCTOBER TWENTY EIGHT – Missed Connection Monday – Mimi “Flu” the coop!

“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.
BRUNETTE AT WALMART
I saw you and wanted to talk to you, but was with my two young ones. I thought we shared a fleeting glance. Was I wrong?
You had a cart full and I felt like there was a possibility of meeting again.
If by chance you see this, tell me what was in your cart so I know it’s you.
***Hhhmm. What was in my cart? Bullets for my husband’s gun. ZERO possibility of meeting again and no, we did not share a fleeting glance. We shared an “I’m here to get tampons and chocolate and bullets leave me the fuck alone” glare. But thanks. And as they say at Walmart, have a nice day.

IRONWOOD
We danced a few times last night and really didn’t get a chance to talk much. I wanted to get your number when I went to ask you were already gone. I would love to talk more. If you see this let’s grab a drink. Tell me what I was so I know it’s you.. Hope to hear from ya!
***
OMG BARNES AND NOBLE
Wow, what else can I say. We had a brief conversation at Barnes and Noble on Tues. We exchanged several glances in the store and waved and said goodbye when you left. You are short, dark hair. Super nice, great smile, and extremely hot! I definitely would have attempted to have more conversation but you were with someone. (I am pretty sure she knew I wanted to talk more) No idea, other than this, how to find you again. OR perhaps you will be in the same spot again? Tell me what section of the store we first met in and what color you were wearing.
***Super easy. We met at the coffee bar. I was wearing black and you can find me right here at my blog! Finally, somebody missed ME! 
Hi everyone… (Waving from the little known town of Flu-ville.) Holy smokes. When this flu hits, it REALLY hits! Man… I’m still kinda’ floating on the tail end of things but feeling SO much better than I was. My son was hit hard with it and almost hospitalized. Thankfully he’s nearly a hundred percent now.

Boy, I’ll tell ya’, this flu is no joke. I don’t know if it’s different than in years past or I’m just fucking old but once it gets a hold of you it’s a tough one to shake.
Also. I’d just like to state for the record that I did, in fact, have my flu shot so I think this is bullshit.

Also bullshit? This menu.
How have all of you been? I hope none of you have been down with this flu or a cold or anything else that makes you feel like total crap!

Anybody got any snow yet? No snow here in the valley… YET! I’m waiting. A dusting on the mountains and a town 45 minutes away got 4″. So weird.

It’s a brand new week. Who’s got plans? There is always much to do around here. Last night was pumpkin carving night. My DIL is the queen of all things horror and her pumpkin was very cool. She and my son LOVE the Stephen King movie, IT.
I made them a couple of IT Pennywise pics.
A lit’l too creepy for me but they dig it.

Also. Here’s the latest hats I’ve made. All super soft and warm.
It’s time to tie some hats and scarves to the trees for the homeless!
It’s getting cold!

Well… I think it’s time to hit up the B.R.A.T menu for those mouth-watering breakfast choices… What’ll it be?? Bananas, rice, applesauce or toast?? Hhhm.
It’ll be coffee. That’s what it’ll be!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

OCTOBER ONE

What a great day!
It’s October AND it’s “Taco Tuesday!”

October for me means all of this… ❤
And lots of soups, stews, chili, anything and just about everything you can put in a crockpot!
Since it is “Taco Tuesday” and October AND chilly outside I thought I’d share a very October, “Taco Tuesday” chili recipe with all of you!

TACO CHILI
courtesy of The Diary Of A Real HousewifeTaco Chili
Taco chili is always a fall favorite at my house served up with a topping of sour cream and a big ‘ol piece of cornbread!
Do any of you make taco chili?
Do you take part in “Taco Tuesday?”
What’s your favorite taco meal?

I know. A ton of questions but… as always…
I’m a nosey bitch and all of you know that!
Aaannnd more questions!
So, what did everybody’s weekend look like?
Anybody in the path of all of that rain and snow?

My friends in Montana got walloped of course and Miranda was sitting in her hot tub this morning enjoying the snow falling on her up in our mountains.
Down here in the valley we had wonderful rainy days.
Oh. One more question. Is anybody watching the 31 Nights of Halloween?
Do you have a favorite movie you like to watch around Halloween?
Okay. That was two questions…
My favorite is…
I love, love, love this movie and honestly I watch it year-round but it is the movie that kicks off the Halloween season for me.

This movie comes in a close second…
Okay. It’s back to my creative bubble for me.
Happy October!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Alone again naturally…

“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.ASIAN MARKET
I saw you at the new Asian Market. We made eye-contact several times, I thought you were really cute and attractive. I wanted to come talk to you, but you were with someone. You had long black hair, petite, and kept smiling at me. I was the tallish white guy looking at the soba noodles. If you see this please hit me up I would love to get together sometime
***Pssst. She’s Asian. All white guys are tall to her. Enjoy those soba noodles.
Alone.

WEARING PIJAMAS AT MAVERICK
You wearing pijamaa around lunch time. You were buying some six pack. Looked like had a long day. If you reading this, and want to grab coffee after work.
Let me know.
***Okay. Lemme’ get this straight. She’s out in public in her pijamamas as opposed to her cakejamas, buying some six-packs and she looks like she’s had a long day…
AT LUNCHTIME??? The day hasn’t even begun!

She must belong to that Less family and I’m guessing her name is Job Less.
Not to be confused with her brothers,
Home Less and Tooth Less.

Looks like you’ll be drinking that nasty ass gas station coffee…
Alone.
Cheers!

BOUGHT MY BREAKFAST AT MCDONALDS
Chevron McDonald’s drive thru, Sunday morning the 15th, across the street from the hospital on eagle. To the beautiful woman who bought my breakfast, wow that is the single most outgoing thing a girl has ever done for me. That didn’t make my day or week or month or year, that made my life, you have no idea. I would love to get to know a person like you. I’m 100% single if you see this and want to connect.
***To the beautiful woman, you may want to go have coffee with this guy, in the daylight with friends nearby but don’t let him see your vehicle or tell him where you work or what side of town you’re from and don’t mention your friend’s names either because he can look those up and make connections back to you and if he’s a nutjob you definitely don’t want that.
Honestly, tho, if you buying him breakfast made his life this seems like a low key, easy to please guy to me. If you’re single. It’s worth a shot.

I know, I know. I didn’t give my standard “run” advice to the “beautiful woman” but sometimes ya’ gotta’ give a guy a chance. They’re not all serial killers…
Yeah… I can’t believe I wrote that either. Seriously. Anybody else feel like that weekend just flew by???

I had plans for sewing but my son texted me and asked if I would make some hats for his friend that was diagnosed with lymphoma and is starting chemo.
Absolutely! I’d be honored. Comfy, warm chemo hats trump Halloween sewing hands down without question!

I text my son back and ask what her favorite colors are and how old she is.
“Oh, thanks, mom. Purple and blue are her favorite colors and she’s 21.”
TWENTY-ONE!

Just in case I haven’t said it enough in my life and on this blog let me say it again.
CANCER FUCKING SUCKS!
Not to be “Debbie Downer…”
How was your weekend???
Have any of you started checking off your fall bucket lists?
I’ve been enjoying spending time outside in the fall weather so that’s one thing on my list. I’ve still got a whole list to go tho!

What’s your favorite fall thing to do?
I like the corn mazes or I like to bitch about going thru them I don’t remember “witch.” – See what I did there?
I wrote about going thru the corn maze once before. If you missed it you can read about it here. Apparently, no child left behind doesn’t apply to moms in corn mazes…

Here’s to the new week ahead! May it be filled with nothing but sunny days, blue skies and warm fuzzies all around!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi