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

CRUSIN’ ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON….

I know it’s “Groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon…” but cruisn’ rhymes and it goes with today’s post.
Anyway.

Quilt and Cruise???!!
How did I not know this was a thing???
Sign.Me.Up!

You can learn more about these quilting cruises, here.

I didn’t know these were a thing either.
– Ghost Hunter Cruise

***I’m not sure how ghosty and scary it would be. It’s in Alaska.

– Wine Tasting Cruise

***Yes, please.

– The Meow Meow Cruise

***For cat lovers but no cats allowed.
Basically, you spend 4 days with a bunch of strangers in the open sea talking about your pussies.

– The Walker Stalker Cruise

***Now this one would be cool minus all of those people in the background.
A ‘ Walking Dead’ cruise with cast members. Very cool.
Learn more about the above cruises, here and here.

Raise your hand if you’ve been on a cruise.
I know some of you have.
If you’ve gone did you think it was worth it?

According to this article, you could be sharing your cruise with up to 7,000 people!
Granted, that’s on the high side but the low side isn’t much better at 3,000 people.
This sounds like a miniature city on the sea to me.

Most common illness cruise people come down with?
The norovirus.
How do you get it? Glad you asked.
Per this article from the Mayo Clinic…

“Noroviruses are highly contagious and are shed in the feces of infected humans and animals. Methods of transmission include:

  • Eating contaminated food
  • Drinking contaminated water
  • Touching your hand to your mouth after your hand has been in contact with a contaminated surface or object
  • Being in close contact with a person who has a norovirus infection

Noroviruses are difficult to wipe out because they can withstand hot and cold temperatures as well as most disinfectants.”

Germaphobe that I am. – NO THANKS.

This cruise would also make me sick.

So, how’s everybody’s weekend been?
Mine has been relaxing, relaxing, relaxing and I’ve loved every minute of it.
I hope yours has been all you hoped it would be.

This is the last week of June people.
Holy cannoli did this month fly by!
My mom told me this would happen as I got older.
She was right!MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –Exactly…Time – 8:25am
Temp – 59 degrees F/High today – 78
Mood – Chill
Bitch, bitch, bitch – That you can’t lose weight eating ice cream.
Best thing – Ice cream!Be well.
MiMi

STROLLIN’ AND TROLLIN’

Soooooo, as most of you know I recently acquired a troll on my blog.
I believe we’ve all come to know her, thanks to Cranky, as “Sandi with a fucking i.”

In a nutshell, she’s a fucking nut job. Another Christian wanna be spewing forth hate in the name of God. The burr up her ass is homosexuality. Shocking.

Butttttt, thanks to my magical, mystical blogging posse whippin’ her ass in the comments I think she’s gone! Yaaaaayyyyyy!
Thank you all SO much!!!

Ding dong the witch is dead!
Interestingly enough, this article was on the online People Magazine yesterday.
The headline is killer.
‘Christian Group Calls for Netflix to Cancel ‘Satanic’ Show Good Omens — Problem Is, It’s on Amazon’
This is soooo funny! You really should read it. There are some pretty cute comments between Netflix and Amazon.
Nothing on tap for me today or aaalll weekend so hopefully I’ll be getting my latest quilt done and finishing up a blanket I’m crocheting. I really do love the days when I have nowhere to be and nothing on the schedule.

The weekend is here. Plans anyone??? Our temps have gone down into the 60’s so I foresee a little reading and some coffee on the back patio this afternoon.

Anybody else just stayin’ home and reeealllly relaxing just doing whatever the hell you want?  As always, please share in the comments below.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
To Magical Mystical Mimi’s posse.
You’re the best!
Time – 6:07am
Temp – 44 degrees F/High today – 67
Mood – Determined!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero
Best thing – Quiet new neighbors!
Be well.
MiMi

TANGERINE TREES MARMALADE SKIES

My weekend in a nutshell. Pride Weekend –
I was late to my “mom Pride hug” early meet-up but it was okay.
Moms and dads were giving hugs all over the place so you could join in anywhere.
It was very cool.
The whole parade was cool and the show of unity was super cool.

What wasn’t cool but pretty much expected?
1.) Parking.
2.) Lots of walking.
3.) Thousands of people.
4.) THE HEAT.
5.) Sweaty hugs. – Still wonderful tho.

If you haven’t gone to a ‘Pride Parade’ you should go at least once in your life.
You’ll have some fun and the LGBT Community reealllly appreciates and needs the support!
Bonus? You’ll walk away with some warm fuzzies just for being a kind human being.
Omgosh. So, somewhere along the past week or so, my sleeping pattern got reversed and now I find myself up nearly all night!
I couldn’t figure it out. I wasn’t drinking coffee all night but I might as well have been!

I’ve been trying to avoid nap taking during the day to get back on course but I failed miserably today and I ended up falling asleep reading and waking up feeling like I’d been drugged. You know those kind of sleeps. The Wizard Of Oz poppy field sleeps!
My pup is having them too! All she’s been doing is sleeping!
Then I had my “aha” moment…
The full moon!
Do any of you experience the chaos of the full moon or are you not a believer in such things.
According to this article at accuweather.com, the moon does, in fact, affect us and our pets AND the sea creatures!
I’ve still got my fake cold going on that I had initially blamed on my AC.
Yeah… According to my dr. I have allergies.
Whatever. Still feels like a cold!
Okay. I need to know.
How was your weekend?
For all you dads out there. I hope your day was absolutely amaze balls!
Happy Father’s Day belated.

What’s happening with your week?
How was your Monday?
What’s happening today?

For me, I know I have TONS of reading to catch up on with all of you so that will be a couple of hours of my day – at least. Then it’s all about laundry, housework and errands.

When I get a free moment I’ll be working on gifts and catching up on my GoodReads reading.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 5:55 – Angel numbers! Woo Hoo!
(A positive change is on the way for me. A BIG positive change!)
Temp – HOT!
Mood – Wiiiddddeeee awake!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero
Best thing – Life
Be well.
MiMi

THANKFUL THIRSTY THRUSTY THURSDAY!

It’s ‘Thankful Thursday’ and also ‘Thirsty Thursday.’
Coincidence? I think not.
PSSST: I have no idea why “thrusty” is in the title of this post.
QUESTION: Is it too early to be partaking in ‘Thirsty Thursday?’
Asking for a friend….

Today I am thankful for air conditioning.
And vodka!
Yesterday was my vodka slushie day! Watermelon! My fave!
What a refreshing way to beat the heat!
It may be a vodka slushie day today as well…
It may have already started…
Sooooo, what are yous guys thankful for today and every day or just today???
What’s your favorite drink on tap for “Thirsty Thursday?”

Is it hot where you are??? I’m not complaining. I’m so happy to see the sun and be out of that 5th season of,
“time to find fucking Noah…”

Again, the weekend is upon us.
Who’s got plans?
I will be downtown at the Pride parade giving out free mom hugs to the kids whose parents disowned them, kicked them out, etc., after they told them they were gay/lesbian/trans.
Fucking assholes. So much for unconditional love.
Two of the beautiful souls that are my “pride” and joy.
My son (right) and his partner. Wonderful, kind, loving, intelligent humans loving each other, loving life and lucky me, they love me too!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 11:14am
Temp – HOT!
Mood – Lazy… Hot days just zap me sometimes.
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero but it’s early, it’s hot and I may be running low on vodka.
Best thing – Life
Be well.
MiMi

SPAM-A-LICIOUS!

Nooooooooo. Not that kind!

THIS kind…
Gilly, Molly, Bijoux
I am so sorry for your missed comments!

Interestingly enough they went into the spam folder in between…
1.) “Hot Asian” chicks
– (No. Me no love you long time!)
2.) “Hot Russian” chicks – (Nit!)
3.) One good ‘ol U-S-of-A chick that wants to know if I like her “delicious” tits.
– (Yeah no. I rock the pole, not the hole.)
And last but not least because spam does not discriminate between the males and females…
4.) Some guy who will masturbate on the webcam for me.
– (Seriously? You can get that for free and in person at the local porn shop.)

So, whilst keeping an extremely watchful eye on the gloopy poop pup for the past couple of days I’ve been sorting thru my WordPress and Gmail accounts and let me just say, I should probably keep a watchful eye on all 3!

Note to self Some people, judging only from my emails and spam, mostly Russians and Asians, have waaaaay too much time on their hands.
Also Senior dogs and bacon do not go well together.
NO! You cannot!!
It’s Monday and I have no idea where the weekend went. It’s just a blur to me!
I know I did a shit ton of laundry and carpet cleaning.
I think I did some writing, some reading, some crocheting, and some quilting.

Oh. We got new neighbors upstairs and next door. So far so good. A couple moved in upstairs and they’re relatively quiet and the ones next door are African refugees, a mom, and some kids. They don’t speak English so I’m pretty sure our neighborly interactions upstairs and next door will consist of hellos and head nods.

Sounds perfect… Unless they decide to “borrow” my patio chairs…

Okay, your turn!
Share your top 3 spam-a-licious spam comments.
I know you’ve got ’em.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
This Spam(alot)? Super cool.
#MontyPythonFan
Time – 8:55pm
Temp – 79 degrees F – A nice n’ sunny day.
Mood – Pissy
Bitch, bitch, bitch – When you have the air conditioner on all day and it gives you that fake cold with a stuffy nose and scratchy throat.
Best thing – Honey drops to soothe my throat.
Be well.
MiMi

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – I’m pretty sure he just called you fat…

“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.
Thick tattooed lady (Caldwell blvd mcDonalds)

***Okay, right outta’ the gate. “Thick tattooed lady” whoever you are.
Along with stalking you on Craigslist he just called you fat.
My advice? Run, walk or roll as far away from this guy and McDonalds apparently as fast as you can!***

You were at McDonalds today when i complimented your ink .Unsure if you heard me but i said i had a chucky tattoo as well but u had your hands full with your kids (they called you mommy so i assume they were your kids) i cant stop thinking about how beautiful you are.

You walked with so much confidence i could tell you are successful in life. You carry yourself very well and very precise i would love to get to no u. and take you out. if you see this reply with the names you have tattooed on your face an. the color of bandana shoes taht you were wearing. I hope you see this

***Hhhhmmm. I wonder what about this thick fat ass tattooed woman screeeaaammmed success.
Let’s see… Was it…

A – The fact that she was eating at McDonalds
B – The way she carried herself with such confidence and precision
OR
CCCCCCCCCCCC – The tattoos ON HER FACE and the BANDANA SHOES  that she was wearing????***

What the actual fuck????? Seriously????
THIS, thissssss is your measuring stick for success???

There’s an old saying, “There’s a lid for every pot.”
With the Craigslist “Missed Connection” section there should be a straight jacket for every nut job.

ALSO – The typos in the Craigslist “I’m stalking you” post are aaallll on them.
Hey, hey, hey!!! It’s Monday!! A brand new week with brand new opportunities and adventures waiting! Or maybe it’s just fucking Monday…
I know, I know. Ya’ can’t make ice cream outta’ horse shit.

Anything thrilling and spine chilling planned for the week ahead??

For me, it’s all about this fabulous weather so aside from the normal rigga ma row
– drs appts, errands n’ such –
I will be outside as much as possible warming these old bones and enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

I hope you have a great beginning to a great week ahead!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 7:51am
Temp – 63 degrees F/ High 84 – SUNSHINE!!!
Mood – Great!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Nada
Best thing – Waking up in a great mood!
Be well.
MiMi

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

At some point in our lives, we’ve all made the “sorry you’ve got the wrong number” call.

Years ago I called my little sister’s house on Super Bowl Sunday and as soon as her husband answered, me being me, bursts into…

ME –  “Can you fucking believe that ref?? He’s either working for the other team or he’s fucking blind!”

MY BRO IN LAW – Laughing, laughing, laughing.

ME – “Okay… Let me talk to my sister.”

MY BRO IN LAW – “Okay… Who’s your sister?”

ME (being me again) “Okay jackass put my sister on the phone.”

More laughing and now I’m out of patience because of course, I would call my sister last minute for a recipe on the day that I need the recipe!
Anyway…

MY BRO IN LAW – “No, really who’s your sister?”

Now I’m all pissy.
ME – “Just get my sister please.”

Now it’s roaring laughter and then the light bulb comes on…
I DIALED THE WRONG NUMBER!!!!
Now I join in the laughter and I’m apologizing and whoever is on the other end of the phone NOT my bro in law was watching the game – thankfully – and he thought the ref was crooked too.
 Anyway, long story not so short. When I came across the pic below it made me think of my “sorry wrong number” story.
Raise your hand if you’ve got a “sorry wrong number” story because you know I want to hear about it!
Drop it in the comments below.

If your “sorry wrong number” story is a long story not so short, blog about it so the world wide web can laugh along!
Happy June and happy Saturday, folks!
Who’s got plans??

Wherever you go, whatever you do, be safe and have fun!
I wish for you beautiful blue skies, plenty of sunshine and temps perfect enough to not melt your face off.
You’re welcome.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Only 6 months away…
Don’t shoot the messenger.
Time – 9:56am
Temp – 64 degrees F/ High 76 – Chance of storms.
Mood – Better
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero
Best thing – Waking with purpose.
Be well.
Mimi

THANKFUL THURSDAY – The neighbor edition

I’m thankful that I did not go full bore psycho bitch on my “sort of neighbor” in the next building over when I found my patio chairs on her patio and I thought she had stolen them.

I’m thankful that this “sort of neighbor” did not answer the door when I went over to go full bore psycho bitch in her face for stealing my chairs.
Also. There would have been a huge language barrier and then I would’ve gone full bore American on her too!
I’m thankful that this “sort of neighbor” is now – courtesy of management –
fully aware that what may be considered borrowing in her country is fucking stealing in ours!

I’m thankful that the kids and their father from next door who took stole my chairs and hauled them over to my “sort of neighbor” because hey, that’s their friend and apparently they just thought they could take my shit and visit a while???
Yeah. I’m thankful they moved the fuck out.
I’m thankful that one of our upstairs neighbors also moved out. They played shitty music and walked around barefoot everywhere and tho it’s no business of mine I just thought it was gross.
Ugh….
Those are my thankful thoughts for the day. How ’bout you?
What are you thankful for?

Raise your hand if you’re in an area where you’re thankful for non-stop rain.
Yeah… Not me. I used to miss the fact that Idaho very little rain but after a month in rainy Michigan and now since I’ve been back every day it’s raining???
A little break would be nice.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 5:36pm
Temp – 68 degrees F/ High 74 – I’m guessing we won’t be reaching that high…
Mood – Sad
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Wasting time on stupid movies.
Best thing – Phone call from my daughter.
Be well.
MiMi

Because I’m happy….

Post a funny picture. Post a not so funny picture.
Post whatever weirdness you want. That’s it.
(verbage ganked from Sandee)

Join in the fun over at Sandee’s place ‘Comedy Plus!’
Guess which one I would carry!!!
Which would you choose???
                              (photo credit)
That’s it that’s all folks!
Head over to ‘Comedy Plus‘ and play along!!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 8:29am
Temp – 55 degrees F/High 72F wiiitthhhh, shocking! STORMS!
Mood – Determined
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero fucks given
Best thing – Honey/clay facial mask
Be well.
MiMi

SWEET STREAMS ARE MADE OF THESE

You stream, I stream, we all stream for…..!!!

Raise your hand if you watch/stream any of these channels.
I am guilty of all 5 and I even pay extra to have no commercials.
FYI – Waaay cheaper than having cable altho I do have a small antenna hooked up to my tv for local channels.

I will confess that the only reason I got HBO Now was for Game of Thrones but now that that’s heartbreakingly over I’m considering dropping that one. I haven’t found anything else on HBO that I can’t live without.

If any of you have an HBO show that is a must see drop it in the comments and I’ll check it out.
I’m currently into a show on Amazon called, ‘Bosch.’
Netflix is my personal favorite because it saves some great shows!
Like this one that everybody laughs at me for watching but I love it and I wish there were more episodes in the works!
And, of course, this one… Crossing my fingers, eyes, and toes for a Season 5!!
Hulu is great for catching up on episodes of weekly shows on tv that you may have missed.
I think this is a great show. It’s on Fox.
This pretty much covers YouTube for me.
Okay. Your turn. Tell me what you’re streaming and if you’re not streaming what the hell are you watching on your 500 channel 499 of them sports cable package??
I hope you’re all having a safe Memorial Day and saying a big thank you to those who died allowing us the freedom to have our bbq’s and take that extra day off of work.

Did anyone have cookouts this weekend or go to any?
What was on the menu??

It has been a tough week for me as it is my sister’s first birthday – May 26 – since she died in October of stomach cancer. I just keep thinking wishing that she should still be here…
IN OTHER NEWS –
Looks to be a beautiful day today, lots of sunshine and I hope I didn’t just jinx myself into another rainy afternoon because I’d really like to just kick back on the back patio with a good book and some good wine!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 18:51am
Temp – 50 degrees F/High today, 71 with THUNDERSTORMS!
Mood – Sad
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Idiot neighbors. – An upcoming post.
Best thing – Sunshine for the moment.
Be well.

GROUP HUG!

Yay for those of us being in the coolest blogging group on the world wide web!

And a standing invitation to ANYONE who wants to hang with the “cool kids.”
C’mon. You know you want to…
Just click on the pic below to join in!
I’m SO happy to have some of the best bloggers I have ever read all in one place!
Thank you all for participating and making this group possible.
Now it’s OUR group and not just mine.

Group hug! Group hug!
Raise your hand if you’re happy to see Monday in the rearview mirror.
Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I finally got caught up on my vacation laundry and then I started cleaning and reorganizing my room, a.k.a the craft room with a bed in the middle of it, and now I have moooorrrrre laundry!
Ugh.

My reorganization is slow going. I’ve tossed a lot of things but I think I need to do more…
Maybe I need to call Marie Kondo.
Have any of you watched this show on Netflix????
So annoying…
I don’t know Marie… I didn’t feel like I was sparking a lot of joy yesterday…
Seriously…
Oh, and this?
This is never happening, Marie!!!
You can keep your tiny Asian voice and those tiny Asian hands outta’ my stuff!

Ya’ wanna’ know why???
Because every single one of my fucking craft supplies SPARK JOY!

Needless-to-say, you’ll probably never see me on an episode of
‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ but you may see me here…
On tap for today?? MORE tossing and organizing!!
I’ll also be working on some crafts and crocheting.
My goal is to use up the craft/fabric/vinyl/paint that I have now before purchasing anymore.
So far, so good.
This is so true…
If you do, how do you most express your creativity?
If you don’t consider yourself crafty, do you have any other hobbies that “spark your joy???”
You know the drill.
Leave ’em in the comments because you know what a nosey bitch I am.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 12:48pm
Temp – 53 degrees F/High today, 58 – Rain off n’ on
Mood – Feeling like a sloth.
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Really shitty sleep last night.
Best thing – Open windows!!!
Be well.

AD-ITUDE!

So, yesterday, while I was visiting all of my regular blogs on my blog list I came across a few blog titles from other bloggers that caught my eye so I clicked…
Wow. What a mess!

I thought maybe from the titles these would be blogs I might want to follow but once I got to their page all I saw were ads, ads, and more ads!

Two lines of blogging, a big ‘ol ad and then two more lines of blogging all the way thru the post. It was so distracting I couldn’t stay interested so I just left.

I checked around on the world wide web and only 2% – 4% of “pro-bloggers” actually make money blogging. It’s crazy…

I’ve blogged about this before in this post and seriously, blogging is definitely not what it used to be.

Which brings me to an announcement…
Because I soooo long for the days of “old school” blogging I started a Facebook group specifically for us old school bloggers!
EVERYONE is welcome to join and to share your blog posts to a group of kindred spirit, old school bloggers.

It’s as simple as clicking on that photo right there or on this link,
‘OLD SCHOOL BLOGGERS the originals.’

ALSO – If you know any bloggers who would be interested in a blogging group with more emphasis on blogging rather than selling, please do send them to this group!
Okay… That was exciting butttttttttt………
NOT as exciting as the season finale of Game of Thrones…
It’s over and I just want to cry!!!
I heard chatter that people were upset about the ending. I was not one of those people. I loved everything about this show and am really kinda’ sad that it’s over.
Jon Snow was my crush and I seriously wish dragons were real.
Got caught up on another show that I absolutely love, Lucifer on Netflix.
Can’t wait for season 5! Thank you, Netflix for saving this show!
Well, it’s Monday and I’ve got lots to do today. I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week. What did everybody do over the weekend? I’m still on my vacation laundry and re-organizing which is just as well because it’s still raining here.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 6:10am
Temp – 50 degrees F/High today, 57 and SURPRISE…
RAIN!!!!!
Mood – Awake!!!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – A shallow bitch for the day. I broke a nail so far down it looks like I only have a nub! This never happens to me. Wahhhhhh.
Best thing – Up early starting my day!
Be well.

OH, HI….

I took a little vacay to go back east and spent some time with these beautiful souls…I also got to watch my daughter graduate with her Masters in Education.
SO, SO, proud of her and all of the hard work she put in.
She really is an incredible woman.
SIDE NOTE:
Ignore Jim Gaffigan photobombing. We were at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
And, of course, I visited with my other two sons and their families.
I was gone a month and seriously, this was my time.
The kiddos, the grandkids, quick visits with extended family –
Rinse, repeat.

I missed some family members along the way and I saw zero friends but due to the top photo, I tend to have tunnel vision.
#SorryNotSorry

One day I’ll make it back to visit everyone… Promise!
I’ve only been home 4 days so I’m still catching up on sleep and getting back into my time zone. I’m also doing laundry – dread – and cleaning/reorganizing my crafts.
Ssshhhhh: I may or may not have brought more craft stuff back.
I hope all of you are well. I’ve read bits and pieces, caught a post here n’ there. I’ma try and do much better now that I’m home and have nothing on my plate.
Seriously, n-o-t-h-i-n-g!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 9:51am
Temp – 52 degrees F/High today of 67 with partly cloudy skies. I’ll take it!!!
It rained nearly every day when I was back east and then when I got home MORE rain! Today we’ve got sunshine and I am all about that!
Mood – Relaxed…
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Airlines but that’s another post…
Best thing – Being home…
Be well.

MEANWHILE….

So apparently I just like to break all of those “build your audience, build your followers” build a fucking bear rules of blogging. However, as most of you know. I’m not nor have I ever been, a rule follower. I follow the law and anything baking that smells like it should go directly onto my fat ass.

I’ll keep this post short so you don’t end up muddling thru a shitty, everyday version of  War & Peace. But hey! How ’bout this handbag made from a War and Peace book?! I love it.
No big mystery as to why I’ve been away. Sometimes life is just meh.

♦The highlight of my week thus far has been driving in snow, rain and whipping winds to arrive early at my dental appt. and being told AFTER AN HOUR of sitting there that they’ve overbooked. Ugh. I rescheduled.

♦No idea what’s happening with the Cohen confessions. Don’t care.

♦In the craft corner, its been all about crochet.

♦In the weather dept. it’s just nutso! A little bit of everything.

♦HULU pick of the week – Manifest. – Great show. Always keeps me on the edge of my seat.

♦Finished 2 books, Gone Girl and The Giver. Currently reading, The Lightworker’s Source (again.) Need to update my GoodReads acct.

♦Anybody else having issues with Facebook because mine is acting really wonky.
That’s it for this rainy day post. What’s happening in your corners of the world? Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
***Bonus points if you sang that in your head.
Time – 10am
Temp – 37 degrees F/High today 45 with a “frozen mix.”
Mood – Chill
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Too much news EVERYWHERE.
Best thing – Rainy day.
Be well.

SNOOZE…. #10

How ’bout that Super Bowl??? Or is it, how ’bout that SNOOZER BOWL?
Holy crap! Pun intended. I’d of been better off watching the Ty D Bol!
Quite possibly the shittiest – again, pun intended – Super Bowl I’ve ever seen.
Omg. And was it just me or did that game seem to drag on forever?? At 7pm it felt like midnight!

The game was lame, the commercials were lame…
But ya’ know what wasn’t lame???
This hotness right here.
Adam Levine was and is, smokin’!
Also not lame? My new favorite Super Bowl favo flav…
Ham n’ Cheese sliders. My new find on Pinterest and so yummy.
The recipe is from Eating on a Dime.
Click on the link for the recipe! It’s definitely more than just ham and cheese.
PS – I didn’t add the poppy seeds and they were still delish.
Raise your hand if you too watched the lamest Super Bowl in Super Bowl history.
Raise your hand if you were like, “meh, at least the food was good.”
Guilty on both counts for me but so happy I don’t have to see this jughead on every channel anymore. At least for a year anyway.
The “GOAT.”
Ugh…
So not a fan.
Giving credit where credit is due tho, Tom Brady may hold the best NFL QB record of all time but nobody beats this QB in being so, so cute and possessing that TOTAL swagger.
The ORIGINAL #12…
‘Broadway Joe!’
Hot then. Hot now.
And just forever cool…
Okay. I’m done bitchin’ n’ swooning.
What the hell happened since I’ve been gone? Suddenly we’re into February! Also, the groundhog saw or didn’t see his shadow – I always get those mixed up – so we’ve got an early spring coming?? Really?
Thanks for jinxing us Fucksatawney Phil!

Our temps have been near 50 forever and then boom. That rodent comes out with his early spring bullshit and we get fucking snow and temps back down into the 40’s.

I know, I know. I told everybody if they didn’t have weather as shitty as the weather in the midwest and northeast they don’t get to bitch. What I didn’t tell you is that as the owner of this blog I can bitch whenever I want so it’s really just one of those, “do as I say, not as I do” things.
I want my spring weather back!
Also. I just realized that today is Wednesday so so much for my post being wordless but honestly, when am I ever really wordless??

It’s the middle of the week and I hope it’s been a good one for all of you thus far.
Are any of you stuck in the deep freeze??
How about weekend plans?

I’ve been busy healing and attempting to get my spring cleaning done before spring!
I’ve also got two college grads graduating in April and May so a trip back home is in order.

My 3rd kiddo is graduating with a Bachelors degree, and my one and only daughter with a double Masters.
Yeah. I might be a proud mom…
They did the hard work. They earned this and I am honored to be sitting on the sidelines cheering them on.
Okay. On with my day! Happy Wednesday, folks!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 8:56am
Temp – 28 degrees F/Highs in the 30’s
Mood – Grand!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – That fucking groundhog and his lies!
Best thing – Another day on planet earth!
Be well.

OH SNAP! – #9

As you may have guessed, I’ve been gone for a bit.
I had a minor hurts like a son-of-a-bitch surgery and “Blake & Miranda” graciously allowed me to recoup at their place.
It was a wonderful mini vacay filled with amazing people, great food, homeschooling from hell and lots of love and laughter.
Omg, this just makes me laugh so much…
All in all, I’d say the mini vacay was…
Happy Monday, folks!
For those of you in the deep freeze and snow in the east, be safe and stay warm!
For everyone else, none of you get to bitch about your weather unless it’s as extreme or beyond extreme, as the weather in the east.

I won’t pretend to know all of the ins and outs of the government shut down.
I will simply say that I am grateful it is over and that my brother and his family and other families like his will now be receiving back pay and paychecks once again.

Endless thanks to those who don’t get paid enough as it is but continued to keep us safe despite no income.

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 6:45am
Temp – 27 degrees F/highs in the 40’s today
Mood – Pretty good for someone who’s been awake since 3am
Bitch, bitch, bitch – That crazy weather in Michigan! 

Best thing – Knowing my family is safe and warm back in the mitten.
Be well.

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS… – #8

First of all, let me apologize for the earworm that got stuck in your head just from the title alone. I’m not talking about midnight at this oasis…
Buttttttt… Can I just say, I miss those clothes, that hair, and the music.

I’m talking about “Blake & Miranda’s Mountain Oasis.”
This is pretty much the winter months, give or take a few inches of snow.
This is the summer.
So. When I write that I’m heading to “Miranda’s” I’m sure you’ll all understand if it takes me a few days to come back. It’s so relaxing and when you walk in the door to “Blake n’ Miranda’s” home not only do you feel like family, you are family.

You may remember my post ‘Miranda Throws A Pleasure Party.’ It’s my most viewed post to date. If you haven’t read it, you should. That post will really give you a view of what lies at the foot of those beautiful mountains up there.
Well… pleasure parties, homeschooling, fantastic home cooking and running a ranch!

Speaking of homeschooling… Kudos to every homeschooling mom/dad on the planet! The school work has changed SOOOOO much it’s unreal. I look at the math and I’m like, nope, I’m out. Give me books, words and art and I’m in.
Side note: The 1st photo and the 6th may be the most accurate.

This is me if I were a homeschooler.Oh, and if you’re curious about “Blake’s” role at the “oasis” here’s a couple of pics of just one of the things he does.
See that road on the side of the mountain? Yeah. He keeps those clear…
Day and night…
And can you believe people still bitch if the roads aren’t smooth as glass?
Seriously…
Back in the city, I’m just hangin’ out doin’ what I do. We finally got some snow! About a half an inch. Woo hoo! Just enough to freeze at night and make the roads icy but hey, no complaints. Here’s our week ahead…
That’s just nuts! I wish all of our Januarys were like this!
Today looks like a great day to get some reading done.
I’m currently reading two books. Yep. I’m that kind of reader…
“Miranda” gave me ‘Gone Girl’ for Christmas. A real book, paperback and I checked out ‘The Giver’ from my local library via my phone using the Libby app. I’m determined to reach my reading goals this year on Goodreads!
So, what’s Wednesday looking like for all of you??? Almost to the weekend. Anybody have plans?? I have a dental appt. on Friday. Go me! I hate the dentist…
As always. Feel free to spill the beans in the comments below.

Also. The Goodreads link up there is to my Goodreads page so if any of you want to share some great books add me to your list. I’m always looking for the next great read.

Have a great rest of your week!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 5:47am
Temp – 26 degrees F/cloudy/it’s fucking dark still!
Mood – AWAKE!!!!
Bitch, bitch, bitch –This moron, John Engler. What a douche!
Michigan State University Interim President and former GOP Michigan governor John Engler is facing backlash for saying that “some Larry Nassar sexual assault victims are enjoying the attention.”
Best thing – It’s early so I’m going with my bottomless coffee cup!
Be well.

 

MY WALTER – #7

No, not that Walter…

THIS WALTER!
THIS Walter is my Walter!
My Walter was awarded to me by one of my most favorite blogs on the net, ‘The Cranky Old Man.’ – FYI, he’s not really cranky, well, not all of the time… Mrs. Cranky pretty much keeps him in line so it’s safe to visit his blog and you should.
GO NOW!
Click on the pic of my Walter.
I’ll wait.
Per ‘The Cranky Old Man’ here’s the 411 on awarding and receiving the ‘The Walter.’

“I believe there cannot be enough blog awards, I have added my own.  It is named after Jeff Dunham’s hysterical cranky old man puppet, “Walter.”

This award recognizes those bloggers who post consistent (2 days a week or more) original, humorous, thought provoking material, and or anyone I damn well feel like awarding it to.

To accept this award, you need only grab it from above and display it on your blog.  (I assume no responsibility if it is stolen copy written material)”

SOOOOOOOOOO, thank you, thank you, thank you, Cranky. It is an honor to receive this award especially from someone as funny – not cranky – as you.
(If you read this post where I was bitching about blog awards going to the wayside you’ll see why this ‘Walter’ award makes me so happy.)
Come hell or high water people, much like Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, I will bring real blogging back!
Yuuuucccckkkkkkkk!
Nooooooooooo! Not that sexy! In fact, that’s NOT sexy!!!
Holy hell… I need to check myself before I wreck myself!

This…
This is sexy being brought back!
Hi everyone! Happy Monday!!!
I’ve been away spending some much needed time at “Miranda’s” mountain oasis. More on that in tomorrows post.Today is all about laundry, phone calls, maybe appts./hopefully appts. and possibly some crafting of some sort.
Definitely reading!
Here’s to an amazing week ahead filled with nothing but all good things!!!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – 5:54pm
Temp – 35 degrees F w/cloudy skies
Mood – Great!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – I pulled a cuticle and it hurts!
Best thing – Getting the ball rolling…
Be well.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND… – #6

‘Germany’s 3rd gender law.’
Are you fucking kidding me right now???
“On January 1, Germany will become the first country in the European Union to offer a “third gender” option on birth certificates.”
Anybody remember this???
Yeah… I’m pretty sure this was Spielberg’s idea of the “third kind.”
I can see how the German’s might have gotten confused…
You can read the full article by clicking on the links above but the gist of the “3rd gender” are the people who are born with both male and female genitalia.
Raise your hand or just give me the ‘ol German salute if you remember when these people were called hermaphrodites.

What the actual hell??? Why are we adding a 3rd gender to our already fucked up world?? This is beyond ridiculous. Why are people buying into this?? What? We’re just going to add genders to society based on what was recognized not that long ago in the medical field as a diagnosis??!

Holy fuck. We’re still trying to get women in this world paychecks equal to that of men and the Germans want to add a 3rd gender?? Good luck with that.

In my world, it’s guys n’ dolls and unless God and Jesus Christ come down and tell me that there’s a 3rd kind, I’m stickin’ with what I know.
Remember, it was Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, there was no third kind.
Oh. Wait. There was…
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Riiiiiggghhhhtttttt….

Time – 12:29pm
Temp – 38 degrees F
Mood – Happy
Bitch, bitch, bitch – ZERO! This must be a record!
Best thing – Heading to the mountains to spend some much needed time with “Miranda” and fam.

Be well.

YOU DOWN WITH OBC??? – #5

What happened to the “Original Blogging Community???” I used to love peeking into the windows of my fellow bloggees who so graciously shared their little corners of the world with us and I with them, you… Anybody, everybody.

We were connected back then and what we wrote was the real deal. We didn’t sugar coat shit. If somebody was having a bad day, they shared it with us. If someone’s kid was being an asshat, that was shared too. Husband issues, work issues, family, neighbors. WE SHARED! And most importantly we supported one another. We encouraged one another, we cheered each other on and when one of us laughed we all laughed and when one of us cried, we all cried.

We used to give out awards! What the hell happened to those??? I was the award whore. I LOVED getting awards! Did we all suddenly become so fucking busy that we totally disconnected from our sacred community where we once shared our hopes and dreams, joys and sorrows, and sometimes, deep dark secrets with one another???

The answer to that is yes and no. We didn’t totally disconnect.
Some of us stayed connected JUST enough to gain followers and sell our products.

One word destroyed our tight-knit neighborhood.
– NUMBERS –

Our bloggee minds became so clouded by the need to be the next JK Rowlings or Oprah or Martha Stewart or Kate Spade, okay maybe not Kate… the next Vera Wang that a huge majority of us didn’t even know why we were blogging anymore.

“Sorry, I’ve got a book/dress/hat/mugs/t-shirts to sell, an article to submit, omg, The Huffington Post wants me!” – I get it and there’s no shame in the game. Everybody has that brass ring they’re reaching for. I honestly do get it.

I sell shit so I know the importance of having a broad audience.
I also know the importance of not losing touch with the tried and true.
The audience who was there and continues to be there from your first word on your blog to your first book/tv show/podcast/magazine cover, etc.

Basically, I just miss the original bloggees from the hood and kickin’ it old school.
Just my opinion. Agree. Disagree. That’s the vibe I’m feeling.
Lemme’ know in the comments below.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

Time – 12:10am
Temp – 39 degrees F
Mood – Creative…
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Zero bitching today.
Best thing – Starting a new project.Be well.

SEEK & FIND – #4

Do you guys ever check the stats page for your blog? I do occasionally but I’m not overly interested in a lot of the feedback there.
– I’m not a numbers counter –
I do, however, check the “search terms” section, mainly, because some of them are so fucking bizarre that not on your wildest crack pipe night do they have anything at all to do with my blog posts!

Here are just a few…
PS – I’ve omitted the search terms that made me want to vomit and had absolutely nothing what-so-ever to do with my blog.

1.) now bring us a sticky pudding
I don’t know about you but I’m not a fan of anything sticky.
Not sticky hands, not sticky seats, not sticky tables and NO sticky pudding!
2.) girl sleep his armpit in love
Noooooooooo. Being in love has NOTHING to do with armpit sleeping!!!
I’ve blogged about this smelly sleep position before.
Read “Reality vs. Romance.”

3.) tgif titties
‘Thank God It’s Friday’ titties??? Really???
I wouldn’t get too excited.
It’s Friday. That means it’s the beginning of the weekend.
That means all bras are off!
4.) ann curry lips
I like these smug “fuck you Matt Lauer” lips.
5.) massage mit happy end
Hhhhmmm…
I wonder if this is what they were searching for…
6.) big ass mom
7.) people’s opinions on rocky mountain oysters
If they’re good enough for Captain Kirk…
8.) bitch romantic night
Nerd alert!
I got this when I searched for “bitch romantic night.”
9.) snoopy watching tv
I feel ya’ Snoop. Somedays it be like that.
10.) i take titty tuesday very seriously
I didn’t know about “titty Tuesday” but I do have my very own, “Tough Titty Tuesday.”
Last year at this time Mariah Carey was the star!
‘TOUGH TITTY TUESDAY – THE DIVA TAKES A DIVE”

11.) wabbit
12.) xmas ball horror
I’m so happy it was just something as harmless as this…
And not something freaky like this!
Aaahhhh… I can hear you all now…
“We sure missed that Mimi…”
Hahahahahaha.
Never fear. As always, Mimi’s blog posts come with a complimentary bottle of eye bleach.
You’re welcome.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Well, that’s somewhat frightening given what people were seeking throughout this whole post… Freeeeaaaaks
Time – 7:52pm
Temp – 28 degrees F
Mood – Crafty jokester. Everything is funny today.
Bitch, bitch, bitch – People who know nothing of parking lot courtesy or how to back up in the parking lot… What a stop sign means..
Idiots.
Best thing – Pictures of my grandbabies are better than the best they’re the greatest!

Be well.

2-0-1-9 – JANUARY GOALS – #2

No kidding!!! Get the fuck outta’ here 2018 WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME 2019!!!!
If this could be a year without any major illnesses or death that.would.be.AWESOME!
holy hell…
No resolutions for me. I make personal contracts and the only contract I have with myself in 2019 is to be healthier than I was in 2018 and to keep breathing!
That’s all I’m looking for in the coming year.

I don’t care if I accomplish this in a box with a fox, in a house with a mouse or on the train in the fucking rain.
I will not get sick. No sir. No, ma’am.
I’m going to live. Oh yes, I AM!
I was thinking I wouldn’t come back to blogging but here I am. Turns out I just needed a break and most importantly, all of you sent me messages or left me sad faces when I said I was closing the blog.
Funny thing about having your own blog. You can close it and open it as much as you want. Much like your legs…
So. Go me and thank YOU!!!
Here in the blogging world we always pick a “Word of the Year.”
I’ve never thought about it before but I wonder how many people outside of our crazy world choose one as well.
If anyone outside of our blogging bubble can fill me in please drop it in the comments below.
Ooooookaaaaayyyyyy…. Drum roll, please…

2019 WORD OF THE YEAR –
I use my WOTY as a personal compass. My beacon of light shining upon my path in the New Year.
This year I’ve been going back n’ forth on a couple of words but I couldn’t choose! So, to hell with it. I’m picking two words for my wordsssssssss of the year. Because I can.

First up –
Inhale. Exhale. One foot in front of the other.
BREATHE!!!

This. 110%. EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Next up –
Truly, I just need to get my shit together.
Too many proverbial irons in the fire, emotionally and physically.
Raise your hand if you’ve been there??
I need to rein some things in.
2018 was a rough year for me. I felt like I was in a human taffy pull.
A word of advice to 2019, hands off. No pushing or pulling or tugging. In fact, in the words of John Lennon, just “let it be.”
Let me be…
HAPPY NEW YEAR, TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!!
Raise your hand if you’re standing tall facing day two of 2019 with a smile on your face and a fire in your soul!

Raise your hand if spent New Year’s Eve at home, crashing at a friend’s or waking up next to a stranger thinking you’ve chalked up yet one more questionable life decision.
Raise your hand if your head still feels like it’s exploding and you can’t find your shoes or bra.

Raise your hand if you’d like to share all of those down n’ dirty details in the “Mimi Zone” where your questionable decisions and self-inflicted stupidity will be laughed at and judged accordingly.

It’s 2019, people!!!!
Time to get “jiggy with it!”
Speaking of questionable decisions…
Why yes, yes I did just quote Will Smith on my blog…
What the fuck is the matter with me??? It’s too early and I need coffee… LOTS of coffee…
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Time – Too early!
Temp – Fucking cold.
Mood – Ready for spring!
Bitch, bitch, bitch – Politics. I just can’t deal with anymore…
Best thing – IT’S A BRAND NEW YEAR PEOPLE!!!!!
Be well.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you all so very much for reading along for all of these years.
I appreciate you all.

I don’t know if I’ll be back but I’ll visit bug the shit outta’ you as much as I can.
You’ve all been so wonderful.

I have a couple of you penciled in for a fun-filled cocktail hour or two or three or ten. You know who you are.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I’m wishing you all a grand Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

Thank you again.
Love, Mimi…

FRIDAY FOCUS

This was my favorite focus of the day.
RAIN! Beautiful wet leaves and the smell of autumn.
I had one of these the other night and I felt like a kid again trick or treating back in Michigan.
Every Halloween it rained. Every Thanksgiving the Lions played the Bears. Those two things a kid could count on.

I’m really digging this tea right now. If you haven’t tried it you should. It is delicious!
Day 2 of no coffee. A slight headache but I think I’ll live.

On the craft table tonight. I’m finally getting around to fixing my crestfallen $2 thrift store angel. I saw her a million years ago and I just couldn’t leave her trapped in that stuffy store. Not to mention, she’s crocheted and I know the time and work that went into making her.
Stay tuned for her big reveal.
It’s been a bit of a busy day thus the late post.
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend.
Looks like rain all week for us and I am more than okay with that!

Who’s got plans this weekend? Mine are boring errands for most of the day and then playing the rest. Hopefully in the rain!

Whatever your plans, be safe and be well.
Happy Weekend!
MIMI’S MAGICK FOR THE DAY –
SIDE NOTE:
This is the second 8 I’ve drawn. 8’s are all about success.
My 4 children and 4 grandchildren = SUCCESS!
Of course, they do. I didn’t need a card to tell me that!

The apprentice card. This is a card of new paths to be taken and adventures to be had. It’s about learning, commitments, focus (Friday Focus) and boundaries. All of which are pulling me and have been pulling me.

It’s my “everything old is new again” moment in time. Finding my way back to me via new paths and new adventures.
Commitment to self. Learning of self. Focus of self and boundaries of self.
I’m okay with that and apparently, Spirit is too.
So mote it be.
What about you?
Are any of you feeling a commitment to self?
Is there a “pull” to spend some extra time with yourself,
focused only on yourself?
Leave your thoughts in the comments, please.
(Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras/Barbara Moore)

NO – VEMBER

NO – vember Goals –
1.)  NO to creepy crime shows.
***YES to real books.
2.)   NO to coffee.
***YES to tea.
3.)   NO to junk foods.
***YES to healthy foods.
4.)  NO to online streaming/TV.
***YES to fresh air and long walks.
5.)  NO to negativity.
***YES to all things uplifting and encouraging.
6.)  NO to overwhelming sadness.
***YES to joy, joy, joy, joy, joy!
7.)  NO to darkness.
***YES to the light!
8.)  NO to late nights.
***YES to restful sleep.
9.)  NO to bad vibes and the people and things that carry them.
***YES to all the high vibes.
10.)  NO to anything and anyone that no longer supports the greater good in my life.
***YES to old souls and new ones.
SIDE NOTE:
Thanksgiving will be a “free” day.
Fall is in full swing here, including rain I can’t fucking believe it and I am loving it! The colors are popping and I am embracing all that is autumn in Idaho.

What about where you live?
What are the changes you’re seeing?

Our temps are steadily dropping out this way and I do so love my sweater weather.
Are you welcoming the cooler weather and possibly snow or are you running for the sun or a cozy spot next to a nice, warm fire???

Ready or not for us, snow is most definitely on the horizon and I am curious to see if we’ll have Flaky Freddie or Blizzard Bettie.
I’m hoping for Bettie. Sssh. Don’t tell anyone.

Happy November, folks!
Get those fat pants ready!
And, if you’re like me, crank up those Christmas tunes!
MIMI’S MAGICK FOR THE DAY –
A very interesting card for me to start my day with.
The 8 of cups represents leaving behind those people, places, things, (the past) that no longer serve you. This card tells you it’s time to move on either emotionally, spiritually, physically, or all 3.

You can see from my “NO-vember” list that I had already made the choices to move on from that which was no longer serving me.
Personally, I will take this card as a confirmation that I am setting my soul aright with the Universe.
So mote it be.

Are any of you feeling the pull to leave anything behind and move forward?
I would love to read your thoughts on this.(Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras/Barbara Moore)

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW?

Don’t ask me! I don’t know the time or the day! What I do know is that I’ve missed two days of posting and well, here I am now.
I’m still trying to make my life normal again since my sister died. Failing miserably. I spend too much time in bed. Apparently, I’m preparing for my debut on that show, ‘My 600lb Life.’ Seriously. Eating and sleeping is mostly what I do now.

Oh. I also show up to appts an hour early. Send birthday gifts that arrive a day late and on my super cool moments, I gift someone a gift they’ve already got!
Yep. I’m that super cool.

I don’t do death well. – There. – I’ll just leave it at that.
I know Wednesday is ‘Wordless Wednesday’ around the blog-o-sphere and I thought about posting but my photo would’ve been this.
And I missed Thursday because I just missed it. The day got away.
Now it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us.
I seriously have ZERO plans for my weekend.
If I get out of bed, hooray!
If I work on some projects double hooray!
If I don’t, well, at least I opened my eyes.
That’s pretty much where I’m at.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – 
The voice of Sesame Street’s ‘Big Bird’ and ‘Oscar The Grouch,’ Caroll Spinney,
is saying goodbye after 50 years. Talk about spanning generations. This show has been with me, my children and my grandchildren. How crazy is that??

I hope the new voice of ‘Big Bird’ and ‘Oscar’ sounds close to the original otherwise it will be like those weird ‘Flintstone’ episodes when ‘Fred’ and ‘Barney’s’ original voices changed and they didn’t sound the same anymore.
Happy Weekend everyone. I hope you can all get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather wherever you are.
Lots to do out there…
**Pumpkin patch
**Corn maze
**Cider mills
**Hayrides
**Road trips for fall colors
And… If you’re brave not me there are always haunted houses to visit!

Who’s got plans??
Who’s hangin’ at the homestead?
Share in the comments.
I’ll live vicariously through your adventures until I can make some of my own again.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

HALLOWEEN HALF N’ HALF

This. This photo right here is the whole Halloween experience.
You can either have a gross, disgusting, scare the shit outta’ me Halloween.
OR…
You can have a truly ‘Happy Halloween’ with a sheet ghost here and a lit’l Walmart witch costume there.
No need to bring in Stephen King.
Just trick or treat n’ smell my feet.
Not trick or treat my face is raw meat!
I don’t like being scared. Not by costumes, pictures, people or especially food!
Don’t invite me to your Halloween party if these are my snack choices…
Let’s start with the vomiting pumpkins.
**I would be the vomiting party guest.
Any and all food resembling body parts.
Intestine cake, head cake, and a meat head!
No bodily function foods, rodents or things that slime!
Zit popping cupcakes. Rat meatloaf and jello worms!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! None of those foods!
These foods will definitely get me to your party!
What say ye?
Do you prefer cute Halloween foods or gross Halloween foods?
Let me know in the comments below!
Also…
It’s my oldest grandson’s birthday today!
Happy 12th, Seth!!!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – SLEEP STUDY

“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.’
NEED SLEEP TEST CANDIDATES (Boise)
Seeking sleep test candidates ages 18 and up. Pay depending on successful completion of sleep test.
This is an in-home, overnight sleep test specifically testing for…
penile erection and erectile dysfunction.
Male candidates only.

– Okay, first of all I got way too excited over this headline.
Second, was the last sentence really necessary??
Male candidates only…
You’re shitting me.
Only men can participate in a penile erection and erectile dysfunction study???

Well, what the hell?
I guess we’re going to have to have our own sleep test ladies…

Boobs That Go Bump In The Night
Specifically testing for…
***The bed eater boobs.
Those side floppers that you end up laying on and then when you try to move it feels like your bed is trying to eat you.
Maybe. That could just be me.
***Killer boobs.
You know, the ones that end up around your throat trying to strangle you in the middle of the night!
Again, could just be me.
***OR, the haunted boobs.
Boobs that get tangled around your ankles so you feel like a ghost is trying to pull your blankets off.
Definitely me.

And then we’ll add at the end.
Female candidates only.

Well, except this guy. I guess he could join the testing.
I’ve been away. Most of you know why. My sister was battling stomach cancer and with so much sadness and sorrow, I share that she lost her battle.
Your love and hugs and thoughts and prayers across the miles really has been a tremendous comfort and I thank you all for them.

Now. To the part, some of you may not understand.
I can’t be sad anymore.
I’ve been grieving for my sister for a long time and now she is gone and out of the horrific pain she was in and I know that she’s in heaven now.

I asked her to be a guardian angel to my grandbabies and my grown babies and she said she would and then she died on my daughter’s birthday.
I dreaded calling my daughter that morning but one of the nurses did a little happy dance and said, “What a wonderful birthday gift! Your daughter got a guardian angel!”
That made me feel a lit’l better.
I like to think it was my sister’s way of letting me know that she was, in fact, watching over as she said she would.

Side note: My daughter got rear-ended on her way to work shortly after I called to wish her a happy birthday and to tell her that her aunt had died.
Pretty crappy way to start a birthday BUT my daughter wasn’t injured in the accident because why???
She has her very own guardian angel!

Day one in heaven – Score one for the angels.
Okay. Well. A blog post. Hopefully, there will be more.
Thanks for stopping by.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

FRIDAY FOCUS

Good Morning!
First up…
1. The last time I ____________was ____________________.
2. __________________isn’t ___________________.
3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
4. My favorite word is _________.
MY ANSWERS –
#1 – The last time I ate caviar was the last time I ate caviar!
#2Crocheting isn’t knitting.
#3My cancer story is a blessing in disguise and I’m so happy it’s over!
#4 – My favorite word is…
You asked…
Sooooo, I’ve been on this time management kick lately on my quest to make the most out of my 24 hours and attempt to be ultra-productive.
I’ve literally been tracking every move I make every breath I take and feeling like a dog chasing its own tail! This time of year is so busy for me. It’s controlled chaos that needs a little less chaos and A LOT more control!
My issue is, I’m a jumper. I jump from one project to the next and before I know it I’ve got a bazillion projects started and only a few finished. Then, I get overwhelmed and bury my head in a vat of wine until about a week before everything is due and then I’m like a crazy woman trying to get everything done last minute!
Some people call this procrastination.
My dr. calls it adult ADHD.
I call it fucking frustrating!
So, day 1 of chasing my own tail involved setting timers and journaling notes from 5am to about 3pm then my time management mojo said fuck this, I’m out. I seriously could not account for one more nanosecond of my life!
I ended this day with 10 hours of controlled chaos. Go me!
I have zero plans for the weekend and by zero I mean Z-E-R-O. I’m doing absolutely nothing. For the most part, I’m unplugging. I’ll get my blog posts in and visit all of you but my phone will be off and I will be spending many, many, many hours outside. My indoor time will be split between my headphones, great music and creating AND/OR silence, hot tea and a great book.
What about you?
Do you ever just unplug and chill?
What are YOUR plans for the weekend??
I hope you can do something spectacular and can make some spectacular memories. Spectacular memories are good for the soul.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

THANKFUL THURSDAY – ALL AT ONCE

In 2 days we will usher in autumn. It hardly seems possible because I know I was just sweating away ten pounds a day with all of the flippin’ heat we’ve had!
And still, it did nothing for my fat ass.
So, with a kiss and a smile or a kick in the pants and a shove down the stairs – most likely the latter. –
I wave goodbye to all things summer 2 days early and with that, I begin my “thankful” list.
#1 – I am thankful that I’ll be able to see again after all of the summer eye bleaching moments I experienced.

Okay, maybe not this exactly but pretty close.
#2 – I’m thankful that the cooler temps of fall will make other people’s deodorant appear as tho it’s actually working.
#3 – I’m thankful that everywhere I go now it will smell like pies and cookies baking!
I am soooo serious about this thankful list.
The number of people wandering around in dental floss when what they really needed was a circus tent was astounding!
It’s like they all got dressed in the dark!
disclaimer: I’m not “fat shaming” I’m just saying. Try putting on a bathing suit that fits.

And the stinky, sweaty, smelling people that seemed to always be in line right in front of me or right behind me??? Ugh. Seriously? Do you have nasal issues?? You can’t smell your own funk??
Sadly, there aren’t enough pumpkin spiced candles or pies to be baked that can get rid of the funk.
I just went over my thankful list and just in case you were wondering if it’s possible to be bitchy and thankful at the same time. It is.

I hope you have much to be thankful for today even if it’s bitchy thanks.
You know I always want to hear about it so drop your thankfuls in the comments below and have an amazing ‘Thankful Thursday!’
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY – 
Participating in ‘Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop‘ hosted by Brian at ‘Brian’s Home.’ Click on the link to join in!

A WEEK IN REVIEW

Okay, a little more than a week but I’m here and that is a small victory.
I’ve been doing A LOT of soul searching and in turn, I’ve been dropping A LOT of the emotional, stress-filled, hot bricks of this lifetime that are not mine to carry, that were never mine to carry and I’ve turned those searing bricks of darkness into loving and positive stepping stones for my personal journey into the light.

Interestingly enough some life lessons, many of them painful, kept exploding around me like fireworks on the 4th of July.
These lessons reminded me of a story my lit’l sis’ husband told me years ago.

I Sent You a Rowboat

A very religious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A neighbor came by in a canoe and said, “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll paddle to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A short time later the police came by in a boat. “The waters will soon be above your house. Hop in and we’ll take you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

A little time later a rescue services helicopter hovered overhead, let down a rope ladder and said. “The waters will soon be above your house. Climb the ladder and we’ll fly you to safety.”

“No thanks” replied the religious man. “I’ve prayed to God and I’m sure he will save me”

All this time the floodwaters continued to rise until soon they reached above the roof and the religious man drowned. When he arrived at heaven he demanded an audience with God. Ushered into God’s throne room he said, “Lord, why am I here in heaven? I prayed for you to save me, I trusted you to save me from that flood.”

“Yes you did my child” replied the Lord. “And I sent you a canoe, a boat, and a helicopter. But you never got in.”

(Source unknown)
***So many people sitting on rooftops waiting and no one recognizing the help that was there all along.

***This story is not connected to nor meant to minimalize what is happening in the Carolinas AT ALL. My heart and prayers continuously go out to everyone being affected by hurricane Florence.
God bless you all!

Speaking of hurricane Florence. I pray that you and/or your loved ones are not in harm’s way of this massive storm.
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’m on standby mode for dr.’s offices, schedulers, and insurance companies.
Questions, questions, answers, answers and my favorite, “someone will call you back this afternoon.” Great.
Their “this afternoon” can be 3 afternoons from now.

In the words of Tom Petty, “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Also, here in Idaho, insurance companies won’t cover some tests for cancer just because you have a family history of one particular cancer.
You have to have symptoms first.
Hhhmm. By the time you have the symptoms, it’s nearly 99.9% too late.
I wonder how that works out…
Fuckers.

Be safe. Be happy. Love and be loved.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

SWEET SEPTEMBER, I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

Not enough hours in the day to answer that one.
Let me just file the entire month of August in the MIA file of life.
I’ll explain in bits n’ pieces but not today.
Today is September and it’s a pretty special month for me.
My Virgo baby boy turns 25 on the 13th.
What the heck?? He’s half of 50!
Time just needs to slow it’s ass down!
It’s not a race. It’s life and I prefer it in slow mo!
Just a few things about Virgos.
This one suits my boy to a T.
In Chinese astrology, my boy is a rooster.
I’m a rabbit and we get along just fine.
I think the Chinese need to stick to egg rolls.
And in the Celtic zodiac, you get a birthday tree and an animal.
AND… Here are the birthstone and the birth flower.
So many birthday signs!
All of these wonderful traits are my boy and if there’s anything not so wonderful about him I surely do not know.
September is also Lymphoma awareness month.
Found at stage 4, I beat it at stage 4.
Miracles happen or curses depending on who you ask about me.
September is also International Sewing Month.
My first project of September? Kiddie bowl cozies for a lit’l guy back in Michigan.
I hope he likes them.
I probably shouldn’t have used an orange bowl with these.
This pic is a little blinding.
I hope you’re all enjoying this long Labor Day weekend and if you are working it, thank you.
It’s been a little hectic around here so I’m going to head out to a bbq, relax, catch up with some old friends who just moved into their new home and enjoy a few cocktails.

I’m going to try and schedule these posts and see how that works out. I think I can get them to post on all of my social networks from HootSuite. We’ll see.

Okay. I’m out. Enjoy the day and I’ll visit when I get back.
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY-

THANKFUL, THIRSTY, THINGS

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR…
1.) – Anyone who takes the time to read the words I write. Really. I appreciate you and I’m thankful for you.
2.) – I’m thankful that I finished one of my crocheted blankets.
3.) – I’m thankful that I had extra oil and coolant in the back of my vehicle today because I needed both!
THIRSTY –
I know that one of my favorite summer drinks definitely counts as a serving of fruit.

WATERMELON VODKA SLUSHIE
These are so delicious and refreshing.
You can find a fabulous recipe for them at ‘Just A Pinch.’
Personal note – I find that the alcohol measurements in most drink recipes, much like speed limits unless there’s a cop nearby, are merely suggestions.
THINGS –
Many, many things going on.
**Idaho passed a law that says you can get a $90 ticket for going too slow in the left lane.
Now if they’d pass one for people who don’t know how to use their fucking blinker!
**Still playing the “hurry up and wait game” with my sister’s drs.
**Not playing the “hurry up and wait game” with my own docs.
One appt. down, 5 more to go.
**Many, many projects to finish up. I’m currently crocheting and hand embroidering. I’ll post pics as I get the majority of “things” done.
**Just joined The Great American Read. It’s 100 of America’s most loved books AND it’s a show on PBS hosted by Meredith Viera.
I know I’m late to the game but I’m in and I’m not rushing. I’m reading the ones I can check out online from our local library first.
Currently, I’m reading ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and I had no idea there were so many chapters in this book! What the hell? And it’s sort of ridiculous. I remember watching the old – really old – ‘Anne of Green Gables’ when I was little. It didn’t seem as hokey as this book BUT I’m going to finish it because I want to read ALL 100 books!
**Netflix is not helping my insomnia in the least. They have a new creepy crime show on…
These people are vile and disgusting and beyond creepy and doesn’t this guy look like a creepier death row Uncle Fester?
You know, Ted Bundy was vile and disgusting but at least he looked “normal” and he gave intelligent and informative interviews.
Did Mimi just defend a serial killer?
What are you thankful for??
When you’re thirsty what’s your “go to” drink?
What things do you have going on??
Please share in the comments below and have an amazing evening!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – TED BUNDY’S LOVECHILD

“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.’
LADIES IN JEEP WRANGLER IN HULLS GULCH
To the two ladies who graciously gave my dog and I a lift back to my truck on Friday, thank you!

Turns out, I broke my ankle on the trail so not having to walk that last ~mile out was greatly appreciated. Thank you again!

If you happen to know two ladies who gave someone a ride in the area on Friday morning, please pass along my thanks!
Rob
***Yeah… Ted Bundy has a similar story…Turns out he broke his arm…
      (The Deliberate Stranger:  The Story of                  Serial Killer Ted Bundy – YouTube)

If you happen to know these two ladies DO NOT pass along Ted Jr’s “thanks!”
Are you fucking kidding me right now???
THIS is Hulls Gulch!
                             (Photo credit, Me!)
I’m not picking up a quarter if I drop it let alone some guy I don’t know with a dog that may or may not be his or that may or may not be trained to rip my leg off!
People are so fucking stupid…

Happy Monday folks!
I’m a little late to the game today. Lots going on. I do have to say, it was fantastic seeing Halloween decorations up in every store I went into today. Seriously. It’s been so hot here ANYTHING that brings thoughts of cooler weather is okay by me!
Tomorrow is another early day for me, in fact, this whole week is going to be early days for me. We don’t have a definitive date for my sister’s surgery so I’m trying to get my schedule in sync and reschedule what I can plus get all of my personal appts., dr. appts., etc. out of the way. I am not looking forward to an MRI. Any of those kinds of tests always freak me out, plus I flatlined in one of them before so yeah, no fun for me at all…

I hope that all of you have had a wonderful start to your week. Don’t work too hard if that’s your gig and if you’re playing, don’t overdo it. That heat is killer out there and apparently, it’s the same all over the globe!

Be well and be safe.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

FRIENDLY FILL-INS AND STOLEN INTRO

***FULL DISCLOSURE
I ganked this whole intro from Sandee at ‘Comedy Plus.’
Great. Now I’m a thefter!
Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions. Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions. If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know. Annie of McGuffy’s Reader is taking a blogging break, please keep her in your prayers.

Here are this weeks questions:

1. I would like tickets to _____________________.
2.Please don’t ask me to _______________________.
3.I’d rather _________ than _________.
4.By this time next year, _________.

Here are my answers:
1. – I would like tickets to Michigan to see the kiddos and grands.
2. – Please don’t ask me to clean the inside of your windshield. I streak!
3. – I’d rather fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves than hear sirens all night.
4. – By this time next year, I will learn how to smile again.

What are YOUR answers? Link up or leave them in the comments below!
Happy weekend everyone! Tomorrow, much like today will be all about running errands for me and getting back into the A/C as soon as possible so I can continue working of Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and baby shower gifts. I’m hoping to find all of the yarn I need to finish up at least 3 blankets this coming week. Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed that I can find all of the perfect color matches.

What are your plans for the weekend???
I hope you’ve got something fun planned that gives you great big belly laughs or maybe an adventure to make your spirit soar!

Oooorrrrr maybe just hangin’ with the fam.
That’s always a great way to spend time.
Okay, maybe not all of the time but most of the time or ya’ know, whatever, you can always stay home alone with your bitter ass self!

Whatever you do, whoever you do it with, first make sure they’re legal, then make sure whatever you’ve got planned is legal THEN proceed with your weekend shenanigans!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
Peace out my friends.

THANKFUL THURSDAY – LATE NIGHT EDITION

Jumping on the thankful bandwagon of my friend Sandee over at ‘Comedy Plus.’
The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by another blogger, Brian over at ‘Brian’s Home.’
This is super simple and a nice break in the day, just list some things that you’re thankful for.
Easy peasy.
When you’re done link up at ‘The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop‘ over at ‘Brian’s Home.’
1. – I’m thankful for great doctors!
***Unfortunately, my sister’s tumor surgery cannot be done in Idaho but we had a great almost surgeon here who referred us to a medical team in Utah.

2. – I’m thankful for great news!
***The great news is that the cancer doesn’t appear to have spread into any other organs.
The not so great news is that it has spread further into her stomach than the scans first showed so they will be removing her entire stomach.
3. – I’m thankful for modern medicine!
***Altho it sounds daunting and the medical procedures a bit extreme stage 2 stomach cancer is curable and this procedure has worked countless times and my sister is a great candidate for this surgery.

SO much to be thankful for.

What are YOU thankful for today?
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –

5


Seriously.
Five months folks. That’s how many months are left in this year.
2018.
Who can believe this??!!
Well, here we are.
HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!
You could start surprising me by turning off this heat from hell!
Triple digits. Ugh.
Our “cooling trend” of 89 degrees arrives this weekend.
WOO HOO!

That being said, I am hoping, wishing, praying, dancing naked maybe, maybe not for an end to the wildfires, especially in California where people are not only losing their homes but also their lives.
1. Staying cool
2. Errands
3. Crocheting some gifts.
*** I’ve gone as far as I can go on 3 of my blankets because I ran out of certain colors of yarns and none of my go-to yarn stores, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann’s nor the freak store Walmart had any of the colors I needed.
The search will continue this weekend…
Aaaanddd nobody cares about my yarn struggle.

I think I might be able to squeeze at least one hat out of this yarn.
I used this type of yarn, not the same colors, once and only once for a blanket I made “Miranda” last year.
Never again.
Super challenging to crochet with again nobody cares about my yarn struggle so I tend to stick to smaller projects now when using this type of yarn.
4. Cricuting.
***LOTS of projects to get printed and cut!
5. Christmas cross stitch.
6. Organize, organize, organize!!!
I really dig this guy.
What are all of you up to?
Anything thrilling and spine-chilling to report??
If you’ve got some cooler temps, rain or snow you could send some out this way!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
See? I’m nice like that.

JUST A FEW THINGS

In my head and all around. Just a few things…
More on that another day.
Today it’s Saturday and I’m just gonna’ leave some Saturday humor with you.
It really does. Unfortunately, due to Satan’s warming trend, there will be no relaxing outside anytime soon.
It’s true, we do. All day and all night if we can.
Nothing replaces the love of Saturday morning cartoons.
My favorite was The Jetsons. I SO wanted to be living like that!

Did you have a favorite cartoon?
Do you still have a cartoon Saturday at your home?

I confess I don’t do the new cartoons. They’re too much real life stuff now.
The old school cartoons used to be all about the fun and funny.
AND, we had better commercials back then!
Cool toys and sugary, unhealthy, delicious cereals! Yes!
This one was my favorite cereal. It never got soggy n’ slimy. It didn’t rip the roof of your mouth off AND it had a record on the back!

Did you have a favorite cereal to go along with your favorite cartoons??
Well, friends, it appears that if you live anywhere in the United States you’re getting those temps from hell too, or worse, tornados and monsoons.

Wherever you are I hope you’re staying cool and safe and enjoying every nanosecond of your life because…
Well. You know why.

Much peace and love to you all and thanks for still being here.
You are much appreciated.
Mimi
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY –
And that’s okay by me!

UNWORDLESS WEDNESDAY – BITCH WINE

Ya’ ever have one of those days where you know you should just stay in bed with the covers pulled up high over your head? That was my day today. I tossed and turned all night and I knew when I opened my eyes this morning my day was completely out of sync.

This heat and repairmen who don’t show up on time or at all. Making zero progress on the million and one projects I have going and not having enough life mojo to lift my pinky did me in.

Please tell me I’m not alone with these days.
Seriously. I’ve been a whiny bitch all day.
You’ll see this vibe continues with the rest of this post.
***I didn’t write about it but I’m totally bummed about Anthony Bourdain. What the hell?? AND, Kate Spade! All in one week! I don’t know what is happening in this world but I can tell you that it sucks major donkey dong.

These suicides, all suicides, are just total bullshit.
And these PSA’s are bullshit too.
Know the signs. Okay.
And in the event that there aren’t any signs??
Then what?
A guilt trip for the survivors??
This whole border separation thing…
First, as a mom, I have to ask.
If you know there’s a chance that you will be arrested sneaking into another country why would you bring your children with you and put them in harm’s way?
Just curious.

Also, please note, I have no solutions. I do support legal entry into this country and I support ICE arresting those who are in this country illegally. My only issue is that I wish they would go after the illegal pedophiles, rapists, murderers and drug dealers FIRST.
I spent over 4 hours trying to figure out two computer programs. More bullshit. Even after sitting thru a 2-hour video. Still bullshit. I’ll step away and get on it another day.

So, that’s basically been my “UnWordless Wednesday.”
Bitch, whine, bitch, whine bitch.
I wish it had been bitch wine!
You can have your wine and drink it too!
I did take a break from my bitching to do a lit’l Netflix binging.
Currently, I’m binging on another dark, British cop show.
‘Marcella.’
Such a great show but why do the Brits always portray their strong, female lead cops as nut jobs?? I haven’t seen one woman on a British cop show who had her shit together and didn’t appear to be batshit crazy.
What’s up with that??
Another late post just under the wire. I’m posting and going to bed. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a much better day, all of the planets will align and my coffee will be stronger than my urge to smack people.

I hope your Wednesday was wonderful and I hope wherever you were you stayed cool if you’re going thru this ridiculous heat. If not, yay you and send some rain and cool temps to the rest of us!

Was it just me today or was anybody else’s day off??
I feel like the Brits could put me in the lead of one of those dark cop shows!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
It is now… Good night.

MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Twitch

It’s time again for “Missed Connection Monday.”
Or as I like to call it –
‘Your local serial killer hunting ground.’

“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.

SIDE NOTE:
Any and all typos, grammar issues, and/or misspellings came straight from the keyboards of these seekers of romance or impending death.
LADIES AT OLIVE GARDEN SATURDAY NIGHT (Boise)
You were a brunette with a couple other ladies at your table. You were in a black top and blue shorts and wedge heels. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. I winked at you as you left and you looked at me. In the parking lot I winked again and you smiled as I rode away. Love it if you were able to contact me…
***Seriously, twitchy? You’re never gonna’ see this chick again. She probably thought you were on the verge of some kind of seizure! It’s 2018. You wanna’ wink at women and think they’ll swoon I suggest you get back in your time machine and take a trip back to the 50’s where that might have got you laid but I doubt it.

WE MET AT THE ARCADE (Meridian)
You was in booth next to me on Tuesday around noon. It was a great time. You were very big. I should of got you contact info. I know you enjoyed it to.
***Not a clue about this one. “You were very big.” What the hell? Were they doin’ the nasty at an arcade filled with kids?? FREAKS.

SPECTRUM HOTEL VISITOR.. WAS THAT YOU? (Boise)
Thought I saw you getting into the elevator at the hotel. Staying there this week and would like to get the guys together…. let me know…
***Potential money maker. Getting “the guys together” sounds like a group rate to me!
Happy Monday! Stay cool!
And remember…
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SATURDAY STUFF

Exciting start to my day. Took my pup out to go pee this morning and she didn’t even notice the big, fat cat in the yard chewing on something dead.
Finally got over whatever creeping crud invaded my body. Of course, I blame the hospital and the cancer center. Both places FILLED with sick people!
PS – I call bullshit on all those hand sanitizers and those surgical masks!

Thank the big belly of Buddha, I didn’t have strep!
I’ve been going thru some personal stuff so I’ve been self-medicating with some reading and crafting.
I’m reading two books at the moment.
Does anybody else do this?

Okay, the first book is…
WARRIOR GODDESS TRAINING 
by Heatherash Amara
I bought this book because people were talking about it on Instagram. Seriously.
It sounded interesting and it is! I’m not done with it but it’s already got a 5-star review from me.

The second book, also a 5-star pick for me.
THE LIGHTWORKER’S SOURCE
by Sahvanna Arienta
Apparently, I’m trying to tap into some hidden Goddess power.
Hopefully not this Goddess but we are having the weather from hell
so, meh, could be.
Depends on the day and what who I sit on.
Seriously. In a big way.
A few of my WIP’s.
(Works in progress)
Wow. And with that I will end this post. It’s almost midnight and I promised myself to post today!

HAPPY SATURDAY MY FRIENDS!!!

I hope you’re all having an amazing weekend.
What are you reading??
Is anybody crafting??
What’s your weekend looking like??
I know. I’m a nosey bitch.
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