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.