2020 MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy


“Missed Connection Monday” is brought to you by your local Craigslist and this week by fellow blogger Joe over at ‘Cranky Old Man because he said he missed these ‘Missed Connection’ posts.
So, thank you, Joe, for the encouragement! Enjoy!

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.”

You was such a beautiful dark skin short angel you had on a sexy dress and a mask. Hopefully you see this and we can talk more and go shopping I will get the items on the top shelf for you. If this is you reply with the color of dress you was wearing!
***Okay, Mr. Cheetos…
First, THIS! Second, THIS!
And NO this does not qualify as social distancing…

Was at your place this afternoon replacing something defective. U owe me a beer. Let me know what I was doing and my name. Would love to have a beer and maybe more?
***If she’s smart she’ll be replacing something else defective… YOU!
“Let me know what I was doing and my name.”
Hhhhmmmm. What you were doing…

Oh, and your name??? That’s easy.

How’s everybody doing?
What fun things did you do this weekend?
Is everybody in lockdown mode or were you able to get out n’ about?

We had a rainy weekend so I was in at the sewing machine.

I shared with you in my last post that since sheltering in place I’ve been doing a lot of online purchasing. My go-to shopping fix is Amazon but lately, Etsy and eBay have been thrown into the mix as well and it has been so fucking frustrating!

I always make it a point to check the USA box on all sites. I want all of my shops here so I’m not waiting a bazillion years for my shit. Well, as I learned, some of these shops are just out n’ out shysters! – Hey, there’s a word nobody uses anymore. – But seriously. They’re shady as hell. I waited almost a month for elastic and interfacing even tho both sellers on Etsy and eBay stated their shops were located in the U.S.
The shops are located in some other country. The warehouses they ship to are in the U.S. I know because when I was tracking all this crap it was sitting in warehouses in Seattle, WA. and Los Angeles, CA for almost a whole fucking month. I was so fed up I told the seller I wanted a refund which surprisingly was done the next day, in fact, the very day everything arrived! Ugh. After that, I now send all sellers messages. I want to know if the product is at your home or out in your garage. Can you physically touch it? If the answer is yes I place the order and I don’t care if it’s more expensive. I’ll pay extra just to get my shit in time.
Can you tell how fucking irritated I am?

Next up, Amazon. To be fair, Amazon has never let me down… Until… I purchased the biggest piece of shit vacuum I’ve ever seen! Not even kidding! Every bit of it was cheap plastic! The suction was great thru a 3″ inch slit!!! No roller on the bottom, no belts, just a plastic vacuum head with a 3″ inch slit. – Omg. Sounds like some people I know! – What’s really stupid is that I checked the reviews before I bought the piece of shit and it had thousands of 4/5 stars and really great written reviews. Totally makes me wonder what the hell people are vacuuming with this thing?? On the plus side, it came early. Also on the plus side. It’s going back.

Have you guys ever had any online buying horror stories?
I really miss just being able to go into a store and pick up what I actually need locally.

❤ As you all know I love to craft. I’ve been doing a lot of sewing but I was totally ready for a change so I started embroidery by hand and I totally suck at it but I’m not giving up.
Holy hell. The many, many, many things that are wrong with those leaves… That one that’s half done on the left? Every tip of every leaf is supposed to have a french knot.
Yeah… Well, obviously that didn’t happen but I’m not done, and no matter what I’m not giving up. I refuse to allow a little hand embroidery to kick my ass.
My goal is to have one embroidery done a month. I started last month and managed this…
I’m following some YouTube tutorials.
I’ve also got a cross-stitch project going but I won’t be sharing that until it’s complete.

Okay well, it’s been another blog post the length of ‘War and Peace’ and I’m certain I’ve bored you all to near death but I’m here and I’m blogging and I’m just really trying to get back into and stay in the blogging groove.

It’s the beginning of the week so you know I want to know what you have planned.
Lemme’ know in the comments below.
Take care of yourselves. Be safe and be well.



❤ I suspect we’ve all been doing this during this peculiar moment in time.
Adjusting our focus, our work schedules, sleep/wake schedules…
Feel free to insert anything you’ve been adjusting. For me, it seems to be everything!

❤ So. I’ve been away again and I have to say, I never know how long my “comeback” post should be. Should it be a hi there and hello or should I share what’s been happening over the last month?

I usually start out with a super long one and then I ditch it for something short n’ sweet. I sorta’ do the same thing in stores. I’ll load up my cart with a bunch of shit and the more I roam around the stores the more I realize I don’t need half of the shit in the cart so I’m that crazy person you’ve seen in the stores putting shit back on shelves and not necessarily where it goes.

❤ What’s been happening??? I feel like we’re living in the Twilight Zone!

❤ I’ve been trying to follow the White House bouncing ball but who can keep up with the ever-changing campaign speeches/temper tantrum/briefings coming forth from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I don’t think we need those briefings every day and if we do for God’s sake let someone else do the talking!

I wish Sgt. Joe Friday from Dragnet was one of the so-called “3rd rate reporters” at those “briefings.”

❤ I’ve been making masks. Here’s a pile of ’em already shipped out. I think this batch was 50+.
I imagine everyone with a sewing machine is making them. I know I’m making more because I don’t think this is going away anytime soon. So, if you or someone you know is in need hit me up.

❤ Today our state is doing a Phase 1 open, whatever the hell that is. I’m tired of listening to it all. Anymore these political briefings are much like the weather. Wait 5 minutes and all the rules will change. I hope everyone doesn’t run around like they’ve just made a prison break altho I suppose I couldn’t blame them. Being cooped up totally blows.

I don’t know about any of you but I’ve had one car ride out n’ about since quarantining became a way of life and I felt like I just landed on the planet. There have been buildings built and buildings torn down, all of the flowers and trees are in bloom. The gas prices have dropped below two dollars, all of the stores have caution tape and one-way signs. I feel like I’ve literally spent the entire spring season indoors and again, it totally blows.

❤ I haven’t been blogging because I just wasn’t feeling it. We’re all doing the same lockdown life. On the plus side, I haven’t tried to cut my own hair. On the not even close to positive side, I started watching The Real Housewives of New York. I know. What the hell, right? This is how I know my brain is turning to mush.

Fortunately, I didn’t even make it thru one show because I couldn’t deal with all that nitpicky, high school bullshit from grown-ass women. I don’t even know who those housewives are but they really need to back away from the plastic surgery. Holy hell… They look like skeletons with fruit roll-ups for flesh!

❤ How have all of you been? Everybody still healthy? We’re all holding up here but my cousin in Chicago has the virus and that’s very scary. Prayers and positive vibes for her would be much appreciated.

❤ So, I discovered this about myself via quarantine. Apparently, I’m addicted to Amazon now. Actually just online shopping in general. Granted, the things I’m ordering are things I need but still, it’s like an every week thing. I’d go to overspenders anonymous but I’m pretty sure they’re not an “essential” business,  like gyms and tattoo shops… Insert eye roll here.

❤ Today is my very best day of quarantine because it’s my son’s 29th birthday!! So a great big Happy Birthday to him!

Thank goodness he’s in Michigan. They’re not opening until the 15th so I don’t have to worry about a bar scene with a bunch of “maybe they’re infected maybe they’re not” non-mask wearing partiers.

Happy, Happy Birthday to my son who has taught me so much about acceptance, thinking outside the box, and most of all unconditional love.
College grad. 2019 with his beautiful sister.

❤ Wow. So apparently I opted for the long-ass blog post. Sorry ’bout that. I’ll be writing my post for tomorrow later this morning and I promise it won’t be that long.

❤ As always, I’ll be visiting all of you and catching up. Please stay safe. Keep your distance and as goofy as they look, wear a mask. I’ve got you all in my prayers. ❤