I’M LATE! I’M LATE!

Late for this post that is! Not even kidding you. I started this post at 4 or 5 this morning and I was gonna’ show you my new Halloween coffee mug and everything! I’m still gonna’ show you the mug because it’s super cute and has all of the Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters on it. I love it! Oh, and my coffee of choice was a mix of Signature caramel/pecan and Sundae rocky road. Yes, 2 K-cups!  It’s a 24 oz. mug and perfect for early mornings.


Did everybody have a good Labor Day?? We had heat warnings so we spent our day inside in the glorious AC and had hot dogs in the air fryer and all kinds of chips and dips, homemade mac n’ cheese, and tons of those cotton candy grapes, watermelon… Oh, and there may have been some ice cream somewhere along the way.

This may or may not be an accurate description of me on holidays or basically any day that ends in “y.”


It wasn’t all AC and whirling fans for the long weekend tho because, hello?? Halloween stuff! This is the best Halloween store, Spirit Halloween. Such a cool place.

It was really freaky that this guy kept staring at me. Like his eyes seriously follow you… Sorry, Mr. Skelly but you’re a little too thin and you have no heart or brains.
And I’m pretty sure I was married to your twin brother…

Something else freaky? I met my doppelganger! We have the same eyes and eyebrows.

Oh, and I hit up Big Lots too because they have the most random stuff and a lot of it is pretty cool.

These, the pics down below? These, would not be the cool stuff so they didn’t make it back home with me. They moved and sang creepy songs in little kid voices and that’s a big fat fucking nope from me! No creepy kids singing and NOTHING that moves. The doll on the squeaky tricycle was the worst.


This next picture with the flashing lights and spooky Halloween sounds did make it home tho because it’s cool, and tis the season, right??

So, for being a laid back, “I’m not going out in the heat” weekend I was a little busy. Oh, I also hit up Home Depot, Burlington, and the Dollar Tree which, FYI should be renamed The Buck n’ a Quarter store. Seriously. It was so much easier when everything was a dollar. Twenty items = twenty dollars and some change for the tax. Now everything is $1.25 and there’s real math involved. Don’t you hate it when a store changes up your shopping flow? Price changing and moving crap from one side of the store to the other is annoying.

Long story short, I went on a Halloween frenzy and I’ll be posting some of my creations soon.


Have any of you started decorating for Halloween yet? I know it’s early and we have autumn first but man, who can resist the Halloween stuff?? It’s been a long, hot summer and we need that autumn vibe.


Omg. I feel like this post has gone on forever. Sorry for the novella. I hope your long weekend was whatever you wanted it to be and I hope you all enjoyed it! All of you, from the flooding in the east to the wildfires in the west, please be safe.


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

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

#28 – SATURDAY 9 – Angel

Joining in with Sam over at ‘Saturday 9.’
9 questions.
9 answers.
This week’s theme comes from the song “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan.
If you haven’t heard the song, here’s the video.

On to the questions!
1) Sarah McLachlan wrote this song about someone she barely knew. She read the obit of Jonathan Melvoin, keyboard player for the Smashing Pumpkins, who died of a heroin overdose.
What’s the most recent news story that touched you deeply?
***Our current weather forecast. It made me cry!
2) Ms. McLachlan performed this in tribute to Linda McCartney at the 1999 Concert for Linda. She was expressing her hope that, in death, Linda found relief and peace after a long and painful battle with cancer.
What do you think happens to us when we die?
3) Daytime dramas General Hospital and As the World Turns used this song on-air after a major character died.
Do you follow any “soap operas?”
4) In 2007, Sarah donated her recording of this song to the ASPCA.
Do you have a pet? If yes, how did you get it (shelter, pet store, etc.)?
***Lit’l Miss Luci. We got her because the “breeder” didn’t want her because she wasn’t a purebred Shitzu. Apparently, the neighbor dog, a Lhasa Apso came by for a visit..
It’s the losers in life that make us the winners.
5) She admits she can’t watch those ASPCA commercials, where her recording of “Angel” plays over sad photos of animals.
Is there a TV commercial that really gets to you (in either a good or a bad way)?
***Um, yeah… This one.
6) In 1994, Sarah was stalked by an obsessed fan.
Tell us about a time you were really frightened. In retrospect, was your fear commensurate with the threat?
***The first time I ever saw these people on my t.v. I was really frightened and my fear was that I would lose my sight!
Pass the eye bleach, please..
7) Sarah was adopted by Jack and Dorice McLachlan. Though she has a friendly relationship with her birth mother, she always considered Dorice her mother and sees herself behaving with her son the way Dorice did with her.
Is there anyone in your family that you feel you resemble, either physically or by behavior?
***Yes, by behavior.
8) McLachlan is one of the founders of Lilith Fair, a summer concert series designed to showcase talented female performers.
Do/did your summer plans include an outdoor concert?
***Close enough.

9) Random question:
Which of these men would you most like to be seated with at dinner — Clint Eastwood, Prince William or Jimmy Fallon?
***Seriously?? What girl doesn’t want to have dinner with a real life Prince Charming???
And just as my own personal bonus to the ‘Saturday 9’ random question.
Look at this beautiful mother and son.
It’s infuriating and beyond unfair that people like O.J. Simpson and Charles Manson are alive and breathing the free air and Princess Diana is gone.
Makes no sense to me at all.
That’s the ‘Saturday 9‘ folks. If you’d like to join in just click on the link and have some fun!
Happy Saturday!
Mimi’s quote for the day –