NOVEMBER NINETEEN – No Snow November

Seriously… I don’t know who took Idaho’s “normal” cold n’ snowy weather but I gotta’ say. Heading into the end of November with temps in the 50’s n’ 60’s is pretty cool. Even cooler? Driving around town, windows down, beautiful sunny day listening to Christmas music! The Grinch song is killer, especially when you pull up to the light and the car next to you, a whole stinkin’ family, mom, dad, and kids ALL sing along with you! That was fun.

I do love my snow but I sure could get used to this warm fall weather year-round!
If any of you remember in my last post a million years ago I mentioned sharing some recipes and horror stories about family get-togethers. Well… I don’t have a horror story but I do have a Thanksgiving prank I pulled on my brother-in-law.

We were all in the kitchen getting dinner and snacks made up and my brother-in-law had just poured himself a cup of hot coffee, black with sugar, no cream..
THEN he went out to get some firewood and FOOLISHLY left his fresh, steamy, hot cup of coffee unattended.

Soooooo. Wonderful sister-in-law that I am I dumped half of his coffee out and replaced it with black olive juice. The look on his face when he took that first drink was PRICELESS! You’d of thought I put acid in his mug! Omgosh. Still makes me laugh and still one of my favorite holiday pranks.
I know I’ve been away but I’ve been working on things, things that I cannot share here because they are gifts but it takes time to make things and eventually I will share all of the things!

I have a dr. appt. today and then it’s back home and back to all things holidays. I seriously cannot believe our beautiful weather. I used to put my Christmas tree up on the first snow of Boise OR if we didn’t get snow it went up the day after Thanksgiving. Looks like it’s going to be a Thanksgiving tree this year.

Parents must not be buying bikes for their kids for Christmas this year. My theory is that when parents don’t buy bikes we have no snow Christmases. If parents buy lots of bikes then we’ll get a ton of snow. That’s the way it usually worked for me. Santa would bring the kids bikes and we’d get hit with a snowstorm so the bikes sat until spring. No bikes and it’s dry as a bone outside.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful start to your week. Raise your hand if you’re done with your Christmas shopping and are ready for the holidays. Not me but I vow to be every year so it’s another epic fail year for me. So, my yearly vow will roll into next year but if I don’t do it then either I’m just going to be Jewish! Jewish people go on cruises at Christmas.
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
OR BLOGGING!!!
Be well.
MiMi

NOVEMBER TWO – Birthdays and School and Pumpkins, oh my!

I am thankful for my loves.  The kiddos, not my crafting. Okay, I guess I’m thankful for that too but I’m eternally thankful for my children and grandchildren. They are my reason for being. Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall weekend wherever you are. Any special plans for today? I’m taking Halloween down, putting up fall and working on Christmas projects.
I might have a busy day ahead.
Ask me how I did with day 1 of my Weight Watchers Free Style Plan.
Epic fail that’s how I did! I was doing great until I decided to fix sloppy joes n’ fries for dinner! Ugh! It was such a wonderful chilly fall day and a big ‘ol pot of sloppy joes just sounded so good…

Today I’m on track and I WILL be successful today!

Anybody else trying to shed a few pounds just in time for the holidays when we’ll all eat our weight in turkey and pumpkin pie??? Probably not the best time to start a diet but is there ever really a great time to start one? If you are, know that I’m cheering you on and I will accept any and all cheering from all of you!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

MOVE THAT MOUNTAIN MONDAY!

Happy Monday folks!
I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous fall weekend.
I planned to do nothing all weekend and that is exactly what I did and let me just tell you.
Purposely doing nothing is flippin’ hard!
My purposeful nothingness included a Netflix binge on ‘The Killing’ and eating way too much crappy food.
By Sunday I felt like a lump of nothingness!
leaves barI chose not to do anything this past weekend because –
a.) I have just gotten over some “bug” and
b.) Because it’s that time of year for me. From now until the New Year it will be balls to the wall all things holidays.
It’s my favorite time of year and also my busiest.
leaves barThe downside to choosing not to do anything all weekend is now it’s Monday and I have zero motivation and I do so need some motivation!
In short. I’ve got mountains to move!
I have 3 quilts to put together, 3 stockings to make and 5 scarves to finish up all before the end of Oct.. Seems like a long time but honestly when you add all of the day to day living stuff that needs to be done on top of these projects, it’s really not that much time at all!
leaves barIt’s time for me to turn up some music and get my sewing machine going!
My top tune to kick off my own personal
“Move That Mountain Monday?”
The song that always gets me moving…
‘Walkin’ On Sunshine’ by Katrina and The Waves!
leaves barHow’s your motivation today?
What mountains do you have to move?
How do you motivate yourself to move your mountains???
Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Here’s to a productive week ahead!
leaves barMimi’s quote for the day –leaves barfeather