DESERVING LOVE – #fridayreflections

Friday Reflections’ is brought to you by Corinne over at ‘Write Tribe’ and Sanch at ‘Living My Imperfect Life.’
leaves barPrompts for September 23:
1. What if toys had feelings? Write a post and get creative!
2. Describe a dream or nightmare you’ve had3. 7 favourite movies and why
4. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky Use this in a post or as an inspiration for one
5. Picture Prompt (courtesy of Corinne at ‘Everyday Gyaan’.)
promptfrcorinneleaves barGood Morning Everyone! Happy 2nd day of Autumn!

For my ‘Friday Reflections‘ writings today I’ve chosen prompt #4 from the list above.
Using the quote by Stephen Chbosky as a twisted sort of inspiration because, well, you know. It’s me.

PROMPT #4 – “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

We deserve the love we accept.
leaves barSorry. Couldn’t resist with all of the hooplah going on about these two. I didn’t even know there was trouble in paradise until I saw something on a friend’s page on Facebook, apparently days after the “breaking news.” – Moving on.
leaves barIN OTHER NEWS – I’m getting super nervous about the upcoming election. For me, it truly is choosing the lesser of two evils. Either way, I think they’re both loose cannons and we’re in  big trouble…

Meridian, Idaho’s Farmstead Corn Maze opens today and this year’s theme is Jimmy Fallon who actually gave a nice shout out on his show last night.
Here’s an aerial view. Interestingly enough they don’t have an aerial view when they’re planning it or cutting it out. Which I find absolutely amazing.
This is definitely on my list of “To Do’s” this fall.
leaves barIt’s another beautiful fall day here. I think we’re done with rain for a while and tho we desperately need it I am grateful for the sunshine. It’ll be dark n’ gloomy soon enough.

What’s happening out your way? Anything thrilling and spine chilling to report? Do you have any fall attractions you plan to visit this weekend or is yard work and winterizing in your future? I remember those days…

Here’s to a beautiful fall weekend for one and all. Get out and do something fun!
leaves barMimi’s quote for the day –
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RIGHT ON SCHEDULE

And just like that. I woke up to a morning that required me to throw on a sweater before I headed out.
leaves barAfter a summer of too many triple digit days, I am welcoming the cooler temps ahead. I’m sure we’ll see more temps in the 90’s before all is said and done but it’s September and I, for one, am standing here with arms wide open!
leaves barI’m looking forward to all things pumpkin spice and hoodies and hot cocoa and the holidays. I am not looking forward to bonfires because I’ve smelled enough smoke and seen enough fire this summer to last me a good long while. Give me a couple of summers without fire and smoke and I might be willing to gather round a campfire but not this year.
leaves barSeptember is going to be a fabulous month for me. How do I know? Because it started with a lovely card from a beautiful friend with all kinds of love tucked inside.
My friend Tracie sent this to me. She lives in Finland and travels often to places I only dream of. She picked up this Miraculous Medal while she was in France. I cannot tell you how special this is to me. How special she is to me and how wonderful it feels to know you’re being thought of all the way on the other side of the world.
– Thank you again, Tracie. –
Tracie blogs over at ‘Beets+Birch.‘ If she’s not in your reader, she should be. She has a beautiful site.. Photography, recipes, PILLOWS! Seriously. You should click on the link and go check her out.
Starting September out with Mother Mary and a cup of tea. For me, that’s heavenly.
leaves barSeptember is also Lymphoma awareness month.
Lymphoma-Awareness-Month-Heart-Icon1I am an almost 10 yr. survivor of stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma!
The grace and love of God and the love of my children saved me and I am overflowing with thankfulness.
leaves barTHIS MONTH’S SEWING PROJECT – A quilt for my lit’l sis’ grandbaby.
It’s going to be a crazy cat crazy quilt.
The background fabric is the dark purple. Different lighting when I took the other two kitty pics but these are 4 of the 12 applique kitties that will be on the quilt.
leaves barIN OTHER NEWS
The break line went out on my vehicle. It’s going into the shop tomorrow. It was a little scary when that happened. Fortunately, we have a great mechanic who does great work at an incredibly reasonable price and we are happy and thankful to have him.

Yesterday we were without power for over an hour. That sucked. No explanation as to why. Just out. Who knows. Idaho Power isn’t very forthcoming when it comes to their outages. I’m just happy it wasn’t longer.

Also, “right on schedule…”
sept 1 weatherLovin’ these cooler temps!
The balloons are for the ‘Spirit of Boise‘ balloon fest. I’ll be heading down to the park this weekend altho I can sit on my patio and see a lot of them float by. I like seeing them take off up close and in person. It starts early, 7am but so worth it!
leaves barHow is your September starting out?
What’s in store for your month ahead?
Here’s to a cool week and cool month ahead filled with cool temps and cool things to do. If you can do those cool things with cool people. Well, that’s the coolest!
Happy September folks!
leaves barMimi’s quote for the day –
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Missed Connection Monday – Walmart “Soul Mate” Edition

“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.’
BEAUTIFUL BLONDE GIRL SUBWAY (WALMART) – m4w
I just moved here from Arkansas.
Me and my sis went to walmart to buy some things like always.
***And that’s all we need to know about this guy.
“I just moved here from Arkansas. Me and my sis went to walmart…”
– Can we just leave it at that and just assume this guy is an inbred jed cuz fucker? –
CUTEST GIRL AT WALMART (AUNTIEANNE’S) – m4w
I guess I was so damn ready but just didn’t know. I told you I had a dream about pretzels last night, and you told me I was lucky hah. I didn’t leave any feedback but you being a fantastic lady would you mind working with my dough-head for a night of adventure? MISSED CONNECTION – I WONT MAKE THAT MISTAKE FOR YOU TWO TIMES :}}
Met a friend outside so maybe it was right were I was needing to be.
***I’m not entirely sure what a “dough-head’s” idea of “a night of adventure” is but I’m pretty sure it involves duct tape and chloroform – oh, and pretzels!
WALMART PHARM TECH – m4w
I was picking up my prescription today at the Walmart on Overland by Roaring springs. When I dropped off my script o gave it to a very attractive Pharmacy tech named Ariel. I wanted to tell you how attractive you are. But didn’t want to make it weird or awkward in front of your coworkers. Anyway if this somehow makes it way to you. I would love to talk and get to know you better.
***Because this won’t be weird or awkward, right?WOMAN AT EAGLE WALMART – m4w
I didn’t get your name or info , when I got out my car you said nice shirt and at the time I didn’t think about it but I want to say more but didn’t. If you some how find this let me know what I was driving and the shirt I was wearing 🙂
***REALLY???? This is the stalker trigger?! -“Nice shirt.”
You didn’t get her name or info because it was a fucking compliment you moron, not an invite to a party.And they lived happily-ever-after…Happy Monday everybody. Here’s to a phenomenal week ahead!
If anybody needs me I’ll be out on the patio reading or at my sewing machine.
One thing’s for certain. I won’t be at Walmart!
Be well.

(K)ISS – (L)OVE – Blogging A to Z – Combo post!

A combo post because, well, life. Time got away from me. The days seemed long and then short and so, so busy. On the plus side, you get kisses and love all in one post! Some people don’t even get that in a day, or a week, or a year!
When I worked in commercial construction I kept a jar of candy on my desk for the guys and as the jar got low they’d put money in it for me to buy more. I never asked them to so I thought it was very sweet. One day this young buck came through the door, a newbie on the site and his first contractors meeting inside the “job shack.” He sees the jar on my desk with the money in it and he says to me, “If I put a dollar in here can I get a kiss?” So of course, me being me, I say,
“Not if you put a million dollars in there.”
On to some real kisses…
The sweet kiss –
The aawwww kiss –
The eeeewwww kiss –
The classic kiss –
And the one and only Kiss –
Sorry for the “toofer” folks. It’s been a busy couple of days here.
I hope all is well in your little corners of the world. Our weather has taken a nasty, cold n’ rainy turn but the sun will return in a few days and all will be right with my world once again.
I will be back on track tomorrow with the letter “M.” See you all then!

(G)RATEFUL – Blogging A to Z

Or, it’s a magnet for freaks because you’re a freak and you’re just grateful that someone, anyone, miraculously looked in your direction, let alone dated and/or married your freaky ass!

This couple is borderline freakish because ya’ know, they could just be a fun couple. They look pleasant enough, but seriously, getting naked with your big, fat cats?
Yeah.. Pleasantly freakish.
I don’t even know how this happened. She must’ve been bending over to tie her shoe.
These guys, or girls, or one of each. You decide. Definitely a “miracle magnet” at work here.
And then there’s this couple… What the hell are they doing??
And I’ve posted this couple before but honestly, I just like to think that they were a casualty of the 70’s because seriously if you get rid of the coke bottle glasses and dorky hair and clothes. I think they could be kinda’ cute.
Definitely polishing my halo on this photo.
Happy Friday everyone and Happy A to Z’ing.
If anybody needs me I’ll be out soaking up some warmth and beautiful sunshine!