I thought this time of year would NEVER get here!!!
Nevermind that it’s going to be 95 degrees today. I will be celebrating this September 1st with a pumpkin spiced latte from one of our local baristas and it.will.be DIVINE!
I know. I know. You’re all thinking, “calm your tits, Mimi, we could have an Indian summer.” Agreed and that’s fine. Even I would enjoy said possible Indian summer but it still doesn’t negate the fact that September is the month fall officially begins and thereby it is officially pumpkin spice season!
So, please don’t piss in my…..
And let’s all embrace this pumpkiny, spicey, time of year!
So hey! Happy September!!!
Sorry. I couldn’t resist this hokey take on “Ice, Ice, Baby” by Vanilla Ice.
❤ On a serious note. My thoughts are with all of you in the wake of the hurricane and the recent shooting in Texas. Mother Nature and sadly, mankind, seem to be our greatest adversaries. ❤
Tomorrow is Labor Day in the U.S. and the end to our final long weekend of summer. I hope it’s been a weekend filled with fun in the sun, BBQs, and lots of great memories made with family and friends.
Anybody have any great summer recipes they’d like to share? Just because it’s September doesn’t mean we’re in a sudden deep freeze. Summer yumminess still applies!
Here’s one of my favorite summer salads.
‘CAULIFLOWER “POTATO” SALAD
This really is so delicious and I don’t miss the potatoes one bit!
Also. You really didn’t think you were gonna’ get outta’ this post without at least one pumpkiny spicey recipe, did you???
Here’s one I haven’t tried but I can’t wait to make!
‘IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN PIE CUPCAKES’
Okay. I really need to wind this up and get it posted before it gets much later. Currently, I am drinking coffee and I’m “in search of” a specific package of DMC floss that has obviously sprouted feet and walked the fuck right outta’ my tote of all things cross-stitchy.
So irritating when things aren’t where you thought you left them.
Getting old sucks.
Happy September, Happy Labor Day, Happy Monday and Happy Almost Fall!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
And just like that. I woke up to a morning that required me to throw on a sweater before I headed out.
After 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!
I’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.
September 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.
September is also Lymphoma awareness month.
I 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.
THIS 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.
IN 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…”
Lovin’ 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!
How 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!
Mimi’s quote for the day –
“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.’
OVERLAND WALMART.. BUYING PILLOWS SUNDAY – M4W
If you were buying big pillows Sunday at Walmart on Overland and Cole.. Wearing shorts.. And You put them in the trunk of a white car.. Please email me. You may not think you are but I think you’re incredibly sexy.
***First of all presumptive asshole. Maybe she not only thinks but knows she’s incredibly sexy.
And second, this is it? This is what YOU find sexy? A woman putting pillows in the trunk of her vehicle?? Holy shit there are women across the world getting their sexy on every day! You should see me load the dishwasher. And the way I mop a floor? Oh baby. You’d need some serious cash to stick those dollar bills in my sweatpants! – Freak.
EAGLE RD., GRAY SUV – M4W
Your license plate is from “N” county. Your absolutely gorgeous. You wave at me all the time and have a great smile. I’m intrigued about you. Tell me what I ride so I know it’s you.
***I’m gonna’ go out on a limb here and say, your ride is the bus…
YOU WERE HITCHING ON BROADWAY A WHILE BACK – M4W (BOISE)
You and “your brother” we’re hitchhiking one night.. I’m still not single, but would have taken advantage of you given the chance. You were both pretty wasted it seemed like. But I took you to your car after we dropped him off. You were parked at a bar on Vista. If you see this let me know what color your hair was. I think you were driving a grey car.
***Translated this means, “I didn’t have the balls to kill you the first time around. C’mon, if you see this, gimme’ a second chance to show you the real psycho that I am.” – Dumb, dumb, girl.. I hope she does NOT see this and if she does that she’s smart enough not to answer this sociopath.
BURGER KING WALMART – M4W
I’ve been in a few times and we’ve talked. I can’t get you off of my mind. You are a very sweet and kind person. You have the most beautiful eyes and I would like to spend more time talking to you. I know you will never see this, but if you do message me your name and where you are going to work.
***Not to burst any bubbles or anything but that’s her job jackass. She talks to people, usually saying things like, “Would you like fries with that.” Seriously. That’s not a pick-up line.
No “missed connections” here today. and apparently no going outside either.
Holy shit. We just get over the triple digit heat to where we feel like we can venture outside without collapsing of heat stroke and then some jackass has to start a fire at the recycling plant over by the airport! Which, SURPRISE, is RIGHT BY US!
We sleep with our windows open and we all woke up in the middle of the night with headaches. At first we thought our building was on fire! Talk about being scared shitless.
The carpet cleaners are coming at some point this morning, we’re happy to get the carpets cleaned but not happy about the fact that they have to leave the door wide open with that hideous smoke permeating the valley.
On the plus side, our temps will be dropping into the 70’s soon and maybe if we don’t have anymore, eye burning, choking, fucking fires, we’ll actually be able to get out and enjoy it!
What’s on tap for you folks today? Anything thrilling and spine chilling to report??
I can’t believe we only have two days left until September! Wth??Mimi’s quote for the day –
It’s that time of year…