I started this post yesterday and my day got away so it has now become a “twofer” post except Wordless Wednesday will not be very wordless.

No reason for the title of this post other than I just wanted to change up the name because I know there are a million and one – I counted – posts titled Cinco De Mayo floating around the web today. And speaking of mayo. Do you guys remember the commercial jingle, “Bring out the Hellman’s and bring out the best?”
This commercial is from 1973.

***Falling under the “and now you know” and “useless information” categories of life…

Something I discovered while looking for the Hellman’s commercial is that Hellman’s Mayo is also Best Foods Mayo and they both have the same jingle. The proverbial killing of two birds with one stone. Marketing 1 product with 2 names with 1 jingle.
Very clever… I see what ya’ did there Best Foods.

This comment was below this commercial on YouTube. Fact or fiction I don’t know but it sounds legit.

Originally seen in 1966. “Hellmann’s” is sold as ‘Best Foods’, “west of the Rockies”, because the “Hellmann’s” trademark doesn’t extend across the entire United States. An alternate version, using the “Hellmann’s” jar, was also filmed.
Thanks Barry!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! And for the first time since this quarantine, I’m super happy I won’t be in any grocery store coming across a big ‘ol fucking cow head in the meat section! So gross. As is cow tongue and chicken feet! Who is eating this shit and whhhhhyyyyyyy?

And speaking of gross shit. My mom used to buy beef brains and put them in my dad’s scrambled eggs. Also gross. Us kids tried them because when Sgt. Ray said, “just try it, it’s not poison.” We believed him. My dad was always bringing home stuff for us to “try.” Chocolate-covered insects, octopus, caviar.
All gross, gross, and disgustingly gross.

I’m also super happy I won’t be in any stores seeing pig head in the meat section either. Also gross.
I went to a pig roast one time and after the pig was roasted and everybody had had their fill someone cracked open the skull and people started scooping out the brains on crackers.
Miraculously, I didn’t vomit at least not at this party.
I remember trying it “just to be polite” but I was told I was drinking mass quantities of alcohol at that pig roast so I don’t really know if I liked it.
My days of being polite at pig roasts and basically everywhere else are over.

I started my day with my grandson Aidan calling to thank me for the masks I made for him. That was really sweet and then he actually wants me to make more! Yay. They must’ve been a success. That makes me happy. That also makes me sitting at my sewing machine for most of the day and that’s okay by me!

My granddaughter, Aidan’s sister Kiernan, called me on Duo today and read me a Pinkalicious book which was really sweet of her!
The call from my grandson and having a book read to me by my granddaughter plus beautiful blue skies, sunshine, and doors and windows wide open to catch the breeze…
What more can a Mimi hope for?!

This post got away from me too because you know, I was at the sewing machine! I hope you’re all well. I like to check in with all of you. I think it’s good that we check in with each other. I hope the next catastrophe that we face doesn’t take our computers down because then what??? Ugh. I don’t even want to think about it.



I posted this pic on Monday’s post, Monday Rain.
Well, Lit’l Miss Bijoux from Bytes From The Burbs who I absolutely adore commented this –
Ok, don’t kill me, but is that a vibrator in your tea? LOL! The Monday Vibe with that oddly shaped green thing is throwing me!

But why in the name of all things vibrators and tea would I put a vibrator IN my tea??

Also, Bijoux I know the exact vibrator you’re thinking of.
Vibrators aside. Altho they’re not much use there…
No, that was not a vibrator in my tea it was, of course, a tea infuser!
You can get them as a whole set if you want to.
And Bijoux, you can get a whole set of these kinds of “tea infusers” too.
To be fair to tho, I can see how you might get confused.
Soooo, I missed posting this on Wordless/Wordy Wednesday so it’s a twofer Thursday.

Yesterday I ran errands with my beautiful friend Miranda and today, I’m just happy to be alive!
For some reason, Miranda felt the need to glide thru every yellow light that could have potentially caused a t-bone crash into the passenger side of her vehicle where coincidently enough, I was sitting!
But, but, but… Wait. Miranda did STOP at one yellow light…
Yeah. The light that could have put the driver’s side – HER – in harm’s way of a t-bone crash.

Also. When we went to Costco, Miranda wouldn’t buy us those delicious peanut butter cookies so we could both ditch our stupid diets…
And she says she loves me.
Today I’ve got nothing going on except getting these big ass donation bags over to the Idaho Youth Ranch and out of the dining room and now living room!
After that, I’ll be doing some kind of crafting. I don’t know what just yet.

What’s happening with all of you?
We have some nice weather coming up so I’m hoping to spend some time on the back patio repotting some house plants. I so cannot wait for spring!

It’s almost the weekend?
Plans anyone?
Is the weather holding up for everyone?

Summer’s coming up fast too, is anybody planning an awesome summer vacation?
Personally, I wouldn’t get on a plane right now if it was free but a road trip is always fun and free of deadly flu viruses.
Share in the comments!

NOVEMBER THREE/FOUR – Simple Sunday/Manic Monday

This post is brought to you courtesy of
The Simple Woman’s Daybook‘.

Looking out my window – I see frosty rooftops.
I am thinking – Of all of the projects I need to finish up this month!
I am thankful – That Christmas music is now playing on the radio!
One of my favorite things –
Making things!
I am creating – Afghans.
I am wearing – A cozy flannel nightgown.
I am reading – The Bible. Not much time for reading.
I am watching – Motives & Murders on Prime
I am listening to –
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
I am hoping – To get everything finished in time for the holidays!
I am learning – That patience is not something I have in abundance.
In my kitchen – The Instant Pot is workin’ hard for me. It’s soup season!
***I made some squash soup yesterday and it’s delicious. I’ve been asked for the recipe and honestly, it’s really just whatever you want your soup to taste like and however thick you want it. I’m a “dump” cook so I just do what looks and tastes right to me.

– Cook your squash. – Add whatever seasons and meat you want.

Tada! That’s my dump recipe.
You can find a more “real” recipes on Pinterest or make up your own!

Under my needle –
This was the last project under my cross stitch needle and now he’s put away until next year.
On my hook – This actually is just off my hook.
A moment from my day –
Finally being able to take down these creepy towels that my DIL made.

UPDATE – This is a twofer post because somewhere along my day yesterday I got distracted… Shocking, I know.

Anyway, Happy Monday everybody!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. You see what my weekend consisted of. All things mish-mash holidays! I suspect it will be much the same for the rest of the year but I’m not complaining. I quite enjoy the process.

Okay. Now that Halloween has passed is anybody looking forward to Christmas???
I know we have Thanksgiving first but still…

Seriously tho, Thanksgiving is coming up!
In the next few days let’s start sharing recipes and horror stories of family gatherings!

Wow. It’s after 11pm. I need to get this posted and head to bed.
I’m heading up to the mountain tomorrow but I’ll be back in the valley with plenty of time to catch up on posts!

Sweet dreams my friends!
Be well.