FREE TRIAL MONTH PART 2

Apparently, my “free trial month” is now a month and a half.
Geez, Louise. I’ve seriously got to get it together.
I’ve totally lost mine.
For someone who doesn’t lead a particularly busy life, I sure am busy!
I’ve also had computer issues and have been constantly battling the cold/flu season out here. Fortunately, still no flu but I have had the sniffles and that may just be some kind of mental trigger that happens when I’m out n’ about and inconsiderate assholes people cough/sneeze in public and DON’T COVER!
(Huge pet peeve. Read this post.)
The good news? As I said, no flu. I’m feeling much better than I was a couple of days ago. I’m still tired and achy but I’m getting better.
The BEST news? My son and daughter-in-law bought me a new computer for Valentine’s Day! So unexpected… They’re just great kids and I love them so much and the computer is pretty cool too.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Happy, Happy to all of you!
If you celebrate it, I hope you’re having fun. If you don’t, hey, chocolate goes on sale tomorrow!
Also, here’s a pic of a random Valentine’s couple.
Feel the loooove! Not just today but always!
MIMI’S QUOTE FOR THE DAY
It really does!
PS – I gave up Facebook and Instagram for Lent.
Seriously, it’s incredibly difficult to go off track when you’re promising God.
Also, to those who part take and celebrate, have a blessed season of Lent.

A RETRO A GO-GO

I know, I know. Every year I whine about not living like the Jetsons and yet another year has passed and hello??!! Not even a whisper of the Jetson’s lifestyle!

Seriously, my lit’l nerdy tech nuggets get it together and get off the “new and improved” video games, tablets, and smartphones. We have enough of those!
It’s the year 2018 for cripes sake!
What we don’t have enough of is THE JETSONS!
– Jetson’s rant over. –
**Spot the retro, very hip phrase.
Day 2 of the New Year and my friend sends me this –
This is going to be so weird. And, even weirder?
My birthday is April 1st. So, me and the Lamb of God sharing a day. Let that sink in for a minute..
You guys probably don’t want to stand too close to me on that day. A bolt of lightning might come flying down, meant for me, not any of you of course.
Oh, hey, did any of you catch this little announcement?
Hoda – who I love – has taken creepy Matt Lauer’s place as co-anchor on the Today Show.
Fantastic. Love her.
Now get rid of Savannah. I think she’s as fake as any one of those Kardashian lips, tits or ass and that’s pretty damn fake!
If I ran the network. I would do the fair and just thing.
I would fire Savannah – the Matt Lauer lover that I don’t like.
And hire….
That’s right. Ann Curry! She deserves her job back. Douche bag baldy Lauer didn’t like her – probably because she wouldn’t let him cop a feel or drool all over him – so he had her fired. She should be hired back. Her and Hoda would make a great team.
Okay. We’re into day two of the new year, any earth-shattering news to share in your corner of this crazy world?
Anybody make any resolutions? – I don’t make ’em.
Anybody have those nasty burnt tasting black-eyed peas for luck on New Year’s Day?
Who’s stuck in the deep freeze that’s all over the news EVERY day!?
Omgosh, I am so happy that we’re having a “normal” winter here. Enough snow to have a white Christmas and normal winter temps. In fact, the snow is melting now.
The mid-west and all points north and east. Geesh. I’m not sure when you guys are going to thaw! I hope you’re all keeping as warm as you can and I pray you all have heat. I’ve been reading about so many people not having heat and I hope that list doesn’t include any of you!

Wow. Late post. Not sure how the day got away but here it is almost 11pm. Be well my friends and sleep tight!
Sweet dreams ~

Mimi’s quote for the day –
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***Organized, tossed n’ cleaned. Christmas is still up. Took a late night trip to the mall. Listening to my pup snoring. 

***IN THE CRAFT CORNER:
One of my crochet groups is having this challenge,
A Granny A Day Crochet-Along.”
We’re following Yarnutopia on YouTube and their
365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials.
This is my square #2.  (I’m using my scrap yarn.)
#YARNutopia #385DaysOfGrannySquares

#12 – THAT’S AMORE’

february-welcome-heartHELLO FEBRUARY!!!
Woo hoo! The month of love is upon us and ya’ know what that means???
Chocolate sale February 15th!!!
Yesssssss!
feb-2017-good-chocolate-half-offlipsFebruary is also Black History month.
On this day, February 1, 1974, this t.v. show made its debut.
I still enjoy watching it.
good-times-tv1“Ain’t we lucky we got ’em. Good times.”
lipsMost importantly, February 1st marks…
spring-46-dayslipsOh! I almost forgot! Big celebrity news. And I suppose I could’ve put this under “Black History” except it hasn’t happened yet so it’s not really history…
Beyonce is having twins!
I know. I’ll give you all a moment to catch your breath.
And she sent out the most gawd awful cutest birth announcement…
beyonce-twins1Seriously? What the actual fuck? What is this photo all about??
I don’t know if she’s at the Kentucky Derby or a mob funeral.
I don’t get it and I hope it’s not a trend because no. Just NO!
lipsHappy February everyone! Surround yourself with love and chocolate. Don’t skimp on the chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better.
lipsMimi’s quote for the day –
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BE STILL MY HEART

First, a belated Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my lovey dovey, schnuckems n’ cuddle bunnies out there.
And to the rest of us you.
This pretty much says it all.
10 bonus points if you read that to the tune of, “If You’re Happy And You Know It!”
I know yesterday – and the day before that, and the day before that – was supposed to be my “cheese” post but I couldn’t finish that post until the “federallies” came to pick up the flippin’ skin filled cheese, which happened early yesterday morning, so, the cheese post will be tomorrow. Today’s post is a mix mash of whatever. – How’s that for a writer’s hook? –
(I’m laughing at myself. Feel free to join in.)
I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day, however you all chose to celebrate it, or not.
My day started out with me, quite literally, falling out of bed at about 4am. Nooooo. I didn’t get kicked out of bed by some really hot guy that was running late for work and throwing clothes at me saying, “Shit, shit, shit. I’m late, we gotta’ go!” – Although that may have happened “once upon a time.” – Nope. I seriously rolled over and fell out of bed. Not even kidding. So yeah. “Happy Valentine’s Day” to me. And of course, the loud ass thud from my big ‘ol ass hitting the floor brought my pup scurrying to the edge of the bed to investigate the commotion and when I looked up at her I’m pretty sure I heard her say, “What the hell are you doing down there?”
And then she crawled back under the covers.
Wide awake it was time to greet the day and make some coffee.
Despite my spill outta’ bed, I greeted the day with a smile.
My day decided to be an asshole and greet me like this.
Sorry rain, you won’t rain on my Valentine’s Day parade.. Um.. Except you did.. Aaaallll flippin’ day! – Asshole.
I made myself a festive Valentine’s Day cuppa java.
Mocha with a dollop of marshmallow fluff and some Christmas sprinkles.
Whatever, don’t judge. I didn’t have any just plain ‘ol regular red sprinkles, and really, birth of Christ, martyred saint? Close enough.
(Aaaaand I’m pretty sure I’m going to hell for that one…)
I went and got my hair cut off again. It feels great, looks great, and I feel human again.
Well, it solved one of mine. I’d still like to hit the lottery and solve the rest.
Then I went with my boy and his girl to an antique mall. We made no purchases but saw a lot of cool stuff.
I loved this bench. Obviously more of a decorative piece due to age but it would still look beautiful in an entry way.
Price tag: $500
I thought this little hand-painted, enamel box was super cute. I love the two ladies sitting together sharing a cup of coffee or tea. Made me think of my gal pals.
Price tag: $45
I got a lit’l homesick when I came across this gem.
Price tag: $65
And I almost bought this little vase. I loved everything about it. The style, the colors, the painting..
And now that I see it again, I wish I had..
Price tag: $28
Every time I go anywhere near an antique shop I wish I had “Antiques Roadshow” on speed dial because there are so many things with tags that claim to be authentic or that it’s #3 of only 40 made, and those things always come with the highest price tags, and my fear is that I’d be “that woman” that paid $1,000 dollars for something and it turned out to be worth two bucks. I’d be so bummed!
I also have another “antique fear.” That I’d purchase something that’s haunted! I don’t buy old mirrors no matter how beautiful they are for that very reason.. Too much unknown energy.
We popped into a couple of thrift stores as well but again, no purchases. The thrift store I deem the worst in Boise, sadly, is the only one that donates a portion of it’s proceeds to the Humane Society and animal shelters around Boise. Their stuff is just so crappy and dirty and this display of theirs? Creepy.
The mannequin in the bed was disturbing. On the other hand, I wish those mannequins were for sale. Those I would buy.
Our next stop, and the most challenging of our surprise day out was finding food. Oh my gosh.. Almost every place we pulled into was jam-packed like it was Valentine’s Day or something. And of course, the one place that wasn’t packed, Mickey Ray’s BBQ, took forever to seat us – they had 4 tables of people – and then once we got seated it was another 10-15 minutes before someone came for our drink order and by then my boy had had enough. The food is great but not if you have to wait over a half hour to get your drinks! We ended up at the very place my boy didn’t want to eat, a Chinese buffet. Not exactly the Valentine’s dinner we all had in mind but then again, we didn’t really have a Valentine’s dinner in mind.
Last stop ‘Shopko’ where we hit some great sales. All of their winter stuff was marked down to as low as $3 for shirts and $6 for pants. I found a cute shirt but my total “Jew Boise” find of the day was a set of four, big, flameless candles with the timer option. for $3.67, normally over $20.
Boo-yah! What can I say? I’m an “Italian Jew” girl and I’ll be going back today to stock up on more shirts – if I can find more cute ones, the woman’s winter wear is a little more rugged looking than I care for.

After ‘Shopko’ we went our separate ways. I came home to sew and the kiddos headed off to see ‘Deadpool.’ I can’t wait to see that myself!
So, that was pretty much Valentine’s Day in my lit’l corner of the world. A pretty awesome day for having planned nothing other than a haircut. I think I should not make plans more often!
This morning started out with “lovin’ from the oven.” I made my boy his favorite snickerdoodles and if he doesn’t wake up soon there will be none left! So, so yummy!
Today it’s supposed to be 62 degrees out with plenty of sunshine so I will be on the road toolin’ around wherever the mood strikes me. I can’t tell you how excited I am for warm weather and sunshine to be a part of our forecasts now. It’s been a long, dark, cold winter and I am more than ready for all things spring and summer!
I hope you have a great Tuesday, whatever you’re doing, and I promise, tomorrow the cheese post!