#14 – THE COUNTRY OF MISFIT TOYS

Seriously…
I’m not entirely sure what the Japanese toy manufacturers are trying to do to their kids but holy hell. We may be banning the wrong people from coming into our country.
Japan appears to be a breeding ground for nutsos.
What child could possibly resist this warm n’ fuzzy snuggle whatever the hell it is?!
Can you imagine putting one of these on your kids’ bed or in their crib??
Terrifying…
japan-creepy-faceUm. I don’t know. Su-SHE..??Is this the Japanese equivalent of a “wet willy??”
Not sure if this is a kid’s toy or an adult toy…
And the creepiest misfit Japanese toy of them all????
You can shave the baby??? What do these Japanese people think we do over here?? And apparently only to “ginger” babies because there are no brunette, blondes or black haired babies to shave. I checked.
This is so disturbing…
And yet. The Japanese are known for their science and technology..
If American kids had these toys they’d become serial killers. Just sayin’.
It’s almost the weekend. Anybody have plans??
My plans will change with the weather.
If it’s nice I’ll be out. If it’s not I’ll be in.
I’m pretty easy peasy that way.
Mimi’s quote for the day – (Maybe his parents were Japanese..)
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#13 – 60 DAYS

60 days into the New Year and this will be my 13th post.
What the heck??
Chalk it up to everyday life. This winter crud that seems to make never-ending rounds to my home. No motivation. Writer’s block or any number of other projects taking over my life at the moment.
Whatever the reason, I seriously need to rectify this.
Apparently, Fuxatawney Phil saw his shadow and was correct in his prediction of 6 more weeks of winter. At least for us. We still have snow on the ground.
Side Note:
Wouldn’t it make more sense that if the rodent saw his shadow that would mean the sun was shining thereby indicating bright sunny days and an early spring ahead?? I mean if he pops out and it’s dark n’ gloomy, seems to me that would be the indicator of 6 more weeks of winter. What do I know?
This winter has been a tuff one out here in Boise. Way more snow than we’re used to in a city not equipped to handle it or the subsequent flooding that we get warned about every single day. Maybe it’s summer I’m ready for and not necessarily soggy, wet, possibly flooding, spring.
I’ve definitely caught the winter crud more this past winter than any winter before. Seriously, I think every bug that’s floating around lands on me and boom. I’m coughing and hacking and aching everywhere! My Dr. says it’s just crap going around and she thinks my liquid – protein shakes – diet is not helping. She’s an advocate for real food so for the sake of my lungs, sore nose from blowing and my ears, I think I may have to step up the menu.
For Lent this year I’ve decided to do the ’40 Days, 40 Bags’ challenge and declutter my life a bit. Literally. You can Google the challenge. Basically, you’re just getting rid of 40 bags of whatever it is you don’t want/need at your home. Either toss ’em or take ’em to Good Will.

This took a couple of bags.
Hey. Don’t judge. It’s the all things fast food/pizza/catalog drawer. Ideally, we’re supposed to use these coupons and I’m certain I was going to order a couple of dresses out of those catalogs but clearly none of that is happening as evidenced by this drawer.
2 bags down 38 to go!
I’ve also been making wine glasses and mugs and other fun stuff with my wonderful Cricut that I am still so very much in love with.
Here are two stemless wine glasses I made today for a couple of friends back in Michigan who spend lots of time on the water.
I feel like I’ve been away forever. Kinda’ weird getting back into the swing of things but I’m making the rounds and catching up.
Here’s to a lovely March ahead.
Ours came in like a lamb. I can’t imagine it going out like a lion tho but then again, I didn’t imagine we’d have as much snow as we’ve had. So again, what do I know?
What about where you are?
Did your March come in like a lamb or a lion?
Mimi’s quote for the day –
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#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 –
lipsfeather

#11 – Exhale..

Okay. I think I might be in a better mood today. Maybe. Um. A little bit anyway.

I decided to take a page from ‘Cranky’s‘ book of all things political but with a slight modification.
**Cranky announced on Facebook that he would no longer be a part of political rants on Facebook and noted that he would unfollow anyone from either party that is ranting.

I totally get it.
I  will no longer be participating in political crap on Facebook either. At least not so much.
Not at all. Fingers, eyes, and toes all crossed.
However, I won’t unfollow you if you do.

My blog is a totally different story. As evidenced by yesterday’s epic return rant to the blog-o-sphere after a 3-week absence. I will rant here as often as I like because…
My blog. My rants.
Same with Twitter.
Nobody has to read or agree.
Here’s our week ahead…
Good weather to stay inside and craft or sew.
seven_day_wxpage-1Still, I wish it was like this.
flowers-sunshineI’m so ready for flowers and sunshine and veggie gardens.

Mentally I’ve already planted my patio container veggies.
I’ll have my standard “salad” garden.
Lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, radishes, and green onions.
I like the idea of being able to literally pick a simple salad out your back door.

Then I’ll change things up a bit.
I really want to try some new growing techniques too and this seems super easy.
garden-dirt-bagsHave any of you ever planted like this? Just planting right in the bag?
I think it’s genius and I’m going to give it a go.

I’d also like to try this. They’re barrel spuds! I’m pretty sure I won’t need 100lbs. but I’m willing to try for 50lbs. just to see.
The instructions for these barrel spuds can be found here.
how-to-grow-hundred-pounds-of-potatoes-in-a-barrelAnd one more…
I’m definitely trying this.
Again, genius.
I usually buy my tomato plants already well on their way but I really want to see if this works!
how-to-grow-tomatoes-easyThe instructions for these tomato seedlings can be found here.

I’ve never tried one of those upside down tomato plants but I’m curious to know how those turn out.
Also, I was happy to discover in my search of all things patio container gardening, that you can plant squash in containers too! I didn’t know that so they’ll be on my list too!

Have any of you thought about your upcoming gardens? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be in a place where you can grow at this time of year or year round – that would be fabulous.
lipsWell, folks. A late post but I kept it light and didn’t rant or vent. Kept everything on the bright side with my face towards the sun moving forward. I hope this is a trend our country will take as well.
Face towards the sun.
Moving forward.
Mimi’s quote for the day –
sunshine-is-the-best-medicinefeather

#10 – THREE WEEKS

Yep, it’s been 3 weeks since my last post.
Guess I jinxed myself by revealing my goal to post every day of 2017.
I should’ve allowed for sick days.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI’m not gonna’ lie. I did find myself locked into a Nyquil coma more than once and with all of this political bullshit going on, some days I wish I was still in one.

Holy fuck. Every time I see someone with a pussy hat on their head or dressed like a vagina or protesting that the sky is blue I just think to myself, “And they want to know why we voted for Trump..”

I don’t know what I’m more sick of. These protests, marches, soap box award speeches or this flippin’ snow, ice and cold.
I’m just done with all of it.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyPeople are flipping out over shit that may or may not happen. Give it a fucking rest. Most importantly, give our President a chance. Cheese n’ rice man. It’s been 10 days..
2017-divider-line-blue-icyAnd because I don’t want to turn this into a 100-page vent, here’s a pic of a mug I made.
Seems fitting because I’m feeling very Grinchy right now.
made-grinch-mugsGetting a head start on my inventory for this year’s craft fairs.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyHeading around to all of you. Sorry for the downer post but it’s been a pisser three weeks and I really just want to wake up with all of the snow and ice gone, the sun shining and nobody protesting or hating my President.
I know. Dream big, huh?

Happy Monday folks! May our week be filled with good news and good weather!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
life-some-days-i-just-cannot-participate2017-divider-line-blue-icyfeather

#9 – MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – DRUMMERS AND SNOWBUNNIES

“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.’
2017-divider-line-blue-icyPINK SNOWBOARD PANTS AT BOGUS – m4w – age 33
Hi there! This was last Wednesday and you were with your dad I think. I thought you were very pretty and wanted to chat you up… but you were with your dad… mildly awkward. Anyways… you might have had a concussion and i wanted to see if you were on enough to go to dinner. Here’s hoping!!
***Okay, I’m not entirely sure how desperate a person needs to be but “you might have had a concussion” followed up by “I wanted to see if you were on ENOUGH to go to dinner.”

Really?? Sorry about your head injury but hey, how ’bout dinner anyway.

I suggest “Pink Snowboard Pants” zip down that mountain and never look back. If this guy is willing to take you with a concussion. I’m pretty sure he’d take you unconscious.
They make creepy crime shows about this guy. Just sayin’.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyRETARDED DRUMMER – m4w
Now that your fucking my best friend and apparently have been for some time, I can safely say you won’t be hearing from me again. You are exactly what I thought you were.
a sack whore.
***Not entirely sure how this is a “missed connection” but it certainly seems personal.

I wonder who the retarded drummer is.

Eh well. Looks like all of you are better off without each other or one or the other or..
Just stop leaving these notes. She won’t see them.
She’s too busy bangin’ your best friend.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyShort post due to technical difficulties.
– Printer, blue tooth, blah, blah, blah. –
I hope you’re all well. I’m hoping to get to your posts tonight.
I’m hoping I can get this glitch fixed!

Just sloppy weather today. Nothing major like they were saying unless their idea of major and mine are different. It rained, melted a bunch of snow, everything was sloshy, tonight it will freeze, tomorrow snow, then sun, then rain – REPEAT!

Be well folks!
Here’s to a week of wonderful weather ahead for all of us!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s Craiglist dating tip of the day.
Find this guy. At least he’s honest.
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#8 – DEAR 2016….

Here’s the deal. Let’s do a little trade.
You give us back these two…
2017-debbie-reynolds-carrie-fisherAnd you can have aaaalllll of these…
2017-kardashiansPLUS! These two!
2017-bruce-jennerAnd if you give us back these…
2017-celebrity-deaths-2016You can have this piece of shit who’s way past his expiration date!
2017-mansonAlso, if you could give us a decent candidate for the US presidency..
2017-question-mark-head-manI’ll put these two on the table.
2017-donald-hillary2017-divider-line-blue-icyThe Golden Globe Awards were on tonight. Or as I like to call them, Hollyweird’s Butthurt Awards.
I only half watched, half listened. Caught glimpses passing through the living room. Heard bits and pieces.
Heard enough..

My question is this. We don’t hear from these celebrities all year long. Every now and again one of them will whine about politics, global warming or the racial divide but seriously. Do they just save up all year long and wait to get on these award shows to spew forth their bullshit?
Because honestly. Nobody cares.

We watch your movies, your t.v. shows, your documentaries. The majority of the people couldn’t care less about your political views or what you ate for breakfast.
Give it a fucking rest already.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI saw enough too and I have a question.
With all of their money do these celebrities have electricity and mirrors in their homes?
Are they hiring people to dress them from the Helen Keller school of fashion??
What in the hell..
It’s like she wrapped herself in a green sheet.
(Anna Chlumsky)
2017-golden-globes-annaNot a clue what this dress is all about. (Sophie Turner)
2017-golden-globes-sophie-turnerBaffled by this one too. Are there pieces of dead animal are stuck to it?
(Jessica Biehl)
2017-golden-globes-jessica-bAnd this one looks like some kind of witch costume in white. (Sarah Jessica Parker)
2017-golden-globes-sarah-jessicaMy two favorites are actually a tie.
This one I absolutely love and I love her too, Sophia Vergara.
2017-golden-globes-sophia-vAnd I like the classic Hollywood style of Reese Witherspoon but if I had to choose it would definitely be Sophia’s dress.
2017-golden-globes-reese2017-divider-line-blue-icyAnother late post and I’m kinda’ diggin’ posting a lit’l later. Anything can happen throughout the day. Not much today I’m afraid. The hot topic here in Boise is this crappy weather. It’s warmed up. Everything is melting now but we had a full day of sleet and rain. Not a good mix.

My son cooked us dinner tonight, pork tenderloin and it was delicious. I think he needs to cook more often. My daughter-in-law is in bed sick. No fun for her. And I’m thinkin’ about taking the Christmas decorations down tomorrow. Just thinking about it…

What’s happening with all of you? Did any of you watch the Golden Globes?
What’s your take on all of this political crap at award shows?
It’s super annoying to me.

Happy late Sunday folks. It’s another snow day here. Schools and some businesses are closed.
I hope you’re not having crazy weather where you are.
I’m so over this winter.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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