#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 –
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#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 –
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#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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#7 – MEOW..

That’s what my Detroit Lion’s roar is sounding like tonight.
But ya’ know what? Kudos for a GREAT year Detroit. We were hoping for a lit’l Chicago Cubs magic but clearly the refs were not going to let that happen. And that’s not sour grapes. That’s the truth. If any of you followed the Lions at all this year, you know the refs were brutal.
Oh well. There’s always next year, right?
2017-detroit-lions-fan2017-divider-line-blue-icyThis will be a short post because I’m a lit’l tired and I want to get in bed n’ snuggle my pup. We’re supposed to get round two of snowmegeddon and who knows what that will bring. I went out today because the news said it’s supposed to be worse tomorrow.
This is pulling into the parking lot at Albertson’s to get some groceries. It’s wet snow too. Heavy and sloppy.
2017-snow-albertsons2017-divider-line-blue-icyI don’t often long to be on a tropical island but today I am longing.
Today I’ll take sand n’ sunshine by the sea over snow all over the place!

Be well everyone. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Stay safe!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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#6 – FACEBOOK FRIDAY – CREEPIN’ and trollin’

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Not gonna’ lie. I belong to a few Facebook groups. Okay, more than a few and then a few more since I got my Cricut for Christmas. Mostly sewing, quilting, crafting, writing and now Cricut groups and I gotta’ say. I didn’t think these groups would be quite so saucy.

I read this in one of my sewing groups…
“Make a crotch sausage when fitting.”
Um.. Okay…
Didn’t have a clue what they were talking about even after I saw the pattern.

And I found these gems in my Cricut groups.
Not even kidding.
Apparently, men’s underwear is a hot topic.
These say, “Give me those nuts.”
cricut-give-me-those-nutscricut-choking-hazardcricut-it-aint-gonna-suck-itselfAnd someone was making his and her superhero t-shirts…
cricut-batmanI think this Christmas decor is kinda’ funny if you’re a ‘Christmas Vacation’ fan.
cricut-griswoldAnd this last one. I just have no words.
Someone wanted some help with a project…
“I need help, bought this for the hubby. Do you think htv will stick to this? Very serious question, help!!!!”
cricut-ball-sack
Very serious question. Are you joking me?? You need help all right but you’ll find that in the psyche ward not the Facebook Cricut group.
Dumb ass.
And really?? What kind of husband is going to strap a nut sack on his back and walk around???
He sure as hell wouldn’t be walking around with me.
What the actual fuck?? Dissssssgussssting!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI had to order my vinyl for my Cricut and it won’t be here til next week then I’ll be able to make all kinds of fun stuff on mugs and wood and glass and such. In the meantime, I’ve been using it to cut some fabric appliques for some upcoming projects.

Goofin’ around with these birds on a “wire.” Not sure if it’s going to be a pillow or a tote or what. Maybe I’ll add some words or something. I dunno. I just play around until it feels right.
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I cut out these two little guys for a Halloween table runner I’m working on. I know. We just got done with all of that crap but another goal of mine is to have all this holiday stuff done before the holidays this year.
skeleton-dog-cat1And when my vinyl comes in I want to make this for
Father B.
catholic-priestAnd this for me.
catholic-perkatory2017-divider-line-blue-icyWell, we’re currently under a state of emergency and we’ve got two more storm systems heading this way. It’s supposed to drop over a foot of snow, along with rain, sleet, negative temps, whipping winds and we may have flooding. Our city is not at all equipped for this kind of weather. The National Guard has offered to step in and help and I know we’re all grateful for that.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyWhat’s happening in your corners of the world?
Oh, did you see the news?? Kim Kardashian is BATTLING psoriasis on her face!
Omg, the horror of it all!
All of the rag mags are yammerin’ on about her courage and how she’s facing this head on.
Seriously..
If 2017 is going to start killing off celebrities I know where it can start..
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s tip of the day –
Sounds good to me!
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#5 – LATE POST, IT HAPPENS

That’s the beauty of having your own blog. You can post whenever you want. To be honest tho, one of my goals is to not miss ONE day of posting this year. I know. There’s a little bit of self-imposed pressure here but I’m okay with that because it’s self-imposed. Apparently, it’s only when I join some of these “challenges” where they say I have to post every day that I just say, “fuck it.”
Mimi stickin’ it to “the man” since she drew her first breath.
2017-stick-it-to-the-man2017-divider-line-blue-icyBecause errands absolutely had to be run today, i.e., bills had to be paid. I grabbed boy child #3 and we hit the road. And because our city is not equipped for a good amount of snowfall the road crew only takes care of the main roads. This leaves most neighborhoods, including ours, a mess.

Tow truck companies are refusing to go into the neighborhoods because once the city puts out the, “don’t go out unless you have to” you are no longer a top priority for the tow truck drivers. They make themselves available for the “real” traffic emergencies that apparently are located only on the main roads.

So, basically our city is telling us, if you go out after we’ve advised you not to, that’s on you and you’ll get no help from us. Perfect. So what’s a person to do when they see someone stuck in one of the non-priority neighborhoods? Well, if you’re us, you stop to help.
Yeah. About that.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyWe stopped to help a stuck vehicle. The guy was trying to dig himself out with one of those fold up “you should carry this in your car at all times” shovels, making ZERO headway. Along comes miss “I am woman hear me roar” with a great big, “howdy neighbor, need some help?” Not even kidding. That’s exactly what she said. And her only idea was to get in the front of the vehicle and push while he spun his tires. Can you guess where that got this poor guy in nearly a foot of snow? Yeah. Nowhere.

My boy takes over our car mats and shovels and gets to work. All the while, “I am woman hear me roar” is mocking my son and going on and on about how it’s never going to work. My son was much nicer than me because I was ready to tell her to shut the fuck up but my son asked her very nicely to help push again and he told the guy to rock it, come forward, go back. “I am woman hear me roar” scoffs again, and again goes on and on how that’s not going to work.

Moments later – ta da! The guy is out of the snow and off on his merry way, apparently in a hurry because not a thank you was to be given this day.
Nope.

And I was so pissed at that woman, and the guy, that I was like, screw it. The next person we pass in the ditch can stay there. But that’s not us. I refuse to let the behavior of others dictate what I know to be the right thing to do.

Fortunately, we made it home without incident and without passing anybody else in need but if we had, we’d of stopped because that is us and I’m okay with that.

Tomorrow – ZERO chance of getting out on those roads. It’s -14 as I write this and those roads are a sheet of ice. This girl is stayin’ in and fondling her fabric!
2017-divider-line-blue-icySorry for the late post. I have no excuses. When we finally made it home I laid down for one of those 15-minute power naps that turned into a ridiculous sleep fest. Ugh. Totally hate it when that happens. You wake up feeling like someone drugged you.

5 days into the New Year. I hope they’ve been good to you and I hope they continue to be. Stay safe, stay warm and no matter how shitty people are to you, stay the wonderful soul that you are.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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