#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!!!!”
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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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#4 – IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME…

First, I would turn it back to when all of my kids were little and at home. I don’t want to change anything because every word and every deed brought me my 3 amazing grandbabies. I just want to spend more time, take more pics, have more talks, more hugs, more kisses..  More “I love yous,” even tho grown son #2 told me just yesterday that all of his friends ask him why we say I love you so much. Then my son and I at the same time said, “Like you can say I love you too much.” I’m happy my kids still hang onto that.
2017-because-you-are-my-child2017-divider-line-blue-icySecond, I would turn it back for all of the cool stuff from my childhood.
This was my favorite toy ever. I kept myself entertained for hours until my brother came along and bumped my masterpiece.
2017-toys-etch-a-sketchI had this Barbie head too and melted the hair when I tried to use a curling iron on it.
I used to love playing these on the kitchen floor and the driveway.
2017-toys-jacksThis stuff is still around and altho as a kid I thought it was very cool, what the hell were my parents thinking??? This stuff is SO toxic.  Every time you inhaled to blow the balloon bigger you were inhaling those toxins.
2017-toys-plastic-bubblesMy favorite car ride toy.
2017-toys-wormAnd EVERY Sunday I would wait sooooo stinkin’ patiently for my dad to finish the Sunday paper so I could have the funnies and do this…
2017-toys-silly-putty2017-divider-line-blue-icyI miss the simple stuff. Mostly I miss the people I used to share the simple stuff with.
I still buy coloring books – the real ones not the over-priced “adult” coloring books – and crayons and I can lose myself in coloring for hours.

If you could turn back time but change nothing, where would you go, what would you do and with who?

What are some things you miss from being a kid?
2017-divider-line-blue-icySorry for the late post. We actually got a foot of snow today and more is coming down. I’m so surprised. Last year we had a couple of dustings. I had to run to the store before everyone else was running there. So happy I made it there and back without personal incident altho I did witness several fender benders, sideswipes and fish tails going on around me.

They don’t salt the roads here. They put a deicer on them and then sand but they only do it on the main roads so getting around our neighborhood and out onto the main road was slow going and a little hinky.

It’s good to be home safe n’ sound. Time to snuggle in with my book and some cafe’ mocha.
Happy Wednesday!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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#3 – TOUGH TITTY TUESDAY – THE DIVA TAKES A DIVE

TOUGH TITTY TUESAY2017-divider-line-blue-icyAnd the first ‘Tough Titty ‘ of the New Year goes to……
MARIAH CAREY!
Omg. I don’t know how many of you watched this train wreck on ‘Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve’ but holy shit. I don’t think I’ve ever been more embarrassed for someone and I challenge any of you to watch/re-watch this “performance” without cringing. This was just painful.

And now of course, the blame game ensues. Mariah thinks she was sabotaged and the show is claiming it was just an audio/technical issue. Personally, I highly doubt that a network is going to sabotage it’s own televised special. What would be the point in that?

Either way. Mariah Carey should have been waaaay more professional than what she was. She acted like a spoiled toddler throwing a tantrum on stage and it really did nothing for her other than to make her appear as a diva “has been.”

Happy ‘Tough Titty Tuesday’ Mariah. Suck it up buttercup and in your own Twitter tweety words, “Shit happens.”
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMore snow, 2″-5″, and then single digit temps are on the way for us here which means more crafting is on the way for me. Yay! I love it when the weather cooperates like that.
I hope you’re staying warm n’ cosy wherever you are, unless you’re somewhere with lots of warmth n’ sunshine, in which case, I say enjoy!

It’s ‘Tough Titty Tuesday’ folks!
Who made your ‘Tough Titty’ list this week??
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote of the day –
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#2 – MISSED CONNECTION MONDAY – Cart Full Of Babies

“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-icydaddy w flat bill hat and full sleves – w4m – Boise
**Yes. That is exactly as she titled and wrote her post.
“u are so fine omg u were at winco with a cart full of babies looking confident and sexy and boy ill call u daddy anytime. maybe u will remember me i passed u in the frozen section and said nice tats looks like u like pain u smiled and said? let me know i would love to see if u have any other tats on that body of urs.”
***Seriously? A cart full of babies and “full sleves” are your turn on?
You should probably check out the brother down below…
I’m sure he’s got a cart full of babies and a few tats…

need a penpal – m4m – Boise
“I am looking for a penpal for my brother please email if interested. Fun outgoing gentleman.”
***Translated this means his “brother” is incarcerated.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyIN OTHER NEWS:
The Lions blew it yesterday and gave the game to the Packers and just thinking about it makes my head want to explode. They play the Seahawks on Saturday. I have no comment.
2017-detroit-lions-just-one-before-i-dieOne of my goals this year was to sew my way thru my fabric stash and not buy any fabric until I absolutely, positively must. This is going to be beyond challenging but I’m going to give it my best shot.

After rummaging thru box #1, I picked out my first fabric of the New Year to start my first project of the New Year. I’m pretty excited to start because I’ll be doing the majority of fabric cutting on my new Cricut that “Santa” brought me. I LOVE this new toy.
Project photos to follow.
2017-1st-fabric-jan 2017-divider-line-blue-icyAnother one of my goals was to read more so I signed up for the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge and 2017 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge with Corinne over at ‘Everyday Gyaan.’ I committed to reading 50 books this year. I’m hoping it’s more and it’d be super cool if I doubled that! I love to read and I used to have a book glued to my hands. I need to get back to that.
My current read is…
2017-book-1-the-untellingSo far it’s super good.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI jumped on the scale this morning just to take a lit’l look-see and immediately set another goal. Holy crap, there’s no way I’ve gained that much weight and yet, apparently there is… Back to Slim Fast and Weight Watchers, it is
2017-batman-robin-you-were-fat-in-august2017-divider-line-blue-icyWe’ve still got quite a bit of snow here and it’s super cold out so I’ll definitely be inside working on my projects and getting some reading done.
What do you do when it’s too cold to really go out and enjoy the day?
Are you working on any projects?
Reading any good books?

Also, it’s day 2 into the New Year. What’s the vibe?
Does it feel like it’s going to be a good year or one fraught with challenges??
Lemme’ know in the comments below.

Happy Monday! Here’s to a great week ahead!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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#1 – MEET THE “GLAM-GRAM”

2017-numbersHappy 2017 Everyone!
How many of you started out last night like this?
2017-new-year-groupAnd ended it like this??
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Or if you’re like me. Your night started out like this.
And ended like this…
2017-netflixingHow ever your night began and ended I hope you all remained safe n’ sound and are ready to grab this New Year by the pussy, balls, horns!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyWORD OF THE YEAR –
Every year I pick a word to focus on and guide my year ahead and this year I have chosen the word, ME!
That’s right. ME.
Seriously. That’s my word for 2017 and I make no apologies. This year I’m going to be a selfish bitch. This year truly is going to be all about me.
all-about-me2017-divider-line-blue-icyFrom the top of my head to the tips of my toes and every crack and crevasse nook and cranny in between, 2017 will be me, me, me.
It’s going to be a year of pampering myself physically, mentally and emotionally.

I have goals that I’ve set for myself and self-imposed deadlines that I must and will meet this year, with lots of play time in between.
My only concern is that 24 hours in a day is not enough time.
NOTE TO SELF –2017-24-hours-in-a-day2017-divider-line-blue-icyI know I’m not the only one who picks a “word of the year” and I’d really love to know if any of you pick a word and why.

Most importantly, because you all know what a nosy bitch I am. I want to know about your New Year’s Eve and whether or not you ended up on the floor or in the bathtub like say…
My friend the “Glam-Gram.
2017-stacey-floor 2017-stacey-bathtubAnd through it all, much like Indiana Jones and his dusty ‘ol hat. Her tiara and faux leopard print QVC full-length coat remained intact, thus earning her not only that faux Walmart tiara but also, the title of “Glam Gram.”
Long live the glam! AND the gram!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyHere’s to a New Year filled with whirled peas and everyone remembering to love their neighbor as themselves.
Minus the fondling.

And if all else fails. Be the “Glam-Gram” and go drink in the tub!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s quote for the day –
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