A to Z – Geez…

More specifically-

Geez O Pete
LOCATION: Detroit
TRANSLATION: An exclamation similar to “Goodness Gracious.”
Presumably, this term is related to Jesus and St. Peter.

Who knew? This is not at all what my “G” post was going to be about but whilst scanning Google for an appropriate meme I came across this lit’l gem of wisdom and thought I’d share.
Is the saying “Geez O Pete” really just a Michigan thing?
Please weigh in with your answers because I’m pretty sure it’s not but what do I know?
My real “G” post was going to be, “Geez O’ Pete” is that big ‘ol preggo giraffe EVER going to have that baby giraffe??? I’ve read that giraffes stay pregnant for close to 15 months. NO THANKS! I’ve tuned into the giraffe cam once or twice and it was like watching paint dry or the grass grow. For a while, I thought it was just a big ‘ol internet April Fool’s Day joke but it’s been going on and on and on and apparently, it’s the real deal. Criminey…

For those of you interested in watching the nothingness – at the moment – of ‘April the Giraffe’ NOT giving birth, here’s a link.
As predicted by our sometimes right, most of the time wrong, weather guys, we actually did have steady rain today and it is a little more than chilly. I could almost turn the heat on but I won’t. Just gonna’ wear sweaters n’ socks n’ fuzzy slippers, drink lots of hot coffee and snuggle with the pup.
I actually spent very little time snuggling under the covers today altho Netflix was on all day. Mostly I played with my girly toys and made more personalized mugs, wine glasses, and t-shirts. I’ll post some pics when I take some. I think tomorrow I will work on totes.

IN OTHER NEWS: – Just when I was looking forward to eating more salad…
“Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.”
You can read all about it, here.

Happy Saturday folks! Enjoy!
Mimi’s quote for the day –

A to Z – Delivery

D is for delivery as in the delivery of my birthday present courtesy of an Amazon gift card given to me by my youngest and his girl.
It’s a heat press and it goes hand in hand with the Cricut these same wonderful children gave to me for Christmas. Basically, for those of you who may not know, the heat press will allow me to personalize many, many things. T-Shirts, clothing, baseball caps, handbags, pillows, quilts… The list goes on and on and I’m super stoked about all of the possibilities.

I have to say tho. With the arrival of this new toy, I think I am set on craft projects for the moment. Between the heat press, the Cricut and sewing my crafting calendar is full!
We had a beautiful 70-degree day here and now we wait for the rain and that’s okay. With any luck, the vinyl I ordered online will be in and I’ll be making t-shirts and tote bags! And gifts for all occasions!
I’m trying not to get too immersed in the news lately but holy smokes. I’m praying for those affected by the chemical attack in Syria. And because I don’t know a whole lot about it. I won’t say any more. Just sending prayers and as always, praying for our President and all world leaders, and for peace. I mean we’re all in this together, right?

Here’s to a peaceful weekend ahead for you and yours.
Mimi’s quote for the day –

#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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#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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