Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
It's the feeling of being lost in a crowd & lonely even with those you love. Hopefully it will pass by tomorrow.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
After what my lovely friends did, I'm sure that I wasn't terribly missed, but I'm glad to be back! I hope you found out what great blogs my guest bloggers have & stop in to see them often.
Here's a shot of my fam & me at Whaleback waterfall. I had 3 layers of shirts on, so I look even wider than I actually am, but I think all of my
I can't wait to get caught up on all of my blog reading. I'll post more pics of my trip once I get caught up with life!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Vacationing Pam put me in charge of Tuesday's post, can you believe it?! I was beyond flattered.
So what to post on this lovely blog? What would bring a smile? How could I charm and delight Mimi's readers without actually being Mimi?
"Once Upon A Time," by a little French girl named Capucine, is my answer to this question.
Because of Capucine's internet popularity, her amazing mom sells t-shirts of Capucine's artwork where the proceeds go to a charity she set up to help fund school books for African girls. You'll find a link on her Vimeo site when you click the video.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Shhh, don't tell Mimi, but I found the hide-a-key she stashed in the front planter. It was buried 3 inches deep, but that didn't pose a problem for me!
It's So Not Mom-a-licious here! I'm sneaking over from my place to get a break from all the tantrums and food and toy throwing!
I will say that I am a little disappointed. I was hoping to raid the fridge and the pantry. Make myself something to snack on since I don't often get to eat the food on my own plate! But it looks as though her two growing boys beat me to it!
Oh well, now I know what to look forward to as my son begins to grow...a bigger food bill!
Speaking of my son, I don't know where he's picking up the things he is! The other day, after bath time, I had him on the couch neked and was getting ready to cloth him and what not. He decided to look out the window for a minute. Next thing I know he is saying (and I swear this is what it sounded like) "rick, rick, rick" - only let's do letter substitution and replace the R with a D. What?! I know, right? That word is not used in this house by either me or the hubs.
I thought there was no way that he was really saying that. Until he stopped and looked down at himself. Coincidence or daycare faux-pas? It better be a coincidence!
Oskar, I don't want to play fetch right now.
So then a couple of weeks ago, my son was having this phase where he would go grab my shirts out of the laundry or off the hangers and place them on his head, or around his neck like a scarf. Awww, cute sometimes. Until....
One day he had one over his head and was walking backwards saying "Beep, beep, beep". You know that sound trucks make when backing up, but that most people associate with a wide-load backing up. What?! That better be a coincidence or just his favorite word for that day. Why all of a sudden do I feel...well, like a wide-load?
Then, literally two days later, he picked up another shirt. It was clean and so I didn't feel like washing a shirt I hadn't worn yet. This turned into a huge tantrum. He wanted that shirt! Only he wasn't screaming "shirt", he was screaming "blanket! blanket!" What?! Now my clothes are big enough to be his blankets?!
Talk about getting a complex from a two year old!
Well, I have to let the dog out and I want to enjoy kicking my feet up on the coffee table to watch a little The Price is Right before I head back over to my place and back to reality. Now if I can just figure out this dang remote!
Thanks Mimi for letting my come over to hang out! Hope you enjoyed your vacation!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
few she's left behind to hold down the fort!
My name is Diane and I blog over at
Good Mourning, Glory!
Wouldn't You Like To See Something Strange?
Not to worry though, if you need to speak with Mimi,
I think I've located her whereabouts...
but instead they are going to rough it!
I hope her hubby can do a better job at
pitching a tent than these guys!!
That means taking a tinkle outside!
You never know who might be watching!!
kinda gal though, so I'm sure she'll
enjoy herself immensely!
But, I know I'm sure gonna miss her!
(Cuz she's one of my bestest friends ever!)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Welcomt to Screaming Mimi. I'm so excited to have you all here! My poor hubby doesn't get it, he was wondering why I'm so excited about some kind of "sauce & your blog".
The timing is perfect, I just got a whole bloggy facelift. If you like it click over on the So Dazzling Blog Designs in my sidebar & talk to the lovely Ms. Mik. I hope you relax and make yourself at home.
If you like what you see here I also have a devotional blog called Devotional Daze, which is featuring a guest blogger today. Also, I have my miniature schnauzer, Oskar's, blog at The Daily Oskar. If that's still not enought of me, I also write at the Mom's Resource Blog, so stop by & check out some of the other fun.
Thank you all so much for stopping by. It's so exciting to finally have my day in the sun.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I posted it earlier this week, but for all of you "pink ladies" here it is again. The tree I look at all day while at my computer.
Secondly is my fun new craft carrier. The chocolate brown with pink polka dots & accents just makes me smile!
Go see Beverly for more Pink Saturday.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Dear people who let your dogs crap in the meadow & don't clean it up,
First let me say with the utmost sincerity, you suck. The beautiful open area with trees and grass was not designed to be your dogs litter box. Kids play ball there. People sit & read there. I assure you none of them want to have to maneuver around your dogs droppings just because you are to lazy to pick it up.
Since I sit around my house being crazy all day, do not be surprised if I show up on your doorstep with a bag of your dogs crap. It's always best to return things to their rightful owner.
P.S. - People who let their 3 year olds ride ATV's in the meadow without supervision, you're next!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The things on my windowsill. (Don't look at how dirty the window frame is.)
Oskar protecting me.
The birdhouses in the tree.
And the stunning tree in my backyard.
Just a little view into my life, I hope you enjoyed it.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Kelley McCausey has an amazing network of blogs for moms. I'll be writing for The Mom's Resource Blog, which has something for everyone. I'm really honored and excited to be one of the 10 picked to learn from Kelley, who has mastered the art of profitable blogging.
I'll be blogging there 7 days a week, so if I'm not around here as often, please come visit me there.
Monday, May 4, 2009
The talented Ms. Mik, from So Dazzling Blogs has completed my makeover. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Ms. Mik has been great to work with & really "got" what I wanted early on, so if you're blog is feelin' a little dreary, check her out.
OK, someone showed me this video recently & I laughed until I peed myself. I wonder where those 80's video directors are now?
Remember I did not pick this because of song quality, but to give everyone a good Monday laugh. Watch it until the end, I dare you to sit through the whole thing, lol. At about the 1:20 point is when I start rolling.
I present Billy Squier, Rock Me Tonight.
During the month of May if you play along with Musical Monday you have the opportunity to win an Amazon or I-tunes gift card. Play along & let them know that Mimi sent you. Then if you refer people who mention you, you get extra chances to win the loot. Cool huh.
So go on, play. Mimi needs her some new tunes!