Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Trip My Trigger

LOL Is that saying a Southern thing or are part of my readers thinking....WTH.....trip my trigger?!?!

~Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. ~Rita Schiano

Now that I got the crappy attitude/hate blog post out of the way...what do you say let's talk about things that make Mindy happy.  Cause I know you have all been so worried about my pity party attitude.  LOL  Regardless of what you might think *grins* making me happy is really not hard to do. Well....that depends on who you ask I guess but DAMMIT don't listen to them!  Seriously, I am working on walking in gratitude and finding the little things in my life that make it sweet. 

1. Rohto eye drops.  LOVE these!!  The Arctic ones are my absolute favorite. They are a little more expensive but I really do like them.  LOL If I will go against my thrifty nature to buy more expensive eye drops, you know they must be good.   Go read the comments on Amazon.  You will think me for that later.
2.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kan Del's here in Plainview.  Their warmers and wax chunks are da bomb.  My favorite scents are birthday cake, red velvet cake or amaretto.  If I have one on when the grandsdudes come in they always ask what I am cooking for them. The man who works there pouring the candles and chucks always smell ssssoooo good.  I think his life must be like one of those old Hi Karate commercials where the good smelling man is always having to fight women off.  But Michael would be all nice and polite about it.
3.  Randomness.  I am a really random person and can find humor is a lot of bizarre things and places.  I have no idea how long this tiny hot rod had been mingling in amongst my table setting.  I am not a big fan of dusting and the dudes have not been here recently so,  it might have been there for awhile.
4. Tide with Febreze.  Now I do not buy anything else.  I LOVE how this smells!
5.  My friend Ginny's lip balm and her super salve.  LOVE how this stuff smells and it works SO GOOD!  I use the lip balm every night before I go to sleep.  Camille has even stolen one of them!!  I also use the super salve on anything and I love the way it works and smells.  You can order it HERE.  Please tell her I sent ya!

6.  My cats.  Love these mischievous bundles of black fur.  I had the cabinets off painting when they got up on top of the fridge and claimed that domain as their own.  (Molly is the one laying down.  Diesel is the on that is saying *On hell no!  Not getting down.*

7.  My Yellow Box sandals.  These are my very first pair and I still love them even though they are worn out.  If you would have ever told me that I would spend $**.** on a pair of sandals, I would have told you that you were bat shit crazy.
8.  This stuff is amazing!  Extra Fancy Chicken Rub.  I use it on my chicken all the time.  It is amazing when I put it on my chicken and cook it in the microwave with my Pampered Chef Stoneware.  OMG just like rotisserie chicken but a lot cheaper and fresher.   I am not sure why it is called EXTRA FANCY because there is no other option.  LOL   It's not like I have to choose between the regular fancy or the extra fancy.
9. My Droid Razr Maxx.  Love how it works.  Love text.  You know my digits....you know what to do.
 10.  Bath and Body Works.  Good thing I don't work there, I would never have a pay check.  I am addicted to the Mentha Lip Shine and have it everywhere.  I even wear it over my lipstick!
 11.  Fabric.  Fabric.  FABRIC. 
 12.  Sharpies.  If you do not like Sharpies, there is no place in my life for you.  Seriously, what is wrong with you you Sharpie Hater?!?!?!  What has a Sharpie ever done to you? ~breathes deeply to regain some sort of control~  I am keeping my eye on you.
13.  My sewing machine.  I am not great at sewing but it makes me happy!  I have told y'all before that the whole experience is kinda like magic to me.  I am always shocked and amazed when something comes together!

This is just a little list on the small things that bring me joy and make me happy.  I have put together a swag bag of a few of my favorite things to share with you.  All you have to do is leave a comment here or on facebook telling me what THING, THINGS or PRODUCTS that make you happy and why.  What can you not live without?  Tell me all about it and you could win the Mindy Swag Bag valued at $1,000,000,000!  or a little over $20 depending on how the economy is that day.  (WOW!  I can hear you ooohhhhhing and aaawwwiinnnggg all the way over here!) I will mail the swag bag and the promised snail mail out by the end of this week.  There are only 2 rules....1) you must leave a comment and 2) It CANNOT be a person, feeling or animals....must be a THING or PRODUCT and why you like it. 

I have not been compensated by any product or item featured on this blog post today.  All opinions expressed are my own and I have purchased all items myself.  Though I can totally be bought and kept.  Come on Sharpie!  I could totally be a kick ass rep!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I am at a not so pretty place in my life that I cannot seem to escape just yet.  I am working on it but it seems like for every step I move forward...something drags me back.  That is really unlike me.  I try really hard to be happy and joyful but &%#^@*&^%  it just ain't working fast enough.  So, I decided that I am going to create a *things I hate* list.  LOL   Maybe we can get some of the negative out of my system and make more room for the positive. 

 1.  I hate raw onions.  OMG there is few things worse than biting into a burger that you have asked them to hold the onions on and your teeth and tongue finding that one crispy crunchy raw onion .  aaaccckkkk!  Especially when you have been eating that burger and have been lulled into a false sense of security until you are about halfway through and you bite down on that one TINY piece that explodes onion juices all over your mouth.  (BTW I order my burger with no onions, no tomatoes and extra pickles.  I love tomatoes but not when they have gotten all hot and sweaty) 

2.  People who do not put their buggies up in parking lots.  Makes me so MAD!  Are we such a entitled lot that we cannot be bothered to put a buggy back where it belongs?  Those people should be made to have to carry those groceries on their backs and their buggy privileges revoked.  

3.  People who call and hang up...call and hang up...call and hang up...call and hang up continuously when I do not answer.  This happens a whole lot at work.  It is so bad that my message on my answering machine warns people against doing it.  Do they listen?  Nope.  I can be in a meeting with someone and a person will try to call me. When I do not answer immediately, they begin the cycle.  The record is 31 times in a row.  I watched.  I am totally passive aggressive that way.  Nothing makes me want to punch a person in the throat like that does. 

4.  People who wear their pants at half mast.  I don't make you look at my granny panties...I don't want to see your undies. 

5.  The word retarded.  There is no use for that word in any context.  I almost feel the need to apologize for typing it out.

6.  People who do not take down their garage sale signs from poles all over the town.  I think we should staple them to those poles for as long as their signs have been up.  I also think we should use LOTS of staples.  Or go to their houses at 6am on a Saturday demanding to buy something from them.   Just saying.

7.   Eating something and someone then reading OUTLOUD the calorie content of what I am currently shoving into my mouth.  Yeah...thanks for that.

8.   Raisins.  *urp*  Just like eating little flies without wings.  Or what I would assume eating flies would be like.  *urps a little more*  I REALLY hate them when I think something is raisin free and then BLAMO there the little sneaky bastard is.

9.   It's a blinker people.  It comes equipped on your vehicle for a reason!  Use it!!

10.  People who text....read...apply make-up....while driving. 

11.  Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars and Private Practice.  You might as well just stab me in the eye with a grapefruit spoon.  I used to think it was cause someone in my life just LOVED those shows so I suffered through them.  But we also watched Son's of Anarchy and I still freaking love that show so it's obviously cause they suck. 


13.  The word turd.  I do not know why that word bothers me.   You can use poop, shit, caca, poo or crap and it does not bother me like the word turd.

14.  People who say *my bad*.  You don't mean it.  If you do you say *I apologize*.  My bad minimizes the importance.

15.  People who threaten to *unfriend me* cause we have different opinions.  My friends run the gambit of ultra conservative to very liberal.  I love them all and love their passion.  Does not mean I always agree.  I love my friends for who they are and not what agenda they hold dear.  I think people are more than that.  That's what makes us interesting!  But do not think I have to conform to be your friend.  You are either IN or you are OUT.  Makes me no nevermind.

16.  People who do not listen to me.  If I tell you I need something...I honest to goodness need something. I rarely ask for things.  If I ask you to be patient with me or give me time or space....I mean just that.  If you chose to leave my life because what I am asking does not work with your time frame...well....I guess you are on the losing end now aren't you?  If you cannot honor that then I really did not need you in my life now did I?

17.  Lies.  No No No.  Just...no.

18.  Men who let the nails on their pinkie fingers grow long.  *gag gag gag*  I think you are either using that nail to help you snort drugs or your really digging for gold in your nose.  Now, I think most everyone picks their nose at some point and time in their lives.  I just do not go around with that mental image ~shudders~  like I do when you have that gosh awful long pinkie nail.

19.  This funky, dumb, uncomfortable, freaky place I am in right now and the look people get on their faces when I, once again, open my mouth and dumb words come out.

There is my list.   I wonder if you made it this far.  I say all of that, part in poking fun and part in total dead ass seriousness to say this..... I know I am a freaking mess right now.  I promise you I will not always be in this place.  Please just love me and hang on for a little bit longer.

 And here is a random picture of Molly so we can end on a happy note.

Sunday, September 08, 2013


 We talked a little about OCD a few days ago on my Facebook.  I do not have full blown OCD and I cannot begin to imagine how difficult that might be. 
I just have little touches of the disorder.  Not even enough to diagnose....but I know.

 I have a horrible problem with making sure that things are turned off and that doors are locked.

That does not mean that those things have been on or that those doors have been open or even unlocked.
I honestly did not realize how much I did it or how big it was in my life until Cade was around 3 years old.
We got ready to go somewhere and he ran into the kitchen and stood in front of the stove and said *off off off off off*  An off for each and every knob.

Now I wonder where he had heard that before?!?!?!?!
Since that time, I have worked harder at keeping it in check.

I very rarely actually burn a candle.  Candles got to where they really scared me. I will burn one every once in awhile but only if I am going to be in that room. They also have to have a lid I can put on them once I blow them out. 

Thank GOODNESS for wax warmers!  For some reason those do not freak me out.

Then along came camera phones.                   
Camera phones have made my life SO.MUCH.EASIER!!!! Now when I am leaving the house and begin to obsess about leaving something on, I take a picture of it.

 I was cleaning out my phone today and was about to delete all of my *off* pics when I realized just how much I depended on the pics.  I got to wondering what someone would think if they found my phone and went through it.  Would they think I had a really bizarre appliance fetish?!?!
At least I do not obsess as much as I used too. Well, I do....but not about leaving things on.  ~grins~
Why could I not have gotten just a teeny tiny dose of OCD with my house cleaning?!?!?!

....and here you thought I could not be any weirder.  *surprise*!!