Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Black Widow Spider!!!!!
It was just right outside my door . . . YIKES!!!!!!! Do you know what the silly cable man said, "Go get a jar and let's put him in it for your Halloween decorations." Has he lost his mind??? Mimi loves Halloween and decorations but really only the plastic spiders, especially not the deadly kind of spiders! So while Mr. Cable Man was so excited to have one in a jar, Mimi was finding the first largest thing that I could use to kill him ~ the spider not Mr. Cable Man! The picture above is not Mimi's Black Widow ~ do you think Mimi even thought about her camera??? NOOOOOO!! I just borrowed this one off the web.
All night, Mimi could feel something crawling on her so, needless to say, it was a sleepless night. Today the other spider webs all came down Halloween or not!
But do you girls remember the zipper spider that lived by Mimi's back door at the country acre? Every year at this time, that little ole zipper spider built his web between the 2 shrubs and everyday Mimi would tear it down while he wasn't on it. The next morning when Mimi would go outside to drink her coffee on my little brick patio, there was the web right back with Mr. Zipper sitting there laughing at me.
Say "Hello" to Mr. Zipper.
Isn't he pretty? Much prettier than that ole Black Widow, don't you think? This Mr. Zipper actually lived at the A girls house for several years. Mimi took this picture to send to the C girls last year because they don't have Zipper Spiders at their house and, so far, Mimi hasn't found one on the city acre. Somewhere in my 'hole' I have a picture of my Mr. Zipper but who knows if we'll ever see it again.
Have ya'll ever seen a Black Widow spider up close? Mimi hadn't before yesterday and that was one time too many. But you don't have to worry about coming to visit Mimi because that ole Black Widow is just one little ole brown spot on the driveway. Mimi just squashed him as Mr. Cable Man said, "I can't believe you just did that." Well, sir, just go find your own black widow for YOUR decorations!
Sure hope some little trick or treater doesn't dress up like a Black Widow! Watch what box you open, girls!!
XOXOXOXOXO ~ Mimi
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Joining in on our wacky Christmas traditions . . .
Brotherly love and playing with your nieces in front-yard football.
Happy Belated Birthday, Jon!! May God continue to watch over you and bestow His amazing grace on you as you walk humbly as His servant.
We love you all the muches!!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
A little ghost was hanging on our mailbox . . .
filled with all kinds of sweets and a wonderful pumpkin spice candle! This little note was inside . . .
Ohhhhh, we have to hurry, our time is almost up! But since almost everyone else in the neighborhood has already been boo'd, it shouldn't be too hard to decide who to boo.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Miss Emily and Miss Amanda reading the sweet note from Miss Janice that came with the apron.
She even wanted to stick her hand in the flour to feel it like a few other little ones I know! She also wore the ribbon from Miss Janice around her neck as a necklace. Such a doll!
I believe she loved her apron ~ I didn't get pictures but she wore the apron home. Before they left, while her Mama and I talked, Emily fluttered around the front yard just glowing in orange and black, holding onto that ghost sucker.
Then, this afternoon we had three little "hurricanes" come flying onto the acre. It just so happens that my beloved high school is playing those hurricanes tonight for homecoming. Now don't ya'll come up here and beat us on our special night!!
Tomorrow bright and early we're off to watch the DAWGS on their Homecoming Day and watch the A girls Mama do a little dancing. Do you think she'll still be looking like this?
It will be fun to see Mande, Taylor, Heather and Emily all on the field together ~ all between the hedges while a little history is being made . . . we have a new Uga and he'll be "sworn in" tomorrow during pre-game.
Everyone else is sleeping soundly so guess Mimi better head that way, too. C girls, ya'll be watching for Aunt Mande tomorrow while you're cheering on those Dawgs!
XOXOXOXOXOXO ~ Mimi
Monday, October 11, 2010
Yes, girls, it's another holiday!!! And I know I promised no more history lessons . . . but some of you are not in school today so just a short one! Let's see if the one who is in school learns this today . . .
Columbus Day originated as a celebration of Italian-American heritage and was first held in San Francisco in 1869. The first state-wide celebration was held in Colorado in 1907. In 1937, Columbus Day become a holiday across the United States. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the second Monday in October.
But why? To celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, specifically the Bahamas, which occurred on October 12, 1492.
See, Mimi told you it would be short because I have to get busy ~ Beulla & Betsy are calling me!
Happy Columbus Day!
XOXOXOXOXO ~ Mimi
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Look on the mantle . . . Miss Bo is helping me keep watch for the little ghosts with the help of light from Mr. Jack. When I found this cute little witch last year, it reminded me of Granny who ALWAYS dressed like a witch and handed out her homemade popcorn balls. Granny LOVED Halloween ~ guess that's why Mimi likes it soooo much! Oh, and Miss Bo's name came from Granny's high school nickname in case you thought I meant Miss Boo.
Isn't she so cute?
Now here's just some of the other areas of the house . . .
These little cones hold goodies for ya'll normally; but since Mimi knew no one was coming this Halloween, I didn't put anything in them yet . . . we sure don't need them! Three of the cones came from Tuesday Morning year before last on clearance and Mimi made the other 3 last year.
Cybil and Adelynn, see your little green witch on the "Treasure Box" chest just waiting on ya'll to come play. Hope that ole crow doesn't peek her on the head! Mimi's thinking that bird cage I got at Service League salvage might eventually have to be painted black; after all, it's only been 2 years. And my dream lamp for the chest is still just a dream . . . Buella and Betsy may have to stay off for a while! Anna Grace, see the pumpkin plaque you and Mommy made for me? Campbell & Ailee, ya'll will like Mimi's table runner ~ it glows in the dark!! (Okay, I didn't know it did that when I bought it but what does it matter, I thought, the girls will like it!)
Who are those cute "little punkins" in that pumpkin frame . . . remember that was at the pumpkin farm and Mimi made all 3 outfits . . . sooooo much fun that day!! Maybe one day we can do that again. You can't see it very good, but the little black pillow asks "So, have you been a good witch or a bad witch?" Guess which one Granddaddy says Mimi has been! My apron just waiting on the Halloween cookies to be made because "the witch is in." The beautiful pumpkin towel was given to me last year by my good friend, Miss Charlotte (the big Emily's grandmother).
My hat just waiting by the door for "All Hallows Eve." As usual, just added a few pumpkins to the bowl of fruit on the buffet. Mimi will probably be moving all that good smelly stuff on my Southern Living tray on the coffee table before Thanksgiving . . . Adelynn and Baby Josie just might be tempted to try it. Mimi's not too happy with her foyer chest--one thing--that mirror (I have cans of oil-rubbed bronze just waiting to stray it)--and, hopefully, Mammaw's chest will be darker before Christmas. Well, that's it . . . doesn't seem to be as much as in the past; is Mimi getting lazy? Maybe . . . but then there won't be as much to change into Fall decorations after Halloween is passed. The dining room is the only room completely decorated "Fall." You'll have to wait to see it when you come eat Tom Turkey.
Mimi still has the front entrance of the subdivision to decorate . . . maybe tomorrow! But first, I have to complete one more BIG project . . . I'll post it after next Friday . . . can't share it yet but it has to do with Miss Pam's daughter Paisley getting on the homecoming court again.
Good night sweet ones! Hope you like all the goodies coming your way tomorrow!
XOXOXOXOXO ~ Mimi
I almost forgot . . . I've had several ask where I got the "Happy Halloween" for the black charger in the previous entry. Well, usually I ask my sweet daughter to make things like that for me through her company The Monogram Monkey but, she's so busy trying to get all her orders completed, she's closed her shop & I didn't have the heart to ask so I bought them off etsy from Anders Ruff Custom Designs. You'll have to watch for other goodies in the collection at my neighborhood pre-hallows eve party.