Friday, March 28, 2014

What I learned in March

This month I learned:

 
You should use caution when opening the display sheds at Home Depot for there may or may not be a gentleman taking refuge in there with a boom box via the 1980's. 

 
CAN eat just ONE thin mint Girl Scout cookie, as opposed to many, from the box and still live.  (Okay, technically I ate two from the box because I had just ONE on two different days.  Whatever.)

 
While I should be reading the MSN article on 6 stroke risk factors for women, I would rather click on what Daphne Oz named her new baby girl.  (Philomena Bijou Jovanovic in case you are wondering)


Spraying the mirror with hairspray rather than window cleaner (hey, I was trying to multi-task) does not make for a very clean mirror. #cleaning fail

 
Drug deals are still happening out in the open in small town hardware store parking lots and they don't care who is watching.  Bold.  And sad.      

 
Even confidence isn't a guarantee that you (as a guy) can rock confetti striped, capri length, pajama pants in public (topped with a hoodie and worn with hightops and socks), but you did entertain me : )

 
Removing the closet doors (while working on replacements) for a couple of weeks can be great inspiration in prodding you to get rid of stuff you don't really need.

 
Grace is still amazing. 





Linking up here today: http://www.chattingatthesky.com/

  

27 comments:

  1. Hey Mindy ... dropping in from Emily's. And I am LOVING the riot of flowers that greeted me. Here in NY I'm still gazing at melting snow.

    Sigh.

    Cool to meet you today!

    ;-}

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    1. Linda I have to admit that I pulled this photo from a stash taken early last summer. The lavendar has greened up in that box but not blooming yet. Hope your snow melts soon!

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  2. Ohmahword, your list is awesome. And what did you SAY to the man who was in the storage shed??

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    1. Hi Kristen - We actually watched this happen to someone else a few feet away so we didn't have to say anything (thankfully!).

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  3. Hi Mindy! My, you've had quite a month, haven't you. I am constantly amazed at what people will wear in public. I think I'm a bit grungy when I wear jeans and a sweatshirt. Ha! I could go to a formal ball compared to some others. It takes all kinds I guess.

    I am intrigued at your Home Depot reference. What was going on there? And I have to admit that I have no idea who Daphne Oz is. You are my cultural leader!
    Happy Friday :)
    Ceil

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    1. Daphne Oz is the daughter of Dr. Oz (has his own show that I rarely watch) and is on a show called The Chew about cooking. I think the man at Home Depot may have been homeless but he didn't have anything with him save for the boom box so I am not sure. All I know is that some people got a surprise!

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  4. Love everything about this list! Well, not the fact that drug deals are so bold these days. Man in a shed? For real? how weird and awkward, possibly creepy. Thin Mints - I would only eat one. One box that is. I used to put them in my freezer. I found out they tasted great when frozen. I have no willpower when it comes to thin mints. Good for you! We removed our closet doors when we first started remodeling the house in 2010. I must confess the closet is still door less. I think 2014 should be the year to get all my doors in order :) Did you see the guy in the striped Capri's at Wal-Mart?

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    1. Freezing the thin mints is a great idea! Haha, no the guy was actually just walking in front of a block of stores as confident and happy as could be : )

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  5. I suddenly have the urge to clean out my closet. Great list! :)

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  6. What a wonderful list! I love these month-end what I learned posts. Blessings to you.

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    1. Hi Beth! The lists are fun to do and read. I tend to blog more about the serious so it is fun for me to think of the silly things I learned/experienced during the month sometimes.

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  7. Such a fun post to read! You are so right Grace is Amazing!!

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  8. Wow...you only ate one cookie :) Fun list...Thanks, Mindy :)

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    1. It takes a lot to avoid those cookies - so good! I am trying hard to stick to more healthy choices but when your cute niece sells them, well, you just have to buy a box or two. My husband will gladly eat them all : )

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  9. Mindy! The shed! Did you scream? Or say "Oh, pardon me" and close the door? Or something else all together?? I truly did laugh out loud

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    1. Oh Karmen, we watched from a short distance and I am not sure what was said. I have thaought about your question and it probably would have been the "Oh, pardon me". I was shocked just watching and could not have imagined opening it with no warning...Being the wondering sort (among many other things I wondered about the man) I want to know what his musical taste was : )

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  10. Are those your flowers? Beautiful! Oh my goodness. You have educated me this morning about how out of it I am! Who in the world is Daphne Oz? And the guy in the crazy outfit? Was it Mondo from Tim Gunn's new show? Talk about confused man! Have a wonderful Sunday, friend!

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    1. Yep my flowers but from last year. The lavender is back though. Daphne is on a cooking show that I watch occasionally : ) I haven't seen the Tim Gunn show but this guy was live and in person!

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  11. Oh Mindy, you had me laughing when you said you sprayed the mirror with hairspray! :) And good for you for eating only one thin mint per day...I would probably devour the box in .... well, I won't say the amount of time it would take :)

    Hugs to you, sweet friend. Happy Monday!

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    1. Oh Stephanie it would be easy to eat half the box but I am trying hard!

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  12. I'm laughing at the shed incident, Mindy! One time I opened the lid of a dumpster and a fellow was in there and yelled at me to close the door! I definitely let out a bit of a scream, lol.
    The mirror with hairspray is hilarious, too. I bet that was hard to get off! lol.
    This whole post made me giggle, my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your humour with us! Hugs.

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    1. What a surprise for you in the dumpster! I would scream too : )

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  13. I think these types of posts are my favorite. It let's me in on the world of the person who wrote it. Plus, it helps my short attention span (very gnat-like) by giving me bite-sized bits of information.

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    1. I like the shorter posts too Amy but after my month of randomness and silly post I am wondering just what this peek into my world is saying to you...Hopefully I didn't scare you away. : )

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  14. One of the luckiest days to stumble upon here! I was just cleaning my closet and refinishing a new one, and decided to get rid of stuff that I don’t really need. It’s beautiful that a bunch of flowers is greeting my new cabin, you have a wonderful writing and photo here, Mindy! Cool!

    Sebastian Chuter

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