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Musing from the Laundromat: TGIN!


Thank god it’s November!

Here was last nights sky – full of promise and beauty – and I think  my retina is forever damaged for having looked straight at it (through glass no less) to take the picture, but it was worth it.


October had enough ‘suck’ in it to dampen even the most optimistic of souls.

I felt bombarded by ‘suck’.

At one of my lowest points, I was even called ‘worse than the Nazis’ by a holocaust survivor.  You can’t top that. No you can’t.  I officially win the ‘most insulted’ contest in the world.

I didn’t deserve that.  But I considered the bitter, ignorant source and let it go.

Let’s do a recap.

Lost love I’d been waiting patiently and devotedly 16 months for.  Nice 3 night, 2 day visit with the man I thought I was going to be old with on a porch one day.

Got the award-winning insult from a misinformed, interfering party.

Car broke.

Car broke again.

Sons car died on me.

Had no groceries for almost two weeks due to car fix.

Ah – but good things come from bad.  I have a clean slate for November.


The love thing – it was better I found out early on (early – lol – after 16 months) that the Prince was a Frog.

The insult – I’ve got no bright side to that, other than confirming how completely toxic the insulter actually is.

Car – it could have left me stranded in a really bad spot – but didn’t.  Both times I was able to get the car carefully home and arrange a way to get to work.

No groceries?  I survived.  All those things in the pantry I bypassed for other things?  They got the attention they deserved.  Although, it will be a while before I want to eat oatmeal or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches again.

1st world problems eh?

I’m rich with blessings still.

So I’ll shut up about October.

Let’s peek at our featured laundromat patron.

I call her ‘crossing lady’.  She sat and crossed her feet – uncrossed, lifted her legs into the air and crossed them the opposite way.  It was mesmerizing.


Over and over – restless feet on this lovely little lady – I wonder if she used to be a dancer.


In other news – my YouTube channel has been fun to do – but only readers of my blog are really going to find any of the entries interesting.  Or maybe not. LOL!

Much like this site of mine – I’ll eventually find my voice there too.

Why am I doing it?  Because I’m determined to get out of my anxiety shell.  Put myself out there and push the nerves down, down … to the very tips of my toes..

Speaking of getting out of my anxiety shell – I actually left the house this weekend.  I did!  I’m a hermit. I am.  I’d rather be home.  But when I DO go out, I’m the girl who strides over to a stranger with my hand out saying “Hi! I’m Amanda.”

I went to a ‘grown up’ event Halloween (good thing they didn’t want to see my ‘grown up’ membership card, because I don’t have one.)

Enjoyed sitting with friends – meeting new people and while I only stayed a couple of hours, I  was glad I did it.

So here’s to November!  May it be filled with GOOD and hope and joy.

I think if I focus on those things, its bound to be.

Check out my channel and subscribe if you’re so inclined.

And here’s one from Show and Tell Tuesday.  Yeah – it’s lame.  But it is taking guts I really need to work on developing to make – so I was proud I got through it without stumbling and blushing and being incapable of speech.

Gotta love those freeze frame pictures! LOL!  Oh well.  All part of becoming more comfortable.


Now I shall be eating a cupcake and relaxing this beautiful Sunday – Until next time – PEACE!



Musings from the Laundromat: Facebook Food

I could have sworn Monday was the 30th – so when I spotted gummy eyeballs in a store I had to have them.  (This  is going somewhere.)  I figured I would  put my little pumpkin/ghost bowl out a few days early in anticipation of October.  I love October!  By Halloween we desert residents find  the need for a light cardigan at night and sometimes even long pants!   My favorite Seasons in the  desert are Autumn and Winter.

So out came the bowl –



Dark, I know – but he likes it that way.   We all know I have a fondness for gummy eyeballs – I’m reminded of this photo – can’t recall the post.


It wasn’t until Saturday that I realized I was ahead of myself by more than a few days … as my son pointed out ‘Now our house is like Wal-Mart’ – Not true! ! I have no Christmas decorations up yet!

Funny thing is,  I awoke to being tagged in this photo on my Facebook account by a friend – they know me – they really do.


Saturday was also Facebook food day.

Ever see a recipe someone posts on their wall and think – ‘hmmm, that looks good, I should try that’ and then never do?  Yeah, me too.

Saturday however, I made these.


I actually pulled it off!  If you’re one of those people that makes a hot meal in the morning for your family (i am not one of those people) then I’m giving this two thumbs up and recommending you try it.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees – pop a slice of ham in a muffin pan – crack an egg right into the ‘ham cup’ add whatever tidbits please you – I just used red onion, sharp cheddar, salt and pepper.  then cook for 15 minutes.  Ta-da!

I was dubious about how the egg would end up being cooked, so I scrambled a couple.  I prefered the whole egg ones.  I’d describe them as over medium.  SO good.

Then it was off to my moms for lunch.  She had lured me in with promises of hors d’oeuvres, smoked salmon and goat cheese salad AND dessert.  Not much gets me out of the house on a Saturday – but seeing my mom, eating and getting to watch a movie she recorded and said was hilarious had me heading out the door.

The salad was … EXQUISITE!  Everything complimented everything else on the plate, it was hard not to get a perfect bite on every forkful.


Then dessert.

Heres another Facebook recipe that had shown up.  Turned out to be a lovely memory for my mom and I, as she would make baked apples when I was little.

Also, it was fun playing with the little pastry cage.  She put hers on her  dog’s head and I imitated Hannibal Lecter by putting mine over my mouth.  Yes, playing with your food is acceptable.


I was stuffed.


Oh and the movie?  ‘Big Ass Spider’  which WAS hilarious thanks to Jose the Security guy and the protagonist the Bug guy.

Mostly because of Jose.  He delivered lines that literally had me laughing out loud for all the right reasons – considering it was a SyFy movie.  You know what I mean – Sharknado is fun to watch, but none of us watched it for the acting.

The scene in the morgue had me in stitches – no pun intended.


So make a Facebook food – watch Big Ass Spider and put out your Halloween knick knacks if you want to!  Life is short!  In the meantime, I’m working on a controversial piece that is requiring lots of research – so the musings will be a little more serious next weekend.

‘Til then!