Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wonderful Wyoming

This has been our view for the past few days.

We're traveling with some friends that we've known since 1977.

We've been on many adventures with them and their family.

When our kids were little we camped all over
California from Yosemite to the coast.  Now we're
kidless and traveling is just a little bit more relaxing.

We've seen deer and antelope playing  so you know
we must be out on the range. 

These are wagon
ruts made by covered wagons and handcarts by
pioneers who were looking for a new life in the west.

Wyoming graffiti.

More to come.  If at all possible.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Sayings

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.
Then take half your clothes and twice the money."  Susan Heller

Thursday, September 22, 2011

We're Outta Here!

The Mister and I have been packing up our 5th wheel trailer.
We're heading back east.

We'll be gone for awhile.

Not sure how long exactly.

Just going where the wind blows us.

We're going to try not to kill each other.

When I find a little pocket of wifi I'll try to post.

Did you know I have beadboard in my trailer?

Just a little but it makes me happy.

This is going to be fun, right?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Sayings

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping that it will kill your enemies."
Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vintage Trailer Fun

The Mister and I have been working on our Summer 2011 Project for
the past few weeks.  We're installing sprinklers and digging ditches.
Not that much fun really.  In fact no fun at all.  But it'll be
so nice when it's all done.  When it becomes too hot to work outside
we come inside.  I've been working on this wool felt pillow for our
trailer during the hot afternoon hours.

I saw this adorable kitchen towel at The Beehive Cottage.

And I "borrowed" the idea for my felt project.

Maryjane has an adorable vintage trailer named "Buttonwillow" that you just have to see.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Sayings

"Our enemies have made the mistake that America's enemies always make.  They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness.  And now they see defeat."   George W Bush

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Project 2011 Continues

Our Summer Project is moving slowly along.

Last spring our plans for our backyard were to get the sprinklers installed,
get the lawn planted, build a fence and a pergola, plant some
trees, install walkways to the shed, plant some plants, and
spend lots of time in the heat of the afternoon sipping on
lemonade (or diet pepsi), and enjoying our retirement.

Well, we may or may not get the sprinklers installed this year.

And I know the rest of the list will be waiting for us in 2012.

A couple of weeks ago we rented a trencher from The Depot.

And then we (meaning he) dug some trenches.

Then we (he) added some PVC pipe.  (While I held the blue glue can and made
lunch and or snacks as needed.)

Hopefully we'll be ready at the first sign of spring to plant our lawn.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Sayings

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."   Celia Thaxter

Friday, September 2, 2011


Mimi was lucky enough to have an implant done this week.  No not that kind of implant!  One of my teeth! 

I've had a bridge for many years but I guess they don't last forever so this procedure was the next step.

My dentist thought I should have one so I wouldn't walk around looking like Ma Kettle.  Great idea! 

I just have to say to whoever invented Lortab, THANK YOU!!   I can't even remember Tuesday and just bits and pieces of Wednesday.  

We could have gone on a luxury cruise to Hawaii for what one tooth cost.

The mister said it was totally worth it.  I guess he didn't want to be married to Ma Kettle.