How to make a Mimosa my way!

Let's NOT end up like "No Name" the Homeless guy!

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Disclaimer: Please note....

DISCLAIMER:
I do not condone drinking to an extent of abuse. I do not at all condone drinking to ANY underage persons, nor condone drinking while around children. As a person who has endured what damage alcohol can do to a person physically, mentally and psychologically, I don't believe we should project this to the youth of society!

I am not a person who drinks very often. This hub is being created, as part of celebrating my healing process of gaining my eyesight back after being legally blind for about 5 years, I figured I am due a little Champagne (Preferred Mimosa - Tames it a bit for me) and give myself a toast for enduring, not only my recovery but a breast biopsy/lumpectomy, which thankfully was benign, and a wisdom tooth sawed out of my upper jaw.

On a separate measure, to celebrate my dog, Kory's recovery of both cancer and toe amputation. Rubbing her tummy I found a crusty hard lump, and had it checked, and indeed cancer and was removed, so she is a great survivor of cancer! Thankfully I caught it in time. It was a hard week with trying to care for my eye, and her toe, but we are both recovering! She only got treats, no Mimosa for her. (I do not condone giving animals alcohol of any sorts, I think that is animal abuse and, I'm the last person in the world that should know if you do that!)

With that being said, let's get on to the "How to make a Mimosa - MY WAY." That would be, as in, I'm not spending a lot of cash on it, when I have other bills to be paid! :) Like, the Veterinarian who loves pets so much, the ones in my area opened their on independent Emergency Animal Clinic. (which is it's actual name in East North Carolina.) 

A well stocked array of glasses to choose from!

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Does the glass HAVE to be a Champagne Flute?

Most people like to use their fancy Champagne Flute to make their Mimosa or even just drink their Champagne.

Myself I find a more rounded glass of Champagne doesn't warm as quickly, nor does it make the glass easier to topple, if, that is you get too tipsy! Let's not tipsy that Champagne Flute over so that you not only have a mess to clean up, but your Champagne Flute doesn't get broken.

I find a more round wine class with a shorter stem much easier to use. If you know a bit about wine's or the use of the glass, the reason for a long stem is so that you use it to hold your drink so the warmth of your hand does not tend to warm the drink quickly. So I like to use a shorter stemmed wine class to hold mine, as well as not warming the drink itself as I mentioned! Wider=Chilled longer!(Especially if you have frosted your wine glass before hand.)

These are just a few reasons that a fine array of alcohol based glasses are good to have. Even if you're not a big drinker, and especially if you are. The shape of a glass can mean a lot of things not only to the above mentioned, it also is impressive to company!

As you might note, that I did not notice before I grabbed the snap, to take the can beer cozy from the back of the bottom next to my vintage beer glasses. Also I did purposely let the top shelf be in the photograph, as sometimes there's those strays you don't have room for, and I had a friend who made small lamps, and I ALWAYS keep my Bushmills Irish Whiskey bottles because it is the absolute best and smoothest Whiskey in the world! I've not yet found any smoother, thus the joke of the Kesslers bottle on the top next to a Tanqueray Gin bottle lamp!

  • -Kessler's slogan "Sooth As Silk."
  • -Bushmills Irish Whiskey "Distilled 3 times, and is smooth as silk."

(I'm totally NOT a person who can stand Gin, I said to a friend once, smelling it made me feel like I licked a pine tree lol, needless to say I got teased about that for a long time) :)

Now, onto our Mimosa!

Types of Champagne

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Cost or Preference

As you can see, I chose Andre'. Extra Dry.

Now, my preference is Martini & Rossi, but it just happened that they didn't have that in stock when I went to buy it. Neither did they have the preferred choice of Orange Juice!

To my preference yes, I would have rather the Martini & Rossi and NOT Sunny D! But actually the best Mimosa is made with the cheapest no brand Orange Juice. I know others have their preferences, but that is mine. Well, the store I was at didn't have ANY other OJ than Sunny D!

So if you're going to celebrate, I guess you get what you get or do without! I was NOT going to do without. Besides, I would still achieve the desired effect and after the 2nd glass anyway! :S This would do the job! I would toast to my brand new eyesight with what I had. It turned out not to be as bad as I expected actually, and might try it again! Who knows!

Between a rock and a hard place!

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Where's the frosted glass?

I like to just chill it in the freezer between or on already frozen things, for about 20 minutes, rather than just on ice! Maybe I'm not like most people and have to have it in that bucket that drips melted ice droppings with each pour! ha!

Normally my glass would be frosting in the door, but I think I was a little overzealous at getting the drink made. I guess I shouldn't be too picky, I'm more happy to have my eyesight back than worry about the frosted glass, although normally I would frost it! For this night, no worries just me and my companion for the evening, (Training my Rottweiler link), along with my favorite theatre in-home! :) I do not drink and drive, and am highly against it. Please make sure you feed your guest before they leave if you're having drinks, or please do not let them leave! Safe a life, it could be your own, a friend, or an innocent, non-drinker!

Popped the cork!

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They say, "Let it Breathe"

The experts say "let it breathe!" I guess I'm just impatient, not quite sure :P I figure, I'm cutting to the chase, I took the snap, and began the process!

Now they say use a shotglass, that it's the perfect amount of OJ, and since I've already tested that a Champagne Flute holds the same as the round glass I like to use, I reach up and snag one of my shot glasses, and I pick of course, my native homeland, my Detroit shot glass!

I guess you can take a girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl! Isn't that what they say? Well, if it is true, then it's true! I think I have enough Southern culture as my parents are both from Georgia, that I have the Southern "charm" of any Southern Belle!

Yes, I did indeed just toot my own horn! *beep* :)

Detroit Roots & South Belle Charm!

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My Bubbly!

As you can see I have not quite filled the glass, like I said I have measured with a Champagne Flute, so I know I have the right amount of Champagne in the glass, but everything is chilled, and will return to the fridge just as soon as I get that shot in my drink!

By the time I got the snap, the fizz at the top had fizzled down a bit! But still there none the less, it's going to be even less after I put that, um, fake OJ in it!

There she be!

(c)Kathy Allen - Ok, the camera tipped I have not even made the first drink.. I know what you're thinking.. IS THIS REALLY THE FIRST BOTTLE? :p
(c)Kathy Allen - Ok, the camera tipped I have not even made the first drink.. I know what you're thinking.. IS THIS REALLY THE FIRST BOTTLE? :p

One shot of OJ coming up!

Ok, the ingredients, are pretty simple, I just like to take pictures! :) Champagne and Orange Juice.

Just try different ones until you find the right one that suits you, and the one you can tolerate if you can't find the best you're looking for.

Bubbly is gone! See what I meant!

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So, if it turns out you like my Mimosa....

So you like my Mimosa so much, you should still be careful! Not only could it give you a liking for something you've never tried, but it could lead to some other hazards such as my friend Max. He had too many of my grand Mimosa's (with the right OJ -No brand), and look what happened to the poor guy!

He's still good, but, has a bit of a problem now with alcohol.. not only can't he fit through the door, he's put on a few lbs, so remember, let's not take drinking Champagne or Mimosa's too much, or it could lead to what happened to my buddy Max.

Max had too much Mimosa...

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I had to stop inviting Max over for Mimosa's..

Wasn't it bad enough that I didn't get Martini & Rossi or my no brand OJ for my Celebration!! ::sigh:: Well, I didn't let it spoil my good time, I just went on and made my drink and put the rest back in the fridge so it would stay chilled until my next run to the kitchen. Well, I walked, but my kitchen is 5 rooms away from my living room, maybe I should look into getting a living room cooler if I do this much more! (Not really, the walk does me good, besides my dog likes to follow me as if I'm doing something like making her a chicken again!

Yes, the chicken you seen in my fridge is for me and my Rottweiler! She's my love and deserves her chicken! After all, how many dogs ask for their favorite food! Fridge to counter, back to fridge to counter and a couple of barks, says "Mommie, make me chicken." So the mere mention of chicken, she's all over with wanting her chicken! In fact as I read this aloud to see if I'm rambling, I said "chicken" and there she comes from the sofa (she has her own sofa too) to see if I actually had chicken. Aw, much to her dismay, I don't. I had to get her a pesky ol' dog treat! Chicken in due time though!

MOMMIE WANTS MIMOSA TONIGHT TOO but, ah, this was the celebration earlier this week, and she got plenty of celebrating with treats and love and even some Dinty Moore stew. Yuk. I don't care for it, but she loves it. Fatty.

Back to the fridge it goes...

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(c)Kathy Allen - Back to the comforts of chill-dom!

Then of course there's always that one....

You know him, the guy who turns into someone you don't know when he's drinking! Can't be still, won't shut up, is like a Vampire and fangs pop out after he's had too much alcohol!

Well, this is what happened to my other buddy (I won't name him) but I don't invite him over for Champagne or Mimosa either! He's just too darn freaky! He keeps trying to bite my neck and wrists! I had to eventually tell him and Max it was just too much, now I enjoy my Mimosa with my dog!

She doesn't turn into anything but her cute lil' self after having chicken!

Well, that about raps it up with Champagne, Mimosa's and.. I guess chicken and Rottweilers! All great companions until one of them can't stop! Who knows, my dog might turn into a chicken someday, and then I'll really be sorry! Until then, remember try not to overdo it so you don't end up like Max or my other 3 buddies in the photos. (No names on the other two, Max is a good guy, but if they can't fit through the door even at the outhouse, then, well, things aren't good. I hope the two of them don't start hanging out with Mr. No names mentioned!

Mr. No Name

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Mimosa ingredients

What's your choice in Mimosa's?

  • Anything works, just like you said!
  • I don't want to turn out like Max or the other two. Ally's scare me!
  • I only use the best!
  • I never tried Sunny D, but I will, and maybe even Sunkist!
  • I don't drink, and now I'm never going to! Thanks for the tips! (poor Max)
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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I will have to try that... although I would probably prefer it with the Sunny D. I love me some Sunny D!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Great! It wasn't bad actually! I'm not much of a Sunny D Drinker, but I like that strawberry flavor they came out with. It's really smooth if you have a sore throat. I had a cold last year (cos I had to go to Michigan ugh) and found it tasty and soothing on my throat! Give it a try if you can! :) Well, glad to know someone liked the Sunny D.. uh oh, I forgot to tag that! lol Must do! :)


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

Jack and Coke for me, if I'm going to have any sort of liquor at all. Very informative hub, and if I was any good at making drinks, I'd try it. Maybe I'll order one some day, but it might not be made your way. On a side note, Max doesn't look like he can fit in that outhouse. Great drawings, though. :) And I like what's in your freezer. Ice cream, chicken, champagne... I'm coming to your place for dinner. The only thing in my freezer is ice cubes.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Aw, my half gallon (empty) Jack bottle on a swing didn't make this hub, and no, I didn't empty it. ;> Really, when you meet a girl it's a good impressive thing. The guy I lasted dated showed me. Only when he got the cheap OJ I didn't get it until I tasted it. But after awhile and different Champagne's I got it that the cheapie kind is really best. I have no idea WHY. But it is.

Yeah, I thought I made that pint..er.. point about Max. Those were my 'cartoon' drawing days. I love drawing.

And you'd certainly be welcomed to come over for dinner, I need to know weeks, sometimes years in advance though. I'm rather spontaneous when it comes to cooking sometimes, living alone n' all. But I'll be practiced up when I get married again. Yes I said "again" I had to divorce the first husband, cos he didn't like my cooking, or drawing or mixing of drinks, or. tv shows, or movies, or.. well. I could go on, point being, you need more than ice cubes, most single men that flirt with me in the grocery store are in the microwave frozen food section. But that last guy I dated, he was fun, and we cooked lots together, but I had to end that cos.. well I can't remember exactly, I think I just wanted to be free for awhile, or he ate all my ice cream probably.

Ice cubes are good in milk too btw.


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

Ice cubes really are good in milk, and milk is good in vodka. You divorced your husband because he didn't like your drawings? That seems harsh, but I'd do the exact same thing. Don't want to be married to a critic.

Let's have dinner late December, 2012. Hope that's enough of a heads up for you. We can eat crickets. I'll bring some dip.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Yep, I love milk from the freezer! Never tried it with Vodka. Vodka tends to get me arrested.

No, I didn't divorce him JUST because he didn't like my drawing, it was all of the above mentioned, basically if I was having fun, he didn't like that. It was mutual, no bitter break up. I don't like messy break up's. When I broke up with my last boyfriend, 2 months later he called me over to "talk." So I went, he needed closure, and I think that was only fair, so I gave him closure. I closed his hand in the door. lol hehe.. kidding. I was honest with him and reminded him that every time he takes off a piece of my heart, eventually there would be none left to take, and that day had arrived.

So on our dinner date "I'M" supposed to round up the crickets? Oh.. hum, well if anything I guess I should have time between now and 12/2012. (I do believe they sell them as food for other animals or snakes or something at the pet store, so at least they'll be fresh). Dip is cool. More than likely I'll just eat the dip lol!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh you said Mimosa! First - yep I agree 100% about no alcohol for kids or animals! I caught my daughters friend sneaking in a bottle of Wild Turkey! Never been opened before. The teenagers all stood around with their chins on the floor while I poured it down the sink. Then I hid all my liquor bottles in my closet! Then - I took her car away for a month! Boy was I listening to some he'll that month. I also had to drive her to work and school! But I made my point!

Now, she is 22 now - I recently bought a bottle of champagne - Austi - she drank the whole thing! But I wasn't so mad - and I was out of town and she was watching my animals:). But I didn't get mimosa's!

I have 3 dogs, 9 birds, 1 cat and a hamster:). None of them have ever gotten drunk! I love them all:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

OH lol, that's too cute. My first drink was MadDog 20/20, and I remember crawling out of my bed and making it half way through the house and normally I say "word vomit" but this time it was real vomit and BRIGHT RED all over my mom's carpet. Needless to say I didn't drink for A VERY LONG TIME. No punishment was due, I went though it lol. I had a girlfriend we were Austi Spumanti (Martini & Rossi) fanatics, but now I only special occasion it. This hub was my celebration of getting my eyesight back! I had cataracts in both eyes so bad I was legally blind for like 5 years, but had to go to MI because my dad was dying so I got put off. So I came home to a lumpectomy as I mentioned I think, a wisdom tooth that took out all my wisdom of old age so now I'm dumb again (so much for college lol) and two cataracts surgeries. Now I just need reading glasses so it's all good. I just have 1 dog (inside, the Rottweiler that I cook for) and I have feral cats outside, that I only put occasional food out for them because you can't let wild animals get dependent on food. While I do love bird feeders, I don't feed them because what if I couldn't, they wouldn't know how to find food. I live in the country, so they help the rodent population (blah) lol but they come from the forest so I don't try to pet them, trap them or tame them. Once they're big enough they go away back into the wild. I'm not sure right now how many baby kitties are out there right now, i won't know until they begin to wander in my screened in porch area. I have to leave that door ajar for my dog. Unfortunately, the cats get some of the birds too :( but I let nature take it's course and live and let live, that's why I moved from Detroit to the country. I have a hamster, but it's actually a treadmill. We just call it the hamster cos it's like one running around in circles in one of those wheels! lol.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This is an ah ha! Moment! So that's where the Detroit shot glass came from!

That said, I am so sorry to hear about the cataracts! Wow how terrible for a writer! I am so glad you got your sight back, that is horrible! I would be downing the Asti by the case! I am a whine bag, I have to wear reading glasses, the eyes just start degenerating I guess after 40. Bummer, it seems to be getting worse so quickly. I can't even read the computer without them now. I read a ton (researching requires it - that's what we do!) so I guess that probably hasn't helped, I've been straining my eyes looking at deeds for more than 25 years! Even when I worked in sleep med., we took notes every 15 minutes and scrutinized a computer screen at times for 10 hours in a row! So what was the first thing you saw really good when you got your sight back, and how cool was that?

I love the way you think about the animals. I think it's smart, I didn't have my cat declawed, because how awful is that? She loves hunting and killing stuff, I don't but if I was a cat I would! Animals help you stay healthy too. They are finding out that it is seriously good for your health! Now I should live forever!

You have a hammy too! Sweet!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

LOL, yep, Native Detroiter! Born/raised! Parents both came from Georgia so that is where I get my "country" from! Both grew up in depression era, that's where I get my depression from lol j/k (that's general life influenced lol) but yeah dad raised on farms.

Yes losing my eyesight was horrible. I endured even though few understand when you can't see. I'd taken journalism in both night adult ed classes and college and creative writing, and majored in CIS (Computer Information Systems) because it drives me bonkers when I don't know how something works. I think I get that from dad making me learn how to take care of a car before I was old enough to actually drive one.

You know, when I got my first cataract done, and took the bandage off to put the drops in, I saw this fake vine with white flowers I had draped across the top of my tv stand. I saw the white and just stared for a minute and it looked like, maybe it had been wet and a little bit of frost gleaming on it! I was in awe. Then the drops, and had to cover it back up. The next time it was a little more clear until I just looked around at everything! I got books I still wouldn't be able to read, but I found myself stopping and just looking at things with more appreciation than I ever had before. Then my dad fell ill and dementia was taking him. Eventually he couldn't swallow and I was feeding him with an eye dropper, meanwhile the other one was getting worse. So I couldn't judge distance from the left at all. I bumped into a lot of walls probably appeared drunk, and when dad was in the hospital a nurse needed to talk to me about the ol' dnr bracelet. But she kept looking at my one eye really strange, and finally I said "you see a glimmer of some kind in my eye don't you" she said "yes, it almost looks as if water is moving in it" I said, no, just a cataract is probably catching light. We laughed then she knew. When I'd have my photo taken I would have one with red eye, and the other plane! The camera didn't pick up the red eye the cataract was so thick.

So just 2 weeks ago when I went in for my check up, and stepped outside after, I looked up at the trees, and I said to my friend "branches, no more clumps of green, ACTUAL BRANCHES" lol! But on the funny side, oh MY I can't imagine what people who came to my house (like mail lady, ups etc) thought, as I looked around my house I was seeing -Yes, hammy hair lol oh! Everyplace! I couldn't wait to get started cleaning what I thought I had cleaned before! But he didn't tell me I could lean forward until this week, so I had to take it easy. I just put a dust-it's on the broom handle and have gone around getting cob webs where I thought was perfectly fine before LOL!

So, you work or did, at a deeds office? I'm just now getting my house deeded over to me, and it's been as a rent to own, but needs repairs I can't really afford but at least insurance can pay for some, and I'll get it done it's just over state lines so no attorney will let work with us. The owners are wonderful people, and for not knowing each other, we've had some amazing trust.

Thank you about the animals, yes I don't believe in declawing either! I think it's horrible! I "cat-sat" two of my friends cats, and they LOVE outside, I could of never stood it if I couldn't let them out. One was hit by a car and ON A SIDE ROAD? Makes me wonder, but he was a lil' rebel! We called him "The Tigginator" because he was always in a scrap! But like I said, before the ferals, he kept any rodent population down! Don't get me wrong I love mice/rats, I had one for a pet when I was a kid, (I think I mentioned) and one my son brought home from the pet shop. He really thought he rescued it from being eaten by a snake! LOL I ended up actually training him! I'd put my hand in his aquarium (oversized lucky lil boogar) and circle my finger around and he'd go in circles then flip over for me to scratch his belly!! Seriously it was the cutest thing. Weeks later I seen on the news "On the lighter side, scientist have noticed that lab rats like to be tickled" is that cute or what!

Yep, I fully believe animals help us so much. I had fish that had PERSONALITIES! No body believed it until I showed them, they knew my face as to theirs. It was a big aquarium so I'd say "go to that end, I'll go to this end" and sure enough they'd swim right over by me to get food. I grew Angel fish from the size of a dime to big as my hand. I believe they're calming and love the sound of the bubbling. When I get my house things straightened out here I want to get two things. I want my piano (since I can read music again) and I want an aquarium! My rottie is a cancer survivor, and I tell you, I am tooting my own horn that the vet said she's lived 5 years past their due age because I caught the lump right away, and she has 'inside doggie feet" soft paws! She's my girl, she's gone to Michigan with me every time I went back n' forth to help take care of dad. I'm going to do the same with her as I did with my cat of 19 years. When I had to have her put down, I held her, of course I won't be able to hold my Rott, but I can hold her head, so that's not for a ways off, but it was comforting knowing Kitty was out of her misery, and I didn't come straight home. So if it happens that way with my dog, I'm going to hold her as long as they let me, and I'm not going to make her suffer for my benefit of having her here. But as of now, she's an oldie, but smart as a whip! She tells me when she wants her chicken grilled! Seriously. Fridge/counter where George forman grill is, fridge/counter/fridge/counter means "get the chicken out and grill it on the grill, DOG WANTS GRILLED CHICKEN! LOL. People don't give them the credit they really don't. Have you made a hub about your Rott? Mine gets TONS of hits, so make one! Plus, I just think people can't get enough of them! :) Wow, I've been rambling sorry LOL! It's late, need to do a last email check and snooze too! BBG was probably tuckered out, she's got little ones! But if you have a hammy, let's see her/him? :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! I had already gone to bed y the time you finished typing;). Well I know I'm going to appreciate my sight more now. And RealHousewife says - who cares about the housework! Lol! Having a perfectly clean house is a bit over rated. It also screams control issues:)! I like my house to be neat and everything has it's place, but you will almost always find children's books, book bags, or.jackets out. I swear i hang jackets up all day long. the girls do have "chores" but they are still little. (9 & 11). Sydney has to unload the dishwasher daily, and Maddy helps keep the hard wood floors shiny. She swiffers almost every day, on the days I wash it, she gets a vacation day! They are vote responsible for their own rooms as well! They do pretty good!

And you play piano too! Way cool! Rock on!

Oh I should put a picture of Milo the hampster! Lol that would be cute. He is really friendly!

Yes I do research for title companies, lawyers, mortgage or lending institutions. It's pretty cool, at least I don't have to hit the clock any more. I worked in a title company for many, many years before I switched to medical. I did the because my husband also works in the title industry and it is famous for mass lay off's. When we had children I knew that we could not both depend on the real estate market so one of us had to switch. Hind site - thank goodness I did that! I figured out how Dave and I could freelance our work - he was chicken to try it but very interested. Then one day he called me to tell me that the FBI was at his office and they were putting locks on the door. Apparently there was 13 million dollars missing from the escrow account! The owner did 4 years in Federal Prison! Crazy - but good for us! It made Dave go ahead and try this - it's been awesome and it worked out way better than I thought it would! I am o ly the middle man, while I have to have special kinds of insurance to protect the abstractors from omissions, I do not have to insure any one else or deal with escrow funds! Lol! So my husband took everything over and I quit working nights forever ( ok I hope!). I only micro manage now or take care of any potential problems. Dave is a work a holic tho - he loves it. At least he works from home at nite (in research rooms at the court houses during the day). Ut the girls and I see him whenever we want:)

Oh I don't have a Rott - I have a wiener dog (lol) - Peanut! A malti poo - Gizmo, and a pomerainian that I got suckered I to keeping for my nephew. His brother was keeping the dog and had to move so Chase was going to lose the dog - now how could I say no? My husband was a little pissed but we are only going to have "Missy" for about a year. All 3 dogs play well together and they it's fun when they all jump on me and fight for lap space! I bet You dog is really spoiled too!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

No problem, hey that's what computers are about I think, you and BBG have families to tend to, and far as I'm concerned, they come first! I don't, so it gave me time to catch up on my fb friends and working on my blog. Kinda yelling at my stalker to get lost!

Wow, I'm glad that guy didn't bring your husband down with him, I can't believe he only got 4 years for that amount of money. Um, wonder if I could pull that off.. LOL JUST KIDDING SERIOUSLY, JUST KIDDING :) lol. Glad you guys get to be together a lot, your kids sound great little helpers! I knew someone who (not kidding) wiped her kids behinds until they were that age and their rooms only get cleaned up when she does it!

Your pets seem adorable! You have a hot-dog dog! Yeah you totally had to take Chase! Well, one thing I don't have to worry about is lap space, I use a baby mattress for my Rotties bed, but I have to keep it right by my chair or she will lay on the floor, but she's 5 years past a Rott's lifespan so she's gettin' to be an old gal!

Well, looks like our superhero's are taking the night off lol! I don't know about you guys, but I got a bunch of new followers last night! I'm going to skip over to SweetiPie's hub and let her know I finally got my clouds hub up for her! Maybe you should do a hub on you lil' mini zoo :) lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dave and I have always said it seemed like a good deal! Only four years in a Federal prison for 13 mil! Good deal! Lol! I'm kidding too! It was crazy! But if that didn't happen we never would have opened our own company! Weird how stuff works out.

Aww you have a baby bed for your puppy! I've never heard of that - you are an excellent mom!

Yeah where are the heros? Lol! I got the whole darn day off today! Of course, no one else did so I broke even:)

Good thinking! Thank you! Mini Zoo! Perfect! Good mannerisms for a hero:)!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Aw, thanks! I felt good when the vet said he could tell she was a pampered pooch! Her feet are soft, so they call them "inside paws." :) But yeah, I she has arthritis in her shoulders and spine, and always wants to be by mama, and I keep it with a baby sheet on and a blanket.. omg and a pillow! LOL

Maybe we wore out the Superhero's or they've got great hubs waiting to publish! I'd like to do the 30 day challenge but I don't know if I can come up with 30! I do have a few in the works.. but not 30! Who knows, maybe inspiration will hit me! I could use that extra $50. they tack on, so I might try!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well you go girl! I know I'm not ready for that! I'd be stressed about that. I'm still learning from all of you superheros! And totally enjoying it too - thanks for all you funny wicked smart people.

My animals are so spoiled too! I am trying to make them all learn to say "here!" when I take roll! Hey - today Pedro the African Grey looked at me and said, "what's up?" for the first time! He is still young, not even 2 yet. It's like when your baby learns to talk!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

I totally gotta start with YOU ARE A SUPERHERO TOO! You were in from the git-go! We don't call you RH for the ease of it silly! lol!!!

Yeah the writing thing, to me it's like when I draw, if I'm not inspired or motivated, it ain't happenin'! I read in the rules tho, if you are inspired, then write them just don't publish them until the next day! Which was great advice!

As for pets and kids, it's like you and Superhero BBG have family to tend to! I raised mine and I'm divorced and bf isn't moving here until late next summer so between fixing up my house, and getting the closing all finished up, and omg my games, I'd die without them lol and my movies of course lol. I've had more time to spend with my dog, it does take time, but when I got her, it was all I did for a long time, but they're smarter than people give them credit that's for sure. One easy trick I found out that really works is putting a piece of cheese between your teeth, and giving them hand commands. It gets them to look at your face to know if they're doing it right to get that cheese lol or not! I did do a hub on mine. I tell you, 1. getting her was the best thing I ever did FOR MYSELF (other than a kid, kids not included here tho) LOL and 2. Buying my own house! My ex was horrid! He had me believing I could never do anything without him! Seriously. Sometimes I wish I could gloat to him things, then I think WHY, he wasn't worth it then, and he knows I bought my own house, so the point was proven!

And ... Q.. wicked? HAHAHAHEHEHEEEE... wickedly funny maybe! :) All of you make me laugh actually. I have more fun with the friends on here than I have in a long time! I was told "put more keywords, this that blah blah" then I realized, it might of started out to be about money, but it's more than that to me here! It's fun, it's thought provoking, we get to share our sides of the country with each other and even some of the hubbers I'm just on the list with. I might not interact with them as much, but some are really super smart! I should drop a note once in awhile, but I find myself in a hurry to see what's up with you guys! :) When BBG was gone, I was thinking omg I hope she is ok! Geeze girl next time alert us when you go on a trip! lol! It's not too Superhero-ish to worry! LOL!! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are so much fun! And I know what you mean - the people on here are such an awesome group of people. It's kind of like a playground isn't it?

I know i went to visit my uncle and I was thinking, ok like what should I do about hub pages? Do I call in? Must I request off? I was trying to fix things and I made it worse - Im not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to this hub pages stuff! I almost emailed BBG. Then I thought that might be weird! So I just left thinking I could deal with it when I got there. What a mess! I didn't know you could get hub on the cell phone either! BBG said something about that but how in the heck could you see a page? I have a moto blur - it should be called a moto blurb it never works right!

Q is too funny! I'm so glad I found this group of hubbers!

YOU ALL RULE!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

RH: Thank you! Well, I hate to disagree with a fellow Superhero, but you can't be the sharpest tool in the shed because I'm pretty sure it's in Q's large intestine. It's called a shiv that I'll need when/if I ever go to prison! So you're safe there!

As for writing with a cell phone, I like my iPhone 4. In fact I sleep with it. It does everything (well except replace the bf, although it does have vibrate mode.) It has a notepad, so I can type things out and email them, to places. I've not seen a mobile hubpage icon yet, but I'm sure they'll have one soon. At least I know I can write it out, save it or email it to myself. And I just set up my blog/vlog so I can do that from my phone. I'll have to look into if it's possible to vhub or bhub.

I'm glad you found us too! Otherwise you'd be a Superhero flying around with birds pecking at you everyday! And before you get the brains! Maybe you should drop a bid on those to secure them just in case your birds need something to pick.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey! Great idea! I should also bid on some other crap he's got on the auction block because I am hearing raw diets are the way to go these days anyhow:) lol! He is a superhero isn't he? So funny! I love when you got put pot shots of humor in your hubs! It is so hilarious and you can't skim them because you might miss something!

Yours are like that too. I just never know when your going to slip in a funny. Your phone has vibrate:) lol! See what I mean?


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

OH good LORD woman do not bid on his crap! Did I miss that he's not trying to sell that too is he? I'd be afraid of what might be in it if the head of a doll made it all the way to his large intestine!

People skim hubs? How rude! I'll keep that in mind! NO SKIMMING HUBS! Oh every word can be important like you said, you just never know when someone's cell is going to vibrate. The problem with that is it has a long battery life, but it only vibrates for like a second! Sheesh! What loser thought that up!

Yes, Q is a Superhero but that doesn't mean his crap is Superhero material. Besides I've got to be really nice to him or he might change his mine on that large intestine, and it comes with a change purse, that could possibly have change already in it.

I'm glad you're enjoying our hubs, BBG must be very busy writing or just busy. I know long trips can take a lot out of a person, as I've traveled twice a year to Michigan for my dad. This was my first year of not going up there. So I have to recoup all the money I spent doing that. Plus the closing on my house starts Wednesday! I'm really excited about that. :)

I just hope it doesn't close before I can get to the attorney's office.

I'm glad we make you smile :) It makes me happy too! :D


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Good luck with your closing! That is big business. After you sign all those dotted lines you'll walk out happier!

Let me know how it goes!

Your a treasure Kat:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Thank you.. if only I could open the treasure and skip the whole closing stuff. I mean.. like you said, signing my name on the dotted line, what if I'm giving away a kidney or something, and I didn't bid on it at Q's auction! I could possibly need a Mimosa tonight...


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Or heck have the whole bottle! Party till ya puke! I mean it isn't everyday you buy a house! Yours just a little early for the party and that's good manners:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Well since a Champagne bottle only holds about 4 drinks I probably won't puke. Besides I'm too late to go out now! ::sigh:: Maybe tomorrow, but I should probably wait until after I sign on the dotted line though.

Oh, and I puked last week so I'm not ready for another LOL, that's why I decided to bid on Q's nerves. Mine are just frazzled like I said, so I might need new ones.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I know the feeling Kat. I can only drink once in a while, and if I get sick, it's gonna be a long while before I do it again! Indians don't do mix well with firewater;)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Yeah I think we might of talked about that before! My friend in my younger years is full blood Ottawa Indian. Now I know why we were so bad when we drank lol! Seriously, she's was the highlight of my youth, I miss her a lot, which her husband didn't have to control her thoughts!!! ugh :( What Indian tribe are you from? I might of mentioned too my mom's grandmother was Cherokee.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

No I didn't know! I am from the Seminole tribe, I believe they are the only ones left that haven't signed The Peace Treaty:) lol figures - rule breakers!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

Go Seminole Tribe!!!! At least we know they're sticking to their original values! Good for them!

You know, the Indians and the Mexican people are responsible for our victory in WW2 here in America. I didn't know this until just a few years ago, but they got together and devised a language that was both of Indian (not sure which tribe or if their languages differ) and Spanish! Nobody could understand it or decipher it because they had no idea it was a mixed language!

I do have to say that my opinion of John Wayne changed dramatically when I realized he had a saying "We had every right to take the land from the Indians because they would not sell it to us." WHAT???? Um, if he were alive I'd want to go move into his house and say "I have every right to live here and spend your money because you won't sell it to me for $1. and you won't move out" Geeze, I thought it horrible he said such a thing! Hey we could all be cool Superhero's and with a built in swimming pool with his money huh! lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

True Kat! Those white people got all the Indians drunk and stole our land! All we needed was a decent bartender:-) LOL!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America Author

OH I know! And totally! I would of definitely wanted to share the peace pipe, I bet they were like hippies only with cool feathers! We could of made John Wayne be the bartender or burn him at the steak and say "HA, now we get steak for dinner and you will be well done!"

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