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Hey Mickey

Oh Mickey
You’re so fine
You’re so fine
You blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey! Hey!
Hey Mickey!

I used to love that song, the one hit wonder for Toni Basil in the early 80’s. It is my segue to another Mickey. But one more diversion, I always thought that segue was spelled segway (the way it sounds). But spell check caught me, and I am a little wiser today.

So back to my Mickey story….In 2005, Disneyland celebrated its 50th Birthday. During that celebration I bought a commemorative 50th Birthday Mickey for my car antenna. My dear friend, Karen, recently saw my Mickey and thought he had seen better days. He lost one ear in the car wash (oops) and a bit of his glitter too.

The Old Mickey

Karen recently went to Disney World and returned with a present for me, a new Mickey for my car antenna. I swear he smells like chocolate and looks like either an ice cream treat or a marshmallow candy. Honestly, I did not put the bite in his ear!

New Mickey

The New Mickey

As yummy as he looked, I had two reasons to get the craft bag out. First, he needed a little personality. Second, since I use my car antenna to locate my car, I needed to make him stand out. My Mickey has had quite a trip around the world. Made in China, purchased in Florida and decorated in California. Call now, operators are standing by for your order, 866-she-nuts.

Mickey's Transformation

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My One Year Divorce with Costco

I made it. I lasted one year without Costco shopping and Kirkland products. Honestly, it was not a big deal. I don’t drive by one every day. I have plenty of other local places to shop. I have a small family. That said, I still have not purged my home of all Costco products. Two remain:

1. Compactor trash bags (yes I have one that works). The box started with 70 bags, I have about 8 bags left. At the rate of one bag per week, I should be done by this November.

2. 16 oz. bottle of vanilla. This was certainly an impulse buy. I don’t bake that often. The bottle is three fourths full and doesn’t expire until 2013. Hmmm, I wonder what will happen first – I use it up or it expires.

I checked the list I made in February (“10 reasons why I can live without Costco”) and the only weakness I have is #6 – peaches. In the summer I cannot resist peaches. Trader Joe’s sells peaches by the crate. They are so beautiful and smell so good. And yes, they all ripen at once and during that week, we have peaches in our cereal, peaches with our lunches and a baked peach dish for dessert (good thing I have all that vanilla!).

Trader Joe's Peaches

So was there some great lesson I learned from all this? Not so much. Just a little lesson, I don’t need so much stuff!