Nominated for Sisterhood of the World Award!!

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Gail from  Snapshots in cursive nominated me for the  Sisterhood of the World award.

I’m speechless.

And very grateful, as well!

Thank you, Gail!

http://snapshotsincursive.com/2015/05/28/how-sweet-the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award

RULES:

* Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
* Answer the 10 questions given to you.

* Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

* Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

Here they are:

1. On the bad days, how do you cheer yourself up?

A- Singing hymns, and Scripture songs always helps.  Also, talking to my brother!

2. Which is your favourite food?
A- It used to be bread, any kind.  Now that I’m gluten free, I’m really beginning to enjoy fresh vegetables more.

3. How do you let go?
A- Read a novel, or color a picture.

4. How much do you value ‘silence’?
A- So, so much!  My house is finally quiet after many years, and I just sit, soaking it in.

5. Will you hurt someone intentionally or lie to make them feel better?
A-  No, I don’t intentionally hurt people.  Sometimes I do, because I often speak before I think.  Trying to work on that bad habit.

6. Do you have faith in humanity? why or why not?
A- No, not really.  I know humanity is fallen, from Adam and Eve sinning.  Our only hope is through Jesus Christ, and His atoning blood.

7. One thing you really wish could come true?
A- To have an air conditioned vehicle again!  I live in Florida, and I melt every time I have to drive.

8. If you had to sum up your life in 10 or less words, what would they be?
A- A sinner saved by grace.  Love my girls, and family.

9. How do you express anger?
A- Too often, by sleeping.

10. What is the one thing that will turn you completely off about a person?
A- Bad grammar.  When I was in 8th grade, I red lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back to him for correction.  What a word snob!
My List of Nominations Include:

Carmen

Kristen   

Nicole    

Janice

Dana

Shirley

Lee       

Doubling Down

20150515_154227(Please don’t ask about the 2 little chunks of red pepper- just pretend you didn’t see them, okay?? Please??)

Yep, that’s 2 3-hole purple paper punches.  When I was teaching, I used them ALL the time.  And why did I have 2 in the first place?  I’m sure you  can figure it out.  I was always losing one, using the other, until I lost it, and having to unearth the one.   Um hmmmm… Yes, I’ve always lived in my own special brand of chaos, ever since I moved outta my Mama’s house.

And I haven’t taught in, um… how many years now?   Several.  Okay, 6 and 1/2 years, if you ‘re gonna be picky about it.

So….. can I get rid of them?? Maybe? Possibly?  But what if I have to do a project, that I have to punch 3 holes in paper, right after I get rid of them??  (insert whiny voice here.)

Here they are:

In the Donate box.

In the Donate box.

Because, that’s real life, ya know.  You don’t need something till you get rid of it.   Yeah, yeah, I haven’t needed it in 6 years, so I might be safe.  But, I’m warning you right now, if I need it within the next 6 months, it’s coming outta YOUR pay, when I have to buy another one.

Alrighty then, onward to the next item.  A tape dispenser.

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I know what you’re gonna say.  And no, I haven’t used it in 6 years either.  As a matter of fact, I don’t think anyone can use it, because the little rod that holds the tape in there is missing.   You want me to what??? (gasps in horror)  throw it away???  But, I’ll be killing Mother Earth, adding to the landfill!   Surely someone could use it for something…  Maybe I can give it to my Sister for Christmas, as a paperweight???

Decisions, decisions.  Those of you without slob brains, probably don’t know what I’m talking about.

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Fine.  There, it’s in the trash.  May I please get out of the corner, and take off my “I am a hoarder” dunce cap?

I’m in such agony right now, from parting with my treasures… I don’t know how much more of this I can stand.

“It’s only getting rid of useless junk”, you say.  Ouch!  You’ve just stabbed me in the heart!

“De-clutter”, they said. ” It’ll be fun”, they said.  Yeah, right, like a root canal.

Scooter Storage Sequel

So sorry I didn’t get after photos of the Scooter Storage Space.

BUT……..

I did get pix after it was transformed into my new….

Superb Sewing Space!!!

TA-DA!  (This happened on May 6th.)

potholder 005DD1’s gray cabinet now holds fabric.  The filing cabinet on top is new.  I needed somewhere to put my important papers!  (Other than beside my bed, on the floor.)

I know the lamp is ugly, but it’s free!  And provides light!  The first feature being the most important to me!

potholder 006I hope putting the sewing machine smack dab in front of the window helps me see better.  Seemed to work in the other room.

potholder 007And look! There’s even room left for the scooter!  WE can all just get along!

Sewing, and scooting, together.

See those pretty, purple containers under the table?  Com-pletely empty.  What a shame!  Well, just cuz I got ’em, don’t mean I’ll use ’em.  I do like looking at them, though!  So purdy!  Maybe someday, I’ll utilize them properly.  We can always hope!

“Sew”, now I’m set up to begin quilting again.  Ready, set, sew!

(Thank you DH for working so hard to create a serene space for me to work in!!)

Linky Parties

I have joined all kinds of Linky Parties lately.  It’s a wonderful way to meet other bloggers, and see what they have to say!  Then, they get to meet me too!  Win/win!

The first Linky I ever did was with Kristen of  http://theroadtodomestication.com

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http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/05/22/home-matters-linky-party- 38/

Then Janice, from  Reflections http://mycurrentnewsblog.com/

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http://new.inlinkz.com/view.php?id=528110

3rd, Shirley   from Intelligent Domestication.

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http://intelligentdomestications.com/2015/05/merry-monday-link-party-55.html

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4th, is Monday Madness, with How to Get Organized at Home.

http://howtogetorganizedathome.com/monday-madness-may-25th/

It takes me a while to go through each one, because I want to read ALL the links!  I read fast, but oh my!  Some of the parties have 300 links!  That’s a lot of reading!!  Good thing I have snacks!

Bucket Betide

I don’t know what betide means, or even if its a real word.  But  I don’t care.  I like the sound of it, so here it stays.

This bucket has been in the corner of my bathroom for a l-o-n-g time.  Like, before Dec.  That’s only 5 months, not too bad, right?  (Probably depends on who you ask!)

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Now, I see it every time I go into the bathroom.  I’ve even tripped over it once or twice. but have I bothered to do anything about it?

Well, what do you think?  Since I’m writing a post about it, you’d be right in assuming it’s still there, still in the way.

I’m not even positive what’s in there.  I peeked in once, but didn’t feel like pursuing it.  I’m kinda scared to fully investigate.  One thing in there is a towel, so I’m thinking by now, it’s gotta be stinky and covered with mildew.  Eeeww!

20150516_123456Yes, there is a towel, a measuring cup, and a long handled spoon.  I saved that because I know I can sanitize it!  (Not sure what the purple thing is, I didn’t dig down that far!)

If PP has gotten along this long without that towel, I’m quite sure she’ll survive without it.

My thinking is, to just grab the whole bucket, hold my nose, and run outside with it.  Maybe bag it up whole, and go straight to the dumpster.  Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.  (oh, if only I could collect money for taking out the trash!  I’d do it 5 times a day!)

The bucket went bye bye.  RIP

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Felicia Flute

Meet Felicia.

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Felicia Flute

I’ve had Felicia, since I was in 9th grade.  I love her;  I’m 54 years old, and haven’t played her in 6 or 7 years.  I no longer have the breath.   But I just couldn’t let her go. I considered selling her.  That felt too much like selling a child, not done. I considered giving her away.  Nope, just could not do it. So, she sat in my closet.  And I moved several times, okay 4, if ya want to be picky, since I decided I needed to release her.  But still, she was with me, in her pretty light brown case, with the 70’s stickers on it. 20150514_071958She’s an Artley!  Real silver! She was MINE. Then, my niece started playing the flute.  Nice, maybe we can play a duet.  Ha ha ha ha.  (Barely even have the breath to laugh that hard!) Suddenly, her flute developed a problem.  She needed a replacement flute.  Sis asked if she could borrow Felicia. Sure, she can “borrow” her, understanding that I want her back! Ah-hem.  What happened to de-cluttering? A little voice whispered in my ear.  I brushed it off, refusing to even dignify that question with an answer. Now, my niece’s birthday is coming up;  and I have no present for her.  Except, she already has my flute, that she needs, and is using.  And that I haven’t even had out of the case in more than 4 years…… So, fine, she can keep the flute, I thought grudgingly.  After stewing on it a few days, I realized, she will get more use and pleasure out of it, than I ever will again. On her birthday, I called Kristen and told her that Felicia was her gift.  She was thrilled! And my Grinch heart grew 5 sizes.