Flowing Flood

The water was running in the bathroom sink for a l o n g time.  But, I didn’t worry, cuz PP usually takes a 10 min soak whenever she washes her hands.

My first clue of trouble, was seeing her round the corner, with the water still running.

“Uh oh, Omie! Uh oh!”

So, I jumped up and ran hobbled as fast as I could.

Yeah!  Uh oh indeed!

The bathroom sink had become the River Jordan!!

The flood was flowing over the counter top, (where the tp sits!!), down the cabinet doors, and soaking into the floor, and BUT!!mostly missing the rugs.  YAY!!  At least the RUGS didn’t get ALL wet!

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Only half wet!

Quickly, I turned off the tap.

Hey!  When did she bring that sponge in here????

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The culprit!

I’m sure that sponge dove into the sink by itself!!   My darling PP would surely not have caused such a mess herself!!

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Wasn’t worried about blog pix during the actual event!!

And, she did go grab dirty towels to sop it up!

And wiped down the cabinet doors.

Sadly, the tp was a total wash.   Moment of silence please for my loss.

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Photo Credit: www.karianna.us    Something happened to MY photo, so I had to go hunt one down.

I hope she learned her lesson.

But, just in case, I’ll start frisking her every time she goes to wash her hands!!

Kindled Kindness

My friend Gary, that challenged me to a quote off, Fiction’sFood, wrote this on his blog, and I just had to share with y’all.    I haven’t re-blogged his article in its entirety, (because it contained science stuff, which is waaay too close to math stuff for my comfort!), but the most important points.  As defined by me, myself, and I of course.

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Revolution of Kindness.  I got this from Gary @ FictionIsFood



Stephen Hawking suffers from ” the debilitating disease with which he has battled for decades; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neurone disease (MND).

In a nutshell, for those unfamiliar with MND, it is the deterioration of the motor nerves that control everything from movement to speech, the ability to chew and swallow. A disease that eventually leaves you in a shell, immobile and entirely dependant upon others to survive, if you so choose to call it an existence. Imagine a world in which you can hear everything, think and rationalise but not speak out or communicate; to be truly locked in and paralysed. A thinking vegetable with a life expectancy of around 18 months.

And yet, Hawking has struggled with this since his student days, defied his disability and become a scientific brain of extraordinary genius. Is it not possible theoretical physics gave him a reason to live and a drive that others might not be able to find? I imagine it to be a disease that slowly turns you mad until the end is greeted as a friend. Obviously these are my own thoughts and others may have differing view points, but if you are wondering why I chose the MND aspect of the great man himself then it is because my mother fell foul of this beast of a disease some years back. I’ve seen it play out first hand and would never wish this on the darkest of enemies.

However, Hawking represents not giving up…ever. You can’t get more disabled and yet he has never stopped battling, striving for more knowledge and sharing it with the world. I remember looking at my mum, then at the life of Hawking and not getting jealous or envious of his longevity, despite the odds against it. Far from it, I thought fair play you. If others could see you and what you have lived through, that I too have seen, then others should not perceive anything as impossible.

My message in inspiration here is simple. Next time you see a person with a disability, addiction, mental health problem or similar. Stop and think for a moment. Is your life really that bad compared to them? If it was you would you really want people to stare, avoid or joke about you? Can you open a door, say hello, smile or offer help? Things I’ve mentioned before about neighbours and the elderly are now expanded to those less fortunate than you. All I can say is take what you have now for granted at your peril. Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself…or, put another way, you reap what you sow.”




© G Jefferies and Fictionisfood, 2016. All rights reserved.

All emphasis mine.

See why I had to share it with y’all??   Since I have disabilities myself,  I feel I need to speak up for all others who have differences, whether seen or not.    We are ALL human beings.   We ALL just want to be loved and accepted!!

So join the revolution of kindness today!   I guarantee you will never regret it!


WOW! Willow!

WOW!!   Just wow!   Willow re-blogged me again!!    AND, she said I was funny!!!!  https://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/willow-wonders-witnessed/

She and I have formed our own private circle of love!   This is how my BBFFJ and I became BBFFs, by re-blogging each other, and featuring each other.   Bloggy friends are so supportive!    I’m so glad I found my niche, here on the blogosphere!!



Now, I have my BBFFJ, {I’ve mentioned Janice so many times lately, I think I’m gonna start charging her per!    NOT!!    It just means I have more cred in my BBFFJ account!}my college BFF Joyous, my Ethel BFF (Claremary), and now I am adding Willow.    What will her BFF name be??    BBFFW??    Best Blogging Friend Forever Willow.    That sounds about right!!  

 WAIT!!    You can’t have 2 best blogging friends!

Why not??    Who made up the rule that you can only have 1 best friend anyways??

Umm, well, not me, but it just can’t be!!

Ok, well, then Willow will be my 2nd best blogging friend forever.

NO!!  NO!!    What are we, in KG???

Well, if you will remember, I did teach Kg for several years….

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Fun, fun, fun ALL the day long! (NOT!!)







Fine.    May I call Willow my BFFW??   Pretty please, with a cherry on top?

Let me mull it over….  

I’ve made my decision.     Willow will now, and forever more be called your Blogging Friend Forever Willow, BFFW for short.

Thank you.

Ok Willow, I got it figgered out!!    You can come over and play now!   I got the blankie fort all ready!   I ‘membered how you like tiny spaces!!

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Just enough room for my BFFW, and me!


Church Chuckles

Merry Monday!   Lookee there, I DID find another alliterative title!   Go, me!

No, really!   Go, so the people can read in peace!

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Yeah… about that….

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(No need for comment here.)

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Nope!! Ain’t happening! [Is anybody else thinking Sponge Bob?]

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(Anybody else wonder how they get these animals to pose the way they want them???)

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Not funny, just true!



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Lol!! What else could it mean??


I hope you had some chuckles, from these church memes.    I know I did!

Until next week, this is The Purple Slob saying, go with God.


Slimy Slug

PP and I decided to go outside.   (This was pre- PPJr.)

In the backyard, I asked her to pick up a stack of old broken, plastic pots, so we could throw them away.   

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The pots, scary situation in the making.


Helpful lil darling that she is, she didn’t mind at all.


She saw this!!

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Slimy slug!


Actually, it was still in the pot when she saw it.   But she threw down the pot so fast, the slug fell out on the grass!

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The offending pot.

Ever the teacher, I decided on an impromptu science lesson.    So, I touched it, to show her it wasn’t gonna hurt her.

No sir!   She wasn’t gonna touch it with a ten-foot pole!

But, she didn’t mind looking at it.   She is a curious little girl, after all!

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When it curled up, that piqued her interest!

At first, she kept insisting that it was a bug.    But, eventually we came to a meeting of the minds, that it was indeed a slug.   A slimy, nasty slug!


Speaking of slimy, she was not at all thrilled with the slime trail.

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Slimy slug slime!

But, she learned something new, and Omie had touched something new, so everybody was happy!   Especially the slug, since now he was free of his plastic prison!


Condemned Killer

Melinda!!   You horrify me!!   The killing’s gotta STOP!!

What now??  I haven’t killed any more!   (Recently!!)

But I still remember the animals!   The horror!!   Poor Bossy,  Poor Kitty, poor, poor Ellie.   And who could forget the mouse??

And I DIDN’T kill the Interns, remember???

Sheepishly nods head.

But the plants!!   Polly Poinsettia!  

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Poor Polly Poinsettia!


What about her??      

And the cactus??

Now, that’s not fair!!   The cactus was 29 years ago!!   That hurts my feelings that you’d even mention that one!!

Okay, you’re right, I need to leave bygones be bygones.

Especially ones from two decades ago!!

Okay!   I’ll only talk about murders you’ve committed THIS year!

The roaches!!   The flies!!   

Not to mention ALL the plant foods you’ve devastated!!

Oh, yeah, I am a killer of quite a few veggies and fruits in my time.


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REAL food!

The squashes, the tomatoes, the lettuce, on and on and on….

And of course, now I can’t find ANY of the pix I took of all my rotten food.    Only me!   I take pix of all my ugliness, then I get mad when they disappear!    WHY am I so tech challenged??   I’m sure I could find pix on the webz of rotten food, but I want them to be of MY rotten food!


What were we talking about again??   Oh yeah!   I gotta stop  being a killer!

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Decimated these grapes. Wiped ’em out completely.

Well, if ya ask me, the fruits and veggies are just asking for it!!

But, seems as if being a killer is condemned, so…. must needs stop.

NOW what’m I gonna eat???



Willow Wonders Witnessed

Willow Wonders  was a challenge from Momma, to answer Willow’s  many, many questions. Yesterday, or was it the day before???  You witnessed the first part of her wonders.   Today you will witness the second part.

Take it away Willow.


Are book covers important in getting you to read a book?

Oh yes!!   If it’s purple, that pretty much guarantees I’ll pull it out and look at it!

How many shoes do you have? Are there any orphan shoes? Why do you keep them?

Shoes, you say??    Well, I had only 1 pr, when I was a major minimalist.   (Besides 1 pr slippers.)    Then I practically became Imelda Marcos, and doubled my inventory to two prs.  No orphans!   If there were, I’d still be barefoot!

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That’s all folks!       (Those toes are such attention hogs!!)

How would you describe your housekeeping strategy?

Hoo boy!!   A toughie!     All ya have to do is reread the name of my blog, and you have a real good idea of my strategy!   As in- none that you can see.

If you could be a superhero, would you take that chance?

I’m a mama, and now an Omie, so didn’t I already???

If you had the wherewithal to invent something, anything, what would it be?

A totally self cleaning house!!

If you had to live for a month on what’s in your refrigerator, would you make it?

Umm, considering half the stuff in there is likely rotting…. probably not!

Name something that seemed inconsequential but had a huge influence on your life (for example, a commercial, a postcard, or something you might have overheard).

Man, these are deep questions!!    How long did it take you to think them up??   Um, learning to read when I was 5.

How do you feel about the idea of Artificial Intelligence? Or robots in general?

Terrified!   But how do we know they’re not already here??   DD1 jokes that Sweet Friend is one, because he pretends not to have emotions.

What “redneck” (unsophisticated) activity do you like to do?

Better to ask what “highbrow” thing I like to do!  Cuz I am a redneck!   Proudly so!   Ok, I love to go barefoot, ALL the time!

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These little piggies…

What (if anything) do you think is beyond the stars?

God, and heaven.

What are the most common lies your peer group tells?

Blondes have more fun.   Age is just a number.

Are there characteristic about yourself that you find annoying in other people?

Does reading out loud count??   Cuz I HATE to listen to people read out loud.   If that doesn’t count, let’s see…   Oh, definitely impatience!

What do you think of when you think of California?

Earthquakes, smog, sunshine, Hollywood which is almost synonymous with evil, in my mind.  Too much sex, violence, and death in movies.

Is there a food that is too much work for you to eat?

Crab legs.  EX did them for me, when we were married!    I loved him so much, at those times!

And still Willow has more questions!!   She is a very inquisitive girl.  (or woman.  I still don’t know her, much to my embarrassment.)

But, that’s all we have time for today, folks.   See ya next time, same slob time, same slob channel!

Willow Wonders

My friend, Momma, posted  “Willows-got-questions.”    When I commented on it, she challenged me to answer them too.

So, here goes.   Willow wonders:

1.Does jet-lag affect you?

BIG time!!   Usually I recover by the 3rd day.   Hopefully, I didn’t have to leave on the 2nd day!

2.Are you afraid to walk alone at night?

Nope!   Never have been!    By myself, that is!   I would not be so brave, if I had to take my grand kids with me!

3.How did it make you feel the first time you ever held a baby in your arms — yours or someone else’s?

At almost 3, I picked up my newborn brother, walked across the room, and sat down in my little rocking chair.   My heart nearly burst with love for him.   And awe that he was real, not just a doll!

4.Do you fold your undergarments and socks?

Mercy, NO!!   The only time my undies have been folded, (since I left my Mama’s house) is when DD1 “kon-maried” me.  

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I was paying her to fold my clothes, and put them away, so of course she took the L O N G way home!

5.Is there a specific place where you go to think? where is it and why there?

Not on purpose, but apparently it’s bed.   When I’m trying to go to sleep, I always think of great blog posts, clever retorts to conversations days ago….

6.How many houseplants do you have? How are they faring? 

Um, I’m on the National “Do NOT Let Her Have Houseplants” List, so I have none.    And believe me, they’re ALL much better off!

7.Do you have a garden — flower or vegetable? 

Yes!  I’m allowed to have outside plants, per my probation.    And since God waters them, I’m happy to say I haven’t killed a one!  Yet!    (Although, the Jasmine’s neck is on the chopping block…)

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Purple Flower

8.How many hats do you own? Do you wear them all?

Virtual??  Or physical??

Physical hats, I have 1 purple knitted winter hat.  Sure!   I wear it during the 8.7 hours of winter here!   (when I can find it, that is.)

9.Does your best friend call you their best friend?

Depends on which best friend you mean??   My Blogging Best Friend Forever Janice, Better known as BBFFJ, certainly calls me her BBFF, too.  

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My BBFFJ, AKA Janice Wald  from www.mostlyblogging.com

My BF from college, we still call each other “twin”.   Much closer even than BF!   

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My college BFF, Joyous and our kids

But I don’t have a dog.

10.Do you struggle to finish a bad book or do you set it aside forever? 

I have struggled thru a few.  And once or twice, I have even *gasp* set them aside forever.   But, they have to be REALLY horrible before I would go to such an extreme measure with a book!

11.Have you ever been in a food fight?

AS in, who gets the last piece of chicken??   Many times!!

12.Have you ever brought a stray animal home?

Do boyfriends count??   Lol   No, I hated animals, until I fell in love with my Emily, when I was in my 30s.    She was a tiny 8 week old Cock-apoo.

13.Can a well-written book make you care about their characters enough to cry for them?

Of course!   They’re real people too!

14.How do you deliver bad news?

From behind a catcher’s mask!    Just kidding.   I had to tell my 2 nieces their dad died, and I just hugged them tight, and gently said it.   Then kept hugging them, as long as they wanted to be held.

15.In general, how do you feel when you come home from a long vacation?

So thrilled to be home, I say “I’m never leaving home again!”   Then, I go jump in bed, because I’m so tired.


Willow has many, MANY more questions!    (40 more, to be precise)    But, I think this is enough for today!

Thanks, Momma and Willow!

more mess, I mean memes

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I HAVE to get a franchise on one of these!!


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Sorta like me- ALL the things!!


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You go , girl!


Hmmm, so far it looks like this week’s theme is ALL.   Let’s see if I can keep THAT ball in the air??


Haha!  Score 1 more all for me!   (Oh wait!  Did I use this one before??   Whatever, laundry dread is always funny!)

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Lol, me too!

Oops, I lost the “all” theme there.  Oh well, extra fries are worth it!

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sigh, this one is so true, it’s not EVEN funny!

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Haha! I’m surprised it even got written down!


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sigh of satisfaction

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This one is dedicated to my BBFFJ, and Ethel. I love y’all!


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What???? On no!! How old am I then??


No, really!  How old am I again??   I’m so confused!!

Hope you got your laugh on!