Merry March Monday Memes

Hey, here we are in March, on a Monday, being merry, (hopefully!) enjoying our memes!

slob, humor, crafting meme

Pretty much every day, at my house!!

slob, humor, meme

slob, humor, shaving meme

Excuse the mess.….

slob, humor, housework meme

Right, Gilly??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slob, humor, crochet meme

Is this one you, Stella?

slob, humor, Grandma meme

Puhlllllleeeeeeeeezzzzzeeee???

slob, humor, decluttering meme

Hey, me too!!

slob, humor, misspelled meme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slob, humor, dad says no meme

Apparently this is good parenting.       Glad I’m my own boss now!!

Ice cream bars for all, I say!!

 

Helping Hope

One of my friends,  Liz Suits, is a Compassionate Entrepeneur for Trades of Hope.   

slob, humor, Trades of Hope logo

They sponsor women around the world, and teach them trades.      Then, the women can support themselves, and their children, and save them from sex trafficking.       It’s a wonderful thing!!

Sis had a party, so of course, I had to get in on that action!!       LOOOOOVE parties!     Of any kind!

Here is my order:

Journal, and Lip balms.   slob, humor, Trades of Hope order

The Paisley Journal is made in India.         And the lip balms are made in Tennessee!

Slob, humor, journal from India, Trades of Hope                slob, humor, Trades of Hope lip balms                                            Both are packaged so prettily!      And I’m helping to save women in America!       And in India!  

As a pro-lifer, I think it’s important to do something to save the women, and children, not only the babies!!        Saving babies is of utmost importance-    since abortion is murder!     But, we also have to be concerned about what happens to them, AFTER we save them!          So, I did my little part, and plan to purchase more in the future.

God loves every one, men, women, children, teens, babies,and older people.   

EVERYONE!!

I challenge you if you can, please buy some stuff, to support life!      (I know they are a little pricey, but maybe you could give up a few treats??)

Oh wait, I almost forgot something:

slob, humor, Trades of Hope, lavender

How did they know?????

Trades of Hope- giving hope to families at home, and abroad.

 

Faulty Faucet

That’s not supposed to look like that!!

                                                                                                                Or that:

slob, humor, faulty faucet

It’s definitely not supposed to do that!!      That is the closed position!!       Supposedly!

That looks really bad!!

This is what it’s supposed to look like!       (When it’s off!)

slob, humor faucet   (Without that broken piece in the background, of course!)

Now whattam I gonna do????        Well, I guess you’ll have to fix it!         But I don’t wanna fix it, I wanna replace it!        Well, do that then!            But I don’t wanna do that, until I can get the purple sink installed!         Well, do that then!         But, I can’t, until I get the new cabinet, that fits the sink!        Well, do that then!          But, I can’t until I have some more money!     Remember those pesky credit cards that I ran up last year???         Yeah.           Well, sadly for me, now the piper wants his pay!

Ok, so whatta ya gonna do now then??         I suppose skipping the hand washing after flushing is NOT an option??        That would be a big N O!!            I guess you’ll have to use the hot water then.        And PP will never trust me again, if I tell her use the hot water, and it burns her hands!!        I’ve been telling her for almost 2 years to NOT use the hot!!

So, is washing your hands in the tub an option??        No, not really.       It is W A Y too far to bend down, to wash my hands, every time I go potty!!       Besides, those knobs are ridged, and faulty too, so they leak.     So, when I get them almost closed, after bath time, I don’t wanna mess!      And the ridges hurt my tender, widdle hands.         Awwwww, poor baby!

Well, I don’t know what ta tell ya.     You’ve shot down every suggestion I have.        The only other thing I can say is, Hold it till ya get to SF’s!!

NOPE!!     Not happening either!       What did people do before running water??        You mean how did they wash after coming outta the outhouse??       Yeah, how?        How do I know!!

Ok, ok, back to the drawing board.

Aha!       Hand sanitizer!       It’s not a perfect solution, but I think we can make it work.

slob, humor, green purellThere ya go!         Oh good grief!       Why would you even mention green Purell?????       Do you not know me at ALL????

(grumble, grumble)      Fine!       Picky!             slob, humor, white purell Seriously??      In the whole wide world web, you couldn’t find ANY purple sanitizer??

(grumble, grumble, grumble)           If you don’t like this one, ya can go fetch it yourself!

 

slob, humor, purple sanitizer  What’s not to like??                Groan

Okay, folks, I think we have it figured out now.       Thanks for your patience!          Potty trips may be resumed now!

The faulty faucet is on it’s way out the door, tho!

 

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

   The series so far.  

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder- today’s adventure


Sunder means to cut in half.     Unlike the red ribbon, (which I used as a temporary baby lock)

I didn’t really cut my clutter in half, but I did end up donating a brown paper grocery bag, and 2 boxes of stuff, from today, and Scullery Scape!!      Yay!

If we remove the “S”, then we have under.     Which is exactly where we’re de-cluttering today: under the microwave.

By Dana’s visibility rule, (and common sense!) I need to be tackling this:  

        Dining  Disaster         Table, that is.

But I can’t!     I get paralyzed by the very sight of that huge mess!         It’s all good craft stuff!!      I need to keep it for PP, but where does it go??     IDK!!        How do I organize it all??      IDK!!       How much of it IS good stuff, and how much should I really throw away??    IDK!!          (In case you don’t know, IDK means “I don’t know.”)

My head starts hurting, then my brain seizes.       So, I’m thinking I really need a buddy on this one!       You know, hold my hand, whisper softly to me, calming my fears, and leading me gently thru the process.      Who???         IDK!!         Any volunteers??

So, are we ever gonna actually DO anything today, or what?          IDK!!       JK!!         Yes, yes, we are.        May I ask when??        Right now!

15 minutes.   Ready, steady, go!

Plastic bags:  I had forgotten they were there, because I put them under the sink.      But, when I have help, I try not to complain!!         Donated them to NLC Boutique.         Shopping bags went into Vanronica, in the vain hope that I’ll remember them next time I’m at the store.

Can you believe that I actually noticed the dirty door??         And THEN, I cleaned it!!                 So proud of myself!         My slob vision musta been cleared up, by the low altitude!

Parchment paper, that I bought for Cookie Chaos, and never even opened!   and Reynolds foil were in the white plastic thing, that was stuck on the door, with foam stickers.       When it fell off, I just left it.     And the opened, but never used, Green bags. slob, humor, unused bags

 And the blue snack pack.  (That I got for a penny!!!     Thanks, Sis!!)          All gone now, except for the foil, that went up into the cabinet where I would actually look for it, when I need it!  !!    

slob, humor, organized!

slob, humor, paper towels    Paper Towels that I had forgotten I had, since I was keeping them above the fridge.        slob, humor, where I thought paper towels went!    See?      Apparently that wasn’t a good place, so I hunted up a place both XH, and I can agree on!       The pantry closet at the end of the hall seemed likely.

slob, humor, more paper towels      And apparently that was the best place, since I already had a 3 pk there.     Oy!!         Well, at least the whole paper towel family is reunited at last!  Until we use up the one on the dispenser……

Back to the shelves…

Okay, so we’re making a little progress here.        Another cord?????          Off ya go!     Banished to the cord drawer!        I’m beginning to feel like a cord store!

slob, humor, potless lids    I could never find a pot/lid combo to match, when I was in a hurry.      And Dana suggests storing tops with things, so I did.

slob, humor, pot w/ lids

 

 

 

There!  Much better!         Except that little pot is taking up that whole sliding out shelf thingy.         Hmmmm, let me think…..

 

 

slob, humor, much better!    There!  Much better!        Although, I do recall saying that before…..    But this time I mean it!      So, I wanted to also clear off the counter, which for some reason, didn’t seem to be the proper place for the big crock pot...

 slob, humor, crock pot storage?  I tried it under there first.       Wasn’t happy, due to having to turn it sideways, to squeeze it under there.      Not easy with a heavy pot!        Try, try again!          

slob, humor, crock pot storage

Perfect!

Then I decided, might as well banish the toaster too!!       (Especially since if it wasn’t

slob, humor, counter hog!   there, I couldn’t confuse the cords!!)              slob, humor, perfect storage!

Now, that’s just right!       

 One large brown bag to go, please!          More stuff gone!!         Woot woot!

slob, humor, bag o' goodies to donate!

Sometime in there, I had restarted the timer.


So Scullery time today:  22 min

Total Scullery time so far:  3 hrs   2 min

Adding today, Total house time so far:  5 hr  13 min


Considering that I haven’t left the first space yet (liv rm/ kitchen/ din rm) , I don’t think I’m gonna make the 7 hour target.      Sorry Ashley.

Chosen Cheesecake

Yummmmm!!        Cheesecake!

SF made DD1 a cheesecake for her birthday.       And there wasn’t any for me, except 1 teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy bite.

Like this:

slob, humor, world's tiniest bite of cheesecake    The worlds’ smallest bite of cheesecake.   Ever.

Did ya need a microscope to see it?      Yeah, it barely made a dent on my taste buds, either! But, at least she gave me a taste!        Thank you, DD1, for sharing!       Have I mentioned that I love SF’s yummy cheesecake??

And I might or might not, have complained to him, that I didn’t get any.      Except for above referenced teaser tidbit.       (I totally complained.     And whined.     Maybe even begged a little.      I’m shameless when it comes to good food.      And his cheesecake is VERY good!    Even dare I say, “Excellent”!!!!)


So, 2 weeks go by.

Then, tonight I came over to blog.     And I always check out the contents of his fridge.  Ya know, in case he hid a salad in there for me or something!

Tonight it was OR something!!    

My very own, personal cheesecake!!
slob, humor, cheesecake!! All mine!                           slob, humor, cheesecake

SF does love me!!       I told you!!

(The fact that he made another one for DD1, and 2 for himself means nothing to me!)

I wasted no time getting that into my mouth!!

I’m in my own little world of gustatory delight right now!!

slob, humor, gustatory delight face

After some hours, (I refuse to say how many, or how few), the pan looked like this:

slob, humor, cheesecake all gone

All gone, gone.

Farewell sweet cheesecake.        You’ll always be here in my heart blog.

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

The series so far.                                             

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Not “escape” – “scape” as in tablescape.     Except this is a mantelscape.      Is there such a word?    Or are you making it up??     Well, there is now!

The mantel is in between the living room, and the dining room/ kitchen.      But I’m including it in the Scullery series, because I love the alliterative ring of Scullery Scape!!       Doesn’t that just roll off your tongue?

Before:

15 minutes on the clock:

First I emptied out the bucket.     I truly had NO idea what was in there!

slob, humor, beginnings of bucket treasure  Only the start of all the bucket treasures!

Shell, and stone heart to girls’s room.    Yella wire, (didn’t SF braid it so nice and neat?) went to the cord drawer.     The strawberry earrings to my room.      They now reside in my basket o’ goodies: nail salon, hair salon, pharmacy, and jewelry box.

slob, humor, basket o' plenty

slob, humor, make-up pouch    All new make-up!!     That I never wear!

I decided to only keep the eyeliner.   slob, humor, purple eye liner

Of course it was purple!     Why would you even ask that???       (Now, we’ll see if I can still apply it correctly!!)               The rest was donated to the New Life Center for Family Preservation, that our church sponsors.

Yay!!      An empty bucket!slob, humor, clutter be gone!

 

 

 

 

 

All the spare décor, and other holidays, went into the bottom of the china cabinet.

I had forgotten I even had this “stumble” cube.    

slob, humor, quote cube                         slob, humor, "decorated" microwave

Mama gave it to me.       She knows her clumsy daughter so well!!         Here’s hoping       now that the microwave is “decorated”,  it will stay un-cluttered.       We shall see!

3:47 left on the clock!       Wow!   I’m doing great!      I can’t believe it only took me 11 minutes!!    to do all that.       Including taking pix, and putting everything where it belongs!     Craziness!       The pink pen, I gave to Rose, since she’s a breast cancer survivor.

To finish out the whole 15, I decided I needed to coordinate my inside/outside décor, since I’d already flipped the page on my calendar.

(Funny thing, the other day I was with XH, and asked him to stop at the Dollar Tree, so I could get some St. Patrick’s Day wreaths.       He said I didn’t need them.      I was a little miffed.      But later, when I found these in my craft stash:

And I had only paid 50 cents!!!       I was so happy he said NO!!       Thank you XH for saving me some money!!)

Finally the Valentine’s wreath is down, and shamrocks are up!!

slob, humor, St Pat's Day shelf

slob, humor, Joy!slob, humor, Happy St Pat's decor

DING!!

Now that time’s up, so is my tale.

 

Scullery time so far:  2 hrs 40 min

Living Room:               2 hrs 11 min                                                                                                                    

Total house so far: =   4 hrs 51 min    (according to Ashley, I’m almost done!)

(Make sure y’all check her math!!)

GF Guff

Need: slob, humor, canola spray To spray in the slob, humor, small crock pot

 Also required:slob, humor, GF brownie mix

slob, humor, purple can opener

MUST be purple. No other color will work in this recipe.

 For the slob, humor, can o' pumpkin

Then!!  The fun part begins!

slob, humor, GF brownie mix

Will it taste good???      Has to!!    It’s chocolate!!      But, will I taste the pumpkin??     Who cares!!         It’s chocolate!!       But, what if I don’t like chocolate flavored pumpkin???     Too bad, so sad!!      It’s chocolate!     Also, it’s GF, so you’ll eat it, and you’ll LIKE it!!      Got it??          Yes, ma’am.

I mixed, and mixed, and mi… JK!!      I only mixed it 2x!       But I could still see orange!!               I didn’t see you doing any mixing, so can it!     (“Can” it!      Bwahahaha!     I crack myself up!)

Anyways, so I dumped it into the crock, and put it on high for 3 hours, and went away.     Mmmmm, I could just taste all that chocolately goodness!!

After 3 hours, long, hungry hours, I came back, lifted the lid, and it wasn’t cooked!      What in the Sam Hill??      Did this stupid crock croak on me??

After a very brief investigation, the culprit was found.

slob, humor, not plugged in      Yeah, I had plugged in the toaster, not the crock.

Facepalm.

WHY, oh WHY does this always happen to me???         The cooking gene skipped me entirely!!        But!     I’m determined to persevere!

So, I made brownies in a mug, every day for 5 days!   HA!      Take that, “not a cook” me!

Whaddya mean, where’s the pix??      In my tummy!!          Who’s got time to take pix when there’s hot brownies waiting to be smothered in vanilla ice cream??

Ain’t it enough that I adapted quickly to the non-cooked mess, and made brownies in a mug, without having to photograph every step too??

Oh ok, babies, here’s a pic for ya whiners.

slob, humor, ice cream

(Whaddya mean, where’s the GF brownie???       I done tole you- in ma belly!!)

Happy now??        No??        Awww, sorry.       Go have an ice cream bar, and cheer up!

I sure am!!    (Happy, that is.)    I can now make instant, well ok, almost instant brownies, (2 and 1/2 minutes) any time!!          YAY!!!

Doing my happy, GF brownie in a mug dance!!

slob, humor, happy dance   (Stop action style!)

 

Fish Fatality

Today I’ve decided to tell you why I hate fishing.     No, better than that, I’ll SHOW you why I hate fishing!

slob, humor, murdered fish!!

I don’t know what I was thinking- maybe that we were fishing for pets??         I certainly don’t remember!

All I know is:  My Daddy KILLED my fish!!

And I was traumatized!    And to this day, I still hate to fish.        But that has never stopped you from tearing up some fried mullet, or catfish, has it??        Nope!!         Those fish on my plate are not Freddy (May he RIP)!!       They come from the kitchen, or the store or somewhere.   They didn’t innocently eat my worm, and be murdered!, right in front of me.


In an effort to not poison my girls, for life, I agreed to go fishing with them.       BUT!!   I made Dad promise “No head cutting off of fish in front of the girls.”

slob, humor, family fishing

They look like they’re having fun, don’t they?       I even baited hooks for them.        That’s not the part that bothers me.      Look!    I’m even smiling!       But ya sure don’t see me with a line in the water, now do ya??       NOPE!      Ain’t happening!

(I have such cute babies, don’t I??      Never mind that now they are both grown adults!     They are still both my cute babies!)

slob, humor, DD1- successful fisher girl

DD1 sure looks happy, and proud of herself!!        And Grandmama is proud of her too!!   And then the fishy went back to his family, and we all lived happily ever after!


 

(I know fishing is an excellent survival skill to have.       I’ll be grateful to know how, if I ever get stranded on a desert island.     Which, btw, is HIGHLY unlikely, since I like boating just as much as I like fishing!!      I’ve made it a long term life goal to never have to do either one ever again!       But, if the worst happens, sure hope I have my babies with me!     At least I’ll stay fed!!)