Sweet Sanjita

Sanjita from Cluster of Stars has tagged me in her Blue Skies Post.       Thanks, Sanjita!!     How sweet!

The ubiquitous:

Rules 

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Thank the person who tagged you

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Questions for the Tagged Bloggers (Me!)

1. Which languages do you speak?

English, tiny bit of Spanish, Teacherese , Toddler, and some American Sign language.     Hey!     Does that make me quinlingual??

2. What’s your favourite colour?

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Y’all can answer that one in unison!!       (If this is your very first time, I’ll give ya a hint. Look at my name.)

3. What’s the last song that you listened to?

Ho, ho, ho hosanna, ha, ha, ha, hallelujah, He, He, He, He saved me, I’ve got the joy of the Lord!      (One of PP’s Toddler Bible songs, on CD.)

4. Which F.R.I.E.N.D.S character is most like you?

I think Phoebe, because she dresses weird, is sorta flighty, and doesn’t keep a neat house!    And her tiny, tiny tattoo!!

5. E-books or hardcover/paperback novels?

Paperbacks fer sure!!      I need to feel paper, under my fingertips!

6. What’s your dream holiday destination?

My bed!

7. Dogs or cats?

Ummm, I hate cats, so dogs it is.     Remember, Emily is the only dog I’ve ever loved?

8. Would you rather be Sherlock Holmes or John Watson?

Another hard one!    I don’t like mysteries, but I do like being in charge, and getting all the attention!     So, I guess Sherlock.

9. If you got stuck in the lift with a person you don’t like, what would you do?

Chatter their ear off!

10. What’s your favourite beverage?

Peach Fanta!!

 

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11. What’s your favourite quote?

John 3: 16          “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

Tag 11 others:

Oh, goodness, y’all know I hate to play favorites!       But here goes:

  1. Crystal – a brand new blogger!     Y’all welcome her, I know ya will!

2. Clare

3.  Bella

4. Madelyn

5. Chris

6. James

7. JKL

8. Kally

9. Carrie

10. Anne

11. Lydia

 

Questions for the Tagged Bloggers:

  • Which languages do you speak?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What’s the last song that you listened to?
  • E-books or hardcover/paperback novels?
  • What’s your dream holiday destination?
  • Naps, best thing ever? Or, overrated?
  • If you got stuck in the elevator, what would you do?
  • What’s your favorite beverage?
  • What’s your favorite quote?
  • What’s the hardest part of blogging for you?
  • What’s your best childhood memory?

There, all done!!

Bad Brian’s Bwahahahas

Of course Brian’s full name is Bad Luck Brian, but you know why I had to leave out the “L” word.

Just like the Crazy Girlfriend, I love Bad Luck Brian!     His memes are full of bwhahahahas!   Even tho his life is one big tragedy, ya just can’t help but look, just like a wreck!

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slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme   Oh the agony!!  Probably his twin brother too!!    Ouch!

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End of poor Bad Luck Brian’s sad story of sorrow.

 

Dear D.

 

Dear Cindy D:                                                                                      1/20/2017

I have a whole 3 day weekend off!      SIL took the girls to see his mamma.    Whew!!       I’m giddy with delight!!              Whatever will I do??!!

Slept late, yay!        Showered, yay again!        Went to free lunch to hear Michelle speak on Tamar.     (She acts out skits on women in the Bible.     Tamar’s story is found in Genesis 38, verses 6-30.)      She did an excellent job, as always!!        

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Went to Mama’s for a pork chop, (the free lunch was about worth what we paid today.   VERY skimpy!! ) and some blackberry cobbler. (and swiped the remainder of it!!     I didn’t want it to go to waste.     I was being considerate!)

Stopped by a realtors.   slob, humor, realtor         Talked about my pitiful situation.         I had already been in contact with a mortgage broker.         My credit is finally hi enough to qualify for a mortgage!!              My income qualifies me for $25,000!!       Hurray!  I can have my choice of imaginary, burned out, 1/1 houses on 5’x5′ lots!!            Woo hoo!              But only in black!      (Henry Ford reference.)

Oh, I forgot that I hadn’t even told you I wanted to move!         I know, I know!       I just moved a year ago!       (13 months to be exact.      There’s that pesky math again!)       I’m longing to be back home in Plant City again.        Being so close, and yet so far, for the last 3 years, I feel kinda like I’m in exile!

Got home at 4, and started the “C” word!            COOKING???           Yes, I said Cooking!              Pick yoreself up off the floor, woman!

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Aunt “Nameless”  gave me a yummy recipe that only takes 3 hours on hi, in the crock pot. So, I’ll be noshing at midnight.       LOL             Uh, Melinda?                Yeah?            4 + 3= 7, not midnight!        It doesn’t??            (shakes head no)        Oh well, it took me 45 minutes to get the food INTO the pot!       So, I just kinda rounded up!

I do have to remember that math is not your forte!!

Exactly!

I’m also re-de-cluttering.  I’ve got to rid of so much stuff!!        Ok, well, time to quit yakking, and go work!

Aww, who am I kiddin??           I cooked!         And that’s all the work I’m gonna do today!

Blogging don’t count as work! I love it too much! Although, it totally IS work!

Love, Melinda

Posted Posts

I just hit a new milestone, 500 posts!!  

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500 posts!! Go, me!

 

Is that like 500 episodes on TV??     I don’t know, but I know I’m really proud of myself!      I’ve stuck with blogging for over 2 years now!!     So much has happened in the last 2 years, it’s crazy.

DD1 got married, and she and PP moved out.      Well, DUH!  

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I know, I know, I should have expected she’d want to live with her husband!

I moved: Twice!

my first place all on my own

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

Ranch Man (now known as EX) and I got divorced.     

Mitchell marriage ended Feb 24 2016

My 55th birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPJr joined the family!

I finished DD2’s  (the DR!!) kwilt!    Finally!!!    After only 9 years in the making!

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It was already folded in half, cuz I wanted ya to see my face!

I’ve shared my life’s story.

Strawberry City to Strawberry Scribblings

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I’ve de-cluttered, re-cluttered, and de-cluttered some more.     Even made a Declutterathon out of it!

Shared the ups and downs of being an Omie.

And bragged on yourself endlessly!!

 

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That’s me!! Well, my category, anyway!!

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How pretty is this?? Thank you Camellia!

{Trust me, there’s lots more!     But her head’s too big to cram any more in here!}

Lost my health, recovered it, lost weight, regained some…

Quoted the Bible a LOT!!     I want anyone who reads this blog to know I’m a proud Christian, follower of Christ.     And that He died on the cross, and rose again, to take away their sins.   And God loves you!!      John 3:16.

And made a wonderful community of friends!

So many it’s hard to just name a few, but here goes anyway!      My BBFF Janice, Stella, Angela, Anne M., Gail, Ethel, Sherri, Lady Sunshine, Neerja, Jenny, Susie, Queen Anne, Brenda, Willow, Kristen T.C. (well, I knew her IRL first!), Himali, Josh, Gary, Carrie, Jen, Sakshi, Roopam, Judy, Carmen, Ralph, Linda, Marsha, Gilly, Nancy, Sarah Eliza, Lorelei, Grammy, Sandra, Teagan, Annabelle, Sue, Melanie, Feisty, Grace, Terry, Donna, Kirt, H.O., Joel, Dolly, Katie, and special shout out to my beloved Nony- we aren’t close personal friends, but she inspired my blog journey, and has answered several of my comments!! …..  I love y’all ALL!! Even if you don’t see your name, because I had a brain blip, I love ya!   And please forgive me!

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LOVE!

 

So many memories, I love my life!!

 

Giving Girl

Jenny is a wonderful friend, and mother of 6!!  kids, that I’ve met blogging.    Her honesty about both the joys, and um, trials of parenting a large family somehow is always funny!

She is a Christian (Mormon), that’s the way she writes it, guys!     So, in order to focus more on Christ, at Christmas, she does this Advent Ornaments, Names of Christ activity.      And now, just for us, she’s giving away 2 sets!!

 

http://www.unremarkablefiles.com/2016/11/names-of-christ-advent-giveaway-ends.html

Thank you Jenny!!

How great is that!!    Teaching your kids the names of Christ is sooo important!       And focusing on our Savior, instead of “gimmes”  is huge!!

So, run over there, and enter in!      Even if you don’t win, you’ll have a good laugh, and make new friends!!       Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!         (No, sorry, she is NOT coming by your house with food.      That’s not part of the giveaway!)

 

Update:  I won!!    So excited!!     And no, it had nothing to do with me writing this post!!     ( I asked! )      I was randomly chosen by some (very smart) computer thingy.

 

 

Quipped Quote – Day 2

Welcome back!        I knew you couldn’t resist seeing what said who!!       This challenge is thanks to Judy, from Edwina’s Episodes.          Many thanks, Judy!!         How many??         How many what??          How many thanks??       Inquiring minds wanna know!!          Um, many?!       I need a number here.       Okay, 200 then.        Thanks!      But only 2.

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Challenge

(We’re in the slightly darker purple day.)

Day 1.

Rules of the challenge:

  1. Three quotes over three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s quote:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

 

 

Contrary to popular belief, we can NOT work our way into heaven!     This verse clearly states salvation comes by grace, through faith, and it’s a GIFT from God!!           I am so grateful to God for His free gift!!         How about you?

 

Today’s victims nominees are:

Dolly

Brenda

Jen

I hope you come on board, and quote away, ladies!