Past Purdy

Look at this:

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Past Purdy spot

Pitiful.   Just how long ago was it, that I posted about my spot ‘o purdy??      

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Aha! That’s it!! Perfect!

I know it can’t have been that long ago.        Oh no,  <groan> now I’m going to have to do research.      <shudder>    A word that is so close a cousin to math, that it gives me the heebie jeebies too.

Groan, it was only June 27.      Yes, this year.        Amazing how fast clutter accumulates!

So, once I recognized the problem, (That’s the first step, right Gary??), I determined to restore the spot’s former glory.

  • Put garbage bag in the can.    Naturally after taking out the full one.      I even went all out, and took the kitchen trash too- all the way outside to the bin!!
  •      Replaced the filter in my Brita, put the rest of the box in the pantry.        (Where hopefully I will remember to look for it, next time I need it!)
  •       Filed the blue, and purple polka dotted calendar, along with the bills, and the check!        (How in the world did I end up buying an extra $69 money order for last month’s rent??       Well, you know how me and math don’t get along!!)
  •        Put the glitter glue away in the craft cabinet.    I actually have a place for it now!!         Yoo hoo!!!
  •        The little pink box in the back is baggies, so kitchen cabinet.     They even have a designated spot, too!      I’m on a roll!!
  •        Unpacked the cardboard package, and put stuff away in bathroom.
  •        Placed stapler in desk cubby.
  •        Stashed the 4 magic towels.        Just don’t ask me where…..
  •        Put pink box of new earrings, in donate spot.      And they’re already gone!!
  •        Trashed the $1 microfiber towel, since I’m selling Norwex now.       (And then what happens just yesterday??        Barb, from De-cluttering the Stuff, challenged me to do a side by side comparison between a cheap microfiber cloth cleaning job, and a Norwex one!       Herp derp!        NEVER throw anything away!!      No, wait!      Wrong lesson!       Do get rid of anything not useful, or beautiful.       And it only costs a dollar to replace.      And it’s only 1 item I’ve regretted getting rid of, out of about 1 million[??].     So, I think I’m on the good side, there!)

And then, Ta-Da!!

Here we are, back to Purdy!!

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Yes, it’s the exact same picture.  But it looks exactly the same, so why waste my time taking an identical pic??

 

Another 8 house post, brought to you by the letter P, and the number eleventy.

 

Book Blogger

A new friend: My Favorite Recipes, has nominated me for a new award.       Yipee!!

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                   Book Blogger Test

Thanks, Favorite!!

Here are the requisite

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post.
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also.
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them.

 

This is something new, and I’m happy to participate!!      You know I love books!!

     Book Memes      Library       Loser          Paperbacks       Bibles

Convinced yet that I love books??

Okay now, on to the questions, please.           Coming right up!

  1.  WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BOOK PET PEEVES?    (The emphasis was theirs, not mine.      Since they were shouting, I don’t think it needs bold too.)

Um, let’s see….. 1. When the ending pages are torn out!!!!      That makes me cry in anger, and frustration!        2. If the book is poorly edited.     Once, the heroine’s name changed halfway thru.      This really happened!       I got all steamed up, ready to write a stern letter to the editor, then…… I read a different book, and my procrastination kicked in, and I never did it.    3. When the writer is boring.    I still try to hang in there, but 3 times in my life, I’ve given up, and quit reading a book.      It pains me, cuz I know it’s not the book’s fault!      But, I do have standards, ya know!!

2. Describe your perfect reading spot.

Pretty much anywhere there’s a seat, light, me and a book!!    Actually, I don’t even require a seat!     I read while walking down the halls, at school!            I’ve even read in the tub!!

3. Tell us Three book confessions.

I think saying I have put down 3 books, without finishing, probably counts as the first one!     I’m ashamed of myself, that I couldn’t power thru!       2. I proofread, as I go.     I hate it when books have too many mistakes.       Fire your editor already!!       3. I binge read, when I find a new author I like.     I will hunt down their next books, like they are food, and I’m starving!

4. When was the last time you cried during a book?

When did I finish reading the last book??    2 days ago?     Of course I cry when something sad happens!       Those people are real!!      DD1 does too.      When either of us are crying, and we ask, “What’s wrong?”  All the other has to do, is say “Reading, or book.”        And we understand.

5. How many books are on your bedside table?

Here: I’ll show you.

Answer: 10.    2 Bibles, 2 Christian romances, a Strong Willed Child workbook, and 5 kids’ books.

6. What’s your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Food, pretty much!     Brownies top the list, naturally.       And peach Fanta, if I have some.

7. Name Three books you would recommend to Everyone.

Bible- #1, hands down.        Anne of Green Gables.       {This is so hard!!}        5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

8.  Show us a picture of your favorite bookcase , or a bookshelf.

Well, since I moved, and got rid of all my bookcases, apparently my nightstand is it!

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My nightstand is now my new bookshelf.

9. Describe how much books mean to you in just three words.

Oh, wow, another toughie.       Let’s see if I can do this.

Giving me life.       (The Bible literally gives me life, by bringing me to Jesus Christ.     Other books give life to my mind.)

Now another rough part: Nominating just 5 people!!

  1. Susie        A wonderful friend!
  2. Geekmama
  3. Creative Crafts
  4. Beauty Beyond Bones    This girl is seriously wonderful!
  5. Koolaid Mama

As soon as this publishes, I’ll be round to all your blogs, bringing you the good news!

Thanks again, Favorite!     Go check out this Chocolate Cake recipe of hers!!

 

Loose Laughs

Again with the no theme.          A loose collection, one that hopefully elicits laughs!

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Yes!! Good for him! Bad for minimalism!

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So true!! FL too!

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Is this true, cat people?

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This isn’t really funny, is it?

 

 

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Fer sure!!

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Too true, right??

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Terrified is more like it!!

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Best redneck bargain ever!!

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Whew!!

Well, I got a few laughs outta these.     Hope you loosen your tight muscles with belly laughs!!

 

Single Socks Seeking Solemates

(S)jen’s sad, sad story of single socks seeking “sole”mates swamping her space.      (Sorry, about spoiling your name Jen, alliteration made me do it!)    {Also, did you catch that stealthy, yet shameless self-promotion, since that post was dedicated to me??}

Suddenly a solution springs to mind skull!

This is Jen from Hidden Hoarder.     We had a thing, going back and forth about ALL her socks being single.    I joked with her, about setting up a singles sox society, to help them find their “sole” mate.    Also, I joked about wanting to meet her peg-legged child.

(Annnnd that’s as far as I’ve gotten.    No real solution sprang to mind, it was just a great sentence!!)


Months later:


We just got rid of approx. a million of our own single sox, without a single pix to prove it.  Nooooo!!       How could I have forgotten about this half written post, just hanging in limbo- waiting to be fleshed out????

Also, immediately after we got rid of all the unmatched baby sox, I saw a single socks baby quilt, on Pinterest or somewhere!       Are you kiddin me??????

 

So, then I had to go find this one, since I didn’t remember where I saw the first one.

Argh!

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Real, Reat Reward

Of course, I mean “Real Neat Blog Award”!!

Sweet Elizabeth, from Comfortable Coop, nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award.   Thanks, Elizabeth!!       You are a great writer, and friend!!

It’s always such a surprise, and serious thrill!! to see my name, on one of these award posts!!

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I had to put it twice, just in case you didn’t catch it the first time!!     😉

You know the drill by now:

RULES:

This award is designed for people who have a “real neat blog!”

Those participating should ~
• Put the award logo on your blog.
• Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
• Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
• Let them know you nominated them (by connecting on their blog, etc.)
• Ask your nominees 7 questions.

Everybody has a real neat blog!!       So, everybody gets an award!!          Seriously, you want it, you got it!       How did Heather get people to nominate themselves??    I’ll have to go back, and take a look!!

 

These are the 7 questions from Elizabeth, for her nominees:

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?

Singing!!     I might cry, but it always lifts my spirit, to sing praises to the Lord!

  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

My friend, Jan S.     She has a real bad bone disease, and breaks bones just by sneezing, sometimes.     She’s always in pain.     But she is the most loving, happy, always cheerful person you will ever meet!     You can just see the joy of the Lord in her face!

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

Nope!!      I try to avoid it as much as possible!   I have enough depression tendencies, just by myself!!      I do read the missing kids alerts, on FB.  I forward them, and pray the child will be found alive, and unharmed.

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
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Night owl.

This is a funny question!     In my childhood, all the way up till I went back to teaching, in my 40’s, I was always a night owl!     Now, I want to be asleep with the chickens, otherwise known as grandbabies!!

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

No, thank goodness.      The only pet I ever had as mine, was Emily.    

I’ve never loved another animal, either before, or since.

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

Yes, of course!!     Doesn’t everyone need expert advice, now and again??

     7. Is Jesus your savior?

Yes!!   And I’m so excited to see this question, Elizabeth!!      Thank you!!      It is THE single most important question in all of existence!       Having Jesus as your Savior is the difference between eternity with God, in heaven, or spending eternity in hell, if He is not your Savior.

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Okay, now the hard part:

Nominate people.      

Oh please, just nominate yourselves!!      And if you do, I’ll come back, and fill in your name, so your nomination will be all official, and stuff!!     Okay?  I hate playing favorites, and having to pick people for my team!!     Or worse, feeling like someone chose me last!      (Oh wait!     This part isn’t about me!      Sorry!     Can you tell I wasn’t too enthusiastic about elementary school team sports??)

I really like Elizabeth’s questions, so I’m copying them!        (Just remember Elizabeth, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!)

 

  1. Is there something that you do that makes you really happy when you’re feeling down?
  1. Is there someone (real or fictional) who inspires you? Who is it and why does this person inspire you?

 

  1. Do you spend a lot of time listening to, reading, or watching the news?

 

  1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

 

  1. Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?

 

  1. Do you talk to yourself out loud?

 

  1. Is Jesus your Savior?

 

Okey dokey – it’s your turn- GO!!

Wandering Wonderings

Okay, here we are at the beginning of a new de-cluttering series!!       YAY!!                 Don’t you just love the smell of a new de-cluttering series in the morning?  

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Me too!

But, I have a problem.          What do I name it??

Other series names have been suggested for me:

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/declutter-declaration/  by Anne, (Queen Anne to her subjects).

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/paper-purgathon/ by Anne again.

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/seven-seconds/ was not suggested to me, but was inspired by a post from Ashley.

I was thinking about naming it after this house, which PP has already deemed “My 8 house.”      Guess why??

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Our house number, now.

But when I tried to alliterate eight, all I could come up with, was Eight Eighths, and nothing beyond that.      1 title does not a series make.

So here I sit, unable to even begin writing, (I know, what have I been doing for over 100 words??) cuz I’m blank on names.

Maybe you should read the dictionary, or thesaurus for a while, to get your juices flowing?

But I don’t need definitions, or synonyms, nor antonyms, I need alliteratives!!       Now I’m wondering,  “What would you name a book of alliteratives, anyway??”      I realize that’s off topic, but I wonder!

Btw, I had to Google the word alliterative, just to make sure I was spelling it okay.           And you’ll never guess what the 11th result was??!!

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

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Jun 27, 2016 – Lookee there, I DID find another alliterative title! Go, me! No, really! Go, so the people can read in peace! (Anybody else wonder how they get these animals to …

And the 12th!!!!

The van didn’t really need vetting, but that’s a good alliterative title! It ...

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May 24, 2016 – The van didn’t really need vetting, but that’s a good alliterative title! It was Sis’ van, so I knew it was in good working condition. She had even just bought brand new …

I’m officially back in love with Google again!!      ❤ ❤ !!
Back to the topic at hand, if you please…
Waah!       My wonderings are “What to do now??? ”       My mind is wandering all over the place!!           HELP!!
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Susie Says

Susie, SusieShy45, nominated me for a Mystery Bloggers Award.      Thanks, Susie!!

Here are the rules:

  1. Post the award/ image on your blog .
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and give a link back to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and give a link back to her blog.
  4. Nominate 10-20 deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  5. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; including one weird or funny question.

This award was created by Okoto Enigma and you can find her blog HERE.

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Created by Okoto Enigma.

(Isn’t that marvelous, for her to create a Mystery Award, when her name is Enigma??   That’s so cool!!    Go check out her blog- that’s exactly why she named it the Mystery Award- for herself!!)

  1. If you could change one thing about our country, what would it be and why?
  2.   I would end abortion immediately, because it’s murder.
  3. Which super hero powers would you like to have, if given a chance? Why ?
  4.     I think I already AM a super hero!!    After all, I decluttered my house down to the bone!   lol
  5. What motivates you to blog (write) ?
  6.     Wanting attention!!      Having a place to pour out my thoughts.    For accountability.    To connect with the world.    Because I love words!!
  7. What is something you like to collect, if anything?  
  8.     It used to be fabric!     And anything purple.     Now, I’m going to collect feelings; feeling good about myself, and how peaceful my new home is.    (Once it’s unpacked!!)
  9. If given the chance to rename any fast food restaurant, which would it be? What would it’s new name be?   Checkers would become Cheeseys.     Does anyone ever even SEE a checker there???     Nope!!    But plenty of cheese!!
  10. Why the brown??    It’s a mystery!!

Please forgive the answers being numbered too.    I just can’t get those numbers to behave!!    Because it’s math- that’s why!!

My nominees: