Blue Blogger

Emily from Holden Down the Fort (her baby is a boy- hence the blue) nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award!    Woo hoo!

Thanks, Emily!!

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I’m excited !!    Y’all know how much of an attention hog I am!!

She said she nominated me : “Because your blog is extremely motivational to me!”

That’s so sweet!

Now the boring part, those pesky rules, that dominate the fun.

  1. I must thank the Blogger who nominated me and provide a link to their blog. Gladly!
  2. I must write a post to show the award.        Happily!
  3. I must write a brief story on how my blog started.      Of course!!
  4. I must give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.         Hmmm, must I be bossy??   Well, I’ll try.    😉
  5. I must select 15 bloggers to pass this award on to.       Oh, must I???    Only if I want to be compliant!
  6. I must comment on each of their blogs to let them know they have been nominated for this award and provide a link to this post.       Cheerfully!

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I started blogging cuz I was getting sick (and tired!) of being a messy!!    And ready to be more like my (Cleanie!) Mama, and Granny, and Grandma….

I found Nony, from A Slob Comes Clean, who has now come clean as Dana, and that’s all she wrote.    Oops, not actually, she’s still blogging!!    LOL

I realized that I could begin recovery from slobbery, just like I was in recovery from alcoholism.       God delivered me from alcohol, and now I have to do my daily part, of never putting that first sip in my mouth, ever again.       So, in the quest for recovery from messiness, I have to do my daily part, of washing the dishes!    And maybe a little something else, like sweeping??

So, now I yammer on endlessly, documenting the messes, and celebrating my cleaning successes!     And nearly break my arms, in the process of patting myself on the back so often!

Advice:

Make sure you remember to take Before pix!!!      Extremely important!!        Cuz after you clean up the mess, you surely don’t want to try to recreate it!!

Learn how to take advantage of all the free blogging tools out there!!     Cuz being “ignert ain’t no fun”!!       My BBFFJ, BestBloggingFriendForeverJanice, can help you  with all that stuff.

My Nominees:

Sha

Madelyn

Barb

David

Coral

Melanie

I’m too tired to even try to count how many this is!!      In the midst of moving, AND had both girls today for 9 hours!!        Nite, nite time!!

 

Sarcasm Sought

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/jan/20/rise-of-the-sarcmark

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Sarcmark- How do I love thee!

http://web.archive.org/web/20121016195826/http://sartalics.com/

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Sartalics- Where have you been all my life?

How many times have I asked for a sarcasm font???

Now, AT last!!!  Thank you Stella, for telling me about this!!  You’re my hero!!

I’m seriously in hog heaven! I can’t wait to download it and use it!  Oh, I hope they’re not just pulling my leg!!

This post is for you, Tasha!  Delivered as promised!    (Over 2 years ago.    I hope you believe better late than never….)

 

Okay, problem.  It’s downloaded.  And I can use it in Word.  But…… when I copied, cut and pasted, it reverted back to this font.

Boo hiss!!

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My Boo Hiss face.

Ok, back to the drawing board!

Seven Seconds Sinking

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http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home/

Poor Ashley Phipps, doesn’t know me, or my home.       I’m thinking she would run away screaming, if she ever stepped foot in mine!

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel      

Seven Seconds Scullery 

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed

Seven Seconds Shed Seconds

Now we’re here:  The bathroom.

Or, as I’ve called it,  The “Sinking“.

My heart is sinking, just thinking about going in there.      Yes, the new floor is wonderful!  

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But that ugly blue shower curtain just grates on my nerves!!    

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I really gotta do something about that!       Who has time?   with all this de-cluttering??     

De-cluttering is more important than decorating, right??       Well, it is when you’re in the middle of a series on de-cluttering!

(Update: Yeah!  I finally did something about that blah blue curtain!!    And my shower time is so purplicious now!! )  

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Isn’t she so lovely?

  

And then there’s this horror:

(No, not the faulty faucet, the other horror.)

slob, humor, hideous avocado color

This picture does not do justice to the glaring hideousness of the (60’s? 70’s?) bright avocado green color.      Shudder!      It makes my hands still feel dirty, even after I wash them!     From the green reflection on my skin!

The Sinking!!

But wait!     We’re not here today to bemoan the hideous state of the bath decor!          We’re here to de-clutter!!

Alright, I’m going in.

First, I looked at the counter.

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Not a great pic, but it shows what ya need to see.

These can probably go:

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junk

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Yeah, I know there’s still soap in there, but it’s been here since Christmas.

And without any angst, too!!         Yay!

And the pot went back into the tub, where it belongs.    What???    You don’t keep your toy pots in the tub??

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Clutter be gone! Dirt stayed at home.

There!  Much better already!!

Happy Heater can go.    NO!!!      Not out the door, goofball!!       Under the sink!!

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Happy Heater’s Hot Home

This needs to stay, tho.    

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Necessity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I so wish these 2 would go!    In the trash!!

So useless!        Do they even make those tiny Dixie cups anymore??       {Wow, this is turning into a photo essay.      Hope y’all enjoy!}


Ya know what??       While I’m here, I’m gonna clean some too!         Don’t get your hopes up!        Nothing too wild n crazy.       Just swipe a wipee around.

 

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I included the trash can, just so you’d have the full experience! You’re welcome!

Might as well do the toilet.       I know, all the germaphobes thank me from the bottom of their hearts!       You’re welcome!        

But I had already put the wipes back on the shelf.      [facepalm]

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Back in closet. So efficient, returning it to where it belongs!!

Except when it’s not, because I have to immediately get it back out again!

Leave it to me, to make more work for myself!            

 


Disaster!    

While I was wiping the seat, after the handle, or was that backwards???      Anyway, the wipee fell into the bowl!      Oh no!!        No pix, just grabbed it up real quick before it completely soaked up all the water!       Thankfully the trash can was right there!

Whew, a deep breath to recover from that trauma.

So, that was the end of the toilet cleaning.     I had already swish-and-swiped the bowl the day before.

I’m coming up on 600 words here, so gonna cut it off here.

More tomorrow!


House Time Before: 12 hrs 28 min.

Today’s Tub Time: 15 min.

Total House Time Now: 12 hrs 43 min.

 

Accomplished, Actually

I feel such a sense of accomplishment today!!   I was about to say “It’s not even noon yet, and already I’ve.”    Then I made the mistake of glancing at the clock.   It’s 12:49 pm.   But,  I decided that my sense of accomplishment is not dictated by the minute hand on the clock.

I have accomplished a lot already today!!   I woke up!!   In a good mood!   Feeling rested!! Read my Bible!

 

purple Holy Bible

From DH

Ate a healthy breakfast of oatmeal!  

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Why would I show you an empty bowl??      Cuz I told ya, I ate it already!

{Guess I should dispense with the exclamations marks now!   Oops, sorry, last one, okay?}   Wrote in my diary.   Washed the dishes, ALL of them.   Found my stamps,

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after just texting someone to borrow 3.   Picked up the 3 baby bibs outta the floor, that had fallen off the shelf, and put in a bag to donate.   (PPJr couldn’t even wear new born stuff the day she was born.   Who decides how big a baby’s neck should be anyway???)  

Cleaned off the side kitchen counter [-ish].   I put away the gaggle of plastic bags there, and removed the 2 shopping bags, and hung them on the dining room chair.

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What?? For now, that’s where they go, since they don’t have an assigned home yet.  

Drank 2 glasses of water, refilled the pitcher,

answered all my emails.  Commented on the 3 blogs that popped up.   Talked to my Mama, and DD1.   Ate 3 ice cream bars.   Well, that one right there probably shouldn’t count as an accomplishment…

 

Seven Seconds Shed

Here we go again!!

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed- today’s story.

 

Now I’m skipping on to Day six- Garage.      Well, in my case, shed, since I have no garage! I know, I just skipped to Day Four, with Sisters’ Scene, now here I am skipping to 6.         What in the world??        Do I have no sense of mathematical linear time lines??        Nope!       Well, yes I do, have a sense of them.        Just choosing not to apply them!

When I cleaned out the girls’ bedroom, I had to have some place to put all the stuff!!     (So actually I did this day first, but I didn’t want to totally blow your minds by skipping too many days at once!!)

 

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Why did she save these recyclables??    Can you guess where they went???

The shed, dun, dun, DUN!!  Quite a mess!

I’ve been here 15 months, and only ventured out there twice.     

This is all my own mess.       Well, no, not really.        I found 2 more boxes that had been left by the previous owner!!        DD1 said “Trash ’em!!     Obviously she doesn’t really miss ’em!”         So, I did!      Much to my own surprise!       It wasn’t even MY stuff, and I still felt anxiety just dumping it into the trash, just higgledy-piggledy!        Then the box of recyclables, that she was saving for……?????

And the purple shopping cart, and orange wagon were pulled out, and immediately put into play!  (First top pic.)

The bag of cement, that is hard as a rock, is waiting for stronger arms than ours to remove it!!

The brown, wooden, slatted box in the bottom, left pic, middle shelf, is an egg box, DD1 said, after looking in it.     She was just gonna recycle it, but I said “Wait!!”      We can sell that!!”    (Yeah, I should probably just go back, and put it out by the road, huh??)

Ahhhh!!        So much better!!       Not perfect, just better.

Not done yet tho!!      Still plenty of mess to declutter!

 

Shed time: 1 hr and 15 min. each, for 2 people: 2 hr and 30 min.

Total house time before: 7 hr 58 min.

Total House Time After Today: 10 hrs and 28 min.

 

Any guess as to the total time when I finally finish??

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Back to the scullery today.      I told ya I wasn’t done in there yet!!

We’re gonna work on- guess it if you can!!        

Sippy cups!      

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The test subjects for today.

And baby bottles:

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Buh bye, baby bottles!

                                                                                                                          And baby spoons.

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Waaay too many baby spoons!! PPJr can’t use the long handled ones to feed herself.

Here is the drawer they came from, 

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Plastics drawer.

well, some were in the sink, to be honest.  

Sippy cups that leak have been the bane of my existence for, oh, 3 and a half years now!!         We keep trying, and trying to find one that lives up to it’s advertising of not leaking!!

This one guaranteed “Doesn’t leak!”  

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Guaranteed not to leak! it said.

Yeah, right!!      First time PP used it, she dropped it square on it head.         Results?       A spectacular huge puddle!       (DD1 wanted PP to start using regular cups, instead of sippys, but I said No!!       So, PopPop got this one.        Really, why did I even bother insisting on a sippy???         And why oh why didn’t we save the receipt???)          So, that was a wash, as in, I had to wash the milk off the floor, from the epic fail.)

These lost their lids, somehow.      How does that happen????

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Poor headless cups.

So, here are the ones headed for the scrap heap/recycling bin:

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Buh bye!!

PopPop came in, and was deeply offended that all the bottles, and so many sippys were headed out the door.       “Why?  What’s wrong with them?     Why aren’t you donating them??”

Well, the bottles lost their place in the house, because PPJr is a year old now, and should be weaned off bottles.    And we did it cold turkey, so….         And they aren’t worth donating, cuz you can buy bottles at the dollar store!     And I’m tired of dadgum leaky sippys that leave messes in their wake!      I notice you don’t have them over to your house, eating and drinking!      And the spoons are being donated, because PPJr would give herself an at-home tonsillectomy, with those long handles!

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See ya spoons!

Aaaaahhh, so much better now!       PopPop finally was persuaded to let go of the rejected ones.       His hand hovered over the blue bin so long, I thought he was frozen in space!      He is a very frugal man, and it hurts him deeply to throw away perfectly good stuff.           Except they weren’t perfectly good in use!!

So, since we only have a few left that really work, time to go shopping for more!!!    (Of the ones that truly don’t leak.)

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Sippys in sink.

But, I best not say that out loud in PopPop’s presence!

Total House Time Before Today:  7 hr 43 min.

Plus Today’s Scullery Skippy: 15 min.       (Was that ALL??          Really??      Yep, really!)

Total House Time So Far: 7 hrs 58 min.

Acute Alliteration

Since I was bored, and haven’t done any decluttering in a few days, I thought, “Hey!   Why don’t I write about alliteration again??”     So, I did what any American, (Canadian, Puerto Rican, Dane, Mexican, etc, citizen of the world!)  would do, I Googled it!

Look at all these cool alliteration sites I found!!       Woo hoo!!       I’m not the only alliteration fool, I guess!


http://www.rayfowler.org/2008/02/08/alliteration-generator/

Ray Fowler .org

Thoughts on God and life from a Christian perspective

I really liked this one.    If you need help writing an alliterative sermon, Ray’s your guy!


Find available domain names

http://www.namestation.com/domain-search/alliterations

Since I really like my name, I won’t be looking for another one, any time soon.     Unless when I go to buy a domain name, PurpleSlob isn’t available!       Then what will I do????   (after freaking out, I mean??)

 


SYNONYM SEEKER

AN AIDE AT ALLEVIATING ALL ALLITERATIVE ASPIRATIONS.

https://alliteration.me/synonym.html

This is another choice they have.

GENERATES AN ALLITERATIVE SENTENCE WITH YOUR NAME.

Simple Sentence

Complex Sentence

I thought that looked fun,

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Yeah!!

so I tried complex sentence.    Their answer:

Thanks for trying complex sentences

MELINDA IS MAJOR.

Really????         3 words is their idea of a complex sentence????         Wow.  

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What in the world??

     Their poor English teacher must have been pulling her hair out at FCAT time!

So, then I clicked simple sentence.     The result:

MEANINGLESS MELINDA MORE MOPS MIAMI.

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Nnnnn, not quite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

?????          I think I’ll stick to writing my own, thanks!

Next!!


http://education.byu.edu/seel/alliteration_dictionary.html

Since this one is an educational site, all official, and stuff, it should be better!

Alliteration/Words With The Same Beginning Sound Lists

You choose the letter, then it brings up about 80 words, with that beginning sound!!       Yeah!!      That’s what I’m talking about!!

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Oh yeah! This one! (Do I look like I’m missing an eye patch??)

And that’s not all!!

There’s So Much More!

 

Click Here to Access SEEL’s Free Lesson Plan Library

Wow!!


Last, but surely not least:

https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-decent-alliteration-generators

3 Answers
Stuart Aken

Never having used such devices, I have no knowledge of them, I’m afraid. But you’ll find plenty of links if you Google the term. I found this one: Alliteration Applications (same as the Synoym Seeker above.)

But I always prefer to use my own reservoir of words when writing; the idea of using a mechanical device just doesn’t sit well with me.

With writing, wit wears well when will works.      (I don’t know him, but already I like him!)

All the best with your writing.


So, I hope we all learned something!!

Alliterate away!