Paper Purgathon Paper

Okay, so Paper Purgathon Prep, was not so very much paper purging, as it was de-cluttering.   So, today we are gonna hark back to that day, and do the real paper purging.

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To refresh your memory, here’s the paper piles, that were removed from the microwave, and counter.

 

So, I put 15 minutes on the timer.       And dove in.

            I reckon these might be important.

(Boy howdy, I LOVE these circles!!!        Why did it take me so long to discover them??)

slob, humor, VERY important!    So THAT”S why they sent me the cancellation notice!     I couldn’t figure it out, since I “Knew” I had mailed my payment!        eye roll

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ARGH! I’m so mad about this!! I just wasted 5 FREE dollars!!

slob, humor, trash    Yay for easy trash decisions!

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Good only until March. I have 4 days to use them, or die

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Yeah, I was planning to label stuff, to help PP learn to read. Hey, she’s not 4 yet, plenty of time!

Granny and my girls,                          Emily the only dog I ever loved, with my girls, and 1 extra!      The one in the middle is Kimmy’s BFF.                                             Melinda as drum instructor!       LOL      I love looking at old family pix!

 Yoo hoo!      Melinda!         Yeah?         Back to work!    You’re supposed to be purging paper, not mooning over old pix!        Oh, yeah, sorry.

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Self explanatory

Self explanatory???        Not by a long shot!        Well, you know I want to get married again.        Yeah.   And??           Well, knowledge is power, and I don’t want to repeat the mistakes of all my last 4 marriages.      Oh, ok. Good thinking.     I guess.        I just wondered if there was something you needed to tell us?!        Nope!      Not yet!       If/when there is, you’ll be the first to know!       (Being as how you’re in my head, and all.)

Alrightey then. now that we’re back on track.       The book went to my room, along with the pix.      And the important papers, and the word labels.

The Beall’s bucks were filed in # 13.      (I’m still steamed about that.)

I threw away some more papers, and then I was so exhausted, I stopped the clock at 5 minutes left.      I know I’m supposed to do a full 15, but hey, are ya really gonna come after me for 5 lousy minutes??

Catch me if ya can!!    

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“Catch me if ya can!” said the Gingerbread Man.

Blessed Blogger

Another Blogger Recognition Award!         I’m so blessed to have so many friends here in the blogosphere!               Thank you, Kuddos and Kiddos!!

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(My first one was from Pearly, who has sadly stopped blogging.     😦        And my second one was from Brenda at Camellia’s Cottage.)

 

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.  

  • check  (How do I make a check mark??)
  • Write a post to show your award.

  • in progress

(Here is the pic again, just in case you forgot what it looked like, it’s been so long a whole paragraph ago.)

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  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.

  • YAY!!      Y’all know how much I LOVE to blab about myself!!

slob, humor, happy!                Me, me, me , meeeee!!!!

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

  • YAY!!       Y’all know how much I LOVE to tell people what to do!     (Others, of course!  Not myself!)
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Wail!!      

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  • This is always the hardest part, feeling like I’m leaving people out, cuz I can only pick 15!!
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

  • YAY!       I love yakking to others, and telling good news!

Ok, brief story of blog beginning.     Ay yi yi!     Brief is soooo hard for me!     (Oops!  There I’ve already wasted 7 words, nope, 15…nope….   Just stop counting already and move on!!)

I am was a life long slob.      I decided in 2014 to clean up my act.      I gathered inspiration from Dana @ A Slob Comes Clean,   slob, humor, Nony     and others, and started out.      SLOWLY, very slowly.     My First Day was just sweeping, and mopping the living room, and it left me out of breath, and sweating.

I gathered momentum as I went along, and here I am 2 and 1/2 years later, all clean!      (And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell ya!)        I’ll undoubtedly be blogging about this subject till I’m old, and gray.      You’re already old, and gray!      Does that mean you’re done now??          Uh, nope, I’ll be blogging about this until I forget how to type!

Advice: Hmmmmm…

#1. Have fun!

#2. Proofread each article at LEAST 3 times!!

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Well, I guess not tooo hard…

15 Bloggers:

  1. Susie
  2. ABR
  3. Cluster of Stars
  4. Claremary
  5. Teri
  6. David
  7. Jen
  8. Jena
  9. Grace
  10. Katie
  11. Robyn
  12. Gilly
  13. Linda
  14. Barb
  15. Anne

 

Can’t wait to read what y’all write!

Paper Purgathon Paperbacks

Paper Purgathon Paperbacks isn’t exactly about paperbacks, it’s about hard back books, and magazines, and paperbacks.      Okay, so it IS about paper backs, then, right??          Yes, it is.  Then why did you say it wasn’t??         Um, I meant to say it isn’t JUST about paperbacks!   Well, in the future, please say what you mean, and mean what you say.        Snarky- party of 1! Can I please just get on with the post now???            (mutters under breath)         Fine, go ahead. Besides, the hard back books DID have paper backs too, technically.       What??          The hard backs had paper jackets, so they are paper backs too.           When did you become a lawyer??

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Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon- Pal

Paper Purgathon- Pile

Paper Purgathon- Perch

Paper Purgathon Paused

Paper Purgathon Presumed

So, since Presumed wasn’t about any actual de-cluttering either, we are now officially on Day 6, of 21 days.     So, that means there’s __ days left.      Again with the math!!        Can we just please skip the torture, this time, of watching you slowly, and painfully counting on your fingers??        And toes!    

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These little piggies...

Don’t forget the toes!!        Who can forget the toes??        But it wasn’t just the toes, it was the peas -n- toes that still haunts me….

For those who are new, and don’t know what we’re talking about.

You’re welcome.       Now your eyes have been initiated too!         Now that it’s too late, to “un-see that”, don’t you wish you had run away??        Well, now’s the time to run away screaming, before you’re forced to view the next hideous thing!!       You’re still here??         Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

For peas’ sake, can we peas get back to paperbacks????

Okay, so I hafta do 15 minutes of paper de-cluttering today.      So, I looked around, in my usual “What can I blog about today??” way, and my eyes landed on a book, by my bed.      And of course, being the brilliant blogopher that I am, I forgot to photograph it.         (So, if you’ll just excuse me a moment,  I’ll just quietly fake the shot now.)

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Just a bedside book, nothing to see here. Move along.

And a thought balloon appeared over my head!

Books start with P!                  No they don’t.               Oh yeah, they don’t.          

 (furrows brow, squinches mouth, thinks intently)

slob, humor, thinking really hard!

Think! Think!

Aha!       Paperback starts with P!!                Can’t argue with that!

So, I wandered around the house, looking for books I’d finished reading, that needed to be returned to the library.        Uh, oh!        How much is this gonna cost??

No, no, no!!      Not the Public one!       The one here in the Park!!       I think I’ve finally learned my lesson there!

Here’s my bounty.

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3 real, genuine paper backs

2 fake paper backs, AKA   hard backs covered with paper jackets

2 paper magazines

That’s a tidy little stack of papers to purge!!          Why, thanks!        I’m rather proud of this 15 minutes of purging!          Really??     It took you 15 minutes to gather those up??          Well, no, but…       But what?       Then I still hadda go out to Vanronica, start ‘er up, drive to the clubhouse, and go inside!      Whoop de doo!       You had to drive a whole 5 blocks.      Waaaaah, waaaah!           I’ll have you know it was a tenth of a mile!       AND, I hadda drive back!         So, yes! it was 15 minutes!

Folks, I’m just done now, as I’m sure you are too.

Pass on by, pass on by.

Paper Purgathon Presumed

 

I mean the Paused Paper Purgathon is being resumed, of course.  I just presumed you’d know that!

Now that Christmas, and New Year’s are over, and it’s more than a month later, I thought it might be time to get back to it.

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Now remember, I only promised 15 minutes a day.    So these posts will just be small snippets.      But still long, I imagine.      You do NOT know how to be brief!

Here’s a reminder of our journey so far.

Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon- Pal

Paper Purgathon- Pile

Paper Purgathon- Perch

So that’s _ days so far.     Oh dear!      Time out while I count!      slob, humor, counting

 

 

 

 

 

 

slob, humor, I can count to 5!  Whew!     It was only up to 5!  I can handle that!     On 1 hand even!

I know, you counted 6 posts, but the first one doesn’t count, since I only talked about purging, but didn’t actually do any.       Okay, since today is not any actual purging either, just more talk about the same, how many actual work days, of purging do I need??

That would be 21 minus 5, Melinda.      Do ya need any help with that??      You do have to carry the one, ya know.

I can do it!     By myself!         (Oh boy!    Do I hear echos of PP, or what??!!)

And the answer is:  16.       Final answer?        Yup.          Congratulations!!        You answered a first grade math question correctly!

(No photo possible, I can’t use both hands, and both feet, AND take the pix!)

Alrightey then, after today, I need 16 more posts to make it to the end of Queen Anne’s 21 day challenge.       And we’ll see how many months THAT ends up taking!

 

Frog Friend

My friend, Jennifer, who blogs as Feisty Frog, on Dewey Hop, nominated me for an award!     YAY!!        Thanks, Fro, um Fri, um Fei, um Dew, um Jennifer!!        I got stuck there for a minute, on what to call you!!

https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/lovely-blog-award/

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Y’all know the rules, I’m sure.

But here they are, just in case you forgot.

 

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog     (How bout 2 for good measure???)
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself.   (Check.   Hmmm, are there 7 things that I haven’t shared???     I feel like y’all have seen me spill ALL my guts already!!)
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people.     (At MOST???     Drats!)
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!        (Will do, ASAP!!)

 

https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/identity-theft/              This is where I got the idea for my post : Frank Fright.

  1. Since I’ve already had 4 weddings, if, and that’s a big IF, I ever get married again, I’m just gonna elope!      (At my last wedding, one of my aunts asked me how many weddings I was gonna have.    I answered, “As many men as I can keep finding to marry me, I guess.”)
  2. My right eye is half blue, and half brown.
  3. I’m ashamed to say this, but I wore white crew socks, with my capris, and Crocs today.  Mama nearly didn’t let me be seen by her side!
  4. I’ve had 5 different phones, in the last 12 months.     They just didn’t work out, so we broke up!      It was me!    Not them!    And the one I have now, doesn’t have a purple cover on it, so embarrassing!
  5. I re-read my posts all the time.    And I laugh at the brilliant writing. Every.Single.Time.
  6. I sniff babies’ heads.     It’s a compulsion.
  7. Yesterday, I mixed up some GF (YAY!) Brownie mix, and put it in the small crock pot.   Then, I plugged it in, and went my merry way.      3 hours later, the cake wasn’t done!  What??       I had plugged in the toaster….

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Yeah…..

That’s why I should not be allowed to try to cook!!

Ok, now the “at MOST” 15 people.      Ya know this part is always hard for me!    

#1 To only pick 15!          And #2  Counting to 15 is Math!!        (Or should those numbers be reversed??      See??    Math is HARD!!)

Ha!    I figured a way around the hard parts!!      Nominate my last 10 new followers, and let the editing program auto count for me!!          Yay for figuring that out!!

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       (Yes, I look exactly like that when I’m dancing.      Why ya laughing???)

Okay, now!     As soon as this publishes, I’ll be by to let y’all know I nominated ya!!

 

Wed. 8:33 am

Just informed everybody.   I can’t wait to see what secrets they spill about themselves!!

 

Stellar Stella

Stellar Stella was my first commenter ever!

Day One

What an awesome first post! You just put it out there right from the start.

 

We met on Dana’s A Slob Comes Clean.      And fell into “Like” right away!

We had so much in common!       (Well, not our ages, she’s still a young woman, and I’m a middle aged woman, but age is only a number!)

We both read ASCC, and comment!!

We are both struggling with housework.   

We are both determined to get our houses under control.

We both sew.

We both blog.


We both live in…    Oh wait! I live in Fl, and she lives in Australia.        So, that would be a difference (BIG DIFFERENCE) then, instead of a similarity, right?            Whatever!!       We both live in countries that start with “A”.         Um, Melinda???      USA doesn’t start with “A”.     Well, America does, so there, smarty pants!

We are both photographers.        Ahem, again, I must point out the fallacy of your statement.     You, my dear, are no photographer.      I take pix, ergo, I am a photographer.     I didn’t say I was a great one, like Stella, just that I AM one.        Ah!      Agreed then.

We both ordered Dana’s book, immediately!          

We both took pix of ourselves, peeking over the top of the book, without even knowing the other did it!      (I thought that was too funny!     Just something about that book, I guess!)

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(Yeah, hers is better than mine.      Can you tell she is a professional photog???)

Alrighty, then.    Sounds like y’all just might be long lost twins!      Anything else?


Stellar Stella was quoted in Dana’s book!!

“But the real reason I’m sharing this with you – well, other then that it just might be exactly what you need right now – is that I’m quoted in the book!!!!

In the chapter ‘The Truth About Habits” on page 35, under the heading ‘For Those Assuming The Dish Washer Thing Doesn’t Apply Because They Don’t Have Dishwashers” you will find a little quote from yours truly.”

 

Not that I was, or anything, just giving a shout out to my friend!!       (But I was quoted in my BBFFJ’s ebook!)

So, that statement should have been:  “We are both quoted in books.”        Yes, yes, you are so persnickety sometimes!


Okay, I guess that’s all for now.     But seriously, go check out Stella’s blog, Purfylle, and you’ll agree with me that she is stellar!!

Seven Seconds Scullery

Are you scratching your head in perplexity??       Seven seconds scullery is about the kitchen!!        I learned that word as a teen, reading Gothic romances.      It’s a great word too!       It almost sounds like a curse word, if you inject enough venom, and disgust into your voice!

Yes, indeed, good old 7 hours to a  blah blah…..         Day 1- the scullery.             My nemesis.   Is it really the kitchen??        Or the dirty dishes IN the kitchen??       That YOU put there??               Hmmm, you might have a point there.

Time to tackle the titan.      I realize in Ashley’s list, kitchen came first.    But, since I’m a rebel, I did it second.       I think it’s okay, no penalties assessed.

This is the series so far.

Seven Seconds

I did the living room first.

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Yes, it took me two posts, and 2 hours! to do the living room.      Moving on.

You might remember, I’ve purged the kitchen before- in this house! Not to mention the times I did it before that, in the apartment!

So here are the befores:

(Mine is the lovely 60’s shelf paper!      Hurray!      My eyes got to be burned the whole time!   I can still see that pattern on my retinas!

XH helped me.     (He really is so good to me!      Besides he’s here so much, helping with the girls, the messy cabinets were on his nerves!)

He did 2 cabinets to my 1!     But, I had a handicap!    I had to sit on this stool of PP’s, so I could reach the lower cabinet!

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As you can imagine, it was not comfortable, to say the least!!       Our baselines, didn’t match measurements!

During:

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The white canister bit the dust.     It took us the longest time to even figure out what it was!  Kool-aid.         Sorry, Sis!

We wiped out the shelves, and XH looked at all the expiration dates.      Every.single.one.   I don’t have the patience to do that!!

Funny thing is, this is what we garnered to donate.

slob, humor, donate    And we weren’t even to the utensil drawer yet!     (No, SF, I’m not donating your pink water bottle.  It will be returned home to you.)

(Queen Anne, do you see those purple things????      I might have had duplicates, so I was able to let them go.     Actually, I had 7 mugs, so…..)

And afters:

slob, humor, neat, and clean     Yeah, I know.     You can see that the boxes of popsicles are not neatly stacked.      Who’s got time for that??

Ah!     So much better!        So neat!          So organized!        We can see what we have!      (Best of all, I didn’t have to pay him, like I did Nicole!!)

And it was only 1 hour on the clock!       Of course, that was 2 man hours. (well, 1 man hour, and 1 woman hour, so do I count it as 2 hours??)  

But we only got 3 cabinets done in an hour, with both of us working.       😦       It’s gonna be a l-o-n-g   scullery series!!