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!!

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

Just a reminder:

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


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

I’m 5 hrs, 43 minutes in, and I’m still stuck between Days 1 & 2!      Yikes!

I know I’m probably confusing you, by working on the dining table, then the refridge, now back to the table.        Please bear with me!        (PS, just remember, I finally did Komplish Kim’s kwilt!!)

Back to what we’re doing.

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Try, try again.

Believe it or not, I spent the first 13 min scraping glitter, and glue off the table.        You might have the mistaken notion that cleaning is not technically de-cluttering.          Just think about it, I’m getting rid of unwanted, unnecessary, and unusable stuff, tiny as it is!     Sounds like de-cluttering to me!

And just so you know, a blunt tip popsicle stick is NOT the most helpful tool, for scraping g & g.

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Sticking it to the table.

Duh!        Besides, God created thumbnails first!

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Swishy, swashy

Clean table-  aahhhh!            So satisfying!          

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Niiiice!

I even got rid of those hearts!         (Remember how I just ignored them last time?       Cookie Chaos Calmed.)        

It’s looking so good, I went ahead and restarted the timer!      

Resurrection Sunday fancy:  Well, it is coming up….

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So pretty in pink!

Now, if only I could convince either of the girls to wear it!        They are both firm believers that bare (head) is better!

More Christmas:       Shock, shock, NOT!

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Still in the clutches of Christmas….

More stuff….

Put it away.

And lookee here.    What happens when you wear your glasses on the back of your head, then accidentally tilt backwards, just a little…

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It could happen to anyone, right??                        [crickets ]                        Surely I’m not the only one who’s ever had it happen, am I??              [louder crickets]

At least they didn’t fall into the business end!!          SO.VERY.THANKFUL!!

thankful face

Back to the table:  it looks lots better.         And now you can really tell I’m making a dent in it!

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Looking good! Right??

Well, maybe ya can’t tell, but I am!!


Previous Scullery Time: 3 hrs 32 min

Adding today’s 30= 4 hrs 2 min

Total  House Time Thus Far: 6 hrs 13 min               Since it’s almost 7 hours, I’m nearly done, right???

Please don’t bust a gut laughing, that’s bound to leave a mark.

 

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Boy, I hope I get outta the Scullery soon!      I’m running outta alliterations!       Nooo!!!!         I can’t believe it!         Don’t test me!

   The series so far.

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


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


Alright, now we’re in the midst of Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding.         What in the world does scaffolding have to do with the Scullery??         Well, here’s my take on it.     Google defines it as “a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning the building.”         So, I’m taking the cleaning part, and applying it to the fridge.           Got it?      No, not that it matters to you.

So, the inside of the fridge is a fright!!

This is the top shelf.      Can you see those open cans??      Look behind the pie!

                                                            Yeah, had to trash those!

And later, I found out, thanks to PP’s discriminating taste buds, that the milk was rotten too.       Sorry, baby!       Omie didn’t mean to!

     (If you squint, can’t you see how the wire shelves look like scaffolding??)

Second shelf, the 2 dozen eggs that I bought for DD2’s birthday breakfast.       On Feb 23.      At least it was 2017!!       And at least 1 of the yogurt boxes was completely empty.      Huh.         And more open cans.        Can you say yuck!!          I thought ya could!

The 3rd shelf.        Green eggs, (I’m sure by now)   and ham.     (At least I think that’s ham, all bundled up under there.      Probably it’s green by now too.)          And that yogurt is at least 7 months old.       Another toss without opening.

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Close up of ickiness.

Yay!     At least 2 cleared, if not clean, surfaces!         Oopsie!      That cantaloupe is way past it’s prime.     Unless old as the hills is prime time now.       Poor PP, never got her ‘loupe.

Why do I have 2 lemons, for goodness’ sake??         I don’t even remember buying 1!     And I sure don’t remember using it!        But, it was amusing when PP opened it, and tried to drink it!       Bless her little heart!!          Oh, since I don’t remember which one it was, guess I better ditch both then.         Probably for the best!       And sadly, that Fanta is not peach.         It’s mango.      What a nasty trick to pull!

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All this goodness (note the sarcasm) that I was “shelf”ishly keeping all for myself!     

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I’ve never seen flat mandarin oranges before…

I didn’t even bother recycling those cans.      They just all went to the trash.       I do recycle, but I have my limit!

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The aforementioned empty box. Recycled, of course.

The mac n cheese didn’t look so, so bad, in the first pic, so I had to dump it out some.        Now you can see the true depth of the nastiness!

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You can see the nastiness of this moldy mac n cheese, even with your eyes closed!

     Yeah, the red stuff is cranberry sauce, from Thanksgiving.       (I’m thinking about just chunking those 3, without even opening them.)       Wise move, I’m sure!

So, that took the whole 15 min.      Pulling it all out, and dumping it.       I’m still dithering about the 3 plastic containers.


But, since a sweet lady at my church just gave me new ones last Sunday, I think I can probably just let them go….


So far 3 hrs 17 min Scullery Time, plus today’s 15, equals:  3 hrs 32 min  

 House Time was 5 hrs 28 min.    Adding today’s 15 , Total House Time: 5 hrs 43 min

Wow, this scaffolding sure needs more support!

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

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

 

My Series:

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 – now showing on a screen right in front of you.

Yesterday I finally had to do it.      I had to face this:

 

And actually DO something about it.     I put it off as long as I could.     BUT, I didn’t have a post ready for today, so…… needs must.

First, I bribed myself by eating an ice cream bar.     And, I told myself I could have another one, after.       Yeah, right!     You can’t eat just one!         Okay, so I ate 2 before, and promised myself 2 after.       Do the exact numbers really matter??         Do the exact number of minutes you worked really matter??           Well, duh!    Of course they do!!           Okay then, the exact number of ice cream bars matters too!          (grumble, grumble)          Point taken.           So, then, I also reminded myself I ONLY had to do 15 minutes.       At a time!!      You could always do more!!            (snicker)        Oh, you were serious.

So, suit up, we’re diving in.

First, I grabbed the big stuff, empty play doh cans, etc, and filed them in #13.       (“Big” being a relative term here, since they were miniature cans.)       Sponge pieces, random flotsam and jetsam, spare popsicle sticks, (do you remember how hard I had to work to get those????), and the yellow artist’s palette.      I did save the crayons, tho.

 

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So cute!      PP’s accidental sculptures!!        I know she had no idea it would harden when she just left it.       I was tempted to display them in her “Gallery” – read room, but I managed to catch myself.

Then, I literally began to scrape junk off the end of the table.

I took one of the Valentine cards, and used it as a scraper, to get the majority of the glitter, and little bits and pieces.

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This is how I left it. Saved by the bell!

Using a damp cloth to pick up all the glitter will have to wait.    I wasn’t about to do more than my required 15!!

I even had time to sweep under this end of the table.

slob, humor, clean-ish floor       It’s clean.( ish).    It’s clean (er).     Okay, it’s better than it was, ok?           Okay, we’ll go with that one.

Scullery time before: 3 hrs 2 min

Adding today’s 15= 3 hrs 17 min  Total Scullery Time

House time so far: 5 hr 13 min + today’s 15 = 5 hrs 28 min total

(Who’s gonna break the news to Ashley??)

 

Friendly Frontier

YAY!!     I think I’ve solved my no internet problem!

Bright House became Spectrum, and raised their rate $20.     Well, that left me out in the cold, since I’m paying off my credit cards.

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THEN!  I saw a Frontier truck in the neighbor’s driveway, and inspiration struck!      It was like lightening!

slob, humor, truck       I got all excited!     So, I called them up, found out it was only $46 a month, only $6 more, instead of $20!!!        A big woo hoo there!!

So, I asked XH, to pay over the phone, and gave him the $46.     I was ecstatic!!           Home internet in T-7 days and counting!!

That was on Tuesday.

Then on Monday, I get a letter in the mail.       From Frontier.

Not looking good here.                

It was worse than not good- it was horrible news!      They said my credit wasn’t good enough to have service without a deposit, so they couldn’t serve me.        What in the world was the $46, that I had already paid, which the guy TOLD me was a deposit???

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I’m mad now.      

slob, humor, " I'm mad now" face    (Can ya tell???)

So, I called and finally got a real live person.        No, I didn’t unleash on her.        I just asked for an explanation, of the contradictory info.

Her answer was, “Not enough signal strength” in my area.       Uh, huh.          And why then was I signed up for service, and charged on XH’s credit card???

She apologized several times.       But all that hot air didn’t get me internet.

So, now here I sit here at SF’s, stewing in my own juices.          (Trust me, it’s not a pretty picture.)

Frontier is not so friendly now.

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(Back to the drawing board.       The soaking-wet-from-all-my-tears, drawing board.)

Helping Hope

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

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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:

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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:

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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!