Wasp Workers

Just look at these  busy bees wasp workers!        All up under my soffit, like they own it, or something.

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Very very scary!!

Bonus!      You can see some of the roofing problems, that existed before Irma.

Then, they started a second colony.      Apparently the first one wasn’t big and scary enough.

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2nd colony.

Even more bonus:  More pre-existing roof damage.       No longer need to wonder why the roof sprang a leak during the storm, do we??

This is the truly frightening one.        It’s inside the porch!! 

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Oh no!! Inside the porch!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

😦

Lots more nests:

Not AS worried about these, still not happy they’re there of course!


That’s when I realized I really had to do something!        The next place was gonna be inside!          So, I put out the SOS to our guys.        PopPop was the first to run to the store.

 Thanks, PopPop!       The lives you saved had your own blood!

Here’s the gruesome scenes, of my attacks.

Sadly, NOT, none of the wasps survived.

Not enough corpses for ya?          Here’s some more.

I just love seeing dead bugs!!       Of any variety!

Wasp workers wasted!!          Mwuahahaha!


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Machine Match

I forgot to tell the story of what happened in between Tasty Tuna Two, and Quilting Quagmire, 

Okay, so there I was, with no foot on my machine!!    

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A very important part is missing!

Help me, Bella!!

Ya can’t feed the fabric with no foot!

I looked in my sewing box.

Nope.     I looked in the drawer the box was in.

Nope.         I looked in the purdy purple jar.

Nope.      

Very discouraging!!         Aha!         Now I remember!         XH had found it, and said, “Don’t you need this??”          So, he knows where it is!            

Nope.         He said he handed it to me.           {sigh}

 Tragedy!


But, then it hit me, I had another Brother!

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Another Brother, from another mother!!

So, I cannibalized the new one, for the old one!       Because the new one was from next door, when my neighbor died (at the MHP), and her daughters didn’t know where the cord was.        So, hopefully when I have time to learn the new one, the cord from the old one will fit!!

So, then we had to try to make it fit.       My fat fingers got in the way.        (Also, I was afraid I’d jab myself with the needle!       I have sewn thru my finger before, so my apprehension was well warranted!)slob, humor, foot replaced

 

 

 

 

Thankfully, XH made short work of attaching it.               At long last, I was ready to sew!!      Hip hip, hurray!!

I wonder when , or if!! I will ever find the original foot????


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Judicious Jewelry Jet

Last week, after my nerves had settled down after Irma, I needed to do a quick purge of something!

So, I looked around, and decided to grab my jewelry box.      Which I have not even opened since we’ve moved here, back mid-May!

Here it is:                                                                                                   Inside:

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So.Many.Things.

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Such an appropriate slogan!

An overwhelming pile of junk stuff.            Ok, ok, let’s separate it into categories.

Earrings:

How many sets of ears do I think I actually have????

Other things:

Whoa!!      Whaaaaaat???         Just start with the earrings.

Okay, deep breath!!        Strawberry earrings, 3 pairs exactly alike; so I can probably get rid of 2.      Good!       A brand new pair, with magnet, that have not even been opened!!   That I’ve had since 2011!!       Guaranteed I will not miss them!         And 1 single.      Jet!!   I don’t do singles, and certainly not posts anymore!!          See ya!

Now, out of ten items, only 2 left.       Excellent!!

Next!!

slob, humor, shamrock earrings              2 shamrock sets; I can only wear 1 pair at a time, and St. Patrick’s Day is only once a year, so 1 set has to go.      Shoo!!

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All the sparkles!!

                                                                                I don’t like the pink ones, because they snag.                                                      And I’m just over the others.

Whew!       Those were all pretty easy to work thru.         But,   Dun Dun DUN!!       Now here comes all the purples!!!!

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All the purples!

10 pairs of purples, to be exact.

I hope I can do this without crying!!

I let them all go.       Say what??  

I let them all go…..

And I didn’t even cry!!

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These pretty cross ones were made for me by DD2.    Not going anywhere!!       The light bulbs are my only Christmas ones.        Staying!

Next!

Melinda, I just wanna tell you, ya’re doing good!!      I’m proud of you!        Thanx!                   I appreciate that!

slob, humor, 2 misc earrings, and a bobby pin      Huh, well, easy enuff, be gone!

These are tie pins, so technically jewelry, I guess??

Honor roll pin from  high school???    college????       I didn’t even remember I had it, so no pain to let it go.         DCT pin, I know is from HS.        Don’t even care now.       Bye!     And tiny baby feet, to protest abortion.        I will keep 1 set, just not both.  

Next!!

Charms:

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I don’t wear necklaces ever, so….

The purple heart, and the strawberry can go.       The 2 pix charms, I have larger sizes of both pix, so they can go.          The HS key??        I’m keeping, because I lost my class ring, so this is in lieu of that.

Now onto more misc. stuff that is not jewelry!

The clear cover is to my seam ripper.       It will go back on there, so I don’t lose a finger!    Scissors will go in sewing stuff.        Ya think??          Foreign coins are from Mama.              I care nothing about them, and she cares a lot!        So, back to her they go!            The amethyst I’m keeping for now.            And the angel is from Bubba, so she stays too.

I forgot about 2 other pair of earrings, till I was scrolling thru my phone, but I got rid of them, so no pix necessary.

NOW:   Introducing my new and improved jewelry box!  

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My new jewelry box!

 

 

 

 

 

                        FYI, jewelry bottle might be more descriptive.


I purged so hard!!      I really am proud of myself!       Numbers gone:

Earrings:  46/56!!         Charms:  4/5      Tie tacks: 3/4      Coins: 2/2      Misc: 3/5

58 outta 72  things gone!!

And as Jen says, “I never have to touch them again!”


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Wacky Weed Wacker

Weeds, so many weeds!!       Our landlord told us he was only responsible for the lawn.       
The flower beds are our responsibility.        So, I’ve been trying.   

(Plant Play # 8 below, Plotted Plants # 11 below, Delightful Dirt Digging #13 below)

But apparently, this last guy didn’t know the rules.        He got out the weed wacker, and just went wacky, wacking up the weeds in the flower beds!

This flower bed had an actual flowering plant in it- before he arrived!

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Where’s my hibiscus??   He killed it!!

He decimated my hibiscus!!        Back in July, here it was in full blossom: 

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 So pretty!

(I hope you appreciate this pic!!     It took me 30 minutes of searching thru pix on my computer to find it!!       I know, I know, just be glad the computer works!!     I am!)

Good thing I had photographed when I did!!         Proof positive for posterity!

But at least now, I don’t have to worry about weeding anymore!         Until the next heavy rain….      next Tuesday, if not before!       Well, it turned out to be Irma, on Sunday.       I told you it might be before!!   

 


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I promise, all the Irma prep, and aftermath are on their way.       Ya know, my cranky new phone.       Not complaining!       Everything else works so much better on it!       Can’t have perfection, now can we???

And John, and Barb: I haven’t forgotten the challenge either.      It’s percolating!

Fanatic Fan

XH cleaned my ceiling fan with an Enviro.        (The ugly green one.   But it works.           I can’t always have a pretty purple cloth for everything.       Cleaning is a dirty job, but some color has to do it.)

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XH doing a great job!!

Notice how he’s the one up on the ladder, not me?!          I can’t even stand up on my own 2 feet, NOT gonna attempt being up on a ladder!        Dirt is not worth a hip!!

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Here’s a sampling of the dust. You’re welcome.

Doesn’t work the same, as a dust mitt!!          There’s a reason Norwex makes different cloths for different jobs!

DD1 had previously used a dust mitt, (not even standing on a ladder.)

And the Enviro does pick up the dust, but it pushed some off the end of the blade too.     The dust mitt didn’t!    

But DD1’s purpose had been to do a quick trial of the dust mitt.        XH was up there to really clean!!         (Yes, at my request.     What??       You think he just roams the neighborhood, asking people what he can clean for them??       Don’t they wish!)

(I took more pix, but am still having trouble getting them off this phone.      Urgh!             Hopefully I Sweet Friend can figure it out soon!       If he can’t, no body can!!)

Now, all I have to do is get the Envirowand out, and dust the light globes!          And maybe I’ll get it done before we move!       Lol          After all, our lease is up in May 2018, and y’all know how I am so bad with deadlines!!

 


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Mira! Mirrah

Mira! is Spanish for look!

Mirrah is Southern for mirror.

And here’s my dirty mirrah.

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Dirty mirror.      Sexy knee is free.

First, ya clean it  with a wet Norwex Enviro.

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Washy, washy!

Isn’t the pink Enviro so pretty??

Then, ya polish with the window cloth.            This gorgeous lavender window cloth!

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Pretty, pretty, purple!

Wash out the cloths, wring, and hang to dry.

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Norwex pink enviro, and lavender window cloths, hung to dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta Da!!  

Mira!!        One beautifully sparkling clean mirrah!

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Nice and clean now!

 


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Second Song

Here is my second ever post.

Second Day.

I had even learned how to upload my own pix!!       Wooo hoo!       I was on a roll!!

I didn’t know my BBFFJ, yet tho, so no alliteration!       😉

But the purple has been there from the beginning.

When I decided to start a blog, there was no question about the color scheme!

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It’s raining purple!

Quilting Quagmire

I had to have a serious talk with Melinda this morning.         “Listen here, Melinda, this is beyond ridiculous!!      Curtis has been waiting more than 2 years now for Shirley’s quilt!   (Since June 2015, to be exact.)       You are grounded until future notice.      Get over there and sew!”

She wasn’t happy with me, but she knew I was right.    So, in a little bit, she texted me these.      

                                                                       Ya happy now?

No, as a matter of fact, I’m not.     I won’t be happy till you have it done, and in Curt’s hot little hands!        So, get off the phone, and chain yourself to that machine woman!!


So, she did.      We’ll see how long it takes her to finish.      It’s already 3/4th done, for Pete’s sake!     And she doesn’t even have to quilt it!      All she has to do is piece the top!       (Curtis wisely confiscated the batting, and backing, long ago, figuring it would take her the rest of the decade to do it ALL.   Good move, Bubba.     You know your procrastinating sister too well.


I try to relax, and read, as the seconds, minutes, and slow, slow hours tick by.

Suddenly…

“YAY!” Melinda shouted, startling me.

“Are you done?? ”  I asked, ever hopeful.

“Yes!”       “Really? ”  I queried suspiciously.

“Well, I’m done with the width….”        Back to the machine for you!!  

“But I’m hungry!   And I need to go potty!”  Melinda whined.

“Fine, take a break, but make it snappy!” I growled.


(More hours, and then days go by…..)


“I’m duh-hunnnnn!” Melinda singsonged.

Oh my goodness!       Can it be true??        I think I better sit down before I faint!!

“Here it is!” Melinda proudly exclaims.

I pore over every square, and every seam.          Well, that didn’t work out very well, did it?

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Oopsie!       Nobody’s gonna notice 1 teensy mistake, right??

“Yeah, about that…..  mistakes happen, when you’re tied to the machine.     Makes it hard to maneuver.”  Melinda tried to justify.       “The important thing is , it’s DUN DUN!!”


All of this was optimistically written last February, before I started de-cluttering so hard.

And today is Tuesday, July 31, 2017.

So, yeah, Melinda if you would just seriously GET IT DONE!!       That would be great!

I tried!!       Really I did!

Tasty Tuna Two  explains what happened…..

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And here we are on Monday, 8/21.      Thankfully, still 2017!

And it really is done!!

Seriously??          YES!!          See??

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Ain’t it so purdy??

Oh, you mean the top is pieced.         Well, yeah, I said it’s done!          The whole quilt isn’t done until you have all 3 layers, and they are quilted together.

Oh, well then.        The top is done!!         I will show off the results to Sis Shirley on Friday, and regain possession of the missing 2 layers.       That is if Curtis trusts me enough to return them!!        He might decide to keep the top, and teach himself to quilt!        

It would probably get done in the same amount of time!

Brand Brush

I wanted to say “brand new brush”, but, ya know.      But, then I thought, “But it is a brand brush- it’s Norwex!      Ta Da!!”       Yay for the alliterative title working perfectly!!

Here’s a pic of the old, tired, plain yucky toilet brush.

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Yucky old brush.

 

 

 

 

 

(Yeah, good question.       Why DO I have 2 plungers??      Well, one is mine, and one was here.        But probably safe in assuming there won’t be a 2 plunger emergency any time soon.       Please, God!!       So, maybe 1 could go??           Perhaps.      At least to the laundry room, fer sure!)

And, it’s new home.        (Probably 1 reason it was so nasty, was it didn’t have a home before; just rested on the floor.      EEEewwww!         So, half not his fault at all!!)

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Yuck!! It’s right where it belongs!

(Yes, I know you can see the Norwex cardboard packaging, and the aluminum can.       The 8 house doesn’t have the easy recycling system that I had in the park!)

Now, presenting a new and improved toilet brush:  The Norwex brand!!

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I super love it!!     I know it’s cray-cray to love a toilet brush, but I do!

But you can probably just call him “Nord”.      (Norwex-wex  and brand-bran.)       Here’s Nord’s sleek, stylish new home, a brush condo!        (Without the exorbitent monthly fees!)

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I love the thumb, and finger rests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And oh!    The little extra brush, on the side is FAB-OH!!   It gets up under the rim, at the same time you’re brushing out the bowl!!        I never would have thought I’d get so excited about a new toilet brush!          That’s the power of Norwex, folks!

And the bristles are hard thick rubber, not thin little nylon bristles, like ordinary brushes.        So, I’m sure Nord is gonna be around for a good long time!

I  might even start swishing and swiping more than once a day, just to get to hold him again!

Did I mention that I’m love with Nord??

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Nord in his new neighborhood.

He’s settling in so nicely, beside his new neighbors.       They’ve become very close.

(Yeah, yeah, I know, get rid of one of the plungers.)

 


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