Seven Seconds Severe

Ok, this is the last post in the Seven Seconds Series.      I promise!!

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

Seven Seconds Shed Seconds

Seven Seconds Sinking

Seven Seconds Second Sinking

Seven Seconds Shade

Seven Seconds Siesta

Workshop Working

Seven Seconds Severe- we’re here


After 20 Seven Seconds’ posts, I have now officially pared down my house, to the bone!!    I can unequivocally say that I literally can not purge another thing.     *gasp!!*

How dare you say that??

It’s easy!      My house is completely empty!       See??     That’s how I dare!

slob, humor, not quite totally empty

Okay, a few little things still need to go, but I think ya get the drift!

slob, humor, only 1 chair left

Okay, ya got me! I can pare down 1 more thing!! I promise it’s coming with us!

Empty kitchen!!!      Just the lonely title, hanging around, waiting for its new owner!    (And ya KNOW I had to leave some tp– for humanitarian reasons!!)

slob, humor, empty pantry   Empty pantry!!       Give a shout, if you get sick of reading the word “empty”!!

                                                    Bathroom is all emptied out!

slob, humor, sisters' stuff stolen??

Sad sisters’ scene

Say what??     Was all sisters’ stuff stolen??

My room, empty as I could leave it.      Yes, I did leave my black computer desk.    I hate it, and the new owner might need it!

I should have left every last drawer hanging out, just for the photo op! lol

Here’s the really, completely, totally empty pix!!

Except for the scooter.      I told XH to push it outside, so trash pick up will get it.    He will, after a restorative nap!       No more small stuff in living room.      High chair high jacked!!


Remember when I said I let the cat out of the bag, about moving??        Well, now you see proof that I am indeed moving.        Where to, is still to be determined.     For right now, Rose’s couch will be my humble abode.      Rose is so wonderful!     She didn’t want me sleeping in the van, so she offered me refuge.

 DD1 and I had a plan for a place, but it fell thru, and the other plan is still in the works, so……..     I’m now a hip, young couch surfer!       Except, my hip isn’t young anymore!      Oh, my aching back!


Thankfully!!     SF came to the rescue, with his offer of a real bed!!       He has a guest room, and I just happen to need to be a guest for right now!!       Serendipitous!

slob, humor, sleep selfie

Getting my beauty rest, on a Beauty Rest.


What is wrong with you anyway, Melinda??         Whatever do you mean?      And in what context?              Why are you moving all the time??     Ever since you left XH, in July 2013, you can’t stay still!         Well, each time, I think I’m doing the best thing by moving.

From the apt to Home Sweet Home was to be on my own.

To the next place, was to have more room for the girls!

Now, I’m moving to escape the tyranny of old busybodies who have nothing better to do, than complain about my darling babies!      And their toys!       And their noise!

Seriously, am I the only one in here who ever has grandchildren to visit them????

I didn’t even track how long it took to pack up, and completely empty the house.       I think that wouldn’t be fair, since it’s far beyond the scope of just de-cluttering!!

So the totally total time we ended up with was: 24 hrs and 38 mins.       So incredible, that I STILL had so much clutter!!    smh       After almost 2 years of decluttering now!      To be real, I kept bringing stuff in, or I would have been done long ago!       But, I truly think I have changed my mind set now.      Too many things is not a good thing.        I want to enjoy my life, and the people in my life.    Not waste my life on things.         Plus!  I have stopped shopping, almost totally, since Christmas!      So, there’s that.


Of course, ya know I’ll keep ya up to date on my life, whatever happens.     I’m just moving houses, not like I’m quitting blogging, or anything!


Yay!!     As of May 10, we have our new place!!       Moving in on the weekend!

Pix to come very soon!!

Bad Brian’s Bwahahahas

Of course Brian’s full name is Bad Luck Brian, but you know why I had to leave out the “L” word.

Just like the Crazy Girlfriend, I love Bad Luck Brian!     His memes are full of bwhahahahas!   Even tho his life is one big tragedy, ya just can’t help but look, just like a wreck!

slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme  slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian memeslob, humor, Bad Luck Brian memeslob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme

slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme   Oh the agony!!  Probably his twin brother too!!    Ouch!

slob,humor, Bad Luck Brian meme  slob, Bad Luck Brian meme slob, humor, Bad Luck Brian memeslob, humor, Bad Luck Brian meme

End of poor Bad Luck Brian’s sad story of sorrow.

 

Dr’s Donations

DD2, yes the Dr.!, left lots of stuff behind, when she graduated and began her “grownup real” life.   She was driving up to WV, to start her job, and couldn’t take everything with her.   That’s how I ended up with her full size bed.   (Can you imagine trying to drive all the way to WV, with a bed strapped to the roof of your car??   Wise choice, my girl!)

slob, humor, bed on car

youtube.com

Notice the arm clutching the mattress!   That’ll hold it for sure!!

Anything that she had outgrown as a student, and wouldn’t need as a professional.   Also, things from her apt that her new roomie already had.

As none of the clothes would fit me,

slob, humor, winky

You saw her in the grad. pix, she’s small!! But tall!

I tried first to give them to family members.   My nieces had already gotten new clothes for school, so no go there.   A few of the T-shirts were so small, PP could wear them as big sleep shirts.   The rest I donated to Salvation Army.

Shockingly, there were brand new school supplies!   Lol     Some of these went to Michelle’s Living Liberty Camp, which teaches kids the real history of the founding of America, including that our Founding Fathers were Christians!!   Others went to Harvest Church, for their back to school outreach.

The coffee pot went to SA, cuz I don’t drink the nasty brew.

The George Foreman grill, went to a friend of Rose’s.

(And did I remember to take pix of ANY of this??   Why nooooooo, of course not!)

The shoes were my size, in length, but my feet are nowhere near as skinny as hers!!    So, I even missed there.

However, the scarves!     Those, I could fit!!                                                                                   Too bad, I hate scarves.

slob, humor, frowny face

This is my not happy face.

Anyway, more stuff purged from my house!   YAY!!   (And it wasn’t even my stuff to begin with!   But, once it’s in the door, back out it’s got to go!)

 

Fragile Frog

PP was so excited to get out onto the porch!   She had been cooped up, like a chicken!    The porch represented freedom!    Her kitchen was out there!   Her chalks were out there!   Her sand box was out there!   Everything good and desirable was out there!

Anyway, you get the drift.

So, we came out on the porch.   As I sat down, with PPJr in my arms, I saw something move, outta the corner of my eye.    Happily, I’m not a nervous Nellie!    I figured it was a gecko.

Nope!   It was a small frog!   I called PP’s attention to it, and she was over there like a shot!

I thought she’d be entertained for awhile, chasing it back and forth.   When it went under the scooter, she started calling to it “Come back, fwog, come back!”

And do you know, it did!

She was patient, and stalked her prey…

She caught it!

 

slob, humor, captured frog

PP- the Great White Frog Hunter

 

After playing with it for a long while, she put it down, and said, “It not wowk {work} Omie!” I said “Uh, oh.   Maybe he’s tired.”    (Tired to death???)

She kept watching it, talking to, and encouraging it.   In a few minutes, she clapped her hands, and shouted with delight, “It wowking, Omie!!  It wowking!!”

And persistent little frog hopped away.    Not far, or fast enough, however!   She caught him again, easier this time!   And, repeat.

Now, she brought him to me, when he stopped working again.   I think I see the problem…

slob, humor, frog

Maybe he was hopping too hard???.

 

 

Poor froggie, RIP.    He was loved too well, and too often.

Reminiscing Rememberances

When a friend , Kristen, started a homemaking blog, TheRoadtoDomestication, I was excited for her!  She just got married, so yay! We can learn things together.  But she’s a natural born “cleanie” and organizer, and I AM NOT.  It frustrated me that things that were simple for her made no sense to me, and I tried, but just COULDN’T do them.  So, while I was happy for her, I was still depressed for me.

depressed woman

L0026686 A woman diagnosed as suffering from melancholia. Colour lith Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org A woman diagnosed as suffering from melancholia. Colour lithograph, 1892, after J. Williamson, 1890. 1890-1892 By: J. Williamsonafter: Byrom BramwellPublished: [1892] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Then I heard about FLYLady.  She has flybabies, well then maybe I can do that!  But, her first thing was to get up, shower and dress all the way down to shoes, and makeup.  I didn’t have any makeup, and only wore shoes outside!  So, before we even started, I was already a loser!  Than made me super upset and frustrated.

Then I finally had the bright idea to Google slob, (best thing I ever did for my home!!) and found NONY from the SlobComesClean, and the angels sang! She gets me!!  She’s just like me!!  I had found my tribe!!

I started reading her, then a month later, decided to start my own blog, (this very one!) to document my own journey out of slobbery.

Lots of things have happened between now and then.  DD1 and PP have moved out, DD1 and SIL have gotten married, now with PPJr on the way!!

I have moved twice!!!

my first place all on my own

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

 

DH and I separated, and now on the way to being divorced.

I have learned how to de-clutter!!  I have learned to do dishes!!! (before they mildew even!!)

I’ve broken my back, (can’t find the right post for some reason, oh well, back to my sentence) gotten back on track with health, gone GF, gone back on that, and gone back to GF!!

Whew! That’s a lot of switchbacks!

I’ve organized!  (With help, of course.)

I’ve lost a brother-in-law.  This one is the worst.  Death is horrible, the effects last as long as you live.  The only consolation we have , is that we will see him again in heaven.  So, cherish all your loved ones.  Kiss and hug, and say “I love you” everyday.  You never know when it will be your last chance.

So, here we are, today, January 25, 2016.   A year and a half later, I’m still slogging, cleaning, de-cluttering, and learning.   And I love my life!   Thanks everyone for coming along with me!!  I appreciate y’all so much for taking your time out of your busy life, to read what I have to say, and comment.  Y’all are the best!!  Hugs and kisses to all!

I love my readers

I love you, my readers!!

{I can NOT believe I didn’t say PURPLE one time in this WHOLE post!  I had to remedy that real quick like!}

MY newest new place!

Finally!  After OVER a month!  Here are the pix of my newest new place!  Just the outside, though.

2 plants front of trailer

Part of my “Front” garden.

 

 

 

purple passion plant

Purple Passion Plants!

purple flower

Purple Flower

 

Or wandering Jew, as my SIL calls them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And yes, that’s the official name. lol  According to me.  It is also the sole occupant of my “Side Garden.”

Those last 2 plants are the 2 I most wanted in my other garden, but never went to the actual trouble of getting any!!  Then, God gave them to me here in my newest home!!  God is so good, all the time!!  He cares about me, and my life, even tiny little details, like what plants I like!

 

Still working on inside!!  I had the living room, kitchen/dining room party ready for Christmas Eve, but you know what happened 2 days later… yeah, slobbery overran the place.  😦   (Don’t ya love how I blamed the slobbery, instead of myself????)

Anyhoo, back to the pix:

Front views:

flag front window

Flag still flying high!

 

 

 

 

 

Front.    

front entry

Front Entry

Yeah, the recycling can doesn’t look the best there, does it??   sigh   Yet another sign of my laziness.

carport

The carport- duh! there’s Captain Obvious again!

 

Right side:  

right side trailer central air unit

 Notice the central air unit!!

See that scraggedy bush?  That’s the right side of my “Front Garden”.   It’s a yellow rose bush, which can’t be proven by it now!   But I was excited to see it, because it was Granny’s favorite flower!

I didn’t take a pic of the butterfly sculpture over the carport, because it has already worn out it’s welcome, by just existing!!

Boy, am I cranky or what??? 

I didn’t take any back views, because who wants to see more moldy siding???   Oh, wait, there’s a hand in the back.  “Hi, there. Yes, you, in the multi striped shirt.  You want to see more moldy siding???   Ok, just scroll back up and re-look at those pix there!   Thanks!”

Inside pix to come at a later, undetermined date, when I have the rooms back to non-disaster status.   {Please don’t hold your breath.  Not responsible for any fainting you may incur.}

 

There you go- Home Sweet Home. Again!  Hopefully Forever this time!  [But not gonna say “Never  Moving Again!!  Because that is the surest way in the world to ensure that I’d be moving again shortly.  Not.Gonna.Happen.]

I MEAN IT!!

Fine Feathered Furniture

Oops!  that should be Leathered . Lol

Not only did the lady leave the library legacy, but lovely leather loungers, as well!!

uncluttered couch

Clean, uncluttered couch!

 

 

Oops, forgot to take shot of the 2 recliners!  Sorry!  Look just like the couch, except… they are recliners.  Lol, I’m here, Capt. Obvious again!

 

 

My old recliner “Old Blue Bomb” was shot. And needed to be put out of its and my misery.

20150323_163229

 

I was so thrilled when I walked in and saw these 3 pieces! I looked around in disbelief- she surely will be coming back!! She couldn’t be leaving this!!

Sat right down, reclined and body said “ah!” A sigh of contentment! Butt not dragging the floor!!

There is a little bit of damage on one of the recliner arms.

20151214_163102

Yeah, this one looks like it needs amputating!  Don’t worry, it’s just a flesh wound!

But I ‘ve got some material to cover that up in a trice!

Real living room furniture again. Yay!!

Now, how do you dye large leather pieces???