SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher

Truth in advertising:  I have no earthly idea what scobblelotcher means.   But apparently, no one else in modern times does either.        So there.

slob, humor, 7 hours????

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

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher – todays’s scullery scrapings.

Are we done yet??           Seriously!!           I’m tired of this!         Don’t worry, they are too!     Thanks a whole heaping lot!

Okay, we’re still on the dining room table, sigh.       We left it looking like this.

slob, humor, less mess

Looking good! Right??

15 minutes, and I had worked these wonders:

Folded down 1 side of table!!      Swept that part of floor!      Deposited sweepings in trash!!

   Had emptied the chairs!!            Found a long lost sock!

Recycled empty boxes!!!!         (Boy, will Sweet Friend be mad!!      Empty boxes are almost sacred to him!      They are NOT to be thrown out until that item has gone into the trash!)

slob, humor, almost empty table

Almost empty, now!

That was 1 busy 15 minutes!!     Just gotta hang up pic in girls’ room, and decide where to put the craft box.       If I time that last part, it will take nearly 24 hours, all by itself!      I need ideas of where to stash it!!        Please help!

At least I’m almost done with the table, now!       Right??


Scullery time, after today: 4 hr 17 min

Total House Time after Today: 6 hr 28 min

When I hit the 7 hour mark, can  I just shout “Done!”   and leave it??

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

Just a reminder:

slob, humor, decluttering

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.

slob, humor, messy glittery, gluey mess

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.

slob, humor, cleaning with popsicle stick

Sticking it to the table.

Duh!        Besides, God created thumbnails first!

slob, humor, cleaning

Swishy, swashy

Clean table-  aahhhh!            So satisfying!          

slob, humor, nice clean table

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….

slob, humor, girls' pretty headband

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!

slob, humor, Christmas still!!

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…

slob, humor, glasses in tank

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!

slob, humor, less mess

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.

slob, humor, decluttering

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.

slob, humor, icky shelf

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!

slob, humor, rotten food

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

slob, humor, dehydrated mandarin oranges

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!

slob, humor, empty box

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!

slob, humor, moldy can o' food

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!

Merry March Monday Memes

Hey, here we are in March, on a Monday, being merry, (hopefully!) enjoying our memes!

slob, humor, crafting meme

Pretty much every day, at my house!!

slob, humor, meme

slob, humor, shaving meme

Excuse the mess.….

slob, humor, housework meme

Right, Gilly??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slob, humor, crochet meme

Is this one you, Stella?

slob, humor, Grandma meme

Puhlllllleeeeeeeeezzzzzeeee???

slob, humor, decluttering meme

Hey, me too!!

slob, humor, misspelled meme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

slob, humor, dad says no meme

Apparently this is good parenting.       Glad I’m my own boss now!!

Ice cream bars for all, I say!!

 

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

   The series so far.  

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder- today’s adventure


Sunder means to cut in half.     Unlike the red ribbon, (which I used as a temporary baby lock)

I didn’t really cut my clutter in half, but I did end up donating a brown paper grocery bag, and 2 boxes of stuff, from today, and Scullery Scape!!      Yay!

If we remove the “S”, then we have under.     Which is exactly where we’re de-cluttering today: under the microwave.

By Dana’s visibility rule, (and common sense!) I need to be tackling this:  

        Dining  Disaster         Table, that is.

But I can’t!     I get paralyzed by the very sight of that huge mess!         It’s all good craft stuff!!      I need to keep it for PP, but where does it go??     IDK!!        How do I organize it all??      IDK!!       How much of it IS good stuff, and how much should I really throw away??    IDK!!          (In case you don’t know, IDK means “I don’t know.”)

My head starts hurting, then my brain seizes.       So, I’m thinking I really need a buddy on this one!       You know, hold my hand, whisper softly to me, calming my fears, and leading me gently thru the process.      Who???         IDK!!         Any volunteers??

So, are we ever gonna actually DO anything today, or what?          IDK!!       JK!!         Yes, yes, we are.        May I ask when??        Right now!

15 minutes.   Ready, steady, go!

Plastic bags:  I had forgotten they were there, because I put them under the sink.      But, when I have help, I try not to complain!!         Donated them to NLC Boutique.         Shopping bags went into Vanronica, in the vain hope that I’ll remember them next time I’m at the store.

Can you believe that I actually noticed the dirty door??         And THEN, I cleaned it!!                 So proud of myself!         My slob vision musta been cleared up, by the low altitude!

Parchment paper, that I bought for Cookie Chaos, and never even opened!   and Reynolds foil were in the white plastic thing, that was stuck on the door, with foam stickers.       When it fell off, I just left it.     And the opened, but never used, Green bags. slob, humor, unused bags

 And the blue snack pack.  (That I got for a penny!!!     Thanks, Sis!!)          All gone now, except for the foil, that went up into the cabinet where I would actually look for it, when I need it!  !!    

slob, humor, organized!

slob, humor, paper towels    Paper Towels that I had forgotten I had, since I was keeping them above the fridge.        slob, humor, where I thought paper towels went!    See?      Apparently that wasn’t a good place, so I hunted up a place both XH, and I can agree on!       The pantry closet at the end of the hall seemed likely.

slob, humor, more paper towels      And apparently that was the best place, since I already had a 3 pk there.     Oy!!         Well, at least the whole paper towel family is reunited at last!  Until we use up the one on the dispenser……

Back to the shelves…

Okay, so we’re making a little progress here.        Another cord?????          Off ya go!     Banished to the cord drawer!        I’m beginning to feel like a cord store!

slob, humor, potless lids    I could never find a pot/lid combo to match, when I was in a hurry.      And Dana suggests storing tops with things, so I did.

slob, humor, pot w/ lids

 

 

 

There!  Much better!         Except that little pot is taking up that whole sliding out shelf thingy.         Hmmmm, let me think…..

 

 

slob, humor, much better!    There!  Much better!        Although, I do recall saying that before…..    But this time I mean it!      So, I wanted to also clear off the counter, which for some reason, didn’t seem to be the proper place for the big crock pot...

 slob, humor, crock pot storage?  I tried it under there first.       Wasn’t happy, due to having to turn it sideways, to squeeze it under there.      Not easy with a heavy pot!        Try, try again!          

slob, humor, crock pot storage

Perfect!

Then I decided, might as well banish the toaster too!!       (Especially since if it wasn’t

slob, humor, counter hog!   there, I couldn’t confuse the cords!!)              slob, humor, perfect storage!

Now, that’s just right!       

 One large brown bag to go, please!          More stuff gone!!         Woot woot!

slob, humor, bag o' goodies to donate!

Sometime in there, I had restarted the timer.


So Scullery time today:  22 min

Total Scullery time so far:  3 hrs   2 min

Adding today, Total house time so far:  5 hr  13 min


Considering that I haven’t left the first space yet (liv rm/ kitchen/ din rm) , I don’t think I’m gonna make the 7 hour target.      Sorry Ashley.

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

The series so far.                                             

Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Not “escape” – “scape” as in tablescape.     Except this is a mantelscape.      Is there such a word?    Or are you making it up??     Well, there is now!

The mantel is in between the living room, and the dining room/ kitchen.      But I’m including it in the Scullery series, because I love the alliterative ring of Scullery Scape!!       Doesn’t that just roll off your tongue?

Before:

15 minutes on the clock:

First I emptied out the bucket.     I truly had NO idea what was in there!

slob, humor, beginnings of bucket treasure  Only the start of all the bucket treasures!

Shell, and stone heart to girls’s room.    Yella wire, (didn’t SF braid it so nice and neat?) went to the cord drawer.     The strawberry earrings to my room.      They now reside in my basket o’ goodies: nail salon, hair salon, pharmacy, and jewelry box.

slob, humor, basket o' plenty

slob, humor, make-up pouch    All new make-up!!     That I never wear!

I decided to only keep the eyeliner.   slob, humor, purple eye liner

Of course it was purple!     Why would you even ask that???       (Now, we’ll see if I can still apply it correctly!!)               The rest was donated to the New Life Center for Family Preservation, that our church sponsors.

Yay!!      An empty bucket!slob, humor, clutter be gone!

 

 

 

 

 

All the spare décor, and other holidays, went into the bottom of the china cabinet.

I had forgotten I even had this “stumble” cube.    

slob, humor, quote cube                         slob, humor, "decorated" microwave

Mama gave it to me.       She knows her clumsy daughter so well!!         Here’s hoping       now that the microwave is “decorated”,  it will stay un-cluttered.       We shall see!

3:47 left on the clock!       Wow!   I’m doing great!      I can’t believe it only took me 11 minutes!!    to do all that.       Including taking pix, and putting everything where it belongs!     Craziness!       The pink pen, I gave to Rose, since she’s a breast cancer survivor.

To finish out the whole 15, I decided I needed to coordinate my inside/outside décor, since I’d already flipped the page on my calendar.

(Funny thing, the other day I was with XH, and asked him to stop at the Dollar Tree, so I could get some St. Patrick’s Day wreaths.       He said I didn’t need them.      I was a little miffed.      But later, when I found these in my craft stash:

And I had only paid 50 cents!!!       I was so happy he said NO!!       Thank you XH for saving me some money!!)

Finally the Valentine’s wreath is down, and shamrocks are up!!

slob, humor, St Pat's Day shelf

slob, humor, Joy!slob, humor, Happy St Pat's decor

DING!!

Now that time’s up, so is my tale.

 

Scullery time so far:  2 hrs 40 min

Living Room:               2 hrs 11 min                                                                                                                    

Total house so far: =   4 hrs 51 min    (according to Ashley, I’m almost done!)

(Make sure y’all check her math!!)

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.

slob, humor, challenge

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

slob, humor, ooohhh I'm mad now!

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

slob, humor, trash    Yay for easy trash decisions!

slob, humor, meds

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

slob, humor, flash cards

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.

slob, humor, knowledge is power

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!!    

slob, humor, gingerbread man

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