Wandering Wonderings

Okay, here we are at the beginning of a new de-cluttering series!!       YAY!!                 Don’t you just love the smell of a new de-cluttering series in the morning?  

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Me too!

But, I have a problem.          What do I name it??

Other series names have been suggested for me:

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/declutter-declaration/  by Anne, (Queen Anne to her subjects).

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/paper-purgathon/ by Anne again.

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/seven-seconds/ was not suggested to me, but was inspired by a post from Ashley.

I was thinking about naming it after this house, which PP has already deemed “My 8 house.”      Guess why??

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Our house number, now.

But when I tried to alliterate eight, all I could come up with, was Eight Eighths, and nothing beyond that.      1 title does not a series make.

So here I sit, unable to even begin writing, (I know, what have I been doing for over 100 words??) cuz I’m blank on names.

Maybe you should read the dictionary, or thesaurus for a while, to get your juices flowing?

But I don’t need definitions, or synonyms, nor antonyms, I need alliteratives!!       Now I’m wondering,  “What would you name a book of alliteratives, anyway??”      I realize that’s off topic, but I wonder!

Btw, I had to Google the word alliterative, just to make sure I was spelling it okay.           And you’ll never guess what the 11th result was??!!

Merry Monday! Lookee there, I DID find another alliterative title! Go

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Jun 27, 2016 – Lookee there, I DID find another alliterative title! Go, me! No, really! Go, so the people can read in peace! (Anybody else wonder how they get these animals to …

And the 12th!!!!

The van didn’t really need vetting, but that’s a good alliterative title! It ...

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May 24, 2016 – The van didn’t really need vetting, but that’s a good alliterative title! It was Sis’ van, so I knew it was in good working condition. She had even just bought brand new …

I’m officially back in love with Google again!!      ❤ ❤ !!
Back to the topic at hand, if you please…
Waah!       My wonderings are “What to do now??? ”       My mind is wandering all over the place!!           HELP!!
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Susie Says

Susie, SusieShy45, nominated me for a Mystery Bloggers Award.      Thanks, Susie!!

Here are the rules:

  1. Post the award/ image on your blog .
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and give a link back to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and give a link back to her blog.
  4. Nominate 10-20 deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  5. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; including one weird or funny question.

This award was created by Okoto Enigma and you can find her blog HERE.

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Created by Okoto Enigma.

(Isn’t that marvelous, for her to create a Mystery Award, when her name is Enigma??   That’s so cool!!    Go check out her blog- that’s exactly why she named it the Mystery Award- for herself!!)

  1. If you could change one thing about our country, what would it be and why?
  2.   I would end abortion immediately, because it’s murder.
  3. Which super hero powers would you like to have, if given a chance? Why ?
  4.     I think I already AM a super hero!!    After all, I decluttered my house down to the bone!   lol
  5. What motivates you to blog (write) ?
  6.     Wanting attention!!      Having a place to pour out my thoughts.    For accountability.    To connect with the world.    Because I love words!!
  7. What is something you like to collect, if anything?  
  8.     It used to be fabric!     And anything purple.     Now, I’m going to collect feelings; feeling good about myself, and how peaceful my new home is.    (Once it’s unpacked!!)
  9. If given the chance to rename any fast food restaurant, which would it be? What would it’s new name be?   Checkers would become Cheeseys.     Does anyone ever even SEE a checker there???     Nope!!    But plenty of cheese!!
  10. Why the brown??    It’s a mystery!!

Please forgive the answers being numbered too.    I just can’t get those numbers to behave!!    Because it’s math- that’s why!!

My nominees:

Quipped Quotes – Day 3

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Challenge

 

YAY!!  We made it to pink!       {How clever am I to have turned the word “pink” well, pink??}

Day 1.       Day 2.

Jolly Judy is the opponent challenger this go round.       Thank you Judy, for putting me in the ring!

Rules of the challenge:

  1. Three quotes over three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.  {check!}
  4. Inform the nominees.

 

 

 

Quoth the PurpleSlob:

 

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

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I’m so thankful for everything God has given me!!

 

 

Today’s 3 contenders are:

Anne (yes, Queen Anne)

Claremary (Ethel to my Lucy)

Sue (Nick’s inspiring Mum)

 

Join me and quote away, ladies!

 

{Still not getting it how to make the button actually work.  😦     And this is after 2 years!   ARGH!}

 

Declutter Declaration

Anne, from MinimalistSometimes, has put forth a de-cluttering challenge.

“Hear ye, hear ye!”   

“Queen Anne of Minimalia hath made a declaration throughout the land.    September is forthwith proclaimed The Month of Declutter!”

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                                                             Her Royal Majesty’s seal.

 

 

Who is up for the jousting??    ME!!   ME!!

 

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It’s on, Queen Anne!!

 

Which knights are brave enough to join me???

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne: https://minimalistsometimes.com/

 

Queen Anne’s other Ladies-in-Waiting:

 

Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog

Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder

Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff

 

Pearly’s Post

Pearly nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award!  

Thanks, Pearly!

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Here’s the link to her blog:

https://designinglife01.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/blogger-recognition-award

Update 2/8/17:  Sadly, Pearly has deleted her site.     😦

☆THE RULES

1. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. Write a post and give a brief story of how your blog started.

3. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.

4.Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

5.Let the nominees know you have nominated them and provide a link to the nomination details.

Okay, #1-done    #2- gonna do that little thing right now.

I have been a life long slob.  And I was SICK of it!  I’d been reading cleaning, organizing, and purging blogs.  Kristen, from RoadtoDomestication was the first one I read, since she’s a personal friend.

It is great!  But, she’s naturally organized, and I’m not, so nothing changed.  Then I found Nony, from ASlobComesClean.

And she’s a self admitted slob!  I had found my people!!

So, I determined to take control of my life, one dust bunny at a time.  I started my blog Aug. was a year ago.  Everyday I’d do something, no matter how small, and document it in writing, and pix.  My first post, First Day, was the beginning.

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Me at 344 lbs. Yep, I was a BIG girl!

Now I’m an experienced blogger with a lot less junk in my life, who has improved health, as well.  My life is so satisfying now.

#3, Advice.

Hmmm, I don’t really feel qualified to give advice, just tell you what worked for me.  Figure out what you want to say.  It has to be important to you, or you’ll lose interest.  Then, start saying it!!  And proofread, proofread, proofread!  I re-read my posts multiple times before I publish, and still mistakes make it thru.  That’s so embarrassing for a Grammar Nazi!!!

#4, 15 other blogs.  That I can do easily!  I know so many wonderful bloggers, just choosing 15 will be the hard part!

NJ

Heather

Roopam

Shadab

Anne

Himali

Robyn

Melanie

Sue

Michel

Marcey

Kally

Amaya

Shelie

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Max’s Memo

I’m so surprised to be nominated for another Sunshine Award!  This is so cool, that people feel I bring sunshine into their world!  I hope I do to yours as well.

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Thanks, InspiringMax!

The Rules:

  •  Thank the person/people who nominated you
  • Answer the eleven questions from your nominator(s)
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.

Questions given to me:

  1. Where is your favorite place you have lived?

Plant City, Fl.  I was born there, and will always consider it home, because both my Granny, and my Grandma, lived there till they died.

 

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Plant City, FL The Winter Strawberry Capital of the World

 

 

If you could change one thing what would it be?

This is hard.  Before March, I would have said my weight.  Before a year ago August, I would have said my slobbishness.  Before June, I would have said owning my own home.  Now, hmmmm, I would change America back to a Christian country.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

My Mama hugging me.

What is your dream job?

Being a proofreader.  And now I get to do that every time I write a post! Yay!  I just don’t get paid. 😦

What was your best subject at school?

Reading.  Wonder why???

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4 of 6 journals

 

 

Do you prefer to live in the country or the city?

Oh, definitely country-ish.  I don’t want to live in the middle of a million people, but I don’t want to have to drive 5 miles to even get to the road, either!  I like exactly where I am.  And that’s a nice place to be!

If you were stranded on a desert island which celebrity would you take with you?

A celebrity?  Hmmm, maybe Tim Tebow, so we could talk about Jesus.

 

Everyone has a song that makes them want to dance, what is yours?

Everybody Get Up and Dance Now!

Favorite colour?

I’ll let my readers answer this one. Y’all know it!

make all things purple

YES!! Please!!

 

 

Do you prefer camping, caravaning or staying in motels?

Motels, by a landslide.  I hated camping as a kid.  My brother would run his finger along the canvas right on top of my head.  Yuck!!  Drip, drip.  He invented water boarding!

How many different careers have you had?

Umm, not paying ones?  Or only counting when I got paid?  Non paying; about 15.  (babysitter for my siblings, piano player at church, professional serial dater in college, clown, Grammar Nazi, etc.)  Paying: only about 7.  (retail sales, McDonald’s, transport for hospital, teacher, sub teacher, mentor/tutor, call center.  Oh yeah, 8- my 2 day career as a nanny.  54 is TOO OLD to watch 3 in diapers!!)

 

 

 

 

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(I know the numbers are messed up. It did that when I added the pix.  And I’m gonna leave them like that, because I’m not gonna be OCD today.)

My nominees:

Coral Swimming

Lynn

Claremary

Irene

Stella

Blondie

Michel

Anne

Heather

Anne Lene

Kally

My questions for y’all:

  1. Where is your favourite place you have lived?
  2. If you could change one thing what would it be?
  3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  4. What is your dream job?
  5. What was your best subject at school?
  6. Do you prefer to live in the country or the city?
  7. If you were stranded on a desert island which book would you take with you?
  8. Everyone has a song that makes them want to dance, what is yours?
  9. Favorite colour?
  10. Do you prefer camping, caravaning or staying in motels?
  11. How many different careers have you had?

I look forward to finding out a little bit more about y’all!

Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, by Anne of The Main Focus.

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Thank you, Anne!!

I’m so thrilled and excited!!  My 2nd Blogger Award!!

You like me, you really like me!

This is what Anne said about me:

“Purple Slob In Recovery  – Very encouraging blog which I enjoy reading daily. She describes her life as a mother, wife and grandmother. She has a very positive side to life.”

Wow, so wonderful to hear such good things about myself!!

Rules:

1. Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Share ten random facts about yourself.

3. Nominate ten more bloggers who are fairly new to blogging.

Ten Random Facts:

1.  I’m finding out I like a clean house!  (I know! I was shocked too!)

2. Just bought my first (all by myself) home.  (A $500 trailer.  It was a steal!!)  ALERT:  New post coming soon!    (That was it, btw.)

3.  I read books under the covers , with a flashlight, ALL the time as a kid.

4.  I even read in the tub.  (No, I didn’t splash and ruin them.)

5.  I read while walking down the halls, in high school.  (I’m tall, so I held the book lower than my eyes, and never ran into anyone.  … Okay, mostly never….. Okay, hardly ever…..  Okay, once or twice)

6.  I was Sargent At Arms, in my DCT club as a junior.  I was in charge of making sure the boys wore a tie.  I once ran one down across the front lawn, and tackled him.  He put on the tie.

7.  I fell in puppy love with a guy, when I was a senior in high school, just because he was 6’7″.  He was 25, so he wouldn’t date me until I showed him my license, that I was already 18.  Smart guy!!

8.  My second husband died just 2 months after our wedding.

9.  I knew my children were girls, as soon as I found out that I was pregnant, both times.

10. I don’t miss Coke, and doughnuts as much as I thought I would.   (Update, I was only fooling myself.)

10 Fairly New Bloggers:

1.  http://poetreecreations.org/  This site is no longer valid.

2.  Kellie

3.  Hugh

4.  Chris

5.  Gail

6.  Janice

7.  http://livelovelaughdotme2.com/2015/06/07/unbearable-cuteness/ apparently this site is no longer valid.

8.  http://moreatforty.com/

9. Linda

10. Splashed

Sorry, I don’t know everyone’s names yet.  Enjoy!

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