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:

Blue Blogger

Emily from Holden Down the Fort (her baby is a boy- hence the blue) nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award!    Woo hoo!

Thanks, Emily!!

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I’m excited !!    Y’all know how much of an attention hog I am!!

She said she nominated me : “Because your blog is extremely motivational to me!”

That’s so sweet!

Now the boring part, those pesky rules, that dominate the fun.

  1. I must thank the Blogger who nominated me and provide a link to their blog. Gladly!
  2. I must write a post to show the award.        Happily!
  3. I must write a brief story on how my blog started.      Of course!!
  4. I must give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.         Hmmm, must I be bossy??   Well, I’ll try.    😉
  5. I must select 15 bloggers to pass this award on to.       Oh, must I???    Only if I want to be compliant!
  6. I must comment on each of their blogs to let them know they have been nominated for this award and provide a link to this post.       Cheerfully!

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I started blogging cuz I was getting sick (and tired!) of being a messy!!    And ready to be more like my (Cleanie!) Mama, and Granny, and Grandma….

I found Nony, from A Slob Comes Clean, who has now come clean as Dana, and that’s all she wrote.    Oops, not actually, she’s still blogging!!    LOL

I realized that I could begin recovery from slobbery, just like I was in recovery from alcoholism.       God delivered me from alcohol, and now I have to do my daily part, of never putting that first sip in my mouth, ever again.       So, in the quest for recovery from messiness, I have to do my daily part, of washing the dishes!    And maybe a little something else, like sweeping??

So, now I yammer on endlessly, documenting the messes, and celebrating my cleaning successes!     And nearly break my arms, in the process of patting myself on the back so often!

Advice:

Make sure you remember to take Before pix!!!      Extremely important!!        Cuz after you clean up the mess, you surely don’t want to try to recreate it!!

Learn how to take advantage of all the free blogging tools out there!!     Cuz being “ignert ain’t no fun”!!       My BBFFJ, BestBloggingFriendForeverJanice, can help you  with all that stuff.

My Nominees:

Sha

Madelyn

Barb

David

Coral

Melanie

I’m too tired to even try to count how many this is!!      In the midst of moving, AND had both girls today for 9 hours!!        Nite, nite time!!

 

Blithe Blog

Dear Dolly has nominated me for another award!!     Thanks, Dolly!!      I love that woman- cat?    Wom-cat?    Wo-at??   Ca-man??        I ❤ Dolly!!

Here’s her post, where she nominates me, and schools us on DaVinci. https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/leonardo-was-a-blog-aholic-sweet-potato-and-spinach-bisque/  

 What a cool guy!! I would LOVE to be able to write with one hand, and draw with the other!  (I would love to be able to draw, period!!)

And her soup is wonderful, I know!        No, I haven’t made it yet, but she is a superb cook, so I just know.

This is a brand spanking new award, created by: Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy).          {I had NO idea you could make up your own awards!!         Now, my mind is off and running in that direction!!      Yee haw!!}

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What is The Blog-aholic Award?

“The Blog-aholic Award” is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who “Share and Inspire Others!” The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) 

(Mesmerize, do I???      Captivate, and rivet y’all??       Does that mean I gotta start feeding the whole crowd of ya??        Crock pot Lentil soup coming up!!)

Rules

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog.     Yeppers
  2. List the rules .    Yeppers
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page).        Yeppers 
  4. Mention the creator, Esme, of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I [Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) ] would love to meet you!       Yeppers
  5. Write a post to show your award.        Another one??      Or does this one count??     😉 
  6. Share a link to your best post(s).           Hmmm, they’re all the best!!        How do you choose which of your babies is the best?????       By choosing the ones containing the word “best” of course!

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/seven-seconds-scullery-spices/

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/play-doh-plague/

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/frabulous-frames/

And 1 more, just for good measure.

https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/mixed-memes/

7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.                                                                   It feels like y’all already know everything about me!    

  • I used to bite my toenails, when I was much, much younger, and a TON more bendy!!
  • I’ve been caffeine free since 2006, when I was in the hospital, for a week with pneumonia.     They would only let me have Sprite or ginger ale.      At the time, I was heavily addicted to Coke.        (The DRINK!!!)          So, after the horrible headaches subsided, I decided might as well stay caffeine free.      And I have.
  • I threw myself a huge, hilarious 50th birthday party!      No one else would, so somebody had to do it!         (Maybe I need to blog about that??)

8Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish – with pleasure! 

  1. Accidental Missionary
  2. Brenda
  3. Kally
  4. Jena
  5. Jennifer
  6. Susie

That’s all for today.     The times when I can log onto Sweet Friend’s computer are limited, so I have to ration myself!

9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Thank the nominator and mention the creator.

Thanks, Dolly!!       I think I’ve mentioned Esme sufficiently.       (4 back links seem adequate to me!)

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Blessed Blogger

Another Blogger Recognition Award!         I’m so blessed to have so many friends here in the blogosphere!               Thank you, Kuddos and Kiddos!!

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(My first one was from Pearly, who has sadly stopped blogging.     😦        And my second one was from Brenda at Camellia’s Cottage.)

 

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.  

  • check  (How do I make a check mark??)
  • Write a post to show your award.

  • in progress

(Here is the pic again, just in case you forgot what it looked like, it’s been so long a whole paragraph ago.)

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  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.

  • YAY!!      Y’all know how much I LOVE to blab about myself!!

slob, humor, happy!                Me, me, me , meeeee!!!!

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

  • YAY!!       Y’all know how much I LOVE to tell people what to do!     (Others, of course!  Not myself!)
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Wail!!      

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  • This is always the hardest part, feeling like I’m leaving people out, cuz I can only pick 15!!
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

  • YAY!       I love yakking to others, and telling good news!

Ok, brief story of blog beginning.     Ay yi yi!     Brief is soooo hard for me!     (Oops!  There I’ve already wasted 7 words, nope, 15…nope….   Just stop counting already and move on!!)

I am was a life long slob.      I decided in 2014 to clean up my act.      I gathered inspiration from Dana @ A Slob Comes Clean,   slob, humor, Nony     and others, and started out.      SLOWLY, very slowly.     My First Day was just sweeping, and mopping the living room, and it left me out of breath, and sweating.

I gathered momentum as I went along, and here I am 2 and 1/2 years later, all clean!      (And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell ya!)        I’ll undoubtedly be blogging about this subject till I’m old, and gray.      You’re already old, and gray!      Does that mean you’re done now??          Uh, nope, I’ll be blogging about this until I forget how to type!

Advice: Hmmmmm…

#1. Have fun!

#2. Proofread each article at LEAST 3 times!!

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Well, I guess not tooo hard…

15 Bloggers:

  1. Susie
  2. ABR
  3. Cluster of Stars
  4. Claremary
  5. Teri
  6. David
  7. Jen
  8. Jena
  9. Grace
  10. Katie
  11. Robyn
  12. Gilly
  13. Linda
  14. Barb
  15. Anne

 

Can’t wait to read what y’all write!

Frog Friend

My friend, Jennifer, who blogs as Feisty Frog, on Dewey Hop, nominated me for an award!     YAY!!        Thanks, Fro, um Fri, um Fei, um Dew, um Jennifer!!        I got stuck there for a minute, on what to call you!!

https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/lovely-blog-award/

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Y’all know the rules, I’m sure.

But here they are, just in case you forgot.

 

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog     (How bout 2 for good measure???)
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself.   (Check.   Hmmm, are there 7 things that I haven’t shared???     I feel like y’all have seen me spill ALL my guts already!!)
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people.     (At MOST???     Drats!)
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!        (Will do, ASAP!!)

 

https://deweyhop.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/identity-theft/              This is where I got the idea for my post : Frank Fright.

  1. Since I’ve already had 4 weddings, if, and that’s a big IF, I ever get married again, I’m just gonna elope!      (At my last wedding, one of my aunts asked me how many weddings I was gonna have.    I answered, “As many men as I can keep finding to marry me, I guess.”)
  2. My right eye is half blue, and half brown.
  3. I’m ashamed to say this, but I wore white crew socks, with my capris, and Crocs today.  Mama nearly didn’t let me be seen by her side!
  4. I’ve had 5 different phones, in the last 12 months.     They just didn’t work out, so we broke up!      It was me!    Not them!    And the one I have now, doesn’t have a purple cover on it, so embarrassing!
  5. I re-read my posts all the time.    And I laugh at the brilliant writing. Every.Single.Time.
  6. I sniff babies’ heads.     It’s a compulsion.
  7. Yesterday, I mixed up some GF (YAY!) Brownie mix, and put it in the small crock pot.   Then, I plugged it in, and went my merry way.      3 hours later, the cake wasn’t done!  What??       I had plugged in the toaster….

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Yeah…..

That’s why I should not be allowed to try to cook!!

Ok, now the “at MOST” 15 people.      Ya know this part is always hard for me!    

#1 To only pick 15!          And #2  Counting to 15 is Math!!        (Or should those numbers be reversed??      See??    Math is HARD!!)

Ha!    I figured a way around the hard parts!!      Nominate my last 10 new followers, and let the editing program auto count for me!!          Yay for figuring that out!!

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       (Yes, I look exactly like that when I’m dancing.      Why ya laughing???)

Okay, now!     As soon as this publishes, I’ll be by to let y’all know I nominated ya!!

 

Wed. 8:33 am

Just informed everybody.   I can’t wait to see what secrets they spill about themselves!!

 

So thrilled!!

I had no idea of this- but I was nominated for a Best Blogger Award!!   And when I tell you it’s an honor just to be nominated, I’m not kidding!!    I’m thrilled!!

Sherri mentioned the 2nd Annual Blogger Bash, in London.   Then she said to go check out Hugh’s post.  And he said, Sacha would have the winners posted on her blog.

So, nosy curious as I am, I went to see who’s who!

And what do I see???   But me!!

https://sachablack.co.uk/2016/06/11/and-the-winners-of-the-bloggersbash-awards-2016-are

Bloggers Bash Awards 2016Ladies and gentleman it has been an honour to host and run the second annual blogger bash awards.

For those of you not able to join us, next week I will post my speech along with links to the masterclass that was presented.

Without further ado, it is time to announce the winners of the 2016 Bloggers Bash Awards.

FunniestFirst in Funniest blogger. The nominees were as follows:

Barb TaubLucy Mitchell (Blonde Write More)Tara SparlingLinda (nutsrok)Ned HicksonMeghan SaraSeumas GallacherBun KaryadoRoss MurrayBeth HaslamAl the AuthorRonnieMarcia MearaDonnaChristian TouchetTim- things as they areTamzen TempleTabbyFiction FanPaul LanderMelinda,

Last, but not least!!   I’m there!!

(And did you notice?   The ribbons are purple too!!   Yipee!!)

My heart is still beating harder in excitement!!    

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LOVE

 

 

Why didn’t anybody tell me??

Who did it??   Well, whoever you are that nominated me, THANK YOU!!

Hugs and kisses for you, my mystery fan!!  

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I love you, my readers!!

 

I found out who she is!!  Sherri Matthews!!  Thank you Sherri!!

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Love/Hate Challenge

Beautiful Himali, from decodinghappyness has nominated me for a challenge.

                                      Love – Hate !

Read here: love-hate

  • List 10 things that you love.
  • List 10 things that you hate.
  • Nominate fellow bloggers to take the challenge.

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So, here goes:

LOVES:

  1.  Jesus/God/Holy Spirit  (They’re the same, 3 persons in 1 Godhead.)
  2. My husband, DH
  3. My 2 daughters, DD1, DD2
  4. My grand baby, Pudding Pop
  5. Mamafirst established
  6. My family; nuclear,first established , this established, and extended
  7. PURPLE!!!  (Y’all knew that one was coming, right??)
  8. Losing weight
  9. The Bible
  10. Blogging, my new addiction

Hates:  Hmmmm, this is harder.

  1.  Bad grammar, especially in a love letter.  In 8th grade, I red-lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back for editing!  Yes, I really did!  The gall!
  2. Long hair, on me.  I whack it off every chance I get.  When my girls were in Elementary school, I even shaved my head, much to their chagrin, and Mama’s horror!
  3. Shaving my legs.  Enough said.
  4. Abortion.  This is serious, I just couldn’t be all funny, without speaking up for the unborn.  They are precious little lives, no matter what stage of gestation.
  5. Frustation!  I’m not the most techie person in the world, so I get upset when I can’t just do what I want to do!  Why don’t I have a computer I can just speak to, and it instantly does my bidding????  WHY????
  6. Not having a sarcasm font.  I’ve asked for it enough times.  Someone should have invented this already!!
  7. Green. Yuck!
  8. Sushi.  Just the thought of it makes me queasy.  Believe me, I’ve eaten my share of stuff, so let me slide, okay?  Thanks!
  9. Running out of ice… and since I live alone, this would be the fault of ?????
  10. When I don’t get a nap.  So does everyone around me hate when this happens!!  (Can you say Grumpy?  I thought you could.)

Okay, so there’s that, then.  Onto the nominations.  And the awards go to:

Claremary

Janice

Susie

James

Robyn

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Beautifully Creative Inspired

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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Nominated for Sisterhood of the World Award!!

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Gail from  Snapshots in cursive nominated me for the  Sisterhood of the World award.

I’m speechless.

And very grateful, as well!

Thank you, Gail!

http://snapshotsincursive.com/2015/05/28/how-sweet-the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award

RULES:

* Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
* Answer the 10 questions given to you.

* Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

* Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

Here they are:

1. On the bad days, how do you cheer yourself up?

A- Singing hymns, and Scripture songs always helps.  Also, talking to my brother!

2. Which is your favourite food?
A- It used to be bread, any kind.  Now that I’m gluten free, I’m really beginning to enjoy fresh vegetables more.

3. How do you let go?
A- Read a novel, or color a picture.

4. How much do you value ‘silence’?
A- So, so much!  My house is finally quiet after many years, and I just sit, soaking it in.

5. Will you hurt someone intentionally or lie to make them feel better?
A-  No, I don’t intentionally hurt people.  Sometimes I do, because I often speak before I think.  Trying to work on that bad habit.

6. Do you have faith in humanity? why or why not?
A- No, not really.  I know humanity is fallen, from Adam and Eve sinning.  Our only hope is through Jesus Christ, and His atoning blood.

7. One thing you really wish could come true?
A- To have an air conditioned vehicle again!  I live in Florida, and I melt every time I have to drive.

8. If you had to sum up your life in 10 or less words, what would they be?
A- A sinner saved by grace.  Love my girls, and family.

9. How do you express anger?
A- Too often, by sleeping.

10. What is the one thing that will turn you completely off about a person?
A- Bad grammar.  When I was in 8th grade, I red lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back to him for correction.  What a word snob!
My List of Nominations Include:

Carmen

Kristen   

Nicole    

Janice

Dana

Shirley

Lee