Quipped Quotes – Day 3

slob, humor, 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


slob, humor, I Thessalonians 5:!8

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!}


Toddler Tornado Times Two

Remember the Toddler Tornado??        Well, now I have that times two!          PPJr isn’t toddling on her own 2 feet yet, but she is mobile!  

Oh, if only I could show y’all pix of my 2 girls!!         They are too gorgeous for words!         But, you’ll just have to take mine for it.         

Watch out!!      I’d forgotten exactly how far those little arms can reach!!         Almost as if she suddenly became Stretch Armstrong!  

slob, humor, Stretch Armstrong       (Do any of you whippersnappers know who he is??   He was so much fun to play with!      And to have strength contests with!       Whoever made his arms the longest was the “Armstrong”est!)        

Nothing is safe now!     She knocked over my water bottle.      She tried to grab my Bible off the table,  she stuck her hands in her sister’s plate of mac and cheese!

The aftermath:

Slob, humor, baby mess    She just started getting teething biscuits and Cheerios.      The teething biscuit was enjoyed by all!      (The paper was placed there by PP, after Jr. was removed from the scene, don’t worry!)

slob, humor, clutter



Not as bad as it could be!      Notice the stickers on the chair leg,  apparently the resident designer didn’t approve of the plain look!




Annnd, I forgot to take the pic of the floor that PP also decided was too plain, and stickered all to pieces.      Too late now, I already had a whoop-it-up-fun-party-time scraping ’em all up!!

slob, humor, baby mess     I need more of those baby-strap-the-toy-down-so-you-don’t-have-to-bend-over-five-thousand-times-a-day things!!       Because I have a feeling that PP is going to find out soon enough, that it’s not a fun game!

slob, humor, baby mess     Yes, this is more baby mess, okay, well, not all of it.      PP was “editing” our video collection, and somehow the pile fell over.     How did that happen??       Hmmm, she seemed surprised.        slob, humor, toddler mess      Ice pop tunnel.       (Sis gave me about 25 boxes of ice pops.     Even after donating 6 to my friend with 6 kids, exactly how many did I have left over??       PP can’t count that high, so we may never know!!       But after the freezer is full, there’s still plenty of boxes to build with!!)

slob, humor, bath mess      Bath aftermath.      2 towels for PP, what do you mean why??       She has to dry her hair too, ya know!      {The trash can is included free.}     The blankie was used as a bib, when I couldn’t reach one fast enough!      (Do NOT ask why!!)

slob, humor, toddler mess       The annex to PP’s art studio.

slob, humor, toddler mess




So much for “Keep it all on the table!”



slob, humor, baby mess

Claremary,  I  do try to use paper plates, yet I still end up with dishes!







So, all in all, not enough damage to declare a disaster area, just enough to give me some work to get it all neat and clean again!       And, they’ll happily do the damage all over again, when they come over next!        And, I’ll happily clean it up all over again!!        It works for us!

Bring it on, my toddler tornado times two!!

slob, humor, grandmother linky

I’m trying to figure out how to make it a real button!! Have patience, please!!

Hopefully soon I’ll figure out how to make the button function as it should.


WOW! Willow!

WOW!!   Just wow!   Willow re-blogged me again!!    AND, she said I was funny!!!!  https://willowscottling.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/willow-wonders-witnessed/

She and I have formed our own private circle of love!   This is how my BBFFJ and I became BBFFs, by re-blogging each other, and featuring each other.   Bloggy friends are so supportive!    I’m so glad I found my niche, here on the blogosphere!!



Now, I have my BBFFJ, {I’ve mentioned Janice so many times lately, I think I’m gonna start charging her per!    NOT!!    It just means I have more cred in my BBFFJ account!}my college BFF Joyous, my Ethel BFF (Claremary), and now I am adding Willow.    What will her BFF name be??    BBFFW??    Best Blogging Friend Forever Willow.    That sounds about right!!  

 WAIT!!    You can’t have 2 best blogging friends!

Why not??    Who made up the rule that you can only have 1 best friend anyways??

Umm, well, not me, but it just can’t be!!

Ok, well, then Willow will be my 2nd best blogging friend forever.

NO!!  NO!!    What are we, in KG???

Well, if you will remember, I did teach Kg for several years….

slob, humor, Kindergarten

Fun, fun, fun ALL the day long! (NOT!!)







Fine.    May I call Willow my BFFW??   Pretty please, with a cherry on top?

Let me mull it over….  

I’ve made my decision.     Willow will now, and forever more be called your Blogging Friend Forever Willow, BFFW for short.

Thank you.

Ok Willow, I got it figgered out!!    You can come over and play now!   I got the blankie fort all ready!   I ‘membered how you like tiny spaces!!

slob, humor, blanket fort

Just enough room for my BFFW, and me!


Numbered Names

What number of names can I use in 1 post?   I’m thinking eleventy dozen…

set of numbers very young

“Very Young”- that’s me! Hey, they didn’t specify that it had to be your Chronological age!!

Jenny, I think it’s unremarkable how your kids file away numbers.   If we all band together, and use the number eleventy in the episodes of our daily life, it becomes a legit word, right, Edwina??

My BBFF Janice mostly writes about blogging. I’ve learned a number of helpful things from her.

Sarah Eliza devastates boredom on a daily basis.   How many of y’all can say that???

Claremary putters around the barn.  Hey, can you send ZuZu to find me a number of mice?  Thanks!

Himali spends her time decoding happiness.   I’m glad she does it, not me!   Happiness eludes me in a number of ways!

Susie is shy 45% of her days.   But, I managed to draw her out of her shell a number of times!

Roopam is whimsical 90 % of the time.  Lovely!

Sherri has a great view from  her summerhouse.   You can see any number of excellent vistas!

Carol was retired, but no one told her!   What a number they did on her!!

Carmen is always fashionable, even over 50 years!   I can always find any number of cute outfit suggestions on her blog.

Ralph put indigo in his water.   Now he’s in trouble!  Apparently a number of blue fish have way too much indigo in them!

Teagan has written a number of books.   

Whew!  I’m tired from the sheer number of names I crammed in 1 post!!   If you didn’t appear, never fear!   I have a number of names left to drop!  And many more posts to write!

(PS: It is with a great sense of accomplishment that I announce, I used the word “number” 15 times in this post!!   Oops!  I forgot to count the one in quotes there!  -16!   And I dropped 13 names!!   YAY ME!!!!)

{If you only counted 13 times, hint- look at the pix.}

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.

sunshine blogger award

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.



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???

4 journals

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!!)






(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









Anne Lene


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!

Sunny Sunshine

NJ from Ametalk  nominated me for a Sunshine Award.


Thank you soooo much, Neerja!  You are a sweet doll!

She said she nominated me:

“For having such a wonderful name for her blog and help us to recover from our every day’s tidbit problems.”    🙂

Thank you so much, NJ.  That’s wonderful to hear that I help people.

Yeah, baby!  I’m so excited, I’m beaming all over the place!

Drat that glare!

Drat that glare!

Yes, I'm aware my earrings aren't purple. But, Mama gave 'em to me.

Yes, I’m aware my earrings aren’t purple. But, Mama gave ’em to me.

(Didya feel the heat wave from where you are???)

Back to Neerja:

“And my question is:

Do you believe in destiny and if yes then tell us about your one moment that made you believe in it.

The Rules for this award are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Answer the question from the person who has nominated you.
3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.
4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.”

Hmmmm, okay, here goes;  No, I don’t believe in destiny, as I believe God directs us.  He has plans for our lives.  “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare (good), and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11  (Old Testament, Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version)

WE have free will, so we can choose whether to follow His plan for our life, living for Jesus, or we can reject God’s plan.  Rejecting God’s plan always leads to sorrow.  If you read the Strawberry Girl series,

you know some of the heartaches I caused myself by doing wrong, (SIN).  Once I turned back to God, and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and began following Him again, my life improved.  Following God does NOT guarantee a problem free life!

But, He promises to be with us, in the middle of our problems, always by our side.  Trust me, I’ve done life both ways, with and without God.  I am NOT going back to my old life without Him!!

My nominees are:





My question is:       What is the one moment in your life that shines the brightest in your memory?

Shine on for Jesus!!


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