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Here we are at Day 4.    This is actually my day one, I just forgot to blog about it!    So, I have to shove fit it in here.

I always go on Freecycle.   Love that site!!    Best way to get free stuff ever!!    Or to get RID of stuff too!    In fact, I signed up for the email alerts, so I don’t even have to log on to be notified!

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Sat Aug 27 21:26:22 2016
(#56311820)
Quilting rulers and supplys (Lakeland) by sewnaners
Looking for assorted quilting rulers and supply’s Thank you

 

“Sew” {see what I did there?  lol} I thought, “Well, I don’t have any extra rulers to give away, BUT!  I do have some extra fabric that Mama gave me.   I don’t need all of it, so I can share.”

{But did I take pix?    Nooooo!    sigh    Maybe someday in the sweet bye and bye.}

We can only hope!!

Anyway,   eye roll  I answered her post, including my phone number.   Shortly, she texted back.   Turns out, we live on the same street!!    That was so funny!!    We both had a good laugh over that!

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Laughing with giddy delight!!

 

 

After she picked out which fabrics she wanted, I invited her in.    We had a nice talk, now we both have a new friend!   And a good neighbor!

So, it didn’t really take 15 minutes, but I’m counting this!!

Maybe if I count reading the ad, emailing, and texting her…..    Okay, it DID take 15 minutes!!   Counting the visit, almost an hour!

Whew!   I worked hard on this one!      slob, humor, winky

{I’d make my own winky giphy-IF I knew how!!}

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne’s Day 4: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/09/08/21-4-oh-my-snugglies

 

Queen Anne’s other Ladies-in-Waiting:

 

Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog

Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder

Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff

Facebook Fore

Ok, since I made such a BIG deal about getting off Facebook, I now need to make a confession.

I have rejoined the unwashed masses, the teeming throngs, the rest of the world.   Yep, I made a new FB account.

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Self explanatory

But, this time I’m using it slightly differently.   I am not accepting the friend requests of every  person I’ve ever spoken to.    I’m not using it to stalk old boyfriends (not that I ever did that….).   

Mostly, I am using it to keep up with my ladies’ group at church, and talk to like minded people.    Not that I want to totally close myself off from other viewpoints.   I just want to enjoy a relaxing social time, on there, without arguing over every single thing I say and do (yes, that happened MORE than once).

AND, I don’t want to have to spend half my time hiding posts, and unfriending people, that post things I think are inappropriate (curse words, anything involving evil spirits, astrology, past lives, etc, etc.  And yes, that happened ALL the time, which led to my getting outta there originally.).

So, now I can have my Facebook, and enjoy it too.

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(If I didn’t friend you, please don’t be mad.   I still like you.)

Update:

No sooner had I scheduled this post, than another incidence occurred.   One of my CHURCH ladies posted a funny meme.   I laughed, and liked it.   THEN, I glanced up to see where it was from.   Lo and behold, the website was “F” it, let’s get a beer.   Really????    So, I quickly unliked it, deleted it, sent a screen shot of it to my friend, and told her this is why I have to unfriend you.   I can understand accidentally liking something.   I did it.  I can understand accidentally posting something.    But, PLEASE, I beg you, check it out and delete quickly if necessary!!     No one is perfect.  I KNOW that!   But, if “accidents” keep happening, it’s no longer an accident.

So, is FB too much for me to handle??   Do I just totally need to give it up, like TV??   I don’t wanna, but the hassle is getting to be not worth it AGAIN.   And I just rejoined recently!!

sigh

Bathing Buddies

A purple, soaked rug.

humor, soaked bath rug

 

 

 

An abandoned blue duck on it’s side.

humor, deserted ducky

                Darling deserted ducky

 

Colorful cups half full of water.

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humor, blue cup half full of water

And blue makes 2!

 

A forgotten wash cloth.

 

Towel tossed on the floor.

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Tossed towel.

 

All these are signs of bathing buddies; PP and her faithful friends, soaking in the happiness.    (See what I did there??)

And water would still be standing there too, if I’d let her leave it!

humor, tub full water

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink

Facebook Finished

Well, I’ve done it now.

In my pursuit of holiness, I deleted my Facebook account.

Purplelinda is Grumpy Dwarf

Who me???

 

(I promise, this hasn’t turned into a purely religious blog, but I write about my life.…)

I’m sure people will roll their eyes, when they see that.   I tried to get off a month or so ago. That lasted all of 3 days.    Well, try, try again!

There were just too many things that I had to hide, and block, and unfollow.    It was getting to be a serious pain.   So, in order not to have to worry about what people were posting, that showed up on MY news feed, I just figured getting out was the best option for me.

Really, the worst thing was yesterday.    A friend commented on another person’s post, so that post showed up in my feed.    When I saw the tiny profile pic of that unknown person, it looked funny, {funny hinky, not funny haha}.    So, I went to that person’s page.    Their profile pic was a pic of their crotch!!   Pants pulled down, and crotch shot for all the world to see.    I was so shocked and disgusted!     I immediately reported her, and the post, and messaged her to please take down that offensive pic.

Facebook purports to ban nudity.    So, how did a nude crotch shot make it by???

Yeah, I’m fighting too hard to keep my mind on the things of God to keep fighting all that, just to have social time.   So, I’m finished.

If ya wanna email, just leave a comment, and I’ll email you.

Let’s talk.

(Oh yeah, now I gotta find another source for my memes, for Sarah Eliza.   But, hey, hunting stuff is good for me.    I was getting too lazy there.)

Tale of Two Tables, Two

I have 2 tables. (Which I totally did on purpose.)  The glass top one I inherited with My New Place, (as opposed to My Newest New Place!).

dinette chairs

And the white fold down one, I bought from DD1, specifically for this house.

white fold down table

(Please ignore the Valentine’s Day leftover tablecloth.  This is all about the TABLE!)

 

 

 

1 had to go according to Nony’s 1 in 1 out rule.

Can you believe I got rid of the one that I had already painted 2 of the chairs purple??   The table was too big for the space.  And PP and I kept tripping over those gorgeous legs,

gorgeous curved chair leg

So horribly mean, reaching out those gorgeous curls to trip the unwary!

 

at the other house.   So…… buh bye!   My friend, Kimberorangely, who took it didn’t want the chairs.  But their day will come.  Be afraid, chairs. Be very afraid.  I’m a known killer.

Funny story.  When I saw the posting on Freecycle, wanting a table, I didn’t think anything of it. I just responded that I had a table.  When my friend, Kimberorangely called and said, “Is this you?”  I answered, “Yes! Is this you??”  We thought it was hysterical that neither one of us recognized each other’s names!  (To be fair, hers was initials, with her last name.   It’s a VERY common one too!  And yes, Kimberorangely is not her real name.  But, she likes orange, and my name is Purplelinda, so what could I do??)

So, I just need 1 more tiny table, to put the modem on, before I can move the other table into it’s proper position.

Hey, I have a tiny table!

PP's tiny table

PP’s tiny table

 

Oh yeah, right!!  that would last all of 2 seconds!  As soon as PP walked in the door, she’d screech “MINE!!”  And that’d be all she wrote.  Poor modem would be in smithereens on the floor, I’d be out of Internet, and the world would end.    <sigh>

So, yeah, that ain’t happenin!

So…. still in need of 1 tiny table….   Any ideas??   Anybody??  

Crickets…….                             <sigh>

 

Aha!  Thank goodness for Sweet Friend!   He’s my idea man!  When he came to visit last night, I was on the computer, (in my Office!) and when I walked out into the dining room, this is what I saw!

tv tray as table for modem

TV tray as table

Brilliant!!

 

 

The only thing I had to do was decorate!   Thanks, Sweet Friend!  You’re the bestest Sweet Friend I have!

 

Twin Twist

My friend Kristen C, yes, the cleanie!  made a huge announcement on her blog last Thurs.   She’s pregnant!!   I am so happy for her and Jerrod!   and wait for it…… they’re having twins!!

 

I knew those 2 crazy-in-love kids before they WERE even Kristen & Jerrod!!    When they announced their engagement, I was in shock!    What???    How did this happen??     They didn’t even hold hands in church.    He didn’t even put his arm around her!!    How was I supposed to know they were serious???

But they have so much in common, and are so cute together!!     After they got married, I started praying for them to have a baby.    When Kristen shared their infertility struggles, that gave me the information of how to pray specifically for them.   

And now, their dreams of a baby are coming true, twice as nice!!    God answered our prayers in a huge way!!

Watching this journey thru her pregnancy, and then the babies growing is gonna be so much fun!!

Yikes!    I just thought of something- 2 more quilts needed!!     Relax!!!     I’ll be all done with my present queue by the end of May, and the twins aren’t due until end of August!     I got this covered!

back of quilt pink blue yellow green

Back of quilt, with just a little wrinkle in time.

(Not their quilt, just a previous one I made.)

 

Ya know what??    If I was really smart, I’d make the baby quilts, just as soon as they tell people which one the babies are, the pinks or the blues.    Oops, I mean the pinks or the boys.    Oops, I mean, the girls or the boys!    The twins are identical, so how fun is that gonna be to dress them just alike!!!     gets lost in a baby clothes buying daydream for days……….

FB Fiend

Oops! I meant Friend, friend!!

One of my friends just posted one those memes, Who are your 7 dwarves?

I was her Grumpy.  I thought, Wow! How did they know????

Purplelinda is Grumpy Dwarf

Who me???

(Sorry for the bad quality of the picture.  I couldn’t get it to save the image, so I had to snap it with my phone, and it wouldn’t focus.  NO, it couldn’t possibly be operator error!!)

And in case you’re trying to figure out, “What in the world IS that??”  It’s my arm, covered with stickers, and PP‘s hand, applying more.

 

 

I’ve been Grumpy for a long time. Poor Mama was scared to come wake me up, cuz it was like trying to rouse a hibernating bear.  Lots of roaring, growling, and much showing of sharp teeth and claws.

And even now, though I have matured soooo much, {quit laughing!!} I’m still grumpy, when I don’t get a nap.  Or get woken up from one.

PurpleSlob sad face

At least it’s not my name, like Judy’s husband!!   Lol!!  Poor guy!

Divorce Decision

With a pervasive sense of sadness, I drove to the courthouse, and filed my divorce papers.  

divorce paper

We’ve tried to make our marriage work, we just couldn’t.

The clerk couldn’t say how long it would take to have a court date. So, we’ll see….

 

 

Endings are always bittersweet.

Bitter, because I feel like a failure.   This is my third divorce.   What kind of awful person am I, anyway??   (The only saving grace in my mind is, the first 2 divorces were to the same husband.   No one can ever say we didn’t try!)

Sweet, because it will be a relief to just have it done, and over with.   Even as amicable as we are, there is always a certain tension.

So, on to practical matters.  For obvious reasons, DH will now be referred to as XH. (EX-Husband.)

We have agreed to remain friends, so he may still appear now and again.

My name will be changing again.   Not to my last married name, but to my first married name.  Since we have children together, with that name, and I was a Woideck longer than anything else, except my maiden name, Hawkins.

boutonniere pink roses white suit

“Boutonniere-whitesuit” by David Ball – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg#/media/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg

 

 

  My last married name, Sanchez, never felt truly mine.  Probably because he died of cancer after only 2 months.   And being a widow was so shocking, and painful, that nothing felt right.

 

 

 

 

And now a new chapter begins……

purple new chapter logo

Hey, it says what I needed- (the first line anyway! ) AND- IT”S PURPLE!!

 

Purple Piping

Oops, I meant Wurple Wiping, no, I meant Wurple wiring, no, (getting flustered now) I meant Purple Wiring!  There it is!!

purple cat 5 cable

Purple Cat 5 cable!!

Trust me, it’s purple!  Not like the “purple” recliner, which wasn’t really purple at all.  Even tho it looks blue in this pix.  (Man!  I need a real camera!!)

purple charging cord

Not sure what you call this cord? Charging/and /or downloading pix cord, I guess!

Sweet friend, who does all my technology related stuff, bought these purple cords, especially for me!

Now, you tell me, Does or doesn’t Sweet friend  love me??!!

Having him as a friend is a wonderful thing!