News Now

I can’t believe this!   Here it is already May, and I haven’t told you the fantastic news!!   What’s wrong with me??     Don’t answer that, it’d take too long…

Anyway,   drum roll please…

PPJr has graced us with her presence!

Now, isn’t that the best news you’ve heard all week??

She is such a beautiful baby!   And no, I’m not the least bit prejudiced!

Even her “monkey feet”, as SIL called them!   (I was incensed, till I saw them!   She’ll make an excellent tree climber, just like Daddy!)

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See that gap between her big toe, and second??   The better to grip the tree trunk! 

 

She was almost 10 lbs, just like PP, and DD1.   We build ’em big in this family!

Holding her hand, I pray I’ll always hold her heart, too.

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Holding her is pure bliss!

 

Holding 2 grand babies close to my heart, is the closest I’ve been to heaven, since I held my 2 babies in my arms!

Hacked Hair Horror

I told ya!   When I went with Mama, to the free lunch for homeless, and low income people, the first thing Miss Betty asked me was,  “Oh honey!   Are you having chemo??”     With an implied, Bless your heart.

4 steps away from her, Pastor Julio reached out to me.   “Oh no!   your Mama din’t tell me you had cancer!   I’ll pray for you!”

Then the red-headed Miss Betty came ALL the way across the room to scold me.    “Why’d you do that to your HAIR??”    At least she didn’t ask if I had cancer!

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    Oh brother!

 

 

Since I knew it was gonna happen, I wanted to have some sarcastic zingers all ready to go.    But, how can you be sarcastic to precious ladies who are really concerned about you????   Ya can’t.    So, I just told them the truth.     “It was so long, it bothered me!”   Leaving out the “I-had-a-wild-hair-and-now-it’s-gone” part.

Doing Dishes Daily

Huh, doing dishes daily is a real thing!   Who knew???   (Well for starters, Granny, Mama, Kristen C., Nicole….. and every other cleanie in the world.)   And I must confess, deep in my slobbiest of hearts, I knew it too. 

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(Does this look like the slobbiest of hearts?????)

 

 I just spent the last 4 decades pretending I didn’t.   My Mama raised me right, I just chose to let my slob side over rule my training.    Now, I’m shaking my head at myself.   How many, many, MANY hours of forced torture did I put myself and my family through, to panic clean before a party, company, etc????   So many that it was probably literally YEARS of our lives.

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courtesy of pixaby.   Thanks Judy for letting me steal him!

 

Sometimes, it wasn’t a conscious choice, due to my thyroid and depression issues.    But, to be truthful, other times, it WAS a deliberate choice, cuz I just didn’t feel like it.    But, guess what?   Grown ups have to do what’s needed, whether they want to or not.   (Which I also really knew deep down, but pretended I didn’t.   It’s so exhausting to keep denying reality!!)    Now, I’m finally on the path to applying that (consistently) to my home.

So, back to doing the dishes daily.   Everyone *cough*Mama*cough, told me it’s so much easier if ya just go ahead and DO them!!!   And, when I did, I discovered, BY Golly, they’re right!!!    Doncha just hate when that happens????   ME too.

So, today, after I ate breakfast, I put my dishes in the sink.  

dirty dishes in sink

Not today’s dishes. I’m totally recycling this pic from January.    Shhhhhhhh!

 

 

And STARTED to walk away. Then, I paused and thought “DIN DIN, (do it now) you’ll be glad later.”   So, I did.   Later today, when I go to eat lunch, I’m gonna see my empty sink, and smile.   Yes, indeed, I’ll be glad I did the dishes this day.

Nony Need

I’ve talked about Nony, (Dana White) and my love

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LOVE!

for her several times.  I even wrote a post, (or 2, maybe 3?) about her and how she’s inspired and helped me.

So, after writing  Reminiscing, I told her.

Your comment on the post Stopping in the Middle of a Whole House Decluttering Project has a new reply

Here is your comment:

I wrote about you on my blog today.
https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/reminiscing-rememberances/
You are seriously why people can now come to my door pretty much any time, and be able to find a place to sit! And use the facilities without me screaming: NO! Don’t go in there!
Finding you saved my life, homemaking wise.
I can never thank you enough.

Melinda —— 2016-01-28 19:55:39

ugly green iron chair

Ugly green, but it’s a place to sit!

(And it’s empty, available to actually sit in!!!!)
Here is her answer:
Oh Melinda! Thank you so much for sharing this. You have been through so much and come so far!

Dana White —— 2016-01-28 21:15:16

 

See why I love her??   She is a sweet, truly Christian woman, who gives herself to serve others.   We need more Nonys in this world!!

Nicole’s Nemesis

Nicole’ s nemesis is disorganization. And clutter. And dirt.  So… Actually that’s 3 nemesis es.  Nemeses?? Like crisis crises?  Nemesi? Like octopus octopi?  Nemesisulum like curriculum??

Any way, she has 3 major enemies.  (I know how to make that plural!!)

I had her come back on Thursday 12-17.  To finish working on getting rid of her 3 arch rivals.

We started in the workshop, going thru boxes.  We got 2 boxes and 1 bag for donation to Salvation Army!  ( I prefer donating to them because over 80% of their donations are actually used for helping people, not ” overhead”, and million dollar salaries. )

Yay!  And they actually made it out of the house today!  Woo hoo!

Then we went into my bedroom, and tore into it.  Literally!  We decided 1 of the built-in dressers needed to go, to make space for my new ( to me!) computer armoire.  Does anybody really ever NEED 2 dressers??  Not me!  I don’t have enough folding clothes to fill up the 8 drawers I have left in the other built-in!

So, handyman DH was called in action.  His he-man muscles were put to the test.

Here’s the proof:

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Flex those he-man muscles, DH!

 

Now, how my “home office” looks!

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Well, you can’t see the filing cabinet to the right, but that’s the finishing touch!

 

Then, we decimated, (and by we, I mean DH!!!) the left closet to make a sewing “room”.   What an excellent use of space!   Thanks, Nicole!!

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Left closet as it was.

In progress:

closet under deconstruction

Master carpenter at work! Closet under deconstruction.

Ta Da!!

New sewing room!

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The mirror, the bins, and the idea- all Nicole!!  She is SO worth the money!!   If you live in central Florida, hire her!  You’ll never regret it!

Ok, commercial over, back to our regularly scheduled post.

 

 

My room makes my heart sing!!   It’s all new, and ALL MINE!!

 

Judy’s Jottings Day 2

Judy, from Edwina’s Episodes challenged me to a quote-off.  Day 1.  (I just made up that word.  You didn’t know, did ya?  You thought it was a real word, right??)

Here are the rules of the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour.

Proverbs 14:13 (NLT) ” Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.”

PurpleSlob laughing

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I’m not sure why I’m stuck on laughter, and then sadness…  just what came to my mind first.

Today’s Lucky Victims Nominees:

Gabby

Abbie

I wanna say Tabby so bad!!  But, I don’t know any.  😦

Abeeha

Lantern’s Longhand

Be still my heart!

Heart-beat

I said, BE STILL!

I was re-blogged again!  This time by James Lantern of JamesLantern40.

What an honor!  I’m getting so much attention lately, I’m feeling like the Queen of the Internet!!

Queen Purpleslob!

Queen Purpleslob!

https://jameslantern40.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/man-giant/

James has been a Christian most of his life.  He gives glory to God for everything.  He has a great heart for God.

Check him out.  You won’t be sorry.

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Link-party-site monday madness

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http://iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-onwednesday-link-up-26

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Mama’s Mention

Oh, my goodness!  I just had the best news!

“So am I, Melinda!! I’ll be linking to your blog within the next hour or so. Careful not to dismantle your house in your search for minimalism.”
Nancy featured me as Blog of the Day!  I went there, saw it, and was SO excited!
To see PurpleSlob on someone else’s site!!  Made my heart go pitty-pat!
I didn’t take a screen shot, silly me!
But, it’s there in her own words, that she’s gonna do it.
And she did!!
Thanks a million, Nancy!!