Single Socks Seeking Solemates

(S)jen’s sad, sad story of single socks seeking “sole”mates swamping her space.      (Sorry, about spoiling your name Jen, alliteration made me do it!)    {Also, did you catch that stealthy, yet shameless self-promotion, since that post was dedicated to me??}

Suddenly a solution springs to mind skull!

This is Jen from Hidden Hoarder.     We had a thing, going back and forth about ALL her socks being single.    I joked with her, about setting up a singles sox society, to help them find their “sole” mate.    Also, I joked about wanting to meet her peg-legged child.

(Annnnd that’s as far as I’ve gotten.    No real solution sprang to mind, it was just a great sentence!!)


Months later:


We just got rid of approx. a million of our own single sox, without a single pix to prove it.  Nooooo!!       How could I have forgotten about this half written post, just hanging in limbo- waiting to be fleshed out????

Also, immediately after we got rid of all the unmatched baby sox, I saw a single socks baby quilt, on Pinterest or somewhere!       Are you kiddin me??????

 

So, then I had to go find this one, since I didn’t remember where I saw the first one.

Argh!

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Paper Purgathon- Perch?

Nope, not a fish!     lol      Good guess, though!       Perch as in dwelling place.       I wanted cubbyhole- but, ya know the rules BBFFJ enforces so stringently!!        AND cubbyhole was NOT in my New Roget’s.    slob, humor, must be defective copy   (I think I got the one defective copy.      It was copyrighted in ’89, 1989, not 1889!      And I know for a fact that cubbyhole is older than that….  so I’m at a loss, as to how cubbyhole is missing.     Things that make you go “Hmmmmm.”      Rabbit trail ran out….  back to the post.)

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Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon- Pal

Paper Purgathon- Pile

Paper Purgathon- Perch, where I’m currently parked.

Okay, I’m talking about the cubbyhole in my desk.      It was messy!!          Melinda, I’m shocked!       Totally NOT!!

slob, humor, perch- as in cubbyhole     First thing was to empty it out, and dust.      Done.

Then sort thru the contents, and hopefully dispose of them properly.       (I’m hoping I don’t find anything radioactive in there!)

Nope!      Whew!       Just random bits of flotsam, and jetsam.        {When have you last heard THAT phrase??}

slob, humor, flotsam & jetsam     The pen was super easy to dispose of!  slob, humor, pen in place

Some of the photos, and an old calendar banished to the (overflowing) memories box.

slob, humor, memories  1 postcard, stamped to mail.      slob, humor, letters ready to go 2 photos put in envelopes to mail to cousins.  

The bulletin for contacting church- I put in address book.  Why- I’m a genius!

A few other photos photographed, to blog about later.

slob, humor, sad story      This is a sad story, you’ll hear about later.    Promise!

slob, humor, slob proof 1983      Pictorial proof of slobbery, 1983.     I did NOT know Dad was taking this!     My dorm room, shortly before graduation.      Look how skinny I was!     On second thought, look how messy the room was!       Ignore me!

slob, humor, blast from the past     See?   I did so sew!     1991, Alaska, at a Mother-Daughter Tea.        It looks like the theme was “Little House on the Prairie”!       No, I didn’t make the quilt, nor did I know its colors beforehand!

So, after everything was all cleaned up, here it is now.

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So much neater! and lighter! (of paper, and related items!)

 

Just like Declutterathon- Da-shred!

(Yep, it’s all starting to run together in my head!)

Queen Anne’s Day 4: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/11/23/out-of-commission/  Poor Queen Anne was felled, but not from a massive paper cut, as I had feared.

Queen Anne’s Fellow Sovereigns:
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!

Sitting on the fence;
– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

– Gilly, at Anything Except Housework is no longer on the fence.   She had to withdraw from this challenge.     She is now full time care giver for her dad,  and mum, after an operation.   We’re here for moral support, Gilly!

Paper Purgathon- Pile, Pete, Pile

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Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon- Pal

 

Yeah, I know, pile, Pete, pile no makey sense.     But I couldn’t put Repeat, like I wanted to!   (You know how stringent my BBFFJ is about the alliteration rules!       And since she’s a teacher, I don’t wanna get called into the principal’s office!!)

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And this is only since 11/9/2016

I finished up the pile of receipts on my desk.    FINAALLY!        And it only took 2 tries!      Woo hoo!

As I looked at the receipts, to enter the surveys, about 4 of the fast food ones were expired.   No judging!      It’s Christmas!      (Near enough for fast food excuses, anyway!)      So, those were easy trash decisions.

Now, it looks like this.

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I know, I shouldn’t show the solitaire game I’m playing!

 

Oops, I mean like this.                        slob, humor, neat receipts      Why Melinda, what neat receipts you have!            Thanks so much for noticing!

Then, because Nov. was already over, I just had to trash all the CVS receipts.    You only have until the end of the month to do the surverys.     😦            That’s what ya get for procrastinating!           I wasn’t procrastinating, I had other priorities!          Okay, yeah, I was procrastinating.

But, now it’s really neat!       No receipts!      (The few I kept to brag, blog about later, are in the Palisade.)

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Ah!  Clean again!!      Nice!        (Having flashbacks to the Declutterathon Desk!)

Nap time!!

 

 

Queen Anne’s Day 4: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/11/23/out-of-commission/   Poor Queen Anne was felled, but not from a massive paper cut, as I had feared.

Our Other Fellow Sovereigns:
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!                                            – Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, has gone through some of her papers as well.. but is staying far away from the scanning part (and I don’t blame her..)

Sitting on the fence;

– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

Sadly,

-Gilly, at Anything but Housework, had to withdraw from the challenge, due to becoming full time care givers for her parents.     We’re here for moral support, Gilly!!

Paper Purgathon- Pal

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Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

 

Tonight as I was reading my news feed on FB, this came up.

http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/2014/03/how-to-reduce-paper-clutter

As my long time readers know, Nony is my slob mentor.    No, wait!       She did NOT teach me how to be a slob!         I did that one ALL by myself!         She’s my un-slobbing mentor!     There ya go!

(I sure wish I knew how to photo shop a pic of Nony and I together!  I’d be ALL over that bad boy!

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Probably as close as I’m ever likely to get!)

Okay, enough fooling around with our heads….

So, since we’re in the midst of a Paper Purgathon, I thought, what better time than now to feature a post from Nony about paper de-cluttering??          Answer: None better.

Nony starts out:

How to Reduce Paper Clutter

Tips for reducing paper clutter at ASlobComesClean.com

Oh, how I don’t want to write this post. I’m only writing it because it has been specifically requested many many times.

Paper is a slob’s natural enemy. And I most definitely don’t have paper “under control.” This makes me feel unqualified to speak on the subject.

But . . . I’ve come a long way. A VERY long way.

So I decided to share how I have greatly reduced paper clutter in our home. Notice I saidreduced instead of conquered.

 

(Notice: Nony’s pic, not mine.)

Then she goes on to say:

So here’s how I’ve significantly reduced paper clutter in our home over the past few years:

 

(You’ll just have to go read her post to find out what she’s done!!)

http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/2014/03/how-to-reduce-paper-clutter

 

Now, since I’ve spent MORE than 15 min blogging about purging paper, does that count for today???

Not really!

Too bad!       I’m going with it!

 

Go check out what my fellow Queens are up to in their respective kingdoms!         Tell ’em PurpleSlob sayeth “Greetings, and Salutations!”

slob, younger clown me     What???    It’s a crown, isn’t it??

 

Queen Anne’s Day 3: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/11/21/2103-the-trial-and-error-of-scanning/

Our Other Fellow Sovereigns:
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!                                            – Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, has gone through some of her papers as well.. but is staying far away from the scanning part (and I don’t blame her..)

Sitting on the fence;

– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

Sadly,

-Gilly, at Anything but Housework, had to withdraw from the challenge, due to becoming full time care givers for her parents.     We’re here for moral support, Gilly!!

 

Purge on, people!

Paper Purgathon- Palisade

Paper Purgathon

Paper Purgathon- Pact

Palisade??     Yup, means enclosure.     And I consider the filing cabinet an enclosure.     Hence- palisade!       You didn’t know you’d be getting vocab lessons with your Paper Purgathon, didya??  slob, humor, winky    Hope you don’t roll your eyes too hard at me!

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Ok, now down to today’s business.    Hitting the filing cabinet. AGAIN.      Seems like a theme with this purgathon, doesn’t it??

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The palisade

It only took me about 15 min to gather up, go thru, and sort this time.     YAY!!

I culled out the already paid, and showing on this month’s bills, to be shredded. Total: 9

Money receipts, large size, related to above mentioned bills, to shred.  Total 10.

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New and improved shred pile. (Well, not improved, but definitely added to!)

 

Pages cut out of the herd, for recycling, total: 12.

Empty envelopes for recycling, total: 10    (After I tore off these large windows, that I figure I can use somehow in crafting.)

slob, humor, reusable windows?       Who needs to pay for laminating???      Free is for me, baby!

The recycling paper pile going out the door.    

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Paper Pile leaving Premises

(No, they’re not floating in mid air.   I’m handing them to sweet friend, who had just come in to tell me he fixed my burnt out tail light.    He is a treasure!!)

Whew!   Glad that’s done!      (For now……..   bwahahaha!!)

Queen Anne’s Day 2: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/11/20/2102-document-keep-overview/

Queen Anne’s Fellow Sovereigns:
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!

Sitting on the fence;
Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

– Gilly, at Anything Except Housework is no longer on the fence.   She had to withdraw from this challenge.     She is now full time care giver for her dad,  and mum, after an operation.   We’re here for moral support, Gilly!

Paper Purgathon

Queen Anne has once more declared a De-clutterathon!     Except, this time it’s a Paper Purgathon!

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“Hear ye, hear ye!     Her Royal Majesty, Queen Anne of Minimalia, hath declared a Paper Purgathon thru out the land.       Thou must gathereth together all pieces of paper in thine house, and purge them ruthlessly. Keepeth thou None of them!      

 (Well, not very many, anyway.)

Queen Anne waiteth patiently for thine accounting.”

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I’ll be chiming in with my 2 cents worth!! 

Wanna join us?  Even if you don’t blog, join the party!      Purge with us!        Paper- be gone!

 

 

Queen Anne’s Fellow Sovereigns:

– Melinda, at PurpleSlobinRecovery, is joining with about 15 minutes a day.
– Viv, at GriefHappens, said she needed to be on this “like an over-sugared kid in a bouncy house”, and is joining with 30 minutes a day.🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  is in for 60 minutes a week.
– Amy, at More time than money, also joining with 60 minutes a week.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, just told me she is joining, woohoo!

Sitting on the fence;
– Gilly, at Anything Except Housework is waiting to see if we survive it all.😉
– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is hard at work on her front porch, and hasn’t quuuuite decided yet.😉

Melinda’s Many Mentions

Lately, I’m just everywhere on the webz!!      What??      You’re not familiar with Melinda’s many mentions??       Let me help ya out there!

My BBFFJ, and I have a long standing habit of writing about each other.slob, humor, society

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne started off a de-cluttering round of “Melinda’s Many Mentions”.

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Back to my BBFFJ.

 

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Challenge

 

(The fact that Judy started the quote challenge, and then I nominated people, and they were obligated to thank me, has nothing to do with this shameless self promotion!)

Quipped Quote – Day 2

Welcome back!        I knew you couldn’t resist seeing what said who!!       This challenge is thanks to Judy, from Edwina’s Episodes.          Many thanks, Judy!!         How many??         How many what??          How many thanks??       Inquiring minds wanna know!!          Um, many?!       I need a number here.       Okay, 200 then.        Thanks!      But only 2.

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Challenge

(We’re in the slightly darker purple day.)

Day 1.

Rules of the challenge:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s quote:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

 

 

Contrary to popular belief, we can NOT work our way into heaven!     This verse clearly states salvation comes by grace, through faith, and it’s a GIFT from God!!           I am so grateful to God for His free gift!!         How about you?

 

Today’s victims nominees are:

Dolly

Brenda

Jen

I hope you come on board, and quote away, ladies!

Declutterathon- Dresser

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Here it is: Da Dresser:

Top of it anyway.

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Lovely, right??      Yet another space that I’ve been ignoring far too long.     (How long have I lived here now, 10 months???     Yup, almost that long.      Aside:  I can’t believe I’ve been here that long!!      AND, that you haven’t moved yet!!       Har de har har)

Okay, so here we go.     Remember the timer!!       Yes, yes, I have it right here.      I meant, remember to start it!!        {mutters}     Everybody’s a comedian.      There, I started it, okay?          Ya don’t have to be so grumpy about it, just trying to help.

So, diving in.     Lots of goodies here!

Look, Jen!     Two single socks!    slob, humor, clutter

Maybe if your singles could be fixed up with my singles, we could have some sock grandbabies??       Oooohh, no!!      Look at the heart one- way too young to even THINK of getting married!      True, plus she already trashed hers.      Another good idea down the drain.

Oh my!!        More birthday presents for PP, that she never received!      Drat you clutter!!

Yeah, right, like it’s the clutter’s fault, not yours.

Well,   (sputter, sputter….)    {clears throat}      Look over there!     Is that the ugliest doll you’ve ever seen, or what??      slob, humor, ugly doll- trash!

 

 

 

 

 

I think that’s definitely trash.      Especially since the only time I’ve ever even seen PP touch it, was when she hauled it in here, and plunked it down!      Never to be seen again!       Till now, of course.     Of course! I was able to save the cute dress. Someday another doll will come along…

Gobs of paper work, some to recycle, some to shred.      (I was able to just tear the bottoms of some, since they were from the hospital, and that was the only identifying part.    YAY!!)

Gorgeous personalized journal from my Sis.     Thank you, Magnanimous Michelle!!

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Handmade Christmas cross stitch, circa 1990 something.       When you could still see??       You think you’re so funny.      {whispers}    I see Christmas presents!

After about 45 minutes (total- I had to take a, several, many breaks!) of huffing and puffing, here is the beautiful, so well-worth-it results!

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The original art work is by my girls- approx. 25 years ago.       See?     Somethings are GOOD to hold onto!!

 

 

Queen Anne’s Day  18: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2016/09/22/21-18-a-loft-cleanup/

 

Queen Anne’s other Ladies-in-Waiting:

 

Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog

Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder

Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff