Strawberry Strolls

Everybody already knows I love PP, right??

Well last week, I proved (once again!)   just how much.

For her birthday party, she requested strawberry cake, with pink icing, and a cherry on top.

So, I duly bought the mixes,    ahem    Who bought the mixes??         To be technical, I did. I just didn’t actually go to the store.       (Oh, what would I ever do without XH, and Sweet Friend??        My whole matrix would collapse!)

Anyway, the ingredients were purchased, by whomever isn’t relevant.

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Birthday girl’s request.

and proceeded to bake!       Yes, ME!     Bake!

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Not picture perfect, but made with love!!

When she got home from day care, I let her frost them, and put the “Cherries” on top.

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Yes, we’re pretending those little dots are cherries!

[No way was I gonna spend all that money on a jar of maraschino cherries, when the kids would just probably spit them out!!     I’m not Pinterest Omie, or anything!]

These are the survivors, from the party, that we had at a park.      So all the clean up required was to throw the trash away!!        No sweeping, mopping, nuttin!!        No decorating either!         Boy, weren’t we smart!           {And broke, but that’s beside the point!}

Now, back to loving her so much.         Did I ever mention I’m allergic to strawberries?? Along with the gluten, and blah, blah, blah??              I made cupcakes, that I couldn’t even eat!!         That’s love, folks!

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Bedtime Bwahahahas

More Monday Memes, since it’s once again, Monday.       Manic??       Well, I do have the girls, so it is busy, fer sure!

 Is it bedtime, yet??         Cuz I’m already tired!

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Amen!

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Pretty much! Toddlers win at “King of the Bed!”

 

 

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Said no parent ever!

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Bwahahaha!     I’ve almost killed myself several times on one of those!

Hmmmm, looks like we have a bed time theme going on here.        I gotta go look up another meme, on this theme.        Back in a flash!


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N.e.v.e.r.

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So true…

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Yay for Oprah!!

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Yup!!

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Pretty slick!

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True story.

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Bwahahaha!      Bedtime is only funny when you’re not the one dealing with the baby, or the toddler!!

Have a great week!

 

Eight Eighths

Since I went to all the trouble of coming up with Eight Eighths, I might as well use it!!

The non-series-named series on the 8 house so far:

House’s Home

Wandering Wonderings

De-Clutter, De-claim, De-cline

De-clutter, De-claim, De-cline, De-clusion

Still in the 8 house, which I will be for at least a year.        Thank you lease!!

Working in my room, selfishly!!

Here’s where I started, in the first round.

 

 

(Pretty sure that 3rd pic, is not the original starting point for that corner, but ah well, not going back and searching more!)


And now I’m having lots of error codes, trying to upload more pix, so no more of that frustration, right now.        Argghh!!

So now that I’m all aggravated, I need to switch activities to something more aggressive, like hand shredding tree branches, or something, to shed my anger!

But, will probably settle for de-cluttering the sink room counter.  

Back in a bit.      Go ahead, and get a snack.      It might be awhile.


Which it was, and the sink project gave me great satisfaction!     Then I even sat down, and uploaded those pix, and wrote the aforementioned post, D,D,D, De-clusion.      Now why??     WHY did those pix load, but not the earlier ones???      Why hatest thou me, oh great technology master??

Okay, so I’m gonna try again to upload those pesky pix.       Not holding my breath!!

First box I came to was papers.     Papers that needed to have been shredded many moons ago!

IMG_20170519_083351  Now I’m working on it!!     Guess I finally got my Roun-tuit!!

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Let’s see if I really do??

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see that 2nd pic??     Paperwork Reduction Act??       Dear mercy!!        How many more tons of trees gave their life BEFORE this Act???

Anyway, most of them were beginning in 2009, when I filed for my disability for the last time, ranging up to 2012, when I received it.     Way too old, and irrelevant now!   Buh, bye paper!!       And good riddance to that ream of it!

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Feels good to get rid of it!!           Finally!

And yes, that is a Steak n Shake cup.               What??                       I had to keep hydrated!

Then I found some more trash, in the form of extraneous files.

My Baptism certificate, as an adult.         Old classroom pix, while I was teaching.       Those kids’ faces haunt me in my nightmares- I really don’t need the physical reminders!!

An utility bill, with a credit on it!!      Woo hoo!!!         And monthly recaps of my prescriptions, from 2 years ago.       I think it’s safe to shed them now!!

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Yeah, that’s me, 30 something years, and over a hundred pounds ago. That girl’s gone.

Modeling head shot cards, no longer needed.      I did get 1 modeling gig, a TV commercial!!      It was for a V-loop, circle antenna.       It played so often on the local channel, that one of my cousins called me up, and said “I’m sick of seeing your face on my TV!”          I hadn’t even been aware it was playing yet!!      Thanks for the heads up, cuz!            And I still have the VHS somewhere, I think.        Wanna come over for a private screening, and some popcorn??          (Absolutely no etchings involved!)

Even some real physical trash:

Broken bin, staple puller- that I have not used even once in the 9 years since I last taught, extra mug.       Those ink stains- who has time to clean??         My mom, apparently!       She rescued it from the trash.       Once a hoarder (better stop now, if I want to stay alive.      Sometimes Sis shows her my posts!!)

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Trash!! Woo hoo!! No, you may not comment about the empty brownie box.

So, ends my first room purge, in the eighth house, of the rising sun.       Oh wait, that doesn’t sound quite right….

 

May’s Mommy Mwuahahas

It’s already the end of May??   Wow, 2016 is flying!

Here is May’s Mommy Mwuahahas for your laughing pleasure!

 

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Right???

 

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Whatever they do is the cutest thing in the world!

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The operative word being “try”!!

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This one is funny!

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This is not funny, but it sure is true!!

 

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Yup! She’s got it down!

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Get it??

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Yes, please!! right Jenny??

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I’ve met her! (Sometimes I WAS her!)

 

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Well, this is a Daddy one, but still applies!

And last, but certainly not least…

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Nobody does this one!! (Uh, just like ALL of us!!)

 

 

May’s Mommy Mwuahahas gave your liver a massage, if you belly laughed!   Laughs, and exercise all in one!   You’re welcome!

 

See ya next Monday with more memes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honesty

Honesty is the best policy.  You’ve heard it all your life.   And, it really is!

Kids, if your parents say this to you, TRUST them!    They have been there, done that, and hidden the T-shirt from you!!

 

 

Having the Holy Spirit living inside me is a wonderful way to stay honest.    When I ask Him to help me not lie, boy is He ever Johnny-on-the-spot!

For example, in Man, Much? I said “This time I haven’t looked for a man.”    Immediately I felt a “check” in my spirit.   And I thought, oh that’s right, except for that one time on line. A “check” in your spirit is when you feel God nudging you, but not like an audible voice or anything.

And an honesty meme, thanks to Jenny from Unremarkable Files for posting on her Facebook page.

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Yep, pretty much says it all!

 

 

 

Wow, I really am preaching a lot lately!   I never knew I wanted to be a preacher!   lol

 

 

College Collective

It was always assumed we 3 kings kids would go to college.   Were you breathing?   Yes, sir.  Do you intend to remain in that condition following graduation?   Yes, sir.   Then you’re going to college.    (Maybe it was never stated verbally, but trust me: it was implicit in their eyes, whenever it was time for report cards!)

Also assumed, was WHAT college, A BIBLE college, for course.   And WHICH Bible college was therefore predestined: Southeastern Bible College of the Assemblies of God.   (We called ourselves SCAGites, isn’t that a lovely image???)   By the time Brother got there, (AFTER I graduated in 1983, Sister in 1993, and MAMA {Go, MAMA!!} in 2003) it was SEU, Southeastern University.   We’d come a long way, baby!   AS you can tell, since he’s older than Sis, he’d taken a detour on the way there.   Barely survived till then too, since our dad nearly skinned him alive for declaring. “I don’t WANT to go to college.  I’ll be happy as a manual laborer.   {Aha! NOW I remember why we called him Manuel!}

Anyway, now where was I???   Oh yeah, college.   No wonder my mind wanders, that was a LONG time ago!    (Since you know what year it is, do the math.   If you don’t know what year it is, it’s okay, we still love you.)

So, I dutifully went to college.  I really loved school, so I was looking forward to it.   AND bonus; I got to live in the dorm!!!!   Woo hoo!! Par-TAY time!!   All my  life I had been a good church girl.   Well…. mostly!   I was still a virgin, never did drugs, (Unless you count caffeine!) and obeyed my parents (usually).   I didn’t even sass back…. unless you count eye rolls, and tongue sticking-out-behind-their-back, which they ALWAYS totally busted me on!   How do mothers DO that??   ( I found out when I became a Mom.   It’s a superpower God gives Moms.)   So, anyhoo, I was looking forward to the freedom of being on my own.   Yeah, right!!   SEBC  thought they were our parents!   Just without the Mom superpowers.

So, I did a few minor infractions, but stayed on the Honor Roll.   But the school never gave out 5 dollar bills, like the REAL parents did!!

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Me, (YES, really me! 3 decades ago)

(Allen C, my senior year boyfriend, and I at my Senior Banquet.   I pretended this was our wedding photo!!   What??  He had on a tux, and I had on a white dress!!  I had a vivid imagination, yes!)

 

 

When I graduated, cum laude, thank you very much, I knew I was gonna be a teacher, till I met Mr. Right, got married, had babies, and never work again.    OOOOhhhh, my sides hurt from making myself laugh so hard at THAT one!!!  Being a parent is the HARDEST job in the world!!   Followed closely by being a teacher.

Okay, now I’ve totally lost my entire train of thought for this post….

Something about going to college and meeting boys, was what I originally thought I was gonna write about.   Oh, well.  Hope you enjoyed this peek into the past!

Next time I’ll try to stick to the point!

 

So Slobby Sewing Space

(Drats!  Couldn’t think of an alliterative title today.  Oh, the agony!  Guess I’m losing my touch.  sigh  { This was when I titled it Crafty Sewing Room.  Thank goodness I kept thinking!})

Comes from being old, plus losing half my mind over the years.  I did have 2 kids, you know. ( Someone told me insanity is inheirited, you get it from your kids!)

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My Fabric Stash

My Fabric Stash

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Long, long ago, this was my dining room, (before Nov. Yes, 6 months is a long time to me!  Every day’s a new day, when you’re insane.)  Now, it’s my craft/ sewing room. Not that much of either is being done in there right now.  Can you imagine if I tried to go in there with my walker?  I’d break more bones than just my back!

So annoying.  I know certainly can’t be responsible for all that chaos!  Why, I haven’t even been in there since Feb. 22.  So, I know I didn’t do it.

And, no, my fabric stash is NOT hoarding!  How dare you!!  I will use it all!  (Someday, in the future, before I die, provided I live to be a very old lady.)

Well, maybe I could organize it a little.  Just so it doesn’t become Hoarding Buried Alive, and strangle me in the night.

Some of those fabrics get very cranky when they feel under-appreciated.

Green Goo

As I swept the entry this morning, I saw some green goo by the door. It would not come up with the broom. Moral dilemma- do I just leave it there? Pretend I didn’t see it? Pick it up? Well, get this- I BENT OVER and picked it up!  Now, those of you who don’t know me personally don’t realize what a big deal this is!  Before beginning my recovery, I wouldn’t even have been sweeping, much less bending over to get something off the floor! I didn’t do anything previously. I mean, ANYTHING. (Well, I did put on my muumuu, but that was only because I didn’t want to get arrested! And it tired me out so much, I had to sit down all day to recover.)

So, there I have this green goo in my hand. What was it?  How did it get here?  Was it toxic?  Was it an alien life form that was going to take over my body, and make me do the dishes, cook, AND clean the toilets???

Naaah, it was only

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The hideous fiend!!

 

Wait, what????    Pudding Pop doesn’t even own any!  How do we have play-doh in the house??

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by kids, lots of kids, in all the apartments near us.

Thanks for sharing, kids. Thanks a lot.  (Can you hear the sarcasm? Good, I thought it was only in my head.)

And yes, I swept the kitchen, and living room too.  And mopped.  Whew!