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!

 

Charity Chair

I have a gorgeous dining room set.  (Well, it will be once it’s all purple instead of green!)  I love the curves of the legs, and the airiness of the glass top.

dinette chairs(Please ignore all the clutter on the table, it was invisible to me until now.  Just play along, and no one gets hurt, capese?)

But I had a serious problem occur.  One of the chairs broke a leg.  How it did this, when I didn’t even know it went out running, I’ll never know.  Nevertheless, here it is, in it’s sad state.

broken chair leg

Poor thing, needs a cast.

broken dinette chair leg

So very tragic.

I wanted to put it out of its misery, like a horse, but how do you kill a chair??  So, I put it out by the road.  Fortunately, my SIL saw it, and questioned me.  He whisked it away in his ambulance van, and returned it to me the next morning, with its leg whole!  Miraculously, he knew a chair leg doctor that worked for thank yous from a sweet, blonde, (PP) baby.  Welded it up, and good to go!

Thank you SIL!!!!

welded chair leg

Better than new. I DARE it to break now!

Now, it’s on restriction, and forbidden to go out running ever again.  Next time, I’ll tie its feet together.

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Love/Hate Challenge

Beautiful Himali, from decodinghappyness has nominated me for a challenge.

                                      Love – Hate !

Read here: love-hate

  • List 10 things that you love.
  • List 10 things that you hate.
  • Nominate fellow bloggers to take the challenge.

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So, here goes:

LOVES:

  1.  Jesus/God/Holy Spirit  (They’re the same, 3 persons in 1 Godhead.)
  2. My husband, DH
  3. My 2 daughters, DD1, DD2
  4. My grand baby, Pudding Pop
  5. Mamafirst established
  6. My family; nuclear,first established , this established, and extended
  7. PURPLE!!!  (Y’all knew that one was coming, right??)
  8. Losing weight
  9. The Bible
  10. Blogging, my new addiction

Hates:  Hmmmm, this is harder.

  1.  Bad grammar, especially in a love letter.  In 8th grade, I red-lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back for editing!  Yes, I really did!  The gall!
  2. Long hair, on me.  I whack it off every chance I get.  When my girls were in Elementary school, I even shaved my head, much to their chagrin, and Mama’s horror!
  3. Shaving my legs.  Enough said.
  4. Abortion.  This is serious, I just couldn’t be all funny, without speaking up for the unborn.  They are precious little lives, no matter what stage of gestation.
  5. Frustation!  I’m not the most techie person in the world, so I get upset when I can’t just do what I want to do!  Why don’t I have a computer I can just speak to, and it instantly does my bidding????  WHY????
  6. Not having a sarcasm font.  I’ve asked for it enough times.  Someone should have invented this already!!
  7. Green. Yuck!
  8. Sushi.  Just the thought of it makes me queasy.  Believe me, I’ve eaten my share of stuff, so let me slide, okay?  Thanks!
  9. Running out of ice… and since I live alone, this would be the fault of ?????
  10. When I don’t get a nap.  So does everyone around me hate when this happens!!  (Can you say Grumpy?  I thought you could.)

Okay, so there’s that, then.  Onto the nominations.  And the awards go to:

Claremary

Janice

Susie

James

Robyn

oh my heartsie girl WW

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Strawberry Startings

If you missed any of the story: go here:

Part 1, Strawberry City, part 2, Man Giant, part 3, Strawberry Banquet, part 4, Strawberry Love, part 5, Strawberry Slush, part 6, Strawberry Sickness, part 7 Strawberry Daiquiri, part 8, Strawberry School, part 9, Strawberry Struggles, part 10, Strawberry Sessions.

a blog.  What would she talk about?  Well, her house was a mess, and clutter had followed her to this place.

She hadn’t thought too much about messes, and clutter, what with all the excitement of Strawberry Grandbaby

Emilia_037being born.  Then the hospital, rehab, and therapy.

But, once she started thinking about it, that’s ALL Strawberry Girl could think about.

She was sick and tired of messes , and clutter.  Ranch Man was working hard, but all he could do is keep up with day to day stuff, feeding and caring for an invalid, semi-invalid, and a baby.

So, Strawberry Girl made up her mind to clean up her own messes, and clutter, and document the process.

She found other blogs that inspired her, so she began.

At first, all she could do is sweep under the high chair.

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Then, she would sit down exhausted.  Of course, her fingers weren’t tired!  Just her back, and legs, and arms, so she could write her blog posts.

Gnome-system

And so she wrote, and wrote, and wrote.

To Be Continued….

(After a week’s break. Sorry, Laura!  Hang in there!)

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