Party Prep

DD1 had a party-!

Party prep was on my mind!     I didn’t do all the cleaning, just my share.

My contribution to the clean up.

 

I cleaned the kitchen, including de-cluttering the counter tops some.

Swept, spot mopped.

Look, Ma!    Empty sinks!!

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Doubly done!

Swept living room after she cleaned up.

So clear!      So clean!       So classy!

Swept her room.

Swept my room.

Swept the porch, after she did some de-cluttering.

Dirty:

 

Clean:

I swept so hard on the porch, I literally snapped off the broom handle, inside the broom head!

Buh-bye broom!

Went thru some boxes.

Scrubbed toilet.     No pix, you’re welcome!

 

Whew!      So tired!!        Brownie, and Coke time!!         (Or mango soda, whatever’s in the fridge.)

 

More about the actual party later!!

Re-blogging Recognition

Porcelain Doll of perfectlyfadeddelusions deserves a Re-blogging Award for re-blogging so many of my posts; and here it is!

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                     Re-Blog Award
                           2015


Thank you, Doll, for re-blogging me!  That is so cool!!  This is my thank you!!  May we continue to be bloggy friends for many years!  And help each other promote our blogs!!

Porcelain Doll has some of the same issues I do, such as depression, and struggling with work, etc.  Please go visit her, and tell her I sent you!!

Time to celebrate!!   Let’s get this par-tay started!!

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Gotta have balloons!

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And cake!!

(Air horns optional.)

Strawberry City

A girl was born in Strawberry City,

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long long long long long (5 decades worth of longs) ago but not so far away.

She was so fair of face, that the Strawberry Fairy decided to  kiss her neck, leaving a strawberry mark.

The Strawberry Girl grew, grew, and  grew until she was as tall as a pine tree.

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Unfortunately, the more she grew, the clumsier she became. Everywhere she turned, she made messes, and clutter followed her.

Her Normal size Mama tried to teach her grace, and cleaning skills.  Poor Strawberry Girl just couldn’t seem help it.

Messes, and clutter began to overflow the house, then the town.

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All the Housewives banded together, and petitioned for her to go away.

Sadly, Strawberry Girl left for a larger city, farther way.

It was heart breaking leaving family, friends, and her home.

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Finally, she reached the larger city, and met new friends.  The first 4 people she ran into were Normal size Jack , Normal size Melody, Tiny Noel, and Tiny Roe.

Normal size Jack, and Normal size Melody at the beach. CAn you see Tiny Noel, and Tiny Roe?

Normal size Jack, and Normal size Melody at the beach. Can you see Tiny Noel, and Tiny Roe?

Strawberry Girl was thrilled to make friends who accepted her, clumsiness, messes, and all.  But, one thing was missing.

In despair, she asked God where all the other giants were.

One day, at a party, her 4 friends ran up to Strawberry Girl, and excitedly told her to “Close your eyes!  We have a surprise for you!”

Eyes clenched, feeling the ground shaking, Strawberry Girl was full of fear.  Fear of the unknown.  What was happening???

“Open your eyes!” her friends chorused.  Wonderingly, she did.  And what did her eyes behold??

To be continued….

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Linky Parties

I have joined all kinds of Linky Parties lately.  It’s a wonderful way to meet other bloggers, and see what they have to say!  Then, they get to meet me too!  Win/win!

The first Linky I ever did was with Kristen of  http://theroadtodomestication.com

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http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/05/22/home-matters-linky-party- 38/

Then Janice, from  Reflections http://mycurrentnewsblog.com/

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http://new.inlinkz.com/view.php?id=528110

3rd, Shirley   from Intelligent Domestication.

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http://intelligentdomestications.com/2015/05/merry-monday-link-party-55.html

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4th, is Monday Madness, with How to Get Organized at Home.

http://howtogetorganizedathome.com/monday-madness-may-25th/

It takes me a while to go through each one, because I want to read ALL the links!  I read fast, but oh my!  Some of the parties have 300 links!  That’s a lot of reading!!  Good thing I have snacks!

I’m Dreaming of a Purple Christmas

Did you hear the music?  Yeah, yeah, I know it’s supposed to be “White” Christmas, but this is my world!  And it’s purple all the time!!  Real life is purple for me, no matter the occasion.

Why am I already decorating for Christmas? Because I’m having the First Christmas Party of the year on Saturday!  (I don’t like to fight the crowds! )

I put up the lights around 1 door frame, so far.  Then I had to rest.  (Because of that whole recovery thing, remember??)

I want to put them all around my windows, but I only have 3 70 light strings.  (that was how many was left on clearance after Halloween.  Why would I pay full price before??)  So probably only the big window will get the lights.  Oh well, that will be good enough.  If I can even get those up.  I tried, and couldn’t do it.  And only 1 1/2 strings lit up.  What’s that about??

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To this:

Sparkly! Purple!

Sparkly! Purple!

Pretty, huh?  (I confess, I had help.)

Then, on to the baubles,and beads.  Ornaments, if you insist.

 Just happens to be my middle name.  (Could that be why I love it???)

Just happens to be my middle name. (Could that be why I love it???)

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I’m a star!

Now that my living room is all decked out for Christmas, I’m ready to PAR-TAY!!

Manic Monday on a Wednesday

I couldn’t sleep, after a 3 hour nap.  So, I went kinda manic.  I started decluttering like a mad woman.

Found 5 Wal-Mart bags, and a huge tote bag full of stuff to donate.  I went through my closet, my jewelry box, and my Expedit.

You would not believe the stuff I had.  Brand new Graduation party stuff, (my youngest graduated college 3 years ago), brand new school supplies like crayons, glue, markers, etc,

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WHY do I have them again??

(did I mention my youngest graduated college 3 years ago????),

jewelry I never wear, some of it I don’t think I ever wore, ( blue, and brown earrings are NOT purple!), assorted junks, brand new jewelry in the package, (how many pairs of strawberry earrings did I think I needed??? Seriously!), other party supplies, such as balloons, crepe paper, and balloon weights, (all brand new).  (I know, that is the world’s longest sentence, but my blog… etc.)

I have already been through my stuff and donated many things, so how can I still have so much to declutter??

Well…

1.  It’s brand new! I must keep it! It’s too good to give away!!  (IS that 1 reason or 3? You decide.)

2.  I might need it.

3.  Laziness, not wanting to actually work on decluttering.  Thank God for this blog, and being forced to do something, so I have something to post about!

4.  I got it for a specific purpose, that occasion has come and gone, but a similar one might arise.

 

5.  Need I go on??

So proud of myself! I did something useful instead of wasting the 2 hours on my crack, I mean Facebook.

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Only 2 hours??

 

Wow, it feels like it took hours, and hours, and hours! Instead of only hours.  See how I fool myself?  Yay, Tonight I just did it.

Home Matter Linky Party #5

Here’s the Home Matters Button.

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Every Wed.  Road to Domestication, Intelligent Domestications, and Flourishing at Home, host a Linky Party.  All 3 ladies are on Facebook.  It’s great! Go check it out, read some new blogs, and link up!

http://intelligentdomestications.com/2014/09/home-matters-linky-5.html

I know Kristen @ Road to Domestication personally.  She is the sweetest woman!!  And the busiest!  She’s married, has a full time job, and about 10 part time jobs, I think!!  Plus she cooks! (from scratch!!) That nominates her for a Good Housekeeping Seal in my book!

And she loves pumpkin time!!

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Photo credit: Ruffin Gray

(Okay, maybe not the purple part, just the pumpkins!)

 

Enjoy reading new blogs, meeting new friends, and garnering fresh inspiration.

Go crazy!