Picked Pix

Does this ever happen to you?   You take a bunch of pix for your blog.   Then a week or so goes by before you remember to download them.   Then another week goes by, until you remember to even look at them.   Then, when you finally look at them, you think, “What in the HECK is that???   I don’t recognize THAT random crap stuff.   Wait, is this even MY house??   Did I even TAKE these pix???   Who am I???”

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No??  Just me, huh?

Timed Tidy Two

Okay, so I started with Timed Tidy.     And I told you the rest of the story would come later.    So, here it is: part two.

I started at 12:59 pm, Saturday afternoon.   I washed a drainer full of dishes.

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Ta-da!

 

(Well, okay, not exactly a drainer full of dishes……)

 

 

 Cleaned out some containers for recycling.   Took a potty break (hey, I’ve had 2 kids, if you’re a mother, ya know what I’m talking about, amiright??)    De-cluttered the counter top, by dumping out some nasty drink, from the Valentine’s party.  

moldy drink humor

EEWW!! Care for a beverage, anyone?? No?

 

 

 Put away stuff where it belongs.    Yes, some stuff DOES actually have homes!   Shock, shock!

 

It only took me 23 minutes, including taking the pix.    Now, really, 23 minutes is not long.    So why does it take you so long to do it, huh, PurpleSlob????

Oh yeah! And I cleaned the stove too!     Okay, Okay, I wiped the stove TOP.    Confession is good for the soul.

But, you guessed it, I’m still not done!    So, look for Third Timed Tidy any day now.    Just please, don’t hold your breath!!

M&M

What did I just spend a whole evening doing?   Well, glad you asked.   Separating the good from the bad M&Ms.  

red M&M bag

Christmas M&M bag

 

What???   No, no, I meant the green from the good!

red green M&M bag

Mixed bag of M&Ms

 

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“Bad” and “Good” M&Ms

 

No! I meant the green from the red!

 

There are NO bad M&Ms!!

Just green is bad for my next party theme- Valentine’s Day.

just green M&Ms

JUST the “Bad” green ones

 

I need red,

just red M&Ms

JUST the “Good” red ones

 

white, pink and purple.

Unfortunately for me, all that’s on clearance right now is the Christmas candy.   But hey!    If all I have is red for Valentine’s, then we’re gonna pretend red is all we needed!

And, the “bad” ones taste just as good!

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Cupful of just red M&Ms

 

 

Putting them in a purple cup MAKES them purple, right???

(What do you mean where are the green ones??   How should I know??   I’m innocent, I swear!   They were just right there!   What do you mean why is my hand green???   Dang it!   They promised they wouldn’t melt in my hand!!)

 

Join the party here:     

MY newest new place!

Finally!  After OVER a month!  Here are the pix of my newest new place!  Just the outside, though.

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Part of my “Front” garden.

 

 

 

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Purple Passion Plants!

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Purple Flower

 

Or wandering Jew, as my SIL calls them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And yes, that’s the official name. lol  According to me.  It is also the sole occupant of my “Side Garden.”

Those last 2 plants are the 2 I most wanted in my other garden, but never went to the actual trouble of getting any!!  Then, God gave them to me here in my newest home!!  God is so good, all the time!!  He cares about me, and my life, even tiny little details, like what plants I like!

 

Still working on inside!!  I had the living room, kitchen/dining room party ready for Christmas Eve, but you know what happened 2 days later… yeah, slobbery overran the place.  😦   (Don’t ya love how I blamed the slobbery, instead of myself????)

Anyhoo, back to the pix:

Front views:

flag front window

Flag still flying high!

 

 

 

 

 

Front.    

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Front Entry

Yeah, the recycling can doesn’t look the best there, does it??   sigh   Yet another sign of my laziness.

carport

The carport- duh! there’s Captain Obvious again!

 

Right side:  

right side trailer central air unit

 Notice the central air unit!!

See that scraggedy bush?  That’s the right side of my “Front Garden”.   It’s a yellow rose bush, which can’t be proven by it now!   But I was excited to see it, because it was Granny’s favorite flower!

I didn’t take a pic of the butterfly sculpture over the carport, because it has already worn out it’s welcome, by just existing!!

Boy, am I cranky or what??? 

I didn’t take any back views, because who wants to see more moldy siding???   Oh, wait, there’s a hand in the back.  “Hi, there. Yes, you, in the multi striped shirt.  You want to see more moldy siding???   Ok, just scroll back up and re-look at those pix there!   Thanks!”

Inside pix to come at a later, undetermined date, when I have the rooms back to non-disaster status.   {Please don’t hold your breath.  Not responsible for any fainting you may incur.}

 

There you go- Home Sweet Home. Again!  Hopefully Forever this time!  [But not gonna say “Never  Moving Again!!  Because that is the surest way in the world to ensure that I’d be moving again shortly.  Not.Gonna.Happen.]

I MEAN IT!!

Condemned Cow

Look at this hideousness!!

cow mailbox

Hideous!!!

I’m always afraid my mail will be chewed up into cud, by the time I’m able to retrieve it!   What if it goes into the 4th stomach, and I can’t reach it???

udder on cow mailbox

“Udderly” AWFUL

 

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Can you tell how much I despise it??

blank backside of cow mailbox

Isn’t the blank backside of a cow what YOU want to see every time you step outside??

Yeah, me neither!!

It must DIE!!  It’s officially on death row, as of NOW!!

wide eyed stare of cow mailbox

Oh yeah! I thought that’d get your attention!!

Panicked mooing!  “Mooooo!!  Mooooo!!”  (I’m not sure, but I think Bossy understood!)

Granny, get yore gun, we’s agoin huntin!!

 

 

 

 

(Update:  I have now officially de-“faced” the cow.   Death by dismemberment has begun.)

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Choring Chair

This chair is hideous!!

 

 

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I was so excited that the lady left it, but not after I sat in it a few hours!!   First of all, the seat is wood.   Ergo, it’s hard.   DUH!

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Facepalm

 

My seat is so numb…..  and not the chair’s seat, either!

 

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Can you see the problem??

Maybe this view will highlight it better.

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The stake’s placements are NOT shaped the same way as my bottom line!!

{Eeew! And it’s dirty too!  But, haha! for once it’s not MY dirt!!   Oh no!   I sat in someone else’s butt funk!!!!!   GAH!!  I think I have to go boil my pants now!!  If only I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to do that, I’d have a dollar!}

Anyway, Sweet friend solved the problem for me.  Thanks Sweet friend!!

Purple Slob in computer chair

Ah! Soft comfort once again!

 

(Why are men so Logical??  That annoys me!!  But, I’m sure happy enough when he fixes something!!)

Now, I can comfortably be on my computer again, for hours upon end.

Lol, see what I did there???

Fine Feathered Furniture

Oops!  that should be Leathered . Lol

Not only did the lady leave the library legacy, but lovely leather loungers, as well!!

uncluttered couch

Clean, uncluttered couch!

 

 

Oops, forgot to take shot of the 2 recliners!  Sorry!  Look just like the couch, except… they are recliners.  Lol, I’m here, Capt. Obvious again!

 

 

My old recliner “Old Blue Bomb” was shot. And needed to be put out of its and my misery.

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I was so thrilled when I walked in and saw these 3 pieces! I looked around in disbelief- she surely will be coming back!! She couldn’t be leaving this!!

Sat right down, reclined and body said “ah!” A sigh of contentment! Butt not dragging the floor!!

There is a little bit of damage on one of the recliner arms.

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Yeah, this one looks like it needs amputating!  Don’t worry, it’s just a flesh wound!

But I ‘ve got some material to cover that up in a trice!

Real living room furniture again. Yay!!

Now, how do you dye large leather pieces???

Deep, Dark, Depression

Hey! Ever have one of those nights where, no matter HOW much you love blogging, and I DO!!!, you just can’t get in the groove and write??

Yeah, me neither, ha ha silly question.

Alright, I’m gonna be real here.  Tonight, Sunday, is one of those nights.

I just do not have it in me right now to be funny and entertaining.

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So, enjoy this still from the play, “Funny Girl.”

 

 

 

I’m sorry.  I feel like I’m letting y’all down, but I promised honesty about my slobbery, and depression is part of my mental, and emotional slobbery.

Oh how I long for the day when my home is clean and organized , and my interior spaces in my head are all calm, and organized!!!

That will be the day!   I’ll probably have to start a new blog.  “How to Handle Life as an Ex-Slob.”  And it will be blank posts.   Bwahahaha, okay, I think that was funny.

Thanks for hanging in there with me, my peeps.  I love you all.

Nicole’s Nice

I finally had a few coins jingling in my pockets, so I was able to hire Nicole Ramer from OrganizedByNicole  to come clean and organize for me.   The cleaning took most of her time.   (Hi, remember me, PurpleSlob??)

She is running a special for Polk County, $25 an hour for cleaning.  She just added that to her menu of services.  And, she doesn’t use harsh chemicals!   Baking soda, vinegar, Dawn, and lemon essential oil.  The house smelled so pretty!   It fooled me into thinking she had snuck behind my back, and squooze fresh lemons, and made lemonade!!

 

 

Alas, she had not.  😦

But, it was a good fantasy while it lasted!!

Anyway, this is how you know you’ve had an organizer clean your bathroom:

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Did I mention that I LOVE HER????

She knows how to take of the important things FIRST!! lol

Tune in next week, to see what other miracles she performs!!

kon maried

Help! I was kon maried!  Without my permission!!

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OOPSIE!  That’s my unnawear drawer!  Wasn’t gonna show THAT one!

{I hate it when my editor, ME, doesn’t follow my instructions!!}

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Pjs, just the pants.  The tops got their own whole drawer!

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T-shirts.

 

 

 

 

Like a drive by shooting, except it was a sit by folding.

And DD1 is who did it to me!!  Maybe I should take away her allowance??

OR, maybe I need to pay her double???

Decisions, decisions…..

 

Take a good look at these pix.  You won’t see the like again in your lifetime.  In MY drawers anyway!!