Blogging Blogiversary

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My 3rd!!

I can’t believe it!!         It’s been 3 years!!       My 3rd blogiversary was 8-19, last Saturday!         It’s almost unbelievable to me, that y’all love to read, and comment on my posts, and I have almost 1,000 followers!!         In case I don’t say it enough, y’all purple peeps are my very favoritist peeps in the whole, wide world!!       Thank you!!

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Y’all are my purple peeps!        I love ya!!     And I promise not to eat you up!

I started out, in such a sad shape.       Hardly able to get up off my duff, and sweep a little bit.         Now here I am, 3 short years later, selling cleaning products, and keeping our house clean!       Okay, clean-ish!        You can actually walk in on any given day, and see the floor, the kitchen table, (at least part of it), and use the restroom, without me having any panic attacks, and you running out screaming about the ecoli cloud enveloping you!

AND!     Let’s not forget, picking up a 28 pound baby, on a regular basis!           I’m Purple Slob, hear me roar!        (Thanks to Helen Reddy.)

I hope we have many more happy years together!!

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Have I said it enough times now??

Meme Me Me Meme

Here’s some literary funnies for you, and me.

Meme, meme, meme, meeee  (in a singing voice…)

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I love this one!!

 

best of times, worst of times-choose

 

x-ray book in you

Hope he gets it out soon!

accidentally closed book opened right back to same page

Yessss!

 

my money says wanna go to bookstore today?

Oh yes!! Please!

claustrophobia fear of closed bookstores

send book advance money

Please let me know if this one works, Snoopy! I gotta book in me too!

 

how many librarians to screw in a lightbulb

You might have to be a librarian to find this funny! I think it’s hilarious!!

 

And…. 1 more for the road:

 

book problem #444 almost finished book, have to bring 2nd just in case

Just 1 more??

 

 

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Thoughtful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day.  We can just sit around with our families, most of us anyway, eating and visiting.

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All pix courtesy of Mama’s Dr. ‘s office.

I’m so grateful for my whole family.  My  daughters, DD1, and DD2, and SIL (son-in-law), and PP.  Then there’s DH, and Sweet Friend .  And my birth family- Mama, Brother, and Shirley his wife,  Sister, and her kids Nick, Kristen, and Jaime, and 1 special Ex-Step-mother.

Then my whole extended family, on both sides- Hawkins and Chaney.  If I tried to name them all, I’d use up all my memory here on WP, just for their names!!

I will be with my peeps, eating the fore-amentioned pies, and being so thankful to God for ALL my blessings.

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One of my biggest blessings is my home, but something big is in the works there…..   You have to wait! It’s a surprise!  I know, I know, I hate it when people do this to me too!!  Sorry!!

Anyway, as I was saying, my biggest blessing is Jesus Christ, my Savior.  Then my family, friends, church, etc.  Last on the list are things: my home, my car, etc….   Things should never come before people!

 

Another blessing we all enjoy here in America, is freedom!  And it definitely isn’t free!  Thank you Veterans!!

So, Celebrate!  Be thankful!!  Eat, drink, and be merry!  Most of all, appreciate all your blessings every day.

I love y’all.   Y’all are a big blessing to me for reading, laughing, and commenting.   Thank you!!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good meal!

Heather’s Handiwork

Heather from Crazy With Love nominated me for a Sunshine Blog Award.  But, she did it so sneakily, I ended up nominating myself!  Go read it, and you’ll see what I mean!

(Be prepared to be snagged.  She’ll do it, too!!   Muahwawahaha)

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Here’s the why come:

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers… to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere… is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to link to their website.

I’m copying this next part directly from Heather:

To the ever evolving revolving-door of rules:

(Isn’t she funny??  YES!!)

1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post.

Thank you, Heather!!  I think one reason I like her so much is, she’s crazy like me!  And revels in it!  If you’re gonna be crazy, might as well enjoy it, I say!

2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

Heather didn’t ask me any questions, I guess because she was so busy congratulating herself on so handily avoiding having to pick just 11 other bloggers!   Well played, Heather!

And this next part is also copied straight from Heather’s post:

This chiquita banana isn’t playing favorites. There are only so many hours in my day, probably in your day too, that I can spend reading. So if I follow your blog, guess what, I read it and I like it. And if you have had the insane patience to read all of this and find yourself here (X marks the spot) I officially nominate you because you deserve an award for trudging through my nonsense. Paste, glue, staple, or tape your blog link in the comments zone so other crazy campers can check you out.     (See why I like her so much???  So much in fact, that I ❤ her!)

So, join in on the crazy fun!  I dare ya!

Oh yeah, questions….

Hmmmm…

What is your ring tone?

Are you old enough to know what the AV club was, in high school?

How do you eat your peas?  Fork?

CAn you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

Can you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

 Knife?  

peas with spoon

You guessed it, the spoon

 5 fingees?  (yes, I MEANT to say fingees.  It’s just more fun to say than fingers!)

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peas with toes

Yes, my real toes, with real peas in between. Yuck! IKR??

(hopefully not with your toes!!  But hey, it’s your food, not mine!)  In the mashed potatoes??

Disclaimer: Real peas were hurt in the making of this post.  It was horrible, they were masticated to death.  So cruel.

Who let the dogs out?  (Now you know how old I am!  But seriously, Who?  I wanna know!  Whenever I ask people, all they do is echo-sing the question, then do that owl hoo, hoo thing back at me.)

Corduroy or fleece?

Mountains or molehills?

Solar or lunar?

(What does that even MEAN??)

What other questions should I ask?

(That was 9.  This is brutal!)

What color is your can opener??  I’m serious!  I wanna know!

(I just had to ditch my purple one, cuz it    wait for it    didn’t open cans!!!  I almost cried!!

purple can opener

But, it’s PURPLE!!!

Do you separate your laundry by colors?  Or just wash it all together?   (If you do it by color, and shudder type of fabric, we may not be able to continue our friendship.  I warn you, you’re on probation!!)

Okay, now, the baton’s been passed to you… run, Forrest, run!!

Comment Chaos

Lately EVERYONE has been talking about how to manage your emails, and blogs.

Sharon from HowtoGetOrganizedatHome.

Janice from MostlyBlogging.

Ralph from BlueFishWay.  (Here is the guest post he wrote for Janice, explaining how he deals with the pressure.)

Hugh from HughsNewsandViews.

I was getting an email everytime someone commented on a post. Necessary, ok.  (But, was it really??? Everytime I log on to WP, if the bell has a circle on it, I have comments.

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 So, hmmm  maybe I can cancel those emails too???  Double notifications are a time waster… So, yeah!  I’m gonna cut out those emails too!  Yay!  More digital de-cluttering

I was getting double emails from several sites when a new post went up. ARGH!  Too much!

I was getting an email everytime someone I was following posted.  Too much!  Not necessary, ditched those.  They are in my reader, and can be accessed that way.

AND, I was getting an email everytime someone LIKED my post, or a COMMENT on a post!!! AAAAAHHHHH!

(Talk about  overload! )

My eyes were burning from all the reading of emails!  My finger was cramping from all the clicking to delete.

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Enough already!!

Something had to change!!

Well, duh!  Turn off the LIKE email notifications!!  Tonight, this morning, whatever,  I finally played around in the dashboard long enough to figure out how to turn off the “Like” emails.  Thank goodness!  Hopefully, some of my sanity will be restored. What little there is left of it!

(and maybe only 50 emails a day, instead of 1,000???  Please!!!!)

Look!  I got thru my whole inbox, and only 3 left!

only 3 emails

 (2 are books I need to read, so they don’t really count, and I already deleted the OneDrive one.)  What an accomplishment!

AND, I just winnowed down my following list to only 57.  I don’t have to feel guilty about not following someone, just because they follow me, right, Hugh??  I just took a very big, relieved breath.  Maybe the insanity (of my inbox, anyway) has been banished.  My real sanity will always be in question!

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Speaking of #2

The First Part of the Story.

(Sorry, just couldn’t help myself, with that title!!)

The Dr. told me I had:

Kidney disease.

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What??  I’d never had any kidney problems before….  Well, except the UTI  2 weeks ago.

Realization dawned on me, as I sat there in shock, crying.  I’m dying!!  Like, immediately!!

If your kidneys crap out, it’s dialysis then death!  A really grim picture!

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Visions of my quickly approaching death ran thru my mind.  Then, being me, I started to plan my funeral.  Would everybody wear purple, like I want them to???

I went out to the car, hobbling on my walker, and called Mama, still justa bawling.

Mama! I’m dying! Like right now!”

Of course, she was shocked, and tried to get down to the bottom of it.

Long story short, I made up my mind that I wanted to LIVE!!

And I knew that involved some BIG, and serious changes.  So, I decided to change.

Sweet friend had a Wheat Belly Cookbook.

(Don’t ask me why, he doesn’t eat Gluten-free.  But he usually has 1 of anything I ever say I need, packed away somewhere.  NO!!  He’s NOT a Hoarder!!  How dare you suggest that??  He’s just prepared!  😉  )

A life saver!

A life saver!

So, I read it, that night.

To Be Continued….

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I was Nominated for a Liebster Award!!

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

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I was nominated for a  Liebster Award!  Time to CELEBRATE!  See ya later!  Just Kiddin! It’s a nomination given to smaller bloggers by other smaller bloggers . It’s a fun way to be recognized and acknowledge other bloggers, and help readers discover great content as well!

I was nominated by Angela over on Setting My Intention. I accept, Angela!  Thank you so much!

THE RULES:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you. (done)
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator. (fixin’ to do)
  3. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.  (oooh, now I gotta do math???)
  4. Create 11 questions for the nominees.  (hope it’s ok if I cheat, and use some of Angela’s!!  Thanks, girl!)
  5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.  (sigh, more work?? Just Kiddin!  Y’all know I love ya!)

QUESTIONS FOR ME:

1. When did you start blogging and why?

August 2014.  Because I needed a way to force myself to start cleaning my house!  (And I love to talk about  myself!)

2. When you’re not blogging, what would we find you doing?

Ummm, reading other blogs!  Napping!  Playing with Pudding Pop, my grand baby!  Last but not least,

eating!!

3. What book are you currently reading?

The Bible.  I try to make sure I read it every day.

My latest, and newest favorite

My latest, and newest favorite

4. What’s your favorite food?

That’s a hard one.  I love nearly every food I’ve ever put in my mouth!  Except octopus, and squid!  I don’t like feeling like things are trying to crawl back up my throat!

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5. What’s your favorite way to exercise and get movement in your day?

Does typing count?  Doing finger plays with Pudding Pop?

6. How do you relieve stress?

Getting a massage at my chiropractor’s is always good!

7. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

When people read it, and comment!  Comments are oxygen to me!

8. What is the most challenging thing about blogging?

The technical aspects of it.  Trying to figure out how to do something that I want to do, and don’t know how.

9. If you were gifted $150, how would you treat yourself?

Go out to dinner at Ling’s.  Buy a good Christian book.  Buy something purple.

I even used them, twice!

I even used them, twice!

Spend at least $50 of it on Pudding Pop.  (Are ya sensing a theme here?  That little girl owns my heart!)

10. What is your favorite quote or saying?

John 3:16  “For God so loved the World, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

11. What quality or characteristic do you most love about yourself?

That I smile a lot when I’m happy.

20150712_142212 Oops! That’s not a smile, is it?

I  NOMINATE:

Athena

MeRaw

JDawg

NJ

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Roopam

Neha

Freda

Designer

Birdie

Sherri

 I hope y’all  accept the award – I can’t wait to see your answers!

 

HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES:

1. When did you start blogging and why?

2. What is your favorite childhood memory?

3. What book are you currently reading?

4. What’s your favorite color?

5. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

6. Close your eyes, and describe a vivid scent memory.

7. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, no cost, where would you go?

9. Why did you choose that particular place?

10. If you were gifted $150, how would you treat yourself?

11. Miss America, how will you bring world peace?

Thank you again,  Angela for the nomination!

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Many Melindas

Why are you waking me up so early? I hate you.

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Guiltily reading under the covers cuz I can.

I'm the boss of me.

I’m the boss of me

Omie as 3 d art piece.

Decorating Omie

Decorating Omie

Sister smells something!

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Harried chef.

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Chief cook and bottle washer.

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Weeding woman.

Digging in the dirt

Digging in the dirt

Seamstress Sal.

Me sewing industriously

Me sewing industriously

Sibling rivalry instigator.

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Dutiful daughter.

Dutifully eating the

Dutifully eating the “rotten” eggs.

Proud Mama, and Omie-to-be.

showerFashionista.

Spring Wardrobe from Anonyomous

Spring Wardrobe from Anonyomous

Happy Homeowner.

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

My Very First Place, All on my Own!

Willie.

willie

Spike.

biker

Aunt Jemima.

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Taste tester.

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Lazy Laundress.

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Pooped partygoer.

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

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

I’m not really sure why we look so weirdly truncated, but I’m sure it has something to do with my (non-existent) photography skills.

I hope you enjoyed the many moods, and faces, of me.

Lost, Lonely Language

Last night I had the greatest post all planned out in my mind.. So amazing and funny.  But can I think of a word of it today???  Nooooooo, of course not.  sigh

So, what do I do?  Have a blank post here?  Or babble on and on about nonsense to up my pages read?  (Oh, wait, I’m not in the Kindle paid per pages program. Whew!  So, I guess I can cut my losses.)

Lostlanguage is the title of this picture from Wiki Media

Lostlanguage is the title of this picture from Wiki
Media, isn’t that hilarious??  I titled this post before I found the picure!

Okay, then, buh-bye!

(2 second read)

Nominated for Sisterhood of the World Award!!

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Gail from  Snapshots in cursive nominated me for the  Sisterhood of the World award.

I’m speechless.

And very grateful, as well!

Thank you, Gail!

http://snapshotsincursive.com/2015/05/28/how-sweet-the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award

RULES:

* Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
* Answer the 10 questions given to you.

* Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

* Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

Here they are:

1. On the bad days, how do you cheer yourself up?

A- Singing hymns, and Scripture songs always helps.  Also, talking to my brother!

2. Which is your favourite food?
A- It used to be bread, any kind.  Now that I’m gluten free, I’m really beginning to enjoy fresh vegetables more.

3. How do you let go?
A- Read a novel, or color a picture.

4. How much do you value ‘silence’?
A- So, so much!  My house is finally quiet after many years, and I just sit, soaking it in.

5. Will you hurt someone intentionally or lie to make them feel better?
A-  No, I don’t intentionally hurt people.  Sometimes I do, because I often speak before I think.  Trying to work on that bad habit.

6. Do you have faith in humanity? why or why not?
A- No, not really.  I know humanity is fallen, from Adam and Eve sinning.  Our only hope is through Jesus Christ, and His atoning blood.

7. One thing you really wish could come true?
A- To have an air conditioned vehicle again!  I live in Florida, and I melt every time I have to drive.

8. If you had to sum up your life in 10 or less words, what would they be?
A- A sinner saved by grace.  Love my girls, and family.

9. How do you express anger?
A- Too often, by sleeping.

10. What is the one thing that will turn you completely off about a person?
A- Bad grammar.  When I was in 8th grade, I red lined all my boyfriend’s love letters, and sent them back to him for correction.  What a word snob!
My List of Nominations Include:

Carmen

Kristen   

Nicole    

Janice

Dana

Shirley

Lee