major minimalist

Today I feel like bragging on myself.   Celebrating, even!    Nominating myself for an award maybe!

In at least 1 area I am a major minimalist. Wait- isn’t that an oxymoron??

Where was I? Oh yeah, major minimalist.  In the area of footwear, I am that double “m” phrase.

I only own 1 pr slippers, purple naturally!

quilted purple slippers on my feet

Quilted, warm!!

 

1 pr crocs for everyday wear. And I do mean everyday!  I wear them every where, even church.

purple Crocs

Comfy purple Crocs

(Of course I got them on sale!   With a coupon too!)

 

Then I have 1 pr closed toe black leather shoes.  For snow boots!! Lol

black closed toe leather shoes

Gotta be FRIGID to drag out these puppies!

 

I hardly ever break those out any more. Maybe for a funeral.  Except Jeffery’s.    The dress code was purple and red, so the Crocs were required.  Red for him, purple for Sis.

Don’t even own any flip flops! Cuz that’s what I do when I wear them!

It takes real talent to “fall” off those!   And yet I have. Sad when ya can’t even walk like normal people!!

So, a total of 3 prs of footwear qualifies me as a major minimalist in that area, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Red Rudolph

Have you thought about Rudolph in awhile?  Since it’s been a whole month since Christmas, probably not.

Well, I thought about him today.  Why?  Here, let me show you.

red nosed Melinda

Melinda, the red nosed dear

 

Is my nose blinking and glowing?   Or is that just me?

If you think toilet paper is all the same, and why bother paying more?  Just remember the lesson of my nose.  It knows! the difference between soft and scratchy toilet paper.   (Why was I blowing my nose with toilet paper?  I had already “blown” through all the Kleenex.   Bwahahaha, I crack myself up!!   3 outta 4 selves agree, that I’m the funniest of them all!  Me, myself, and I agree.  Melinda is the odd (wo)man out.)

Don’t let the quilting fool you:  All tps are NOT created equal!!

flower quilted toilet paper

 

The one is soft, and soothing.   The other feels like I’m using sandpaper to buff out my face.

swirl quilted toilet paper

Are the swirls the softest??

 

 

Now, if I can just remember which is which, BEFORE I scrape off my nose to spite my face!!

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

 

red pile green pile M&M

“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!

cupful red M&Ms

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!!)

 

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Jeffery’s journey

This is in memorium of my brother-in-law, Jeffery Watson.

I don’t like writing in all red, but that’s his favorite color.

He went to heaven on Oct. 3, 2015.  My sister, Michelle, and my nephew, Nick, my 2 nieces, Kristen, and Jaime are all devastated.  They know they will never see him again.  On this EARTH.  However, they will see him again, in heaven, as long as they live a righteous life in Christ Jesus.

Watson Christmas photo

Watson Christmas 2013

My sister wrote this, after he’d been gone 9 days.   She wants to share it with the world, in hopes that someone else will come to faith in Christ Jesus, by the witness of Jeffery’s life.

Michelle Hawkins Watson

October 12 at 9:55am 

God is Good all the time. Jeffery was healed and rescued many times. Here are the times I know.
1. The first few years of his life, Jeffery was hospitalized with double pneumonia during the Christmas season.
2. At age 2, one time after church, in a park with a lake, he disappeared in the Lake. Dad dove in still in his good suit and boots (?).
3. Very young, he was poisoned with Vick’s vapor rub. It was so bad the doctors told Mom & Dad to call the funeral home and plan his funeral. A local church came and prayed with them.
4. Another tubing trip he slipped thru the inner tube and was submerged. Dad pulled him out then too.
5. At age 3 (?) He was trapped upstairs when the kitchen caught on fire. Only because the Lord had Mom glance at the house in time to have Dad run in and pull him and Karla Flak out of the house.
6. He had an accident with a knife that could have killed him.
7. He had an accident in South Carolina with a trash truck. (not Jeffery’s fault). But his quick thinking slowed him down and only totaled his dodge pick-up. He was bruised. The trash truck leaked fuel, but the fire marshal driving behind him was able to shut it off.
8. So many dirt bike accidents I know about, and some I don’t know about. I know he landed in a tree at least once. He landed in a gulley at least once.
9. Jeffery had acute pain when he went to Garland,TX for work training. The walk in clinic told him to stop eating rich foods, he was fine. Jeffery finally drove himself to the ER Friday morning to discover he had to have emergency gall bladder surgery. The Dr said he stopped counting, but 100 was mentioned. The next day, he had to have emergency secondary surgery to remove some that migrated and blocked his bile ducts.
10. One last time, he had an accident with a semi and dodge charger, and God said, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

(His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithfulservant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’  Matthew 25:21  New King James Version, Holy Bible)


I will miss you. I will see you again. My hope is this: because of your death, someone else will make a relationship with Christ so they may hear those same words.

(16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.   John 3:16  New King James Version, Holy Bible)

jeffery watson

                  Jeffery Watson
            2/24/1968-10/3/2015
                    

This is not goodbye, Jeffery, it’s only farewell, until we meet again.

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