Nony Need

I’ve talked about Nony, (Dana White) and my love

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LOVE!

for her several times.  I even wrote a post, (or 2, maybe 3?) about her and how she’s inspired and helped me.

So, after writing  Reminiscing, I told her.

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Here is your comment:

I wrote about you on my blog today.
https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/reminiscing-rememberances/
You are seriously why people can now come to my door pretty much any time, and be able to find a place to sit! And use the facilities without me screaming: NO! Don’t go in there!
Finding you saved my life, homemaking wise.
I can never thank you enough.

Melinda —— 2016-01-28 19:55:39

ugly green iron chair

Ugly green, but it’s a place to sit!

(And it’s empty, available to actually sit in!!!!)
Here is her answer:
Oh Melinda! Thank you so much for sharing this. You have been through so much and come so far!

Dana White —— 2016-01-28 21:15:16

 

See why I love her??   She is a sweet, truly Christian woman, who gives herself to serve others.   We need more Nonys in this world!!

Complimentary Computer

No, the computer wasn’t whispering nice things in my ears!  It was free!  

WHAT?????   Yes!   The owner left a whole working computer!!  (minus the mouse.   No big deal!   I found one in the neighbor’s cat’s mouth.   So, we’re all good there.)

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(No, he really didn’t appreciate me taking it away, either!!)

Y’all, it’s crazy how much stuff this lady left!   Even a vacuum!   Which Mama needed, so that was great!   

And ya know I needed my own computer, since I always had to go over to Sweet friend‘s to use his.

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So, God heard my prayer, and here it is!    All set up beautifully in my new home office.   More on that later.

 

A few days later, a cable guy came by to get the boxes that were supposed to be turned in from owner.   I didn’t know about them.  (Later he double checked his paperwork, and she had turned them in.)

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Duh-oh!

 

 

Anyway, one of my neighbors was chatting to him, and asked if I had cable.  No.    Well, it turns out said neighbor is a contractor for the cable company.   He got me a fantastic deal!   And for nothing other than a 6 pck of Coke!!

When Sweet friend, and DD1 came over to use the computer, the first time, they were both JEALOUS!!!   Mine is faster than theirs, for less!!

Thanks, Neighbor!!

So, now I can sit in the comfort of my own room, writing y’all.   In my pjs!!

Yip, yip, yurray!!

And thanks, lady!!

And thanks, computer, for all the sweet nothings!!

Premio Dardos: Prize Darts

I’ve been nominated for another award.  (YAY!!! Another one!!  She likes me, she really likes me!)

Gail from Snapshots in Cursive, has nominated me for the Premio Dardos Award.

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How sweet!  Thank you Gail!

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The rules are:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

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

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The Premio Dardos {means Prize Darts in Spanish} Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
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Gail, from SnapshotsinCursive, is a wonderful lady.  She cooks up such yummy recipes, I nearly drown my computer, with drool, everytime I log onto her site!  And her photography is simply stunning.  And she does it herself!  (Check out her link above, to see what I mean.  Put a napkin under your chin first!)

Gail has been such an encouragement to me.  She reaches out, likes my stuff, and comments on my posts.  And she shares knowledge with me.  She has definitely helped me improve as a blogger.  (For instance, she let me copy these theatre masks from her post!)

Thank you so much, Gail for being so special, and such an encourager.

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I would like others to know that I appreciate their inner voice and desire to stay connected as well. Therefore I submit the following blogs for nomination of the “Premio Dardos Award!”:

James

S. Robert

Staci

Carmen

Debbie

Joel

On Sept. 7, 2015

Neerja nominated me too!  Thanks, NJ!   Go see her, and say hello from Melinda!

https://ametalk.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award/

Then  Creative Crafts DIY also nominated me for a Premio Darts Award.  Thank you, Creative!  Here’s a link to her blog:

https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award.  Go say hi, and tell her Melinda sent ya!

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Thanks so much to these 3 sweet ladies, for thinking so highly of me!  I return the sentiment!

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Inspire Me Monday party

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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???)

I'm a star!

I’m a star!

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

Master Bath Counter, Rinse, Repeat

Remember the horrible state of my master bath counter?

bathroom counter

How could you have forgotten??

Well, I made the Herculean effort of throwing away the Big Gulp. (gasp!)

I know, I actually did something in there! Shocked myself!

Then My sweet DH. decluttered, pushed the few remaining items to the end, and scrubbed the counter, and the sink.

Now it looks like this:

bathroom counter

How could that be???  I swear it was all clean, I saw it!!

Let me go back in there, and see what I can do.

(grunt, huff, puff, slam, bam, sweat beads dropping)

Ok, there.

clean counter

See??? I told you it was clean!!