Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, January 18, 2013

True Confessions Frags

It's Friday, time to clean out all the OLD frags and make room for new.

I thought today, in the interest of full disclosure, I'd share some of my true confessions.  Some of these will be totally confessions of my own failings and failures.

Others will point a finger at someone who lives here with me.

It is ALWAYS easier to confess for others than for self.  Wink.  Wink.
* * * Confession Numero Uno * * *  
When first I THOUGHT of this post, and while going around the house snapping the illustrations to go with it, I chuckled merrily to myself in glee and joy thinking, "what a clever soul am I."

Today when I sit here to POST the post, I think, "Uh - - - not so much."

But being fresh out of OTHER ideas, I am posting my true confessions anyway.
* * * Confession Numero Dos * * *
While doing laundry, I hang selected items to finish drying.  I hang these in the doorway of the laundry room as well as in assorted OTHER doorways around our home.

Most of the time,  I NEGLECT to put them away the MOMENT they are dry, preferring to incorporate them into my decor for half a week or more.
 * * * Confession Numero Tres * * *
Someone in our home loves to keep laundry - - - clean AND already been worn - - - piled up in this chair.
Someone ELSE prefers to keep the chairs looking like this.

I'll let YOU decide who is whom and which is which.
* * * Confession Numero Cuatro * * *
When all the furor broke this week about Manti Te'o and his alleged "online" girlfriend, I will confess that I understood the online "friend" part.

I think of all of you, my bloggy readers, as REAL LIVE FRIENDS - - - both those of you I've met in person and those of you whom I have not.  I have rejoiced with your joys and agonized over your sorrows.

I've even called some of you "girl-friend," albeit in a much different context.
* * * Confession Numero Cinco * * * 
Normally I allow my sink to overrun with dishes and look like this BEFORE I empty the dishwasher and reload it.

When we start to run out of clean bowls, I know it is TIME.

Of course, someone else who lives here would never even notice - - - at least not enough to spur him on to unloading and loading.

Just sayin'
* * * Confession Numero Seis * * * 
This little roll top desk looks quite lovely sitting in the corner of our bedroom until one opens the roll top - - -

To reveal a den of iniquity, an abomination of desolation.

The owner of said desk is quite pleased with its condition.

However, the OTHER person who lives here prefers to keep their desk looking like this.
* * * Confession Numero Siete * * *
Fisherhubby tells folks that I have a hundred throw rugs lying around in our small duplex which I expect him to help me shake.

That is a wild exaggeration - - - I only have 23.

The other day the above runner came into the Shepherd's Loft.  My friend Kay said I should take it home.

I told her Fisherhubby would KILL me if I brought in ONE MORE RUG.

She said I should take it home anyway, just throw it down somewhere, and see how long it took him to notice.

I threw it at the foot of the bed, as you can clearly see above.

Fisherhubby walked in the door from work at ten pm that night, took one step into the bedroom and yelled:  "ANOTHER piece of carpet!?!"

I think 24 is a nice round number.
* * * Confession Numero Ocho * * *
Someone who lives here likes to keep their closet neat as a pin.
Someone ELSE who lives here prefers to just open their closet door and chuck things in on the floor.

My mother would have called this a pig sty.

I confess, I have called it that a time or ten too.
* * * Confession Numero Nueve * * *
I waited until Wednesday, January 16, to amass all my Christmas decor on the dining room table prior to packing it away until next year.
The kings stood at attention "on parade" waiting their turn to rest their weary bones in their own storage container home.

By Thursday, January 17, all was stowed away neat as a pin.

Fisherhubby, who only had to carry the plastic totes down the steps to the basement was heard to exclaim:  "I think we should buy a very small tree, decorate it, store it decorated covered in a plastic garbage bag, and NOT bring out any OTHER decorations.

My friend Eloise (pronounced E-Lois) told me to call him Scrooge.

But that - - - the January 16th deChristmasizing around here - - - is NOT my true confession.

My TRUE CONFESSION is this:  I PLAN to deChristmasize midJanuary or later EVERY year.

That's just the way I roll.

Don't judge.  Some of you BEGIN decorating as early as October, so why can't I dedecorate as late as midJanuary? 
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That's all I've got for today,
So please hurry over to Mrs. 4444's place 
To see if anyone else made True Confession Frags


Tracy said...

I was worried about you without posting your Frags until now. But then I see you were buried under clothes and paper and now I understand.

Is the owner of the rolltop desk the same one who likes to cram themself into an uncomfortable position to use a laptop?

And yes we are all "girl-friends" just not the same way.

Erin said...

Confession: the sink full of dished would put me over the edge. Another confession: We too have a clothes gathering chair in the bedroom. It drives me mad! Confession three (not really a confession): What a lovely bedroom and new rug! Your quilt is very pretty! Confession four: Our tree stood, undecorated and unlit, for nearly a week before we got it into the attic. I'm so ashamed. ;)

LV said...

What a blessing we are not all a like. I have been cleaning out my closets and getting rid of stuff. I decid3d at this point in my life, all I need is the bear necessitates. Wish I just had a bath, bed and microwave. As it is, I have a three bedroom house, bath and half and large den and kitchen. Look forward to seeing what you will share.

Rebecca Jo said...

Dont worry - I still have my tree up too :)

I actually can see where that hoax was pulled... we live in a world where everyone is behind a screen or keyboard. You hear stories of it all the time - dont know why this one is so shocking.

OH MY GOSH - do you live in my house? My husband throws everything on a chair too... & we also have a roll top desk that looks like everything is so neat... only to be total choas under.

Doreen McGettigan said...

Jeeze we would have to make ALL of the same confessions here.
My husband clutters up every square inch he can find, drives me NUTS but I always just breathe and let it go...
I want my decorations down before New Years Day but finally gave in and agreed to keep it up until Little Christmas.
I agree with you about the Manti story. I met my husband online and we e-mailed for a good 2 months before speaking on the phone for another 2 months and finally meeting. We both say we were in love before we actually met. We married a year later.
Like you I have used 'girlfriend' often. Some stuffy'old' folk just don't get it...
Manti seems like such a nice young man but I had the craziest feeling something was amiss during that bowl game.
I hope the truth comes out soon and I'm hoping he is innocent.
So, we have a new head coach for our Eagles. He looks like a young Andy Reid:)
Have a fabulous weekend...

podso said...

Those are quite the confessions. That's so funny that your husband noticed the rug and so late at night!

mimbles said...

I still have all the Christmas candles and ornaments out, but we did put the tree and lights away.

We won't mention the state of my laundry, even my excuse of being in the middle of renovating our bedroom doesn't justify the level of chaos!

Barb said...

Ha! Looks like I wasn't the only late poster today. =P

My desk looks like the roll top, although I would prefer it look like the other one, which is how my husband's desk looks. Know why? Because he puts everything on my desk!

Happy Friday, Keetha!

Unknown said...

So many good things! First I love nutcrackers! I've only got three but someday I'll have enough for them to have their own container.

You are so brave to show your dish pile. I let my dishes sit till about 3 when my son gets home from school. Then I break into cleaning mode. I did learn my lesson this week when I hadn't done them by 4 and my daughters friend and her mom came over and stayed for an hour. Oh. The embarrassment. From now on, definitely by 3! I'm famous for my 5:30 cleaning. Gives me an hour or two to get it perfect before my husband comes home.

I don't pile clothes on a chair. I just never seem to take the folded clean ones out of the basket!

Unknown said...

That's a lot of carpet runners, my friend. Please dont' make me come over there with a company of intervention folks. Traveling light is not so bad, at least for me anyway. I like your laundry confession. I hang stuff on the line outside or on shower poles in the house.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Keetha you are a real treasure my girl! Love that you showed your sink. I have waited and waited to see if the Mr would unload clean dishes but it NEVER happens. I just do the best I can but a touch of 'resentment' does creep out now and then!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, dear Lord have mercy, I think I may have more in common with Fisherhubby!!! I would not post a picture of my desk OR the one we share. Yes, even with two, I can't keep things neat or organized. My husband calls the laundry room his other closet because I leave his stuff hanging there. Superhero is way neater than I am.....tears are falling here!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, yea, I laughed out loud about the rugs, because I have a bajillion! I really like that new one you got!

Cathy said...

Did you come to my house and I didn't know, cause I can relate as I do as you with many of your confessions.
I saw a sign the other day that said, " Excuse the mess we live here!" Don't you agree.

Cathy said...

Oh yes my tree came down Monday night, at 3:00 am in the morning due to an unexpected death in our family.

LuAnn said...

I love all your confessions. I am chuckling over here.

I will give you a couple hour notice for the cream puffs

Bill Lisleman said...

24 rugs - wow - can you step from one rug to another and make it through the house without going off a rug? I didn't notice hardwood floors which need rugs in my opinion.
Oh if you are taking a poll - I don't enjoy dishes but have washed pots and pans and loaded/unloaded the dishwasher many times. The dishwasher stuff is much easier than cooking which I avoid.

Kay said...

Hey, take it down when you feel like it!! We love Christmas and waited till the first of Feb to take it all down because it took forever to get it up!!

I happen to love your blog idea! Absolutely awesome!!! It lets me get to know you that much better!

Oh wait, that sounded quite stalker-ish, huh? Sorry.

Traci Marie Wolf said...

I recently moved into a place with a dishwasher and I do the very same thing. My goal is to unload it and load as I go. ha ha I'm turning into a throw-rug-a-file. I'm scared the white carpet will get dirty. I once took down my parents huge tree, in February. They were just too busy but it was nice to have it around. In honor of my grandma, I intend to have a few Christmas items out, year 'round. She always did.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I will never show my closets...never! :-)

mzzbev said...

Rev. Keetha, forgive me for I have sinned, I . . . . .

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am still un-decorating from Christmas. If i didn't work full time, i would have it done a lot faster but such is not the case. I do hope to get my valentine's's Day decorating done this weekend...


Buttercup said...

We have a lot in common. I enjoyed my snowmen so much this year that one of them is still standing out and is close to becoming permanent.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giggles tonight. This was fun.

Mrs4444 said...

I did read another fragmenter's confession about laundry on the furniture; the two of you could start a support group!

I confess that I'm the partner for the sloppy half of your partnership.

Thanks for linking up Have a great weekend!

Ann in the UP said...

Well, you are going to have to make a whole lot more confessions before I have any grounds to feel superior in any way.

You just sound like a regular American woman, with a regular American husband in my book. giggle, snort....

Cathy said...

I truly believe I could live in your house and feel right at home. So much of what you said and showed, looks just like my house. haha

Tami said...

I too confess about not getting the clothes out of the dry soon enough. Then I have it iron Todd's dress shirts.. I end up giving my biceps a work out!

Keri said...

This post made me grin and giggle quite a few times. :) I miss you both so much!!!!!

P.S. Does that picture under the rolltop have "Daughter #1" on it????

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

What a cute post! I definitely prefer that neat desk to the roll top!

Vidya Sury said...

Ah, dear girl-friend! Confession numero dos and cinco could lately be mine, too. :D Just making sure Sury doesn't see this one! :D

Such a sweet post... and I think you come up with the sweetest ideas!

No wonder I gloat over visiting your blog - because I KNOW I am going to be one happy cuss!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My husband was pretty accommodating with the take down and putting up of our decorations this year! I have to say that things are opposite her at are house. My husband is super neat. I am neat but don't open the cabinet door!!!

I can't find my blog said...

I'm so glad to see that there are some things that we have in common.... Hanging clothes in the doorways! Dishes in the sink!

(I mostly just wanted you to know that I'm still around. xo)