Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No it's not! It's February!

The kids ended up staying home from school again today. They both had low grade fevers again tonight. I can't wait for warmer weather, so I can open the windows and doors and air the house out! This has been the worst school year for us in years and years as far as illnesses go. I think we're all ready for a break!

I worked on laundry today. I'll be doing a bit of filing tonight, and I'll try to work on the insurance paperwork, since the kids are in bed, and the house is quiet. I've just got to get something done!

Middle daughter had a much better day. She sounded like she was ramping up for a meltdown a couple of times, but I was able to joke with her and keep her mind off it. She's been talking all month about it being February. She knew Valentine's Day was Sunday, and she couldn't remember how to say it. After saying, "Halloween. No." and shaking her head when she realized it wasn't Halloween, she'd then say, "Father's Day. No." It then turned into her saying, "It is February! Hearts!" to let us know that she was talking about Valentine's Day.

Even though she knows it's February, she often accidentally says it's March. Or October. Or July. It's just the way her brain works. So I was teasing her a bit yesterday. Every time she'd say it was a different month, I'd say, "No it's not! It's February!" She and our youngest would start giggling. Things got really funny when she'd actually get it right and say, "It's February!" and just to tease her I'd say, "No it's not! It's February!"

There have been a lot of giggles and fun between sneezes today.

That's a really good thing.

No it's not! It's February!


  1. A happy group even with the sniffles , all due to a class A mom!

  2. Noo, not fevers! I hope you ALL get better!

  3. Shit. It's February?
    No wonder I got funny looks when I wore my bikini to the grocery store.


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