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.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I guess I needed the sleep?

I slept for 12 hours last night. Woke up with a sore throat, but the knots in my neck had loosened some. Middle daughter coughed most of the day, too. I'm glad the girls don't have school next week due to Spring Break. I'm afraid that there's a good chance they'd miss school from illness anyway. At least this way it doesn't count against them.

I've been mildly productive today working in the kitchen. Went through the one cupboard we have canned goods in and organized it all. Washed the cereal keepers and threw out stuff I didn't figure anyone would eat. Cleaned the old stuff out of the refrigerator, but I didn't get to the point of wiping it out just yet. And tossed even more plastic stuff.

All things considered, I'm happy I got a little bit done today. I'm hoping that I don't sleep for a full 12 hours tonight, but I figure my body is trying to tell me I need it, if I do.

Right now, it's telling me I need my heating pad turned on high...


  1. 12 hours? In a row? WHAT IS THAT LIKE?? Even without having to get up w/ kids during the night, I'd still have to get up to use the bathroom!
    Good for you!!

  2. Sounds like a good sleep.

    I'd have to pee at least twice in the middle, too.

    Hope you all feel better instead of worse today.


  3. I slept at least 12 hours too! Evidently, I was snoring too! :) Hope you all have a happy and healthy week. You can come get started in my kitchen now that yours is done. Everyone knows, I'm never going to do it!


  4. I'm glad to report that my bladder was no worse for the wear. ;o) And I obviously needed the sleep. I sleep like that maybe three times a year when I'm sick. This just happens to be one of those times.

    And kitchen? Yeah. It's not even close to being done. Sorry. I think you're on your own. ;o)


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