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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The sun *did* come out today!

And it shone. And it was warm. And it was soothing. And it was good.

And it made me sleepy. So I got caught up on some much needed sleep after the girls went off to school. I didn't want to get up when I finally dragged myself out of bed, but I did get up.

Didn't do nearly as much as I wanted to get done today, but I did some, and somedays that's going to have to be enough.

We found some cute melamine dishes at Target for our replacement dishes. It will be nice knowing that our middle daughter can't accidentally break them very easily, and that our youngest daughter won't be as able to break them purposefully, if she's throwing a fit. They're cute. They look sort of like linen. Some have polka dots. Some have flowers. And the main colors are sage green and a dark lavender. They're very fun and whimsical. Just what the doctor ordered. :)

And just in time, too. The youngest was beating one of the older dishes on the table tonight trying to break it, because she was in one of her moods. We are ever so thankful her moods aren't that often, because she can really wreak havoc. It takes a bit of an emotional and physical toll.

I'm very excited for tomorrow. Not only will I be dropping off all my old stoneware and Tupperware, but I get to meet my friend's new babies and give her a big hug! I look forward to that 'new baby smell' and getting to drink it in! It's been entirely too long since I've had a little one in my arms! Holding a newborn trumps emptied out cupboards any day. Still. It will be nice to be rid of the dishes and have a little extra cabinet space for what I do want to keep.

I'll be taking the time to enjoy tomorrow for sure. We're possibly going to get snow again on Friday. I'm going to soak up the sun while I can! :)


  1. Do take some time to play in the sunshine ! you deserve it!

  2. Every little bit counts! Glad it was lovely I can't stand a cloudy day!

  3. Yippee for the new dishes, cleared cabinets, and new babies!!!



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