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.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In case you were wondering.

When I started this blog, I had started keeping track of the things I'd gotten rid of over in the right side bar. I decided a couple of weeks ago to take it down. I found that I was feeling guilty, if I forgot to write something down, and there were times I just couldn't keep up, because I was getting rid of so much. Taking it away makes it easier for me to concentrate on things.

I did leave the shredables count up, but I'm not sure, if it will stay. I just thought it might be interesting to know how many bags of paperwork I had gotten rid of over the course of the dehoarding. I know that paperwork has been the bane of my existence. I can never seem to rid my life of excess paperwork strewn around. To have a mental picture of how much I've gotten rid of might be helpful, so I might just keep it after all.

Everyone is sick around here with a heavy duty cold. So we're taking advantage of our beds and getting plenty of rest. Hopefully, with enough rest and fluids we'll get over this quickly. Hopefully.

I spoke with the teacher this morning about the sunburn. He said that it was windburn. That everyone who went to the track meet ended up with it. I didn't argue with him. I know that the teachers and aides were going to be spoken to about the sunscreen issue today. I'll be talking to someone to get an update about it tomorrow. I figured I could wait until then. We want their IEPs amended to include sunscreen application by an adult anytime they will be outside for more than 15 minutes. I don't think that's unreasonable.

In the meantime, I did take pictures of her little face. She's miserable. Between the coughing and the sunburn, she's just feeling punky. Hopefully a couple more days of good solid rest will help.

Speaking of rest...I need mine, too. Off to bed.


  1. I hate colds more than anything.

  2. Poor kidd ! Windburn? yup sure! Hope you are able to read them the riot act .IT IS THEIR JOB TO CARE FOR YOUR CHILD APPROPRIATLE WHILE SHE IS IN THEIR CARE!

  3. just came across your blog. how incredibly brave of you to document this journey you're on with openness and honesty. i'm sure you are helping many others in the same boat. i seem to have the opposite issue, i throw everything away. i get compulsive about it all being "cleaned out". i drive my family crazy with it. i'm working on it. it's a control issue, for sure. sadly it doesn't mean i have a compulsively clean house, lol :) i look forward to reading more!

  4. Nice meeting you, themrs. :) Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

  5. I hope you guys are better soon.


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