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, June 9, 2010

Weeping Meese.

Things stayed with me for most of the day today. I am rarely weepy. I was for the better part of the day. But bless her heart, Bugster came over and watched the girls for me, so I could run out and get some things I needed to make the pinata. Mentally, it helped to get out, but I can hardly move tonight my back hurts so much. It's just been a long day.

Tomorrow will be a long day, too, beginning with a dental appointment. The tooth I broke off several months ago is finally going to be fixed. As much as I'm not looking forward to it, I am thankful it's going to be done. It feels like a little more has come off the tooth lately, so it is good that I'm going in.

I worked on the moose pinata for a good portion of the day. Right now it looks about like a flying pig. Tomorrow, it should look more like a moose. The antlers are currently in front of the fan drying thoroughly before I put the light brown fabric on them and attach them to the head. The rest of the moose will be a darker brown fabric. It will be interesting to see how it looks by tomorrow night. I will post pictures. Promise.

Right now, I'm going to bed. I'm sorry I haven't replied to any comments the last week or so. I've read every single one of them, and I do plan on responding, but as insane as my life has been the last couple weeks, I feel like I just can't take the time right now. You are all so very appreciated. I am not sure how I'd be getting through days like the last couple without the support I've been getting from everyone.

From the bottom of my heart. Thank you.


  1. You need to take pics as you make these step by step so us uncrafty people can get a visual!

  2. My sympathies on the loss of your dad.

    I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and wanted to let you know how inspiring you are. I'm not sure we're hoarders here, we just have a lot of stuff left over after 3 kids grew up and moved out, leaving way too much behind. After having been too overwhelmed by it all to do anything about it, I am trying to do just a little at a time and take baby steps of progress, thanks to you sharing your stories. I'm writing now to let you know you're appreciated.

    Love the theme pinatas!

  3. no apologies nessesary! you do what you can do when you can do it . Hugs and be well

  4. I hope your back is feeling better today.

    Can't wait to see the moose. I'm pondering trying to find you a link to the Moose video that my daughter stars in... teaching a song to our old GS troop. It's hysterical.


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  6. Will do, Anne. :)

    Michele, it's nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I'm glad that I may have helped you somehow. It can be daunting, but don't give up. Just keep plugging away. You'll get there. :)

    Thank you, Fern!

    Ami, I'm so glad I got to see the video. That was ADORABLE!


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