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.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Tonight, I was going to post the second Progress in Pictures post, but I got something in the mail today that made me change my mind...

My friend, Susan, over at Ami.Mental., sent me a surprise to wear when I go to the hospital for my surgery Wednesday. It got here today, and I am so excited and anxious to wear my night shirt!
The picture doesn't do it justice! It's much prettier than the picture shows. The colors, especially the purple, are so vibrant! I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so very much, Susan!! You did an absolutely AMAZING job! I am so in awe of your talent!!

She also sent some yummy smelling soap that I look forward to using as I'm recuperating. :)
Susan thought of everything. She even sent 3 pair of little booty slipper socks for me, Hopper and Scooter - mine, so I have something pretty and comfy at the hospital to wear, and so they have something to wear here at home when I'm not around. They're so soft and fuzzy. They're definitely going to keep our tooties warm. :)Thank you so much, Susan! I appreciate your generosity, but mostly I appreciate your friendship!


  1. Ahhh....almost makes me want to have surgery too! Almost!
    I will be praying everything goes smoothly and your recovery is pain free.

  2. Awwww that is SO nice!! Those socks are calling to me, I must have some!!

  3. That is so awesome!!! I will be keeping you in my prayers for a quick recovery!

  4. I found your blog at the end of October, and I've been slowing catching up. You're an inspiration!

    Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery! My mom had this done a few years ago, and she's very glad she did ~ even without a lovely new nightshirt and cozy socks to mark the occasion. :~)

  5. She did such a great job on the nightshirt! I love the heart! Those socks look cozy and I am sure your girls will love to wear them!

    Much luck tomorrow and you know I will be thinking of you all day!

  6. Aww gee. You surprised me. :)

    I'm glad I made you smile.

  7. Wonderful! what a great gift ,from a great gal!

  8. Thank you all so much for your well wishes! They're much appreciated!

    And April...Welcome to The Closet! It's nice to see you! :)

  9. It almost make the surgery worth it doesn't it.

    Know girl my heart and healing prayers are with you.

    God bless, take care and have a speedy recovery sweetie!!!

  10. Nothing beats stuff from home when you're in the hospital. Here's hoping it's the last time... :)


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