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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's official.

Sort of.

Christmas Eve's mail included paperwork from the attorney letting us know that he had petitioned the court on our behalf. Things were finally in motion. We knew to expect more soon, but we didn't realize how soon that would be.

Last week's mail included more paperwork from the attorney letting us know the name of the court appointed visitor who will be working on the girls' behalf. Her report is due to the courts by January 17th, so she will be calling us to set up a meeting with the girls very soon. We're assuming we'll be hearing from her in the next couple of days. I think all the court offices are closed tomorrow for the New Year holiday, but I wouldn't be surprised, if we get the call Tuesday. I guess we'll see.

So that which we have dreaded is upon us.

So far, we're surviving. My stomach didn't start flipping over the paperwork that came on Christmas Eve. In fact it came as almost a relief, because it was finally here. We can now deal with it in the present instead of as an unknown future thing. The paperwork that came yesterday, though? Yeah. Not quite as much a relief. At the same time, the anxiety meds are doing their job, and I'm actually doing okay with it all. For now. We'll see what happens when we actually have a court date. 

In the meantime, I'll try to keep on keepin' on. I'll try to get caught up on the laundry and attempt to get the girls' rooms under control once again. It really doesn't take a lot for them to get messed up, but at least it only takes a fraction of the time to get them back in order that it used to take. The frustration comes from the fact that Scooter would keep her own room fairly clean, if it weren't for Hopper 'helping' put things in there. She just opens the door and lobs whatever is in her hand at the time into the room and then shuts the door. 

I'm also going to make an effort to do a daily blog post again, a resolution, if you will. Posting has been such a huge help over the last couple of years, and I've really missed it and the imaginary friends I've met while blogging. While I will be trying to post daily for awhile, I know I'm not going to have the mental wherewithal to read blogs until we're through this guardianship situation. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up here and there once this big stressor is behind us. 

Until then...

Wishing everyone Happy & Healthy New Year Blessings!


  1. Looking forward to seeing you posting again.

    You already know what I think regarding the guardianship and other issues, and I KNOW that things will turn out fine. I KNOW it.


  2. I agree with Ami (cause really who wouldn't) These courts do this all the time. It's a no brainer to award you guardianship of your OWN kids. :)

    It will be fine.


  3. Happy New Year.
    Hoping it's a good year for you and yours m/f.


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