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.

Friday, June 15, 2012


I'm back. 

Sort of.

We returned late Sunday night after 6.5 weeks back home. Thankfully, Mom is doing very well after she had her surgery, and she's finally home. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! We're all so very grateful and very relieved she's doing so well. I am incredibly thankful the girls and I were able to be able to stay as long as we did, (Christmas Miracles revisted!!), but it was hard saying goodbye.

In spite of the fact we left in such a huge hurry, and the house is a disaster area, it's wonderful to be home again. We've all been exhausted since we got back. I think a lot of it is due to the higher elevation. That, and something about being gone so long under stressful circumstances wears a person out. I'm hoping we'll feel rested by next week. Sadly, the house isn't going to clean itself. 

I'm hoping that as I get back into the swing of things I'll get back to blogging again. I've really missed it and the people behind the screen. 

:::waves hello to the people behind the screen::::

I hope to see you around!


  1. Waving back!

    Glad you are back!

  2. Waves hello back... no attention to the man behind the screen... it's just Tony, and he's a giant goof ball...

  3. Glad you're back and that things are good!

    I missed you!

  4. Welcome Home and Welcome Back, :0)
    Glad your mom is on the mend.
    You do things at your own pace.
    We will still be here when you are ready and able to blog. (((hugs)))Pat

  5. Glad all is well.

    It really WOULD be so very nice if houses cleaned themselves...

    1. If we could only figure out a way to make it happen, we'd be rich, I tell you! Rich!

      You in, Abigail? ;)

  6. Being away from home is exhausting. Medical/hospital stuff is exhausting. Combining both together requires you take several days to relax and recouperate.

    1. All of it really is exhausting. I'm anxious to be back into the swing of things!


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