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, August 6, 2010

Who knew my 200th post would be about a 1-legged mouse?

I'm a bit frustrated today. Looked all over for the restore CDs, so I could reformat the computer, and I can't find them anywhere. I seriously looked. All. Over. Hubby helped look, too. Nothing. So, I shall be waiting until I come across them in the future instead of taking much needed time away from my other priorities to look for the discs. Let's face it. The computer still runs, and I don't actually have to have the reformat done just yet. It's just not high on my priority list.

What irritates me, though, is that I had to have put them up for 'safekeeping'. I just am so good at safekeeping that I'm keeping them safe from me! Glad to know I'm good at something. Hubby's thinking of just ordering a home edition of Windows 7 instead of waiting for me to find the Vista CDs. It's not because he's totally against waiting for me to find the discs, but he's tired of us not being able to even install the new mouse, because Vista isn't recognizing something. In the meantime, our little mouse is on it's last leg, so we'll need to act within the next few months. Stay tuned to hear the conclusion of the 1-Legged Computer Mouse drama.

I think I may have overdone yesterday. I was just feeling so much better than I expected after my surgery that I may have overextended myself a bit. I got the refrigerator taken apart and cleaned yesterday. Hubby helped me with the heavy parts, and I'm ever so grateful for the help! I can't stand when the refrigerator gets dirty, and it had been a few months since I'd cleaned it well. I also did some laundry and a couple loads of dishes.

The thing is, the doctor said there were no restrictions in place. I was just not to have any heavy exercise for a couple days. And what I did wasn't heavy exercise, but I think I may have been on my feet a little too long. Let's just say I'm paying the piper today. I'm really tired. Plus the girls got me up early, and I couldn't seem to fall back asleep. It's that mom guilt thing. I was able to get a bit of a nap in on the couch this afternoon, but I feel I could sleep until morning, if I were to go to bed right now. And that's not going to happen, so...

I haven't done much today. Just a couple loads of laundry, cooked lunch and did the dishes. I'm definitely taking it easier than I did yesterday, but I am trying to do as much laundry (that can be dried in the dryer) that I possibly can. It's slow going, but it all has to get done, right? If I can get a total of 6 loads done, I'll be thrilled.

Next thing on my list? Making a list of things that we absolutely must get done this weekend. School's going to be starting before we know it, and there are just some things. You know?


  1. Ahem.
    Rest. You need some.

    The laundry will wait.

  2. I always do the same thing of putting something somewhere safe, and never remembering where! Keep resting! Recovering from surgery is a long process even if it's an outpatient one you need rest!

  3. My aunt always tells me she's put something in a safe place, and when she finds that safe place, she's gonna find money, car keys, etc. Good luck with the computer, I am constantly rebooting mine. I think it's time for a new one, unfortunately, the money's in my "safe place". Oh, and I just want you to know that some of you're blogging has made me think lately, and I posted a blog about my own anti hoarding issues. I just want you to know that I understand how tough hoarding is (I think I have mentioned that I have several in my family)and I am in NO WAY trying to minimalize all the great work you are doing in your life. I enjoy your posts, keep up the good work! -J


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