Thank you to everyone who wrote messages of support to me about my clutter situation. All of your thoughts and ideas are helpful. My hubby started cleaning out some stuff on the first floor last night, which actually helped me to see some hope in the situation. He always makes a lot of progress. At first, I feel anxiety when he starts throwing things away, but ~ once it's gone ~ I usually don't miss it. My progress comes much slower, but I am trying to change my frame of mind before I dive in. I need to realize that I CAN clear the clutter ~ one thing at a time ~ and MAINTAIN organization ~ despite my failed attempts in the past. It won't be perfect, but I can certainly make a lot of progress in our house if I regularly
attend to the clutter. I CAN DO THIS!!!
Thank you for being here for me and for sending me
! I need it!
Glad to hear that you are holding out HOPE for yourself despite being challenged by your eating habits lately. At least you are being honest with yourself. This too shall pass. Your summer job does sound very KEWL!!!
Thank you for taking the time to describe the organization you have achieved in your art area. You gave me many helpful ideas. I wish
you could tidy up my clutter in a day!!! I would gladly go out while you work! I just might beg my organizer to do it all for me!!!
I thought she was coming this Friday, but it is NEXT Friday, the 24th. I have high hopes for our organizing session! Your heat wave sounds awesome to me right now. I am SO ready for Spring!!! I was not aware of your brain injury either (as VermontMom mentioned). I sure hope everything is okay with you!
Please keep us updated on your health. Congratulations on losing another kilo this week!!! That is awesome!!!
I actually have
heard of FlyLady. Tried it awhile back, but I couldn't even maintain the shiny sink.
I was in a really bad place then, though. I did like many of her ideas. I have her book Body Clutter
that I may revisit ~ since I am now (once again) attempting to conquer both body and house clutter at the same time. It is related, I think. Thanks for the FlyLady reminder! Good suggestion!
HOORAY for looser pants!!!
That must feel great! I hope you are proud of yourself!
I like the idea of a task list from my organizer for between visits. She has done that before and it helped. I talked to my son about meeting the gf at a neutral place and it turns out he isn't in a hurry for us to meet her; he just wants to bring her over to our house, I guess, so they can "hang out." I understand. He has been on me about the clutter for awhile now. Takes after my hubby, who is very patient for a long time and then blows his stack about the clutter every now and then. I just felt a bit ganged up on yesterday regarding the clutter. They have every right to a clean home and, as I mentioned above, my hubby cleaned a bunch of stuff last night. He is more than willing to help, which I do not take for granted. He is a very involved husband and dad, thank God! Hey, 30 minutes of cardio 6 of the last 7 days is AWESOME!!! YAY FOR YOU!!!
I will take this moment to wish you a very Happy Birthday this Thursday!!!
I will be thinking of you and hoping you enjoy your day and weekend trip!
You are a great addition to our group!
Ouch and yuck on having to get your finger drained again!!! That sure sounds like a nuisance. Hope it heals soon! Glad you are on an antibiotic. CONGRATS on doing so well on the reading and writing portions of your test to get into DeVry. Best of luck to you on the arithmetic part of the test!!! You can do it!!!
Please keep us posted!
It is great to hear from you again. It's been awhile. Good luck with your decision whether or not to get Lap-Band surgery. Please check in whenever possible with updates. We care about you!
I hope you are okay! Haven't heard from you in a few days. Please post as soon as you get a chance! Sending you hugs!
How are things with you?
Thank you all again for taking the time to share your ideas with me about conquering the clutter. You helped me feel like it IS possible, and believing I can do it is half the battle!