Monday, January 23, 2017

Baby Ian

My sister had their baby boy Ian today, their family is complete. His birth brought on a wave of grief for me, because ours didn't go as planned.  Maybe I'm just jealous

So much congrats to my sweet sister and their family

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ahhhh so much work

Happy Thursday y'all! It's been a crazy week, trying to clear the house of all the extra messes I've made with my "decluttering". It's been a ride and it ain't over yet!
I left you guys with the progress of my closet, happy to report that it's done. I've got to unload my shoes but that's aprocess in it's own. I've quite the collection of converse shoes!
Proud to report that I've downsized enough they I no longer need a dresser! 
But this is the end result, a mess! The dresser use to be to the right there on that empty wall. I'm working to purge that bookshelf and thinking I'll hang some shelves for the remaining books! We shall see! 
This box was part of it, as well as two large plastic totes full of clothes! I've had this box with me since high school I think and it was so full of so many memories but I did good and only saved a few! 
And did I show you my bathroom?? 

Not too shabby, eh? Don't judge me on my shampoo hoarding!

All that being said, I've unloaded this much stuff (so far)

But I still have all of this to do, just to name a few.

I'll be busy for the rest of the year, I'm sure. 2017 should be an interesting year... to say the least.

Happy Saturday yall

Hang in there. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

My big fat head

Bored, I guess.. Should have added to the first post, but was an impulse I guess

-Hanging in there

Day 3: email

Things are slowing down a little, I'm able to at least  open the lap top for a few minutes.  I picked up a cliff bar at kroger tonight. It's not good.
We're expecting "winter weather" so I stocked up on milk and bread. Of course. 
Don't want to be stuck in the house with no milk sandwiches. 

Emonkey calls them sammiches.  Love that kid. 

So today in the  great purge of January 2017 I deleted some emails. 

I know what you're thinking.. what the hell is she talking about now. Well I'm notorious for having too many emails and I know my measly bit has nothing on some other folks, but whatevs!  This is my journey!  

On a side note.. Emonkeys most recent favorite saying is "what the hell". Yea... I think he learned that one from me..Of course, but it's better than "shit". Which he learned from Mr MB. As soon as he drops the F bomb, Mr MB is getting a bar of soap in the mouth. Just sayin

Anyways, back to this..

 300 down... 

only 675 to go. The problem I've found is that the junk emails just.keep.coming!

So that's it!  Exciting right?

So now you tell me, how many emails are you hoarding... 

-Keep on hanging in there

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 2: Still in my closet

The monkeys are all sleeping.. so I'm taking this opportunity to post what I've been up to today, and note that I'm still not done.  Ugh 

Today is tackle my closet day.  We all know what a woman's closet is like, well mine isn't really an exception. But in my defense, Mr MB has more stuff that I do in the closet. 

So I pulled everything out that either I haven't worn, won't wear or can just plain live with out. Did the same thing in my dresser drawer. Which I'm considering just getting rid of the dresser all together. (I didn't take a picture of that)

** Please note this isn't a child subjected to the horrors of a hoarding house hold... The floor is cleaned up now **

But yes, that's my pile of "things". Things that I know I can and will live without.  There are two more bins in my closet that have to be gone through, another day. Right now I'm going to call it a success if I can get this stuff out of my house ASAP!  I'm starting by bagging it up.
I read somewhere that you can bag it or tub it up and put it away for 30 days. If you didn't miss it or need it during that time then toss it.  
I'm not that patient. 

And this is what I've got left, so far. There are still a few more items I have to get hung up but I started with two full sections and am left with this.
Not too shabby, right? 

 There is:
*heavy jacket
*light jacket
*2 small flannel shirts
*2 sweaters
2 t shirts
*2 knee length skirts
*2 long skirts

-Hang in there, Dingleberries

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 1: It begins

Don't get your hopes up, I can almost guarantee I wont post daily, but I had a few minutes.. eating birthday cake and watching twilight again.

So i had a few minutes.. Today was Day 1 of my sorting and trashing.. I've got 2 bags of garbage (see hoarding) as well as a box of flip flops (I saved only 1 pair) and about 10 pairs of converse shoes.  I have an impressive "collection" of converse shoes.. .I'm getting rid of them.

This so far is going to be the hardest thing I do, because I've got some that I just love love love .

There's so much more to do, but I'm starting and that's a big step for me.  I think it's time, time to rid of all the clutter and all the mess.

The kitchen will be another hard part for me, it's been suggested that I make things from scratch. I think people have way to much free time.  Kind of like me I guess but I can't seem to wrap my head around making anything from scratch and it being better, lol ... I'm bad I know..

Did you all see Pokey's birthday cake? It wasn't cheap but Lordy is it good.

She's thirteen now, I can't believe it.  We have a teenager!  Pretty soon I'll have to throw a sweet 16 and buy cars and stuff.  Thats going to be weird.

Happy Tuesday Dingleberries...

Hang in there!!

something new, 2017

Call me crazy, but I'm starting something new this year. 

I've never been a hoarder before, but I've been watching a lot of it lately on television.  I get it, I have a small hoard of childrens clothes as well as toys and wipe containers. Just little things, but I see it and I'm like oh man that's overwhelming.

So my goal (we're not going to call it a resolution because that sets it up for failure) is to go ahead and work on living the minimalist life and somewhat more of a "crunchy" life as well as working on less waste around. Papa MB says we're "manufacturing trash". I don't know what's happened, I guess because I'm doing the stay at home mom thing?

We'll see and my hopes are to keep yall posted on how it's going.

So far,  2017 isn't starting off too bad.

Until next time,

-Keep hanging in there