August LTP :)

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August LTP :)
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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 1:26am

Congrats to Karyn, who won our July game! Here's your very cool reward:

A new month means a new place to chat about anything and everything! Last to post in this thread just before midnight Eastern on August 31st wins!

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 7:10am
We have a ton of mail in bags and boxes too! We like to shred certain things before throwing them away, BUT dh doesn't want anything shredded until he looks at it first. That is fine...if he ever had time to go through stuff and shred it.


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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 1:51am
You two sound like my mum and dad disagreeing on what should be kept and where it should go. I smile as I type that, but I do know it's not fun being in the situation. I hope that you come to an agreeable solution as they've managed to do.

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 1:48am
Ugh to the fried Twinkies. I like my deep fryer, but I couldn't handle that! :smileywink:

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 1:48am
Happy belated birthday to your boy! Sis #2 is the same age and I'm not far behind. :smileywink:

Yay for the state fair!

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:34pm

I feel more of a pack rat than a hoarder. DH has those tendencies too. PLUs we have a lot of stuff that I am working on getting rid of. I stopped collecting shot glasses about 5 years ago and I really don't collect anything (except books and crafts). Where I have tons of books (possibly over 1000) - he has movies (possibly over 800 VHS tapes that hold 3 movies each and then there are the commercial copies and the DVDs). When he was unemployed for 3 years he straightened the house, but his idea was to move things from the dinig room and living room into my craft room and pile boxes upon boxes. So we had 2 rooms straight. But AVON has taken over the living room for the past 1 and 1/2 years. He also would dump stuff into the spare bedroom, then his idea of cleaning was to dump all the mail, newspapers, magazines, etc into a trash bag and store it in the attic. Now there is tons up there.

My BFF told me that she would come help me since she has no trouble throwing anything away. She scares me!!! She rolled her eyes when I told her I had every bank statement and paycheck stub I had ever gotten in my lifetime ( I started working at age 16 - I am 44).

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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:18pm
Aww, happy birthday to your "baby." Even Julia knows she will always be my baby, no matter how old she gets.


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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:17pm
I'm sorry for all the stress. I can't imagine having that all on your shoulders. I am curious, is your dh a hoarder, or do you just have a lot of stuff?


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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:11pm
Hmm, could very well be stress. It wasn't as bad today.


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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:11pm
I loved being an Avon rep. But with two little kids, I just didn't have the time to invest into it to make it profitable.


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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 3:39pm
Today I am taking it easy! I even spent an hour or so reading this morning! Off to do some more of that! :smileyvery-happy:

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