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Does this Mean I'm a Hoarder?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So, I decided it was time to go through some clothes and get rid of know, to make room for some new ones, right! emoticon Now, I am self-conscious so I always wear an over shirt plus it looks a little nicer for work so that's an excuse too. I tackled my closet and found plenty to donate then hit my 'tank top' drawer. emoticon I knew it was pretty stuffed but to my amazement I pulled out...I can hardly believe this...38 Tank Tops! emoticon Several I forgot I even had and a couple even had tags on them. I was so surprised! I managed to part with 10 of them and the funny thing is I have 5 coming that I ordered online just the day before I opened that drawer... emoticon You would think I live in a tropical place but No, Washington state~ lol..

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NASFKAB 4/17/2014 1:04PM


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SUEPERWOMAN 4/17/2014 8:36AM

P.S. You are only a hoarder if people have to step over all of your tank tops strewn on the floor and all over the furniture. So far you are A-ok !! emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 4/17/2014 8:35AM

Hahahahhaha, I also do the tank top and a shirt over it, but I don't have quite as many as you! However, I will admit to having over 20 scrub tops for work !! Crazy, but they are inexpensive and I love to change off, LOL.

Love, Sue

PS Imagine if every time we bought candy or cake, we bought a top instead! Those closets would be bursting at the seams instead of us, LOL !!

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KIM22211 4/17/2014 2:02AM

    yes, that makes you a hoarder! omg! wowsa! you are ready for spring/summer girl!

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WHYTEBROWN 4/16/2014 4:41PM

    LOL!! WOW that is ALOT of tank tops!!

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HEALTHYME98 4/16/2014 2:19PM

    I love this!!! I have tons (not 38) of tank tops! I love them! They go well under sweater and blouses or by themselves. In the hot humid Summer here in VA, they are perfect. I think you can never have too many! emoticon

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ZUMBAOBSESSED 4/16/2014 7:20AM

    yeah, that's a lot of tank tops. It's good that your facing this tank top hoarding sickness now. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. I'm sure you have the support of your loving family to get you through this.

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LACEYKYLE 4/16/2014 1:43AM

    I can relate! I went through my tank tops last year and made some wonderful discoveries! I actually have 2 drawers but I didn't count them emoticon emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/16/2014 1:19AM

    very funny! emoticon

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SEATTLE58 4/16/2014 12:01AM

    emoticon emoticon Well, at least your making room for some new ones!! I certainly wouldn't call you a hoarder because you're actually giving some away. I don't think that real, definite hoarders can give anything away!! You and I are in the same boat. You should see all the clothes I have. But you would know, that I give some away too! HeeHee! That makes it just right! Especially when we're making room for smaller clothes??!! Ya! emoticon

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Just some pics...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I couldn't resist taking a few pictures around the yard as it is so pretty here on the coast of Washington state today. I love the flowers and pretty colors popping up everywhere.

My husband loves bleeding hearts so I picked this up for him a couple years ago; it's doing good!
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These are my dads tulips. He planted them in this planter he made from a log. He passed in 1999 but his tulips come back up every year :)

Isn't this a cool planter! The hubs found it who knows where but recognized that I would love the rustic appeal; he even bought and planted the flowers! Guess I'll keep him :)

May daughter's spoiled kitty Tinker enjoying the rays; We got her for Lindsay's 11th birthday which makes Tinker 13.

I had others but can't get them to upload.

I hope the sun is shining where you are!

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WHYTEBROWN 4/15/2014 1:18AM

    LOL about keeping your husband. These photos are emoticon though. Those flowers of yours are really pretty.

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SUEPERWOMAN 4/14/2014 9:15AM

LOVED the photos. That planter really is gorgeous!

Within a week's time after such a dreadful summer I am seeing tons of daffodils up and down the street and the forsynthia (not spelling that correctly) is also already in bloom.

My street is lined with ornamental pear trees and I am looking forward to their blossom.

Love, Sue

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KIM22211 4/13/2014 5:12PM

    love it. Love the kee kee too! Why is she there if she belongs to your daughter? lol!!!

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NASFKAB 4/12/2014 11:13PM


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IMAVISION 4/12/2014 8:26PM

    Absolutely beautiful!

I am happy to know that your Dad's tulips are still coming up season after season. What a blessing from God!

Tulips end up being food for the deer here in Colorado --- even the bulbs! Rather disheartening to pay for expensive imported bulbs & have them used as a dinning experience for the deer. emoticon

God bless!


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SEATTLE58 4/12/2014 7:45PM

    So beautiful for sure and I love it! We're so far behind you as usual it's rather sad, but it sure makes us happy when we can finally get warm enough ground for the perrenials to come up and for the annuals to get planted too. Yippee! We're having some beautiful sunshine of late. The high was in the 60's today. Gotta love it after that horrific Winter!! Have a wonderful rest of the week-end.

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RASPBERRY56 4/12/2014 4:05PM

    Gotta love Spring!

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SEVERINA418 4/12/2014 4:01PM

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you're doing well...

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Reflecting on this Beautiful Spring Day...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Isn't springtime lovely; it's all things new and fresh and beautiful! I love this time of year; it is so rejuvenating. Have you done some spring cleaning? It sure sets me in motion; funny how I can spend hours of exercise via reorganizing and cleaning yet can't get on the darn treadmill! I guess it's all good. Soon it will warm up and we will be busy with our little garden and greenhouse. I am already looking forward to fresh vegetables and the canning season. I'm working on resetting some goals and focusing on myself and what I need to do to get the weight loss ball rolling consistently downhill. Last week was good; not great. Now I want to do Great! Have a wonderful week all! emoticon emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 4/9/2014 3:10AM

    LOL about the treadmill. emoticon on a "good" week! Many would have killed for it so though still striving for great appreciate good. emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/8/2014 12:17PM

  enjoy your cleaning

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SUEPERWOMAN 4/7/2014 9:23PM

I am happy for you! I am not quite sensing Spring yet here in NY, other than some stray crocuses popping their heads up. It's still about freezing when we leave for work in the morning.

When the weather gets nice I literally drag my Spin bike into my backyard and ride like the wind. I am glad no one sees me but I really do enjoy it !!

Love, Sue

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KIM22211 4/7/2014 7:56PM

    I love your green house! you are going to have such awesome meals with all that good stuff! Hoping my friend and my neighbor does tomatoes again! lol! I dont think I am ready to tackle the full blown garden! I am getting Spring cleaning done yes, helps keep things more level here at the homestead,(as you know!)

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    Spring is beautiful!! I love it!!

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SEVERINA418 4/7/2014 3:55PM

    Hey Teri! I love this season, too! Your background picture and color looks really good on here. I hope you're doing well! Hugs

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SUZIPAM1 4/7/2014 3:40PM

    yay for spring

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A Window for ME...No Excuses...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

So, the hubs leaves tomorrow night for a trip to visit family for a few days. I elected not to go for a couple reasons; one of course being the usual "I'll go someday when I lose weight" and the other I don't speak Spanish and there will be lots of that going on and laughing with people I don't know so it doesn't sound like much fun to me plus it will save $$. I'm grateful he wanted me to go anyway and doesn't see me the way I see myself. emoticon He's proud of me regardless and I know that is a huge blessing!

But I am EXCITED to use that time to focus on ME! emoticon I won't have any excuse to not eat right as I'll be only cooking for myself. I plan to take full advantage of this little window and really focus and zero in on what I need to do. I will have my own schedule and plenty of time so feel like this might be just what I need to really get back to doing good. emoticon

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KIM22211 3/20/2014 7:53PM

    I am only a little bit jealous!

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GODSCHILDAMYB 3/20/2014 8:28AM

    You go for it Teri! Take the precious moment to really grasp what God can and will do for you! You can do this!!! Make it count!!

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 3/19/2014 10:27PM

    That sounds like a good plan. Go for it!!!

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NASFKAB 3/19/2014 9:54PM

  Do take care of yourself

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/19/2014 7:37PM

That's fantastic. Take good care of yourself ! You deserve it!

Love, Sue

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 3/19/2014 3:53PM

    Good for you my friend!! I hope you have an exciting time planned full of flavorful yummy foods.

Go Teri Go!!! emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 3/19/2014 3:39PM

    enjoy your time to enjoy yourself emoticon

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PLUGINALONG 3/19/2014 3:36PM

    Take this time to reflect and find out what is really important to you.

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SEVERINA418 3/19/2014 3:32PM

    You can do it, Teri! It sounds like you already know exactly how you're going to handle his absence, and that's really awesome!

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It Sounds Like Nothing...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

BUT, for me it is a huge deal. emoticon I have been fighting with all my might to stop the cravings for sweets. I mean I have been like...attacked...seriously out of control. It is confusing; I have no idea why that was happening. I've always over-indulged in sweets; duh.. emoticon it's part of why I am here in the first place but this craziness was just different.

BUT, emoticon I made it through yesterday without giving in; and not only did I 'make' it through the day without sugar, I didn't even crave sweets! I thought about my co-workers evil candy drawer at work off and on all day but it didn't draw me to it one bit. (Win!) Today I feel the same; no craving. I hope, hope this lasts as it is great for me on an emotional level. This might seem like such a tiny little deal to some but as hard as I have been battling it really is a big deal for me.

Thanks go out to my BFF Kim emoticon for suggesting we do lent together; it's my first time and I can't help but think I am getting a little divine help as well. emoticon

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APHRODIDTE 3/11/2014 5:16PM

    One day at a time, sweet Jesus!

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WHYTEBROWN 3/8/2014 12:32PM

    emoticon Go TERI!!! Two days is NOT a small thing!!! I know first-hand because I struggle with sweets too!!! emoticon emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 3/7/2014 8:55AM

Great news, keep up the good work!

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    It is not a small thing Teri! Praise God woman! He cares about EVERYTHING in our lives! I am so tickled that you have made it so far with no sweets! You can do this in the name of Jesus! VICTORY!!!!!!

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JUDYAMK 3/6/2014 11:59PM

    I buy fiber bars have one every night with 1 cup of fat free milk does the trick for me

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ONTHEPATH2 3/6/2014 10:37AM

    Great job - and great friend!!! You can do it! emoticon

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KIM22211 3/6/2014 2:34AM

    mine too!!! Thank you so much for doing this with me and I am soooooooooooo glad you got thru it! Man! That does help me feel refreshed and believe I can do this too!!! It has to have been a God thing! He is trying to teach us the d word (discipline) ugh. That is probably the secret we have been missing for a few years, well, several for me! ha! I REALLY LOOK forward to tomorrow now after this! Thanks!1!!! You are the bestest ever!!!!!

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    One step at a time, Chickie!

Love the Daffodil background!

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SEVERINA418 3/5/2014 3:49PM

    You can do it, Teri! I know what you mean about it being a huge struggle. I'm giving up meat for Lent, so this should be interesting! I'm here for you, just so you know! HUGS!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/5/2014 3:45PM

    emoticon Major victory! I crave sweets too and they are harder to give up than cigarettes were 19 years ago!

Keep up the great work!

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