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  1. I managed four hours today. It was kind of...

    I managed four hours today. It was kind of emotionally exhausting because I'm having to make decisions about stuff that I'm not sure what to do with - which is how the stuff ended up in random boxes...
  2. Thread: August Purge

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    I returned three items of clothing. Total for...

    I returned three items of clothing. Total for month: 3.
  3. Yppej and Teacher Terry, it's very inspiring to...

    Yppej and Teacher Terry, it's very inspiring to hear of your progress, and rosarugosa, thanks for being such a great cheerleader.

    I eked out another 1.5 hours today. It's slow-going but it's...
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    #13: Tonight I made roasted potatoes with...

    #13: Tonight I made roasted potatoes with rosemary, salmon with a teriyaki sauce from Trader Joe's (yes, a shortcut) and steamed asparagus.

    Obviously, nothing too complicated, but it still felt...
  5. Congrats, Yppej, on your progress. I did...

    Congrats, Yppej, on your progress.

    I did another hour yesterday. About 15 minutes of that time was looking on the Container Store website for the right storage boxes for different categories of...
  6. Yppej, I TOTALLY get how good it can feel to get...

    Yppej, I TOTALLY get how good it can feel to get rid of one gross glasses case and replace it with a pristine one. Good going.

    And Teacher Terry, congratulations on all the new SPACE. That...
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    I'll be interested to hear about which of those...

    I'll be interested to hear about which of those recipes you recommend!

    So I finished the broccoli soup, and I *think* it came out pretty good, though it hasn't cooled yet. I'm remembering what...
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    I'm bumping up this thread from forever ago...

    I'm bumping up this thread from forever ago because I'm still trying to develop my cooking "repertoire." A friend suggested we eat at my place the other night (he offered to pick up the groceries),...
  9. Aw, thank you, Teacher Terry! The support I get...

    Aw, thank you, Teacher Terry! The support I get here has made all the difference.
  10. Give It a 100 (or 20 or 30 ....) Challenge - August 2018

    In August 2017, a few of us were inspired by the video at the link below. It's the story of a woman who went to the gym 100 times to try to get herself out of a rut. I saw it when George Takei posted...
  11. I've been working on other summer priorities the...

    I've been working on other summer priorities the last week or so, but I did manage to eke out another 90 minutes today.

    New total: 14.
  12. Way to go!

    Way to go!
  13. Thread: July Purge

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    I haven't been able to do too much decluttering...

    I haven't been able to do too much decluttering over the last several days, but I took a load of 28 items to Goodwill and returned two pairs of shoes to Target. New total for month: 46.
  14. Thread: July Purge

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    I cleaned out my kitchen pantry on Friday and...

    I cleaned out my kitchen pantry on Friday and found six unopened packages of things that weren't past their "best by" date that I could donate to our local food pantry, so I did that today. New...
  15. That's encouraging to hear. In addition to...

    That's encouraging to hear. In addition to working on routines with her, I'm trying to get my daughter more and more involved every year in weeding out clothes, toys, and books. She's pretty good...
  16. Thanks, nswef! I did 1.5 more hours today. I...

    Thanks, nswef!

    I did 1.5 more hours today. I spent it on taking everything out of the kitchen pantry, then putting back what was still worth keeping. Unfortunately, I found a lot of expired food...
  17. At the moment, they aren't that conspicuous and...

    At the moment, they aren't that conspicuous and the rest of the downstairs looks nice, but I may do that eventually!
  18. I'm on #28 of my 100 times of writing.

    I'm on #28 of my 100 times of writing.
  19. I did another hour today. I was sort of all over...

    I did another hour today. I was sort of all over the place, but at the end, I decided to start working on the six - yes, six - boxes of clutter stacked neatly in a corner of my dining room.

    I...
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    Thanks to you both!

    Thanks to you both!
  21. Thread: Daily List

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    List from yesterday: 1. Write - DONE 2. Do...

    List from yesterday:

    1. Write - DONE

    2. Do four hours of decluttering - DID THREE

    3. Mail postcards - DONE

    4. Do yoga video - nope.
  22. Thanks, rosarugosa. Your encouragement means a...

    Thanks, rosarugosa. Your encouragement means a lot. It seems like having a pretty porch/eating area will be really worthwhile.

    Well, as I suspected, I didn't have enough time yesterday to get...
  23. I did three more hours yesterday. I'm still...

    I did three more hours yesterday.

    I'm still working on the downstairs. One thing that has changed since I began this decluttering push a few years ago is that it used to be that all my energy was...
  24. Thread: Daily List

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    1. Write - DONE 2. Mail 5 postcards - nope. ...

    1. Write - DONE

    2. Mail 5 postcards - nope.

    3. Get salad stuff for salad to bring to friends - DONE

    4. Walk and stretch or do yoga video - nope.

    5. Take moon poster and maybe Miro print...
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    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
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