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  1. 30 more minutes last Friday morning. New total:...

    30 more minutes last Friday morning. New total: 37.5.

    One thing I realized last week: when I started this 40 hours last December, my first priority was to deal with the clutter in my bedroom...
  2. One more hour today on piles of paper. New...

    One more hour today on piles of paper. New total: 37.
  3. I eked out another 30 minutes last Monday night...

    I eked out another 30 minutes last Monday night when I was super-tired. New total: 36. Baby steps!

    Nswef, I'm so impressed with all the writing you've done! Glad you're moving forward with the...
  4. nswef, that is so impressive! I've stalled a...

    nswef, that is so impressive!

    I've stalled a bit on my 3rd set of 100 days of writing, but my semester ends soon, so I should get back to it then.
  5. Though it was my intention to finish these 40...

    Though it was my intention to finish these 40 hours back in February, stuff happened. So now I'm trying to get them done by the end of the spring semester at the school where I teach. Did one more...
  6. Thread: May Purge

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    Brought 8 hand-me-downs to a friend's daughter.

    Brought 8 hand-me-downs to a friend's daughter.
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    Writer Anne Lamott, who is 65, just got married...

    Writer Anne Lamott, who is 65, just got married for the first time last week.

    Here's what she posted on Facebook: "Neal Allen and I got married last Saturday. It was my first wedding, to the...
  8. 3 more hours tonight - a final push before my dad...

    3 more hours tonight - a final push before my dad arrived. New total: 34.5.
  9. Thread: April Purge

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    Took 5 items back to stores and 20 items to...

    Took 5 items back to stores and 20 items to Goodwill. Total for month: 31.
  10. Thanks, everybody, for your kind words. As...

    Thanks, everybody, for your kind words.



    As someone who *did* have to (help) clean out a very cluttered parent's home, I can testify that you're giving them a real gift.

    But, frankly, I felt...
  11. I did another hour tonight. New total: 30. My...

    I did another hour tonight. New total: 30.

    My dad is coming Friday, so I had to get the guestroom ready for him after I did that hour of decluttering. It hardly took any time at all which I...
  12. Thread: April Purge

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    April Purge

    Six pieces of my daughter's clothing (with her permission!) out the door to younger friends.
  13. Chicken Lady, the goal will still be here when...

    Chicken Lady, the goal will still be here when you can get back to it. Ideas are important!

    My work schedule this spring makes carving out writing time really tough, but I am trying to just...
  14. Wow, Iris Lilies, that's some good money for...

    Wow, Iris Lilies, that's some good money for purging!

    I did another hour tonight. My dad is coming next week, and I have a lot to do to make the place presentable before he arrives. It's a...
  15. That's great, Chicken Lady!

    That's great, Chicken Lady!
  16. Congrats, Lainey. That sounds like a really...

    Congrats, Lainey. That sounds like a really satisfying step forward.

    I got another hour done this week - no targeted project, just dealing with paper and other clutter accumulating around the...
  17. Wow! You all are making some good progress. I...

    Wow! You all are making some good progress.

    I hope to get at least a couple more hours done this weekend.
  18. Sending a big hug to you and others, Float On. ...

    Sending a big hug to you and others, Float On. ALL of us have made bad decisions at times and sometimes some really big ones. But Float On, your humor, intelligence, and kindness always come across...
  19. I have a slightly different take on this. All...

    I have a slightly different take on this.

    All my life I've been gentle with myself, telling myself I'm doing fine and I'm "enough," partly in response to a childhood where at least one of my...
  20. So-o-o some tough life stuff happened, and I...

    So-o-o some tough life stuff happened, and I totally let it distract me from this goal.

    But I am finally back at it and eked out two hours this week.

    Tonight, I tackled the guest room which...
  21. That sounds fun, Chicken Lady!

    That sounds fun, Chicken Lady!
  22. Early Morning, 36 hours is a LOT. Good for you....

    Early Morning, 36 hours is a LOT. Good for you.

    Yay, sweetana3 on the fitness classes!

    Teacher Terry, sorry to hear about your wrist!
  23. Give it a Hundred (or 20 or 30 ...) - March/April 2019

    In August 2017, a few of us on this board 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...
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    I like being out front about my age (52) and will...

    I like being out front about my age (52) and will often mention it in conversation - partly because, for years, people assumed I was much younger and then they were sort of horrified when they...
  25. Still putt-putting along here. 30 more minutes...

    Still putt-putting along here. 30 more minutes yesterday. New total: 25.
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