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    Crunchynerd - I'm sorry that you lost your mom. The firsts are always the hardest. Sending you light.

    Hey there MHA - good news for your hubby! That is exciting!
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    Crunchynerd - I too am so sorry to hear about your loss and definitely can understand your need to hide under the covers and have others cope with the details. I hope that everyone came through for you and that you had a survivable Christmas day.

    Maple academy- so glad to hear that your DH has a diagnosis and some relief. sorry it took so long.

    We had a very nice Christmas with no relatives. It was so low-key - I just loved it. We too have moved towards experiences instead of presents and I was just amazed that the garbage and recycling bins weren't even close to full - it seems my minimizing is helping. I try to get my parents experiences, but she is the kind of person who needs to open things or she doesn't feel loved. She is so like a toddler in so many ways despite being 72. So I keep giving her things and she doesn't fully appreciate them and then whenever my parents downsize, my brother and I will spend the next month cleaning out the house. I am so done with clutter - it just clutters my brain and stresses me out.

    I am looking forward to starting homeschooling with just DD again, we have both been stressed out by the constant interruptions of her brother. I really hope that he enjoys school and that all goes well. I am not up for much more stress currently. Hope everyone enjoyed whatever celebration that they participated in. Happy New Year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    I am so done with clutter - it just clutters my brain and stresses me out.

    I am looking forward to starting homeschooling with just DD again, we have both been stressed out by the constant interruptions of her brother. I really hope that he enjoys school and that all goes well. I am not up for much more stress currently. Hope everyone enjoyed whatever celebration that they participated in. Happy New Year!
    I'm of the same opinion as you regarding clutter. I've been on a de-clutter mission for about 3 years now. It helps that the kiddos are setting up apartments and such, so some goes to them. But I do an inward groan when someone gives me something I really don't need. It typically gets passed along to someone that does.

    I'm also ready for the calmness of the New Year!
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    I am so done with clutter - it just clutters my brain and stresses me out.
    I'm a minimalist in most areas and dh is a pack rat in all areas lol! It makes for some interesting compromises. Clutter has gotten out of hand here in the past year. I've been slowly working on it but with young children still at home and dh's pack rat tendencies and home renovation work and doctor's appointments for everyone left, right and center... I feel like I'm trying to shovel snow in a snow storm sometimes.

    Dh's grandma is the worst for just giving us stuff we don't need and adding to the problem. She gets garbage bags full of clothes from people she works with. Kids clothes, adult clothes... you name it. Sometimes it's a great deal, I've gotten some things we could never afford to shell the money out for but sometimes, too much is just too much! She keeps trying to get me to take fancy office clothes that I will never wear. I'm a tee shirt and jeans kind of person when I leave the house. I keep having to remind her that I don't have an office job that needs office clothes any more and it's unlikely in the near future that I will return to an office job and I don't have room to store clothes that I might wear some day that will probably be completely out of style by the time some day arrives lol!

    Dh's still enjoying some relief from constant pain. The biggest problem associated with chronic IH, other than the pain, is vision loss and eventual blindness if it is not treated. He is legally blind with out his glasses. But it seems relieving some of the pressure on his optic nerves by draining some of the fluid has allowed some of his vision to return but now his glasses are giving him headaches because they are probably too strong for him now lol! If it's not one thing it's another it seems.

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    Im about the minimalism and not having “stuff”, too. My downstairs is pared down to furniture, without a lot of clutter. Upstairs is a bit of work still!

    My nephews loved loved loved going to he japanese stores. The older one claims he is going to save all his money then beg me to take him again he next time he is in town.

    Experiences FTW!

    Heres the quilt that I finished a couple weeks ago:
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    (This would be a Mariner’s Compass, with Flying Geese.)
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Alexsmom, I'm not normally a quilt person, but that Mariner's Compass is amazing! Maybe the math person is me is drawn to the geometric effects? What are the dimensions?

    I'm so glad the trip to the Japanese stores went well. I think as a society we all need to realize that what we remember long afterwards is not "what" we got for gifts, but the experiences we shared with others.
    Carol

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    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    I am so done with clutter - it just clutters my brain and stresses me out.
    Yes! There is something calming about open space and limited choices.
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    Thats a 30” Diameter, 64 point Mariners Compass. The whole quilt is just under 60” square.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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