Hello My Name is Sarah....and I'm a Pack Rat

I know when I tell you this you will picture me stuck in a house maze with piles of newspapers and stacks of everything else in the world all over but I'll tell you anyway. I had to come back home this week to finish moving my leftover stuff into storage. (by the way there is no house maze - just a few (that's more than three right?) boxes in a garage - sorry to disappoint) I'm trying to condense as much as possible...and that means going through everything....E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! 

I wanted to start with the old stuff first. I got started this afternoon and after 4 hours I can say I can not believe all the stuff I kept as a kid! You just wouldn't believe it. I was asking myself...what was I thinking? I had every card anyone has ever given me since the beginning of time. And I'm not just talking birthdays and Christmas. Thank you cards, party invitations, and VALENTINES DAY cards! The ones with cutesy little characters on the front and the back just says from: whoever  to: me. Yeah ALL of those too! 

I had every home work assignment, every paper, every quiz, every study guide for the whole of 7th through 12th grade. And I'd just like to take this moment to say how much I HATED geometry! So so much. And I've gotta tell ya....not using that now a days. You know how kids in school say "when am I ever gonna need to know that in real life?" News flash...you probably won't. But you get to learn it anyway. It builds character and something else. What's the other thing you say to make them feel better? It doesn't really help though. I remember. 

Looking at that stuff also reminded me of a conversation I had with some friends in the last couple of weeks. There is no amount of money that would make me want to go back to high school....or really any other time in my life than now. I'm just glad I survived it! 

Here are just a few of the great things I came across today.

So yes - I have a history of being a pack rat...but I really want help...I NEED help. Admitting you have a problem is the first step right?  

In all honestly I have done really well. I had a 5 bedroom house full of stuff and had it whittled down to two rooms and a closet.  Getting rid of unnecessary things has been very freeing. I am hoping I can "unburden" myself much more tomorrow! I started getting sick the last couple of days and really had a hard time getting started today. Seriously pray for me to get all this done this week! I am anxious to get completely done with this moving so I can get on with it! 

Update on the job front: got a call about a job from the temp agency but then she called back and said after they looked at my resume they decided they wanted to go with someone at more entry level so I was over qualified. Which sounds to me like more than qualified. How can that be bad for them if I'm willing to do the work? I'm not sure. That's how it goes - not qualified enough or too qualified. But it will be fine. I'm looking forward to finding the job that is just right and luckily I know the One who knows that already.

I hope you got a laugh out of this post because I have been laughing all night long about this stuff. A lot to do tomorrow. I'll let you know how it turns out! And about any other great "treasures" I find.

If you don't hear from me in a few days come dig me out!



  1. Love it! I can so relate!!! Please someone come organize the house for eight! -- Sharon Goodwin


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