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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Name is Jennifer and I am a Popaholic

Since I was a kid I have been completely addicted to Pepsi, I drink on average probably 6 cans a day. Which is horrible first off cause of the calories 150 calories a can so a total of approx 900 calories a day just on my pop. YIKES!!!! No wonder I have weight issues. And then there is the caffeine, which is probably the reason I have trouble sleeping. I come by it honestly, my mom and grandmother were both pop drinkers. My mom was a Diet Coke fan and never drank anything else, which meant there was always pop in the house.

With my kids I am completely against giving them pop. My oldest Dodge who is almost 6 thinks pop is the same as beer, bad for you and only for adults. I really encourage water and discourage pop. I hope he learns a love for water the way I learned the love for pop. ( fingers crossed)

So this week, I have switched to Sprite and Gingerale. Still not good for me, but no caffeine and still gives me the satisfaction of something sweet. I am hoping that once I get use to the no caffeine I will be able to switch again to something that is not pop.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What do you Hoard?

Lately I have been addicted to the show Hoarders. For those of you that have never seen it you really should check it out. It will make any frustrated mom feel really good about their homes. Basically it is about people "hoarders" that are unable to get rid of stuff because of emotional attachment etc. Some of their homes are piled to the ceiling with everything from empty pill bottles, old newspapers, and clothes to rotting food and dead cats.

View Show HERE

After watching many shows, I have come to the conclusion that I may be a bit of a hoarder. I usually always have one room in the house that is filled to the door with odd stuff. It stays that way for a few months until I do an compete purge and clean it out. I find that every 2-3 months I need to spend a week purging at least one room in the house. Just to note my house never looks like the homes in these pictures.

Recently I tackled my office and filled a van with a load of stuff for the dump as well as a box of garage sale stuff.

What types of things do I hoard?

  • old magazines, catalogues, newspapers, fliers
  • thousands of pieces of paper with one or two notes on them. Often a phone number or meeting time/ date
  • empty boxes and old envelopes
  • old tax papers
  • clothes, shoes and coats
  • shampoo bottles with hardly anything in it
Why do I hoard?

I am a big money saver person. I hate throwing out something that is still good, someone else can use or that I may need again. Seems like once you throw something out, you will need to buy it again.
However, I am not really a true hoarder since I also love to purge. Nothing feels better then cleaning out a room and filling the garbage bags. I love the high I get from getting rid of junk.


Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm Back

Wow, it has been so long since I blogged last. I wish I could say I have been traveling around the globe or spending time with my family, but actually I have been sick. Extremely sick :(

But I have decided that maybe getting back into blogging will help me deal with some of my health issues. So I am going to try to my best to blog on a daily basis.

Well enough about that stuff. What is new ?

1. My youngest son is turning one next month. He is now standing, walking with a walking toy, and developing a new sense of humor.

2. My Oldest lost his first tooth this week.

3. I just celebrated my 26TH birthday

4. And the big news is I am going to college in March. I am taking Multimedia Web Design. So excited!!