purge and tidy things up a bit. For about 1 day I feel my stress level go down and feel as if I can actually enjoy myself in a less cluttered environment. BUT, my DH's stress level probably goes up because he immediately starts "cleaning out the garage" and "cleaning out the basement" and guess where he likes to put things? On on those less stressful to me and more stressful to him cleared off spaces. Oh, yeah, "I could sell those on e-bay", "you can free-cycle that moldy old suitcase that I have stored in the garage for the past 30 years." "Can you call the thrift store and have them pick up this linoleum that I bought for the kitchen 20 years ago but never had time to install?" Oh, gee, sure -- glad to help... : What can I do about this? Don't suggest putting it all in the garbage. That used to work but now he is retired and therefore home on garbage day and yes, he does go through the garbage to make sure I haven't snuck anything out in it... And believe me, nobody else really wants this stuff.... At least he is happy now that there are no cleared off counters or furniture anymore...
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8/9/05 at 7:33pm