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Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-05-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By goldfinch
Your description of yourself as a child sounds...

Your description of yourself as a child sounds just like me, and, yes, my disorganization continues through the present day. I don't have any answers, but just want you to know you're not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,306
Posted By goldfinch
I have already this month bought 6 books we...

I have already this month bought 6 books we didn't need. Total, about $3.50. Just confessing. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 32,665
Posted By goldfinch
Dropped off a bag of hand-me-downs at a friends'...

Dropped off a bag of hand-me-downs at a friends' house today - at least 25 items. 120+25 = 145/2011.
 
I love seeing everyone's itemized lists! I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get that...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-03-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 32,665
Posted By goldfinch
  I've sort of got a sense of doom here,...


I've sort of got a sense of doom here, seeing how easy it is for me to find things to toss... In 10 minutes of decluttering I found another 35 items to recycle/toss/donate. Old papers, magazines,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-03-2011, 06:01 AM
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Views: 32,665
Posted By goldfinch
I'm going to go ahead and count the 75 items I...

I'm going to go ahead and count the 75 items I decluttered last week just to get myself started. Then I'll add more as I go... so...  vintage fabric, felted sweaters, sewing patterns (I don't yet...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-30-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 32,665
Posted By goldfinch
Yes, me too, please. We can barely move around...

Yes, me too, please. We can barely move around here at the moment! I donated 4 garbage bags of clothing and other items the other day and I intend to keep the purging going for as long as possible....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-29-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 680
Posted By goldfinch
I definitely recommend going through the...

I definitely recommend going through the bathroom cupboards as a great place to find some of those 50 items to declutter. I got rid of a bunch of expired medicine, some empty boxes (???) and some...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-28-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 680
Posted By goldfinch
I got rid of at least 100 items just today, so...

I got rid of at least 100 items just today, so I'm in. I'll try to do 50 more by Friday! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,306
Posted By goldfinch
I'm going to give it a try.   a) Me (SAHM),...

I'm going to give it a try.
 
a) Me (SAHM), DH, two 6-year-olds and a 2-year-old.
 
b) For me, this is a clutter goal and a financial goal combined. I want to stop the flow of "things" into the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By goldfinch
Bumping. I'm having this very problem. OUCH!

Bumping. I'm having this very problem. OUCH!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,326
Posted By goldfinch
I'm loving this thread. We love our house, but...

I'm loving this thread. We love our house, but it's too small and it's been badly abused (by us.) -- We're not going anywhere, though, so I need some of these ideas to make it more workable and...
Forum: TV-Free   02-13-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By goldfinch
I know what you're saying. Maybe if you start...

I know what you're saying. Maybe if you start doing general research on TV and "the orienting response" you might eventually dig up what you're looking for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-03-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By goldfinch
So many great ideas here. Thanks so much.

So many great ideas here. Thanks so much.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,519
Posted By goldfinch
I asked my two five-year-olds. They both...

I asked my two five-year-olds. They both answered "three, because three are in the water," but I totally agree that the question was poorly phrased.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-02-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By goldfinch
Thanks for all the responses! I have had similar...

Thanks for all the responses! I have had similar thoughts -- that my "ideal" school would be totally unfeasible vis-a-vis a traditional system -- so I'm trying to keep my thoughts mostly workable...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By goldfinch
This is a spin-off from some of the comments in...

This is a spin-off from some of the comments in the Hanna thread...

My daughter (at age 5) is more of a size 6 than a size 5.... and I've been really really upset by what I'm finding out there in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By goldfinch
Oops! Was trying to post a spin-off thread....

Oops! Was trying to post a spin-off thread. Sorry!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-02-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By goldfinch
Our district has a new superintendent who is...

Our district has a new superintendent who is actively soliciting input from the community about our ideas for an "ideal system." I feel like this is a great opportunity and responsibility for me (my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,200
Posted By goldfinch
Sending more good thoughts your way for a...

Sending more good thoughts your way for a complete recovery for your little boy.

I totally agree about the HSA/High-Deductible Health Plan (we have had one for three or four years.) They may be a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-23-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 42,418
Posted By goldfinch
I'd like to climb aboard. Our house is...

I'd like to climb aboard.

Our house is overfilled with stuff of every description. Our (limited) storage spaces are jammed full of unused items... and, thus, many of the things we actually use...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-16-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,775
Posted By goldfinch
Good friends, yes, any time! Acquaintances or...

Good friends, yes, any time! Acquaintances or neighbors? No. In fact, some friendly acquaintances are coming by tomorrow for lunch and I spent THREE HOURS today in just one room. Still lots to do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By goldfinch
In July I opened an Etsy shop selling vintage...

In July I opened an Etsy shop selling vintage books and things. I haven't made tons of money, but I'm using the handful of dollars I've made to do the majority of my holiday shopping right there on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-30-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By goldfinch
Thanks, mamas. I'm going to have to do...

Thanks, mamas.

I'm going to have to do something fast. We've had great hand-me-downs for the big kids' whole lives but our source moved away and I'm facing our first ever season without this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-29-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By goldfinch
I've got bins and bins of hand-me-downs in the...

I've got bins and bins of hand-me-downs in the basement but no real sense of what's down there or what the kids are going to need as we go into next year. Does anyone have a matrix/grid/chart/etc.,...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-27-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By goldfinch
This could be totally wrong, but... do you think...

This could be totally wrong, but... do you think his ears might be bothering him so that sucking is painful? Random, drive-by guess here.
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