Friday, February 22, 2013

Compulsively (30M2DoW: Day 22)

It wasn't like she had to keep everything.  It's just that those things might come in useful someday.  Especially in the classroom.  The children loved using "stuff" to create things.  Old film canisters, bits of cardboard, fabric remnants, cardboard tubes, buttons, magnets, old wooden spools from thread... the list went on and on.  When other teachers had an idea for a project, they'd mention it to her and nine times out of ten she already had the supplies they needed.

At one time, she had things organized, but eventually it got out of control.  Boxes filled the attic to the rafters.  Her compulsive book buying didn't help, either. The downstairs bookshelves were packed to the brim with books on every topic.  It was so much easier to have the books at hand than to have to go to the library every time you started a new theme at school.  But like the attic, the bookshelves got filled and the books started creeping into other areas of the house.

There was only one thing to do... she had to start working as compulsively at culling her stockpile of "stuff" as she had been about collecting it.  It was either that or start going to some 12-step program for hoarders...  and who had time for that?   Especially now that she had started obsessing compulsively about the "30 Minus 2 Days of Writing" challenge.  

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Time to go on over to the Cheese Hoarding Duo's place to see who else has been obsessing compulsively about writing.  Lord, what fools these mortals be!
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