Sunday Poser #69

Topic:  ‘hoarding
Questions: 
Do you hoard or collect things so that you don’t run out of them?
And if you do and later on find that you don’t need them after all,
what do you do with them?

Until recent times I’d have to answer ‘no‘ since I don’t consider
stocking up on everyday items, especially due to harsh winters,
a problem known in today’s world as ‘hoarding‘.

The chest freezer was full; the panty had a sufficient food supply
and in some cabinets could be found some ‘just in case’ items.
I don’t recollect excess storage of any one item other than fabric
or yarn purchased on sale.
Organization was great – all items had a set place with room for
limited expansion.

Fast forward ~ comparison:
During the last decade, divorced and suffering from severe anxiety
combined with chronic depression thanks to nasty circumstances,
I started not to care about my surroundings.

A new attitude:
‘I’ll get around to it tomorrow’ turned my life upside down again.
True ’twas impossible to stuff one’s belongings from an actual
3BR house into a one-bedroom apartment’. Reality is there wasn’t
enough room and thus started the problem.

My child tried to convince me that what I was surrounded by was
considered clean clutter.

Mind you years prior I’d donated items to two local senior centers,
sold clothing at a consignment store, given away perfectly good
stuff to acquaintances and sold items on my eBay store.

As I have no individual who desires any of my hand-me downs,
I opted to hire a cleaning professional. As luck would have it the
Pandemic reared its ugly head and thus a postponement of much
needed assistance.

One day a wakeup call and no choice other than take a risk with
masks worn.
With kitchen, living room and bathroom near complete along
came variant Omicron – another delay.

It’s a daily battle to abstain from idea ‘leave it for tomorrow’.

I’ll be thankful when this process is finalized and believe me I have
no desire to return to the scenario I allowed the creation thereof.
I hadn’t reached the 1st level when I realized I had no choice than
ask for help. Me, myself and I couldn’t handle the work.

The saddest lesson I’ve learned in life is ‘never expect anything
from anyone’ in spite of how good you treated them thru the
years.

For those of you who have no idea, there are 5 levels of hoarding
and the internet has a wealth of information to educate oneself
with regard to this topic.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/02/27/sunday-poser-69/

JusJoJan ~ Jan. 30th

Today’s prompt: prepare

Days prior to Blizzard 2022
People started to make preparations.
Supermarkets with overflowing shopping carts
Lines at the gas pumps

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Yes, I did my groceries ahead of the crowd.
Yes, I put the now overpriced gasoline in my vehicle.
Yes, I placed all trash in the hopper.
All to do was sit and wait out the storm.

Yesterday the day of the storm
The power went out ~ apartment near total darkness
Luckily, I’d had my hot tea beverage prior to outage.
When I accessed my portable radio, I found no sound.
And ‘C’ batteries which it required were not in the drawer.

It reminded me of when I go shopping without a list, it’s
inevitable I forget at least one item.
Lesson learned: check ALL for correct size batteries.

https://lindaghill.com/2022/01/30/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-30th-2022/


JusJoJan ~ Jan 20th

Today’s word prompt: looking

The past few days I’ve been looking for opportunities to supplement

my income. 

I was flabbergasted when I read about the success of a 19-year-old

who currently is earning big bucks from a crafts business she started 

little over a year ago.

Yes, twas hard for me to comprehend since during my tenure of life  

I’d dabbled in the same Hobbie. 

Bravo to the young lady from the UK!!

Me? I shall continue looking and conduct research in hopes of a

last chance at success.

https://lindaghill.com/2022/01/20/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-20th-2022/

Sunday Poser #62

Today’s question:

Have you ever been hurt by your expectations?’

In my youth I lived two houses over from a Catholic

Church.

Early in a brand new school year I went with friends

to sign up for CCD class (Catechism).

To register a parent had to fill out the required form.

My Mother simply told me I couldn’t attend without

sharing a reason then placed the paperwork in the

trash.

Determined to learn about religion each Sunday I

attended Mass.

At first it was scary since I had no idea what to expect.

I watched other parishioners and since not an official

member knew better than proceed to the Altar for

Communion.

When I turned eighteen, I registered for adult religious

classes.

It wasn’t until my father passed away that I learned the

reason Church was off limits.

I had a half-brother. This was my dad’s second marriage.

Back in the 50s and 60s people rarely spoke about marital

indiscretions.

Above is one of numerous incidents throughout life that

created extreme distrust in humans.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/09/sunday-poser-62/


Share Your World: 8-09-2021

Today’s questions:

1. Restrictions are being lifted all over the world.
Do you feel it’s safe to go out and mingle in crowds
in light of the Pandemic?

ANSWER: Not at this time as it appears opening up the
country (even at a slow pace) has taken a turn for
the worse.

2. What are some things that are okay to do occasionally
but definitely not okay to do every day?

ANSWER: Ordering take-out food and shopping for expensive
designer clothes.

3. Would you relocate for love (romantic or otherwise)?

ANSWER: Doubtful during this last chapter of life – Chuckle!

4. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories? (no judgment)

ANSWER: Yes, however I choose to keep my opinions private.

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2021/08/09/share-your-world-8-9-2021/

Socs: December 5th 2020

Today’s prompt: list

A new month – a new list

For my own personal emotional state I chose to take a hiatus from blogging, a decision

I’d considered and voiced a few months ago.

I wrote about the sudden newest reasons then decided to delete them.

Truth is there’s little I can do other than accept that which I have no control thereof.

Back to the prompt ‘list’:


I need to find time to review my notifications and thank new followers.

Those who don’t follow guidelines with regard to likes, comments and follows

I intend to unfollow them.


The same decision stands for those with inappropriate content in their posts.

This process will likely take time and organization.

I’m hoping when I finish I’ll be blessed again with the inspiration to write.

https://lindaghill.com/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-5-2020/