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Confession: I am a food hoarder

posted by on January 19th, 2014

Today I went grocery shopping. This is no big surprise, I’m sure, people go grocery shopping all the time. It isn’t really breaking news! But I think if you could see what I got, you may feel otherwise. If you could also see the amount of food I already have at home, you would think I was insane. And I wouldn’t disagree with you.

See, I’ve been a semi-extreme couponer for about a year and a half now. I don’t have 580 packs of dental floss, but I do stock up on food I actually like when I can get it cheap or free. I’ve found the ticket to making my food budget stretch. This is all well and good, but I think things have gotten a bit out of hand!

I came home tonight, and had to spend 2 hours completely reorganizing both my freezers. Yes, in this 2 person household, we have 2 freezers, and they are both bursting at the seams.

I think it’s time to take a bit of a break. I found things in those freezers that are long past being edible, and that drives me insane. When I forget I have something, and it turns into a big frosty lump in the back of the freezer, it completely negates all the hard work I’ve put into getting the best deals. So yes, it’s time to take a break! It’s become a bit of a compulsion, so I’m not sure how easy it will be to give it up, but I gotta give it a shot.

-Michele

Confession: I’m all talk and no walk

posted by on May 10th, 2013

I am a planner. A dreamer. I watch as others do, take notes, and tell everyone “See that? That’s what I am going to do.” I get myself so excited about stuff, and then get distracted by something shiny, long enough to completely forget about my original intentions. Then I look and feel like a complete failure. It’s a pattern. One that I have been fighting tooth and nail since I can remember.

So I’ve decided to take this opportunity to call myself out. (more…)

Confession: Optimism is hard

posted by on April 20th, 2013

glass_half_fullThis last week… Just wow. Sure, none of it directly effects me, but people are hurting this week. In a world where things are exploding, and the the Earth is opening up and trying to swallow us whole, it’s really hard to see the bright side of things. Hell, without all those things happening the world can seem pretty bleak at times. But if nothing else, I’m a fighter. I’m determined to acknowledge that the glass is half full, even if there is a bug floating in it.

All this sadness and death has taught me that you really never know when it’s coming for you. You could step off a curb, or go to a sporting event, or be safely tucked into your bed. (more…)

Confession: I’m a pansexual

posted by on March 16th, 2013

pan·sex·u·al
/panˈsekSHo͞oəl/
Adjective
Not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regard to gender or activity.

This is not to be confused with bisexual, which is defined as follows:

bi·sex·u·al
/bīˈsekSHo͞oəl/
Adjective
Sexually attracted to both men and women. (more…)

Confession: I’m a food addict

posted by on March 05th, 2013

When I was a child, I was not allowed to move. I was not allowed to jump, run, or skip. I had a very rare disease called Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease. I was made to wear a leg brace, and be as sedentary as possible. Any rough movement could have caused my femur to come out of socket, so I lived on the couch. From age 4 on, I was glued to the television, and what goes better with television than a snack? Not a thing that I can think of! (more…)

Confession: I’m not happy all the time

posted by on February 09th, 2013

Overall, I’m a generally happy person, sure. I can make a joke out of anything, and I absolutely love to laugh. But I do not feel that I am truly happy. There are some amazing aspects of my life, that bring me a lot of joy. I have love in my life, and am so thankful for him. We are not always perfect, but it seems like with each day we are learning how to love each other better. We have fun together, and make each other laugh, and that is all I can really ask for. (more…)

Confession: I have issues

posted by on January 20th, 2013

For a blogger, I don’t really share much about myself. I realize this now, after reading through a few others’ blogs, and seeing them really open up to their readers about some fairly personal subjects. By comparison, mine looks like just a lot of fluff. I mean, what do you guys really know about me? You know I love my cats. You know I love eating, and movies, and television, and music. You know I moved from Oklahoma to New York, but do you know why? (more…)