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Sunday, January 28, 2007

I have a problem!

I'm finally going to face the facts...I am a horder! I have this obsession with HAVING things. But most recently I've discovered that the 2 things I especially can't have enough of are books and scrapbook paper.

I've always had this dream of having a big library one day. Floor to ceiling shelving, a fireplace, nice comfy chair, the whole works. And what better to fill this wonderful room with than books? So I have this goal, fill a room with books. The trouble is, I don't have that room yet, but I do have boxes and bins and shelves of books that I refuse to throw out or give away because one day I will have a library. I've also discovered that I have lots of books that I have not read. I always have to have more than one book on hand for when I'm finished my current book (or books, I'm in the middle of 3 right now) so that I have a choice as to what to read next.

As for the paper issue...I'm thinking I need help. I buy paper just to have it because it's pretty. Who knows if I'll use it, but I can't leave it behind. I have an addiction. I go into a scrapbooking store and just stand and drool. All the pretty colors and patterns, oh all the pretty pages I could do (but apparently don't have time to do). And if that isn't bad enough, I'm sitting here right now contemplating joining a scrapbooking club online where they mail you a complete kit of coordinating paper and stuff every month right to your door (or mailbox). So then I'd have more. Yes, I really do have a problem.


Ruth said...

oh! i've struggled with this too.
i flip flop back and forth. sometimes i'm a horder...and then i become a RUTHLESS chucker. right now i'm in the chucking season.

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Heather :) said...

I totally identify with the over collection of books. I am crazy about books and I would love to have a library in my house, I kinda made my 2nd bedroom into one. Books are fun and educational (well, some of them) so, you go girl!!!

Lindsay said...

I've gotten really good at letting go of everything - except books. If you figure that one out, let me know. I can't let go of my library dream either...

Erin Wiebe said...

and the thing is i don't want to let go of my books. i guess jer is just going to have to put up with my boxes and boxes of books or build me that library : )

Louise H said...

You and me both Erin!! Just can't get enough scrapbooking supplies, now to actually sit down and scrapbook!!! Let's spend a day some time soon and do just that!!
Love ya!!

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