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Why am I still relying on the auto-posting thing? I have no idea, because it doesn’t work. I’m sure it’s something that if I sat here, I could figure out… I just am too flailing with other things in my head, it’s very far down the list.

The rest of this week is dedicated to getting rid of things. A giant load was picked up by my friends on Wednesday, bound for a local shelter as I said previously. As well, I’ve been going through some of my son’s things that he no longer plays with, or needs, and we’re paring down. Going to try to go to the consignment shop again today and see if I can get any more money for a few items I no longer need, and if not, I’ll just donate those as well.

It is a great feeling to get rid of… stuff. I just have too much stuff. I’m kind of dreading the holidays. With a kid, everyone wants to get them… stuff.

As a mostly single parent, I can tell you unequivocally that if you want to make my day, get my son gift cards for Target, grocery stores, book stores… even toy stores. That way, when he IS of the age that he can look through a toy store and want something, we can get it. Or, he can get books he’d like. The other things are just to keep diapers on his clean bum.

Not really sure why gift cards get a bad rap with people. They are actually pretty darned personal, seeing as you’re helping someone with money who may be too proud to ask for it, but really need the help.

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I keep listing things on Freecycle and no one is wanting them, but I did get a reply from someone looking for baby clothes and items, so I quickly did one of the cleaning jobs on my list, and went through some of the clothes that the kid has outgrown and came up with another full box of things. I put all the stuff outside for them and got an email later that it’s exactly the size and type of thing they needed, and it makes me very happy to know that not only did I get rid of things that were cluttering up the place, someone else can actually *use* them, which is just wonderful.

There were a lot more than 15 items but since my post didn’t shoot off yesterday for some reason, I figured I’d do a combined one this morning.

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For Day 6, my friend Lauren made a post on Facebook that her workplace was gathering items for [a local shelter](http://safeplace.org/get-involved/give/wishlist/), so I decided to raid my cupboards to do so.

Today I found 6 baby related items to give to the shelter. I’ll have a few more days with things I found that I’m donating this month, but I have a giant basket, and a diaper box, and a wipes box, full of things to give to a good cause.

And, I’m able to downsize to help others, which is awesome.

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NaBloPoMo Day 3: 3 hours

I hate teething with an unholy passion. I think the most I’m sleeping at a stretch is 3 hours now and again.

Some nights are better, some nights are worse. But my last day of work is tomorrow so I hope tonight is a good night.

I’ll have better thoughts as the month goes on.

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It does get harder (ish) as the month goes on, because I’m trying to figure out the mid line things. I’ve had some bigger stashes to purge (which I’ve done, and will have blog posts about – yes I’m post-dating blogs, but I still got rid of items, so that’s what matters!), and every now and again I need to go through baby clothes. Either I have too many of them, too few of them, or just right.

With winter coming on, he’s getting bigger in increments, so I wanted to try to clear out some space in a drawer. I went through and took out some items, and it came exactly to 14 items to put in the baby clothes box 😀

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