Thursday, January 13, 2011
Oh, I am Just Wicked!
Monday evening I watched Hoarders on the A&E channel.
10 pm rolls around and Hubs just shakes his head at me and leaves the family room when that show comes on.
I call it my sick guilty pleasure, watching Hoarders. I guess it's sort of a way to remind myself weekly that "but for whatever reason, this could be me!"
The Hoarding gene or mentality or whatever you want to call it seems to run in my family.....if you've read me for long enough you know what I mean here.
It's a reminder to me of what I could be or become if I'm not vigilant.
And it's also like watching footage of a 20 car pile-up....you know it's going to gross you out but you just can't turn away. ;-)
**Before I get hate mail because I seem to be making fun of a serious "mental illness", get over yourself!
I have been in the belly of this beast so I have a slightly different perspective on the issue.
Besides, seeing the humour in stuff is what I strive for.....and it's good for your well-being and a great coping mechanism.....there are lots of people walking around with poles up their collective hineys who should try it sometime.
The world would be a much better place for it.**
At any rate, watching Hoarders and reading about hoarding is a great way to keep me motivated to DECLUTTER the House!
Yah, you Know what I'm talking about!!lol
So I'm watching the little intro part of the show on Monday.....the episode with Glen and Lisa.
Glen the pet rat lover/hoarder with avoidance issues related to the sudden death of his wife.
Lisa the cat lady/hoarder seething with passive-aggressive issues with her father.
One with 2500 Free-ranging Rats.
And one with 40+ Cats.
Do you know what my first thought was here?
.....That they should take Linda's cats over to Glen's place and take care of the rats.
Two houses cleared of their animals in one fell swoop.
And Both of them live in southern CA.....it's so DOABLE!!!
Am I an evil genius or what?