Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day Ninety Five

I found another blog that took a year as the timeframe.  It is called Unstuffed.  She went for a full year (2008) without buying anything new.  Now there's a challenge!  I don't feel well today yet I managed to drag myself to Michael's because Swarovski crystals and clay were on sale.  I think I'm a moderate or even low-moderate consumer but a year of using up what you have, making what you need, shopping only at flea markets or thrift stores?  I admire her, quite a feat.  There are some interesting articles there about our "responsibility" to consume that are thought provoking.  I will never look at shopping as my duty as a citizen, never.  I know my life is about more, much more.  For me it is the quality of the relationships and experiences I've had that make me feel so very rich.  I have never been desperately poor but I'll admit that there were times that without the ability to borrow money against the equity in my house I'd have had to dramatically scale down my way of life.  If I hadn't been raising kids that would have been the road I'd have taken then.  Now I'm all but done with the day to day obligations to the kids and can't begin to express the excitement I feel at the prospect of being able to make choices that suit me.  Vive la différence!

Found a stack of books I had intended to try to sell on amazon or interest in doing that now.

These go on the donation pile:

1.  What  God Wants by Neale Donald Walsch
2.  Inner Wiscom by Louise Hay
3.  Family First by Dr. Phil McGraw
4.  Love Your Self, Heal Your Life Workbook by Louise Hay
5.  Breaking the Vicious Cycle - Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc.

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