Yesterday when Vince was home at lunch, the news was on and they were talking about the economy and people not shopping. The thought occurred to me that maybe the reason we’re not shopping has nothing to do with the economy but maybe we just have too much stuff and the clutter and junk has become too much for us. What do you think? Are you shopping as much as before? If not, are you not shopping because of the economic conditions at your house or is it because you just have too much already?
Also yesterday, I received mail from my favorite sock yarn shop. They have a new yarn club starting. They have some yarn on sale. I went to the web site and I looked; I ooohed and ahhhhed and saw several things I Iike and yes, I’ve done the yarn clubs before and it’s so much fun to get a surprise in the mail but then I remembered that I don’t need any sock yarn. If I knit non-stop for the next five years, I probably will not run out of sock yarn.
I’ve shopped some in the last few weeks but I mostly bought little things and I have been careful about what I spend but mostly because of not wanting to add more “stuff” to the house.
In my head, I’m kinda formulating a plan for 2009 where I try to use up a whole lot of stuff in this house and try real hard not to buy anything I can live without. Not so good for the economy I suppose but I hope I can stick with the plan and at the end of 2009, there will be less “stuff” in my home. Just think how much shopping I can do at those after Christmas sales in January, 2010! 🙂