Things I will buy on sale after xmas

… because santa won’t be making deliveries to me!

On this day:

In 2008 – Contemplating Bobby’s first hair cut, which really only consisted of cutting off two long “flaps” from the sides of his head.
In 2007 – Semantics of sushi
In 2006 – I laugh at what I USED to think was a mountain!
In 2005 – Percy in her younger days!


This is about bras

A couple of days ago I bout some new bras. I haven’t gotten any new ones in about a year.

I got unlined and mostly sheer ones. This is such a departure from the usual extreme push-ups I get. I don’t get them to add size, I just wanted lots of lift. You know, to recapture my youth.

I am SO happy with these new bras. I’m super comfortable and my boobs feel like boobs and not a couple of semi-hard turtle shells.

On this day:

In 2008 – I’m annoyed by both of these posts
In 2007 – Getting a new house would be so cool
In 2005 – Sometimes it’s like I’m the only person who isn’t weird.

Christmas time is here?

The day after Halloween there was at least one house fully decked out with outdoor Christmas decor. Now there are about five. I’m visually offended.

A couple of days ago I walked into my local shopping centre and it was decor and music and signage and TOO MUCH.

I am planning on buying very little for Christmas this year. Essentially, a gift for each of the kids and helping Santa with some stocking trinkets. The reasons are a general hate for mass consumerism and a general state if being broke.

I’m not sending out Christmas cards or photos in the mail. People who I will actually spend time with will probably get hand delivered photos of the kids and a little note from me.

I’m really happy about this. Is feels so good to disengage from the BUY BUY BUY.

On this day

In 2009 – I ponder if celebrities play trivia games where there is the potential that THEY are the answer
In 2007 – if you are sick, the polite thing to do is stay home
In 2006 – the extent of my pettiness
In 2005 – Percy wearing a sweater

I need to want less.

I’m going through a super strong WANTS phase. This usually happens with the changing of seasons and also when I’m really trying to not spend.

I have good self control when it comes to spending on STUFF (clothes, books, decor etc). My weakness in spending is on food. I like the fancier items like a great cheese in lieu of a brick of Kraft for instance. I like to eat out for lunch. I prefer fresh produce to frozen or canned. That kind of stuff.

I have a strict budget in place so I can do things like pay my rent and bills and debt and feed my kids. I am good at sticking to this but it doesn’t make me WANT things any less. Here I’m going to list the things I’m really wanting lately in an attempt to just put it out there and let it go. I don’t like having this greed and consumerism simmering within me.

-A set of decent quality carving gouges and chisels along with a sharpening kit (tools, sharpening)
-A pair of fall shoes that won’t show my socks but that aren’t boots (1, 2)
-New undergarments (sometimes a lady just needs some new things to feel all sexymaphone)
-A new tattoo (sometimes a lady just needs to permanently etch her body with some cool stuff)
-A few nice snuggly blankets for various spots in my house (like so)
-Some knee socks because it’s getting clod out and they are fun
-Some leggings because I think I lost mine in my move

[EDITED TO ADD] Bitch Magazine – I love it.

So nothing is anything I really NEED. What I need is to let go of my desire to HAVE.

On this day:
In 2009 – …
In 2007 – I have excellent vision but I want glasses for the fashion of it
In 2006 – On whose terms are you living?
In 2005 – ” my biggest concern was finding self-conscious looking boys who would give me cigarettes”