Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Year's

Betty C. asked if I was getting the blogging bug again. Yes, I am. FB is nice, but it's too immediate, and especially now I find myself either posting something I wish I hadn't or not posting at all. I think I like this blank page better, and visiting other blogs, though some of my regular reads will have to wake up and do some posting jumping-jacks to get back in the fray. I know it's hard to shake off the creakiness of posting one's real thoughts. I was looking around at my accumulations of, mostly, books since moving here in 1999. Really, there is no excuse for it. Amazon is like opening a vein. Argh. So, whilst vacuuming the stairs this afternoon, I had a chance to think about 2013 (not liking that 13, but ...) and I'm going to play a little game with myself. No purchases that aren't necessities in 2013. None. No books. No magazines. No mysterious lotions/potions from DHC. Nothing. And, since Everyday Food ceased publication, every time a subscription comes due, I'm not renewing. That is my thought for today, on the cusp of Christmas.

6 comments:

Betty C. said...

HI! Thanks for the mention...I want to blog again in 2013 too, but some of it will be about teaching (may have mentioned that.) Oh well, people can pick and choose. I don't want to manage more than one space, I don't think.

I am also overwhelmed at our "accumulation of stuff" -- plan to do some sorting out over the holidays. Do you have an e-reader?

Kurt said...

I've had a moratorium on buying books for a few years, until I read all the books on my "to read" shelf.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

Oh my, I'm all for trying to not accumulate more STUFF, but really tut saying 'No purchases that aren't necessities for a whole year!' not to be a wet blanket, but that is a pretty impossible goal .....no travel, no nice dinners out, no new clothes - then again, the human mind is skilled at rationalizing and constructing necessity from desire.....

nice to see you back in the bloggyhood! I'm trying to find a rhythm!

warmest wishes to you and yours

tut-tut said...

Nope, not one thing that's not essential.

colleen said...

Good luck! And a happy Christmas too.

colleen said...

Admirable - good luck. And Happy Christmas!