Friday, December 18, 2009

Step 3: A little panic sets in

(2 weeks to go till 2010! time flies whether you're having fun or not)

Two weeks till my BNNY year begins, and I'm already full of excuses why it just won't work.

First, my laundry room needs some shelves. Hubby suggested using some wooden supports and pressboard shelving he has lying in the garage. My first thought was nonono, we need to go to Container Store for a nice track system and white shelving. $200 easy. On second thought, pressboard shelving will do just fine.

Then, I had a job interview which seems irrelevant to BuyNothingNewYear except that I would definitely need to buy some clothes if I ever got a real job that involved people seeing me on a daily basis. I'll tell you about the interview another time. Suffice it to say that I don't think I will be needing to buy new clothes any time soon.

So far, surprisingly, Christmas hasn't posed that much of a problem. We bought TONS of great stuff for the grandbaby at garage sales. We got stocking stuffers for the kids and told them not to buy anything at all for us. And we even have a HUGE turkey in the freezer that some sneaky friends bought when we weren't looking.

Most importantly, we will have everyone around the table, eating and laughing and reminiscing, and - whenever hubby and I leave the room - talking about how we seem to be getting weirder and weirder every year.

Just as it should be.

I can't wait.



Fran Hill said...

I should keep closely in touch with those friends who buy you things as a surprise. Sounds like they could be handy. By the way, the word verification is 'unfing' which I think is a nice little word to sum up the process of letting go of the need to possess stuff.

Rae said...

It sounds perfect. You have your priorities straight and that is what is most important. Getting together with family and sharing the holiday. It doesn't get much better than that. Good luck on the interview.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Getting weirder suits you just fine, especially if you have a partner that's just as loony as you are. :) love ya! hugs.

The Retired One said...

You are right...having family and loved ones around the Christmas table is what counts the most!
Both our kids are away and won't be with us this Christmas so it will be a little lonely for us.


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