Monday, January 21, 2013

Ikea, or, Where Your Credit Card Goes to Die!

Today my mom and I took a journey east to Ikea so that I could pretend that I was Swedish for a few hours. I had a list. I knew I'd be spending some money. I always try to make sure that whatever I'm getting there, it's something I really need to function better. Well, $245 later, I got everything I went there for, including a small area rug for the living room ($14!).

I hate overconsumerism and I especially hate it when I do it, but sometimes it is necessary to spend for organization. Case in point: I bought 5 picture frames (for about $75) for prints that I've needed to frame for almost 7 years for some of them. It needed to be done! I bought new recycle bins that fit under my bakers rack so that I don't have the two trashcans sitting in the way in the kitchen. I'll still use them when I remodel. My impulse buys equaled about $25, so everything else was planned.

I must work at paring down my stuff. This is one of my goals for the year. Actually, my resolution is to be happy, but I think organizing and getting rid of stuff I don't need will help me be happier. So far, it does give me that endorphine that most people get when they shop. Kind of weird, but that's me!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bringing a blog back from the dead...possible?

I've decided that, even though I haven't posted here in well over a year, I will be bringing this blog back from the dead. I miss writing here, so it's going to happen!

I'm still pretty "Green", but my newest challenge will be just writing about whatever I find interesting at the moment. Right now, I have developed an interest in vegetarian cooking, mostly due to my "manfriend" whom I've been entertaining with dinners. He's vegetarian, almost vegan...I am not. I eat meat, but not all the time. The challenge is, however, that I am not used to cooking vegetarian for other people. I'll eat random things that have no meat in them, but I'd never dream of serving them to other people. So...that is my new challenge: finding interesting foods that meet the eating habits of my manfriend.

So...I'll be around more. If you've followed this blog, then stopped and are now getting alerts: thank you!