That title could definitely describe my body after the dozen or so mini-Snickers and five (yes, five!) pieces of pizza I consumed on Halloween. But it also refers to my resolve to stay off of shopping. I’m losing my consumer-free mojo and need some inspiration. First, I’m obsessed with car shopping–and that’s no little purchase! Not to mention that I’m feeling like a total anti-environment/clean-air pollutin’/suburbanite because I’m only shopping for big-mama, gas guzzling mini vans.
And now that Halloween is over, I’m in full-blown think-about-Christmas mode. I’ve started quite a list for the kids and it’s all STUFF! Back in July I imagined a creative Christmas full of warm, family experiences and home-made gifts that would remind us of simpler times. Now I want to buy them games, toys, computer software, stuff, stuff, stuff! And to be totally honest, I’m wanting some stuff for ME. Cameron’s at University Mall has this great little section of clothing called “Wink”–and they just moved to their very own store in the mall. It’s loaded with awesome clothes, jewelry, cowboy boots, and more. I poked my head in there today just to look and the helpful sales lady said “you know, we can create a wish list for you so you can just send your husband right in to buy what you want.” I think I drooled a little at the thought and quickly said “sign me up, sister!”
To add to the temptation, I’m going to Winston-Salem in a few weeks to attend Piedmont Craftsmen (my sister has been invited to join which is quite an honor), and I’m a total sucker for great arts and crafts. We have two months to go and I’m feeling weak, I tell you, WEAK! Please send notes of encouragement, reminders of environmental devastation due to over-consumerism, or anything else to help me regain my strength!