Like most people, I covet things. I wouldn't consider myself to be super materialistic, but I do certainly have a few special items that I'd like to buy and I probably spend a little too much time thinking about those things rather than just being happy with what I have and more importantly, enjoying and fostering relationships.
Some stuff that I'm currently daydreaming about include:
- A better juicer (a Hurom Slow Juicer to be exact)
- A better camera (not sure which one .... still stalking)
- Some better paint & canvases (a hobby)
- A better shade of interior paint for our living room (I'm thinking of going grey with it)
- A Whiffer (an aromatherapy necklace. Heh)
Anyway, I was online doing some research for an article I'm writing when I happened upon The Story of Stuff. I love the rapid-fire but simple style of this presentation and it really hit home. See for yourself:
Ah, how timely that this comes after a post about buying a Playstation 3 on a whim (but let it be known we didn't trash our DVD player - it's just now with the TV in the bedroom) ... le sigh.
I think that with the exception of food, standard bills and a few necessary household products (musn't skimp on the toilet paper), I'm going to try to not buy anything for the rest of the month and see how that goes. Eeee?