So now what do I do?
November 27, 2011 § 3 Comments
I did not participate in Black Friday this year. Oldest DD and I did go out shopping on Friday morning to buy some yarn for her Christmas gifts (she’s crocheting little purses for her cousins and some fabulous shawls for her grandmothers — and me, I hope). We also went to the little second-hand shoe store and got some boots to replace some that were worn out. We shopped leisurely (more people than usual at the craft store, but far enough away from the mall to avoid serious crowding) and enjoyed a decadent coffee while we were out. We were home in time for lunch and went to work balling yarn (me and youngest DD) and crocheting (her). I count all of these things as SUCCESS for me in the pursuit of semi-minimalism.
We ended up spending the rest of the day lounging on the couch with these projects while watching several episodes of “Bones” … our new favorite TV show. (Prior to getting our AppleTV, we hadn’t watched TV shows in about ten years, so we have an almost unlimited source of commercial-free television shows we can watch.) The day was enjoyable, and yet …
I feel like a slug for just sitting around. I’m used to the busy-ness of all those “errands” I used to run and feeling the sense of accomplishment from finding just the right thing(s) or getting a great deal. My feet would hurt from all of that walking around and I would be tired from a hard day “out there.”
So now what do I do with my time that will make me feel like I’ve accomplished something?