Monday, January 16, 2012

Fix it Up, Wear It out


Yesterday I did something really stupid...I went to Costco on a Sunday.  Crazy, I know and my gosh was it insane.  I swear some people wait to go to Costco until Sunday just so they can eat all the free samples.  All they end up doing is jamming all the aisles with their empty carts getting in the way of those of us that are there to do some real shopping.

While I maneuvered through the aisles I had a list and planned to stick to it.  Easier said than done.  There are always so many things to tempt you at Costco; movies, books and gigantic cans of nacho cheese.  The giant bags of potato chips were trying very hard to tempt me but I managed to stick to my list, no easy feat.

The reason I stuck to the list was a phrase that keeps ringing out in the back of my mind.  Something I read way back when, I'm talking all the way back in October 2008 when I first started reading Heidi Swapp's really great blog she did a post that has stuck with me even after all these years.  Here it is;

http://heidiswapp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/10/fix-it-up-wear.html

In it she talks about being mindful of what you do with your resources.  Are you throwing things away that you can still use, are you buying something just because it's easier or can you reuse something you already have laying around.

When I first read her post we were still adjusting to me being home full time, we needed to tighten our belts and slow down a bit.  I find myself feeling the need to get back to these basics and really pay attention to what I'm doing and how I'm doing it.  I mean lets face it, I can certainly rein in on the frivolous purchases, I really do have all that I need.

I printed out the sign Heidi made to post around the house again to remind myself to take better care about what I'm doing and how I'm doing it.  It doesn't hurt to remember how fortunate I am and how lucky I am that I get to spend my days at home with my family.

Are there things that you could live without or fix up?

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