Saturday, December 19, 2009

grateful for the stillness

I can't lie. Things haven't been great lately. I've been sick and so has the boy. My affliction started with an afternoon of vertigo followed by four days of plain old dizziness. The doctor said it's an inner ear virus, whatever that means.

I'm not dizzy now but I am definitely still messed up. I'm learning a lot from this... appreciating stillness... learning patience.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

just a tad bit insane

Now that we're waist-deep in the holiday shopping season, I have to spout off a little about shopping and prices. Please excuse the randomness of this post...

I have a monstrous crush on the items above. However, the prices are shocking. SHOCKING. I just want to know how other people might be able to afford a $1,700 chair. I mean, really...

When I look through catalogs, I drool over pretty much everything and I feel guilty about it. I can, however, make myself feel better by carefully crafting my inner dialogue. For example, I'm not "materialistic" I just have an eye for well-crafted or beautiful things. I'm not "living near poverty level" I'm just on a strict budget.

Anyway, I won't be buying the boots or the chair. This holiday season will be about appreciating my friends and family... it will be about keeping warm, working hard and maintaining my sanity.

(boots: $348, chair: $1,698 – courtesy of Anthropologie)