We spend so much of our lives working to earn money. And a lot of that money goes to buy stuff. Then we spend the rest of our lives moving around, organizing, and cleaning up and around the same stuff.
I, in particular, love shopping. I love buying stuff. I love looking for the best prices. I love looking for new, trendy, unique, cute, fun things. I like spoiling my kids rotten. I like shopping for stuff that Brian would like. I love looking for gifts.
And I think that my house shows this. There isn’t room for another piece of furniture. There isn’t a sparse, bare feeling in any room in our home. Every room is full of personality and stuff!
The upcoming party has given me an excuse to partake in my favorite pass time… I got to shop for invites and announcements. I’ve looked for favors and decorations and paper wear. Oh, and then there’s shopping for the rest of the stuff–finding a photographer and a caterer and someone to rent us the rest of the equipment.
Needless to say, I’ve been having a blast.
But, there’s another side to this. I’ve also been trying to clean. I know that we’ll be hosting quite a few people here. So, I’ve been trying to dig my wy through the closets to make more space. And I’ve been sorting through the garage so that I have more room for all of the party stuff. And I’ve been trying to get the house to a place that I can be proud of it when you all come to see us.
I guess it’s all a part of the cycle. And I guess I’m helping the economy recover 😉 After all, the donations that I’ve dropped off will help some get job training, the shopping I’m doing helps others keep their jobs…