Saturday, November 04, 2006

Cold Turkey Update

I bought some really tasty sliced, roasted turkey at Costco on Tuesday. Nice big slices, reasonably priced. Made a great sandwich with some cranberry mustard on whole wheat berry bread--yum! Oh, wait, you didn't want to hear about that kind of turkey, did you?

I haven't been in a thrift store since ... I saw those old items of mine in one. I guess it's been a couple of weeks. That feels like a long time. I almost went in one the other day, but didn't due to time restrictions, not being true to my 'cold turkey' pledge.

Fact is, I tend to forget about those pledges. I remember the first time I decided to become vegetarian. I went out to dinner the next day with my boyfriend. We went to a Vietnamese restaurant and ordered pho. Yup, beef noodle soup. I didn't remember I was going to be a vegetarian until after it had come! Yes, I did eat it anyway. It was pretty good, as I recall.

I haven't taken any new donations to the thrift store. I haven't done much in the way of clutter clearing recently. Although I did decide that I want my Trixie Belden on display on my bookshelves, which means I need to get rid of more books. Yes, more. I pulled out about six that I can move out. They're ones that made it through the first cull, but ones I don't really plan to reread. Who needs to read Mercedes Lackey's Storm trilogy again? And do I really need paperbacks AND hardcovers? No, I didn't think so.

1 comment:

clutter buddy said...

first of all, great job on the books! it's a wonderful idea to go back through them with a new (stricter) set of rules...you don't need the hardback AND paperback...and unless it is one you collect i would say stick with paper, easier to read, takes up less space...

on the not remembering your pledges, that's normal...sticky notes can help with that, just put up some reminders...on your bathroom mirror, on your car visor, in your wallet...remember it takes 28 days to make a habit! you're doing good, just keep it up!