I've been jotting down items on a wish list. The only problem I have with that is, I am constantly losing the list. While packing to move, I found three lists from different times over the last two years. It was good to see some cross-over items (means I'm consistent with my wishes).
Now that I'm moving, I'm drooling over new and exciting things like furniture and area rugs and shelves. This is new for me. All my life I've lived like a (my mom might refer to the style as) 'starving college student'. I prefer to call it 'eclectic'. Either way, it means simple but functional. Everything in my apartment is a hand-me-down, trade or garage sale item. Nothing wrong with that. I'm all for recycling. There's no reason to pay retail for something that has a few more years in it.
So it's strange for me to feel so drawn to unused furniture. I'd love a new living room set. Nothing big or fancy. Just a comfy couch and maybe a soft chair with one big ottoman for all. [I swear, my mouth just started watering.] A brand new mattress. How about an actual bed frame? No big antique-ish thing. A platform bed, with legs, made of natural wood. Bookshelves? Real ones. Shag rug! No joke. [now my eyes are watering.]
This new obsession has spilled over to other parts of my shopping world. I'm looking for a few DVDs to add to my collection. I'm a bargain shopper at heart so I'm searching for the best deal, but suddenly I'm only looking at 'brand new' items. I've put off ordering movies because I know it's ridiculous to pay fifteen bucks for a DVD I can get for six. The moment I open the box, it's no longer 'brand new'. So why am I having difficulty buying the used items? Why now?
Ironically, this week I received notice that a DVD I've been waiting for is finally available. Cesar Millan's People Training for Dogs. I can only get it from his website but I hesitated ordering it, as if I was holding out for a used copy. Ain't gonna happen. I broke down and ordered it yesterday. [remind me of this when I'm dragging my feet to buy his book, due out this summer.]
As for my running wish list...I guess it's time to update my sidebar. Maybe if I see it all laid out I won't want any of it anymore and I can go on living my "simple" life. But life would be so much simpler with an electric tea kettle and a power drill.