Other recent Sunday activities:
- making meyer lemon and vanilla marmalade (so delicious!)
- apple sauce making
- various soup making
- cleaning (it's gotta be done though not my fave thing to do)
- cookie/cake baking (we could probably do without this one but it's also delicious.
- knitting cowls to keep me warm
On another unrelated note I have been thinking a lot lately about stuff. About making stuff. About buying stuff. About the advertising of stuff. And now that we are getting into the season of stuff aka Christmas...it makes me think even more about mindless purchasing of stuff.
Also how we are more likely to buy a replacement then repair (and how often it's actually cheaper to just replace something then repair it).
Ok well, I know many people who don't go around just buying anything and actually do think about where their money is going, both because they have to and also because they want to. But after reading the newspaper reports of black Friday violence or just listening to strangers stress about how they are going to afford to get so and so what they want for Christmas...I wonder if they know they have a choice. A choice not to participate...or to change the way things are done in their circle. But even bigger, to change the way they consume.
What am I getting at? I guess I would really like it if people just thought about what they were doing. Actually thinking about where and on what to spend their money. What do you want to support? Because the minute you buy stuff, you are voting with your money.
So in the start of this season of stuff...be thoughtful. Start new traditions, like no presents or home made presents or whatever. Don't let advertisers tell you what you need. You decide.
Phew...I'm done preaching now.
xo dear readers.