No Shopping Lent doesn’t just happen on its own y’know! It requires active resistance and great fortitude and willpower. And as we’ve learned from social psychologists handing marshmallows to kiddies, the best way to exercise restraint is through distraction. So aside from unsubscribing to emails from LLBean, ModCloth, and the like, I’ve been distracting myself with a lot of cartoons. A lot of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Adventure Time. My brain is goo.
I just realized the two fruits we have in the house currently are apples and oranges. APPLES and ORANGES!! Like the cliche. They are both good. And fruity and juicy. There. I just compared them.
Some people like camping, some folks, hiking. My idea of a good time has never included anything involving deprivation of running water or toilet facilities. Until recently, my life was just hunky dory in the running water department. Until two weeks ago when our one lone toilet broke! I can talk about this now that everything is back in order but our toilet was out of commission for 2 weeks! TWO WEEKS! I had to go to the lobby to use the loo and sometimes you just have to go now, now, now! In particular when you wake up in the morning. Everything is in working order now though and it’s even improved! Pull up for yellow and push down for brown.
Genius! My life feels complete again.
Zeh: I mean, you don’t wanna be flying off the tea spout about this.
Me: You mean, off the handle?
I don’t know where she comes up with this stuff. Tea spout?
In case you can’t make out the words:
There is delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection. – T. Roosevelt