"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Precious

During the long dark days of winter, I feel myself changing. 

My skin becomes whiter, my eyes adjust to the darkness so that the sun becomes my enemy.  I start to feel my hair fall out.  I become...

Gollum.  (Insert scream here)

Well...not really. 

But Gollum and I do have one thing in common.  We covet. 

Gollum can have his stupid ring as far as I'm concerned.  Look what came in the mail yesterday.

"My Precious." 

Oh Joy.  What eye candy the Baker Creek Catalog is to weary winter souls.  The colors!  The shapes!

I must have you. 

And you....and you.

SM see's me huddled over "My Precious" and tries to take it away from me. 

"Noooo...." I scream, pulling back. 

"You only have so much room to plant things and on top of that our bank account is only so big."  SM tries to reason.

"Must work more hours to make more money....Must expand garden even MORE!"  Says Gollum yanking the catalog back irritably.

Hm...Could this become my own personal Mount Doom?



  1. That was exactly my reaction to the Baker Creek catalog. Where to start. Ok, we'll just get one of everything. Then comes my DH, trying to be the voice of reason about garden space and such. Sheesh!

  2. Isn't it amazing how quickly the purchase adds up??? Every year I'm astounded at how much I spend for those itty bitty seeds. I do love those catalogs though and, of course, I do love to believe I have the space, time and patience to grow every single thing. :)

  3. LOLOL! I have the same syndrome. :)