Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fun Things About the Weekend

1) Sitting outside at Einstein's Bagels sipping coffee and eating their yummy breakfast burritos
2) Early Voting (Yay CO, we couldn't vote early in MO)
3) Tamales at the nearest farmer's market
4) Beautiful walk/run on a warm fall day
5) More sleep (fell asleep at 9:00 on Friday night and woke up at 8:45 on Saturday)
6) Had time to book flights to go see family over Christmas
7) Found time to book a flight to Vegas over Thanksgiving (cheaper than going back to STL)
8) Shopping for winter clothes I will need soon :( The summer was so beautiful here and we aren't ready for the winter. We are going to try skiing though!
9) Going out to dinner with James
10) Going to see our next president tomorrow (hopefully) in downtown Denver

I hope everyone else is enjoying their weekends!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Things and Stuff

While watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which is ridiculous by the way, I saw this article on CNN. Wow, can you imagine living in a 154 square foot home? I thought the house we are currently renting is small at a whopping 900 square feet, but wow! I do think that 154 square feet is too small, especially after living in our tiny home.

Does anyone watch any of the Real Housewives shows? I am addicted to them. I don't watch the shows because I envy their lifestyles; I watch because they remind me that I never want that lifestyle. I have never been a name brand kind of person who has to have the latest $500 dollar purse (maybe I had to have the name brands in middle school). As James says, "What does the purse do for $500 dollars?" When it comes down to it, it is all just stuff. It is interesting watching those women living their lives thinking they are better than everyone else because they have fancier houses, more cars, etc. They think they are entitled to everything they have because they are themselves. One of the women does run an organization to help troubled teens but besides that they spend their money on stuff. I wish our society was not one where so many people buy stuff to flaunt the fact that they have more money than the other guy but one where people think about others. I know there are some stars that do great things with their money but there are so many others that keep spending their money on stuff. Seriously, does anyone need 1,000 pairs of shoe??? It is just ludicrous to me.

It really just seems like greed rules the world and that is so sad. It seems to be the root of some of the problems in our country. People want more and more money and it is never enough. So many good things could be done if people thought, "Okay, a few million is enough, I am going to do something good with a large portion of my money." This won't happen because of our society's need for more and more and more.

I will continue to watch the Real Housewives and be reminded how great my life is without the stuff!!