Aside from toilet paper and essentials, I acquired some items.
Yes, I am a minimalist at my core, but I needed distractions and enjoyment. I know I’m not alone in obtaining stuff over the previous year that served no purpose than to produce a smile. Maybe even to anesthetize the horror a little.
“We saved a lot of money this year,” I tell my husband, who doesn’t object if I purchase nonsensical things.
He’s just relieved that my perimenopause is over and we all came out unscathed.
So am I.
I recognize that many people are still taking vacations, dining in restaurants, continuing on date nights with the masks around their chins, and experiencing life as usual.
We aren’t. We will someday. Hopefully that it is sooner rather than later.
Until then, I keep reminding my family how much money we saved this year in order to justify the nonsensical shit I bought last year.