Besides 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 am 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 reason to my husband, who doesn’t mind if I purchase nonsensical things.
He’s just content my perimenopause is over and we all came out unharmed.
So am I.
I realize many are still traveling on vacations, dining inside of 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 continue telling my family how much money we saved this year to rationalize the nonsensical shit I bought last year.