Speaking of new things, I started the bookstore job yesterday. Since they were rearranging the front of the store and setting up displays, I moved a lot of books. And oh the books--! There are so many books that I want to read. I better get myself to the library, so I will read rather than buy or I won't get a paycheck.
And that reminds me of one of the signs that I saw in the State History Museum. I think it was from the depression era. (I loved every part of the 1900's exhibits: toys, dress, advertising, music, etc.) The sign said, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." Definitely not a guiding principle of my life, but one that I am starting to embrace. The older I get, the less I need or want. There has been a definite shift in priorities. I like that. Simple and sweet--the way most things in life should be!