I'm one of those conflicted people who loves to shop but suffers from severe consumer guilt. Every purchase is a battle between my desire to have it and my conscience telling me I don't need it - especially when there are other items which I need to buy but don't care to spend the money on (like a new toilet plunger or snow shovel). But yesterday I had some birthday money burning a hole in my wallet which gave me the perfect excuse to brush my guilt aside and enjoy an afternoon of shopping. I mean, it is my birthday. So off I headed, guilt tucked neatly away like the money in my wallet.
To fully appreciate my dilemma, you need to understand that I have a colourless house. Me...a visual and creative person, and my home is without colour - none whats-so-ever. Always practical about buying items for the home (more of that consumer guilt), I've ended up with beige on beige on beige, with a bit of brown thrown in to mix things up. Blaa blaa blaa!!!! So, you can understand why I was craving some colour - something to spruce things up a bit - and I hope you won't judge me too harshly when I tell you I spied these gorgeous blue cushions and just had to have them, snow shovel be damned!
After I brought them home and was thrilled with how they looked, my next impulse was to get on my computer and share the joy of my purchase here on my blog. But then my consumer guilt snuck up on me again. I mean, really, it's just two cushions - what do they matter in the grand scheme of things? Just how trivial and materialistic am I, blogging about new cushions while consumerism is KILLING our planet? Talk about being shallow and superficial! There's just no way I could ever write about the joy of buying cushions! No way! And then I realized, that's the whole concept of my blog - sharing trivial pleasures! I blog about silly cartoons and meaningless curiosities! How is any of that relevant in today's tragic world?! And now I'm feeling even MORE guilt. And shame. I'm feeling ashamed. Just what kind of person am I??!!
Luckily, I've come to my senses before writing the post. Can you just imagine how I would come across to my readers if I went on and on about my new cushions? How silly and shallow? And to think, I was even going to include a photo of the matching ceramic pear I found!