I hate going to the shops.
Let me qualify what I mean by shops.
I looove going to charity/thrift stores, markets, independant retailers and little suburban shopping precints. I feel good when I support local business and buy handmade.
What I detest is going to those big concrete places owned by a group that starts with "W". You know the places, filled with flashing lights, irritating music, crying children and junk food. These places exhaust me, over-stimulate and even depress me a little. They depress me because they seem to so strongly represent consumerism, our lust for new stuff and our wastefullness. I try and avoid going there, because I too fall prey to consumerism, the want of more, the want of things I do not need.
However, the need came today for new running shoes. I had worn the old ones to almost no tread, and the nice girl in Athlete's Foot did a touble take when asked - "Do you think I need a new pair?" Ahh, yes...I am informed and so the process began.
I don't feel too guilty buying running shoes. I run a lot, running is free, keeps me sane, gets me out in the fresh air. A $200 pair of running shoes once a year is a small price to pay.
So here they are, all lime green, light weight, and ready for a trial run tonight.
And to top it off, I got a free gift voucher because I had spent so much, so I went and bought this book I have been eying off for ages.
I love how this girl writes, and how she thinks about eating and weight loss. I think this book and I will become good friends.
Jane has a great blog, go check it out. There are lots of good recipies in her posts.
Ok, gotta go have some tea and write a shopping list - I have still got to do the food shopping today yet!
Do you like shopping? What do you think about going to the Shoppo?
Would love to know your thoughts!
p.s coming up later this week on Bountifully :)
The muesli recipe and my Man's dinner party!