Enjoyed lunch today at Mazunte with blog follower, Sands/Walnut mom and friend Tania C. If you’re in Cincinnati definitely check out Mazunte if you love delicious flavors. One of my favorite things to do is have lunch with my friends as i hand off a bag. I get a chance to visit with folks i don’t get to see often, because despite my best intentions, i’m relatively anti-social. I do my best but mostly it’s crowbar syndrome – it takes a crowbar to pry me out of the house once i get home, except to go walking, running or to the gym. Target needs a bar. No, Starbucks doesn’t count, unless you’re willing to go to Blue Ash.
Tania has followed this blog since the beginning, before i gave away bags and just created this Easter discipline for myself to see what would happen. Well, here’s what happened.
1. I enjoyed my bags like never before.
2. I realized i had way too many bags.
3. I started giving them away during Lent.
4. I still had too many, but bought fewer than before.
5. I shopped more at thrift stores and less at TJ Maxx.
6. Repeat for the next few years with inventory and shopping consistently going down.
7. I want to be more generous in more ways.
That’s the short version. As for today’s bag by sakroots, i bought it last year at goodwill. I have one just like it in silver leather that i got for a high school reunion at TJ Maxx and paid probably $30-$40. This one was $5. It’s got a lot of green, which attracted me, and what i tell you – the details are cool. It was buried under a bunch of shoes in my off-season closet in Nia’s room, which growing up was my mom’s closet. It’s one of those cool closets that goes over our family room, so it’s right under the roof and triangular in shape. I like the bag, but it’s a little small – i’m enjoying the pattern, and we’ll see if it ends up in next year’s giveaway or if something else green in my collection will get the boot.