I’m Not a Minimalist

I can’t believe it’s the end of December and I haven’t written once about not buying junk for Christmas! I hope you didn’t buy a bunch of junk for Christmas.

I didn’t.

I couldn’t afford it.

I couldn’t afford spending all that time shopping and I couldn’t afford paying for it and I couldn’t afford the space to store it and I couldn’t afford servants to take care of all of it.

My daughter came home with bags of junk from the hospital when she went to her check up and it’s driving all of us crazy.

The mess!!

We don’t have time for messes. We can’t afford them.


I’ll tell you one thing I did buy for Christmas.  It was an excellent chef’s knife. When you spend hours chopping like we do you should have a very nice knife I decided. Nice isn’t good enough. It should be the best knife you can find.

I’m always amazed how many people don’t have adequate knives in their kitchen. If you don’t own any other kitchen tools you should have a good sharp knife and a wood cutting board. Did you know that wood is naturally antibacterial? Apparently maple is the way to go. Not plastic. Plastic is gross.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not a minimalist.

I’m a maximalist.

If I could afford it I would have a big house, elaborately decorated for the holidays with piles of presents under a huge tree and I would have parties with amazing food.

I just like to be able to take care of what I have. So we chopped some veggies with our new knife and we ate soup in front of the fire and our simple Christmas decorations and we played Christmas songs together and we were content because we have so, so much to be grateful for.

Happy Christmasy-time!

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