Wednesday, April 01, 2009

let austerity april begin


i know that if you know me, which you no doubt feel you do if you come here regularly, you think i'm pulling a little april fool's joke. it cannot be that our little julochka is embarking on any kind of project that has the word "austerity" in it. but this is no joke. inspired by my friend B, for the month of april (and hopefully beyond), there will be no shoes, no crocheted stones, no fabulous fabric (sorry heather i'll have to wait 'til may), no pretty paper, no items of crap from the spotvarer at the grocery store, no books (i have enough to get me through the next month), no pretty notebooks or binders from bookbinders design, no new clothes (not that i'm that bad about clothes (thankfully i live far from a Gap), it's really only when i've let that moron pack my suitcase), no new perfume.

just groceries and train tickets and plane tickets and the organic box. oh, and the cleaning girl. i refuse to give her up.

amazing the things we consider the necessities of life.

i wonder if i can hide under some of the rocks i found last weekend for an entire month...

12 comments:

B said...

Yay! It's very liberating, you'll see! (although I can't believe you are giving up crocheted stones). Did you see the video, then?

Delwyn said...

Hi Julie, aren't you then contributing to the falling economy. Everything less you buy means fewer jobs and lowered productivity, more companies in stress. I say if you can afford to, keep spending, its the least we can do...

julochka said...

B - i just watched it. totally sobering. and i feel very manipulated, tho' i'd like to think of myself as not that manipulate-able (is that a word?). scary.

Delwyn - i thought so too, but then i watched this: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ this consumer life is not sustainable. i'm a bit fearful for the world that sabin will inherit.

It's Just Me said...

I am standing, cheering, pumping fists in air - you get the picture... I too need this inspiration - will watch clip after preschool

willow said...

Love the sign. Thanks for the smiles in the midst of this gloomy economical situation.

Starlene said...

I have taken a vow that I will be more still and quiet in April. It will be interesting how this goes for us. : ) Good luck little julochka!

Gwen said...

Best of luck!

Char said...

I admire this...wish that I could take that vow - and I have of some sorts, but with the job interviewing I have to spend on clothes sometimes and my hair.

Sandra said...

You have just described my life.

Rising from my Ashes said...

J, this is the way to go considering what the world is currently faced with.

Heather Moore said...

I've been catching up with your great blog today and you've had me laffing out loud. There's no austerity in your blogging output, I'm glad to see!
Have a nice weekend

Innerspace Yoga said...

I think i'll adopt this marvelous idea for Miserly May!