Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Bloggess and the Red Dress

I  spent a good part of a day recently measuring my closets for wire shelving.  I've always liked the look of wire shelving, but haven't put it in this house yet, even after 12 years. 

So I measured the closets, went to Home Depot and Lowe's to compare the shelving they both had, came home and looked on-line for prices and products, and calculated the cost of the amount of shelving I wanted.  I figured out that seven of the 12' shelves would be the most cost-effective way to get all the shelving I needed.

I was all prepared to buy the shelving, although I had no idea how I was going to get it home.

Later that night, I walked into the main closet, looked around and realized that I didn't really *need* more or different shelving.  And I decided to forgo it.

The next day I read a blog by The Bloggess, The Traveling Red Dress where she talks about allowing yourself to have the things that make you happy, whether or not they are practical. 

And I realized that there is something I have really wanted and keep postponing because it isn't necessary. Still I want it.  But it isn't the wire shelving.

I have a desktop computer, but the dogs get fidgety if I am on it for very long.  And some days I really just want to sit out on the patio, enjoy the birds singing and let the dogs lay in the grass.

My 'red dress' is a laptop computer and because of The Bloggess, as soon as I find the one I want, I am getting it.

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