It isn't Wednesday or Friday. It isn't even the first of the month. But staring at the pile of clothing and ... things... in the basement, it is clear this is as good a time as any to begin my consumerist fast.
The pledge: I will not purchase anything for myself beyond food and hygiene products until January 2, 2012.
I would take it further if my children were grown and didn't have birthdays coming up.
This is not going to be easy since - at this moment - I am remembering that I am heading to New York in October. A theater ticket doesn't count, right? I mean, my battle here is with things, not experiences.
Oh, crap. What have I gotten myself into?