I’m not trying to be a glass-half-empty kind of girl. God knows with the rain around here, that glass should be overflowing. I’m just saying … when this is the outlook … I could use a glimpse of sunshine pouring down on this parade.
When I look out at the grey skies, rain-soaked yard, and dull, gloomy colors all around, I think to myself … I need some of those brightly colored rubber boots and a hot pink umbrella to take my children puddle jumping.
Why does my mind instantly go to shopping? I’m a minimalist, remember? Perhaps because the display I saw at the store yesterday was the single splash of color I had seen in days? Perhaps because shopping is an indoor activity that would keep me dry. And get me out of the house.
Well, my husband’s mind goes straight to shopping too. Only, while my purchase would likely total less than $35, he’s searching for new homes on the golf courses in Palm Springs. That makes sense, I guess. Sun. Golf. Another mortgage to add to our minimalist budget. Sun. Golf.
I’m not suggesting we make any rash decisions. But did I mention the sun?