• Amazon,  Consumerism,  January

    In which I buy nothing from Amazon for the entire month of January

    Okay so I placed 55 orders with Amazon in 2019 (for physical goods). That’s horrible and embarrassing! No wonder UPS and USPS know the corgis so well. I also bought 44 Kindle books. By my math, that’s 99 purchases. My goal for January: buy nothing from Amazon. Why? I have way too much stuff , it’s bad for the environment, and several hundred other reasons. So far so good and it’s 2:30 PM on January 1st. Yay! FUN FACTS Most costly item – Tuft & Needle King Mattress $750 (also largest) Least costly item – Watch battery $3.29 (also the smallest and the most irresponsible purchase) Digital orders: Favorite book:…

  • "Real life",  Consumerism,  Corgis,  January,  Recycling,  Screen time,  Travel

    2020 New Year’s Resolutions: Writing it down so it will stick

    Historically I haven’t followed through with my New Year’s resolutions. For example, I bought a gym membership one January and went to the gym exactly once (so that was like a $299 work out). LOL. This year, I thought I’d write down my resolutions and then document my progress throughout the year. I went with a “more” or “less” list because I think that’s more do-able on a monthly basis. I’ll write about the first resolution today, the second tomorrow, and so on….Let’s go, Janet! Less consumerism (January: No Amazon purchases) More recycling (January: Sell good, unworn clothing on Poshmark and put any earned money toward carbon offsetting for the…