Every year it’s the same. I feel sad/angry that the holidays (Christmas) have been reduced to nothing but an opportunity to increase my worldly goods. I would like to be strong and not be swayed by the commercialization of Christmas, but I know that I am only hurting myself and for what? A principle? I don’t think so.
So this year I kind of went over board with the ‘gifts’ I got myself. One of the many things I picked up was a few magazine subscriptions. It has been at least twenty years since I actually had magazines come to the house. Now when I come home for work the first thing I do is check the mail box to see if I have small gift waiting for me.
I ordered Sunset, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, Budget Traveler and National Geographic. I order them through Amazon. The first of February Amazon sent me a notice that if I order another $20 worth of magazines they give me a coupon for $10. I am sorely tempted. I was thinking that maybe I would order Consumer’s Report, Fitness or maybe PaintWorks. As I was browsing I though I should use this opportunity to get something I would never order. What about something so I could learn how to use Dad’s rock tools.
I need your help. Should I order Lapidary Journal or Rock&Mineral? Lapidary Journal ($29.95) is about the jewelry, Rock& Mineral ($24.00) is about the rocks.