Tuesday, December 23, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

is to live the simple life. With prosperity in our past, recession in our present, and an uncertain future it really is time to get to basics. So here are some early resolutions to get back to basics and live simply...


Our family will get rid of most of our clothes. Two outfits each are plenty, combined with one bath a week (shared bath water of course) we'll never have to worry about the cost of entertaining.


No more elaborate dinners served on fancy Correlle, from now on we sit around the fire gnawing on marrow and then just toss the bones outside the cave, er, house.


Root vegetable are just that, roots, and if we want to eat anything green we'll just find some old bread on clearance.


No more expensive electronic music boxes, if my teen wants to get lost in music he can hit himself in the head with an iRock untils he hears ringing and sees stars.

And $275.oo for three months of contact lenses for my husband and son ! In the old days no one knew the word blur, who needs to see each leaf on a tree? They all look alike anyway.

If someone has something I want, and I'm bigger, I get it. If someone wants something I have they better be able to beat up my husbands. Yep,that was plural, we'll need all the protection we can get ladies. They should probably be really young and healthy too.

No more overpriced video games, from now on they can rent a war movie from the library and use their little index finger gun to shoot at the TV. Better yet go outside and play cowboys and Native Americans.

Have a great holiday and may all your Christmas wishes come true too :)


5 comments:

julie king said...

this made me laugh out loud! i needed a good laugh on a monday morning at work! i mentioned to my brothers over the weekend that i remember how to kill a chicken from watching grandma j do it. they said i would never have the nerve to kill one. i quickly replied that we'd all better hone up on those skills for when our economy fails. it got a good laugh but some serious thought followed as well.

take care!!

Regi S. said...

I never saw my grandmother kill a chicken but I saw her try CPR on a parakeet once !

Mia said...

So I guess you're getting rid of that new Guitar Hero and call of Duty then..lol and no calling for Pizza anymore. Mia

Regi S. said...

I would but I'm afraid of my kids.

Mia said...

Ha Ha. I know you are.