Saturday, January 23

Green and Lonely..or.. Green and the Family Tree

What? Last year in September I gave up purchasing magazines. It was an early New Years Resolution with really good reasoning. (I can read recycled magazines, so I'm not in the dark or out of the fashion loop. Not like I'm in the fashion loop when considering the last piece of clothing I purchased was a pair of brown pants from Walmart that were on sale for $5.00...Did I just admit that? Oh well.)

(I heart Jennifer, but look at the small photos above...let's rate the importance...)

Why? When talking to friends/people I could recite with easy what was going on with Angelina and Brad. I knew who Drew Barrymore was dating and why the Olsen twins were fighting. What I didn't know was what my nieces and nephews were doing. I didn't know how my brother was feeling, (Not like I'll ever really know that..Are you reading this Jota?)but you get my reasoning, right. Magazines were not the problem. I was the problem. I wanted to know more about people in my family than the people I've allowed to replace them.

So, while I sit here remembering my Jan. 1st resolutions that I am failing at miserably (darn donuts and pastries) I can give a little pat on the back for sticking to my goal of knowing my family more than the famous. I wouldn't say that I've done the best job of keeping up with them, but I can say I have my head and heart in the right place.

(I'm not really lonely. Of course, I would always welcome more communication with friends and family. As I mature (LOL) I realize how little time many of them have for themselves let alone others outside of their home. I just thought the title was fun hence the reason for two titles.)

Hug a tree....Call a family member....and if you are a part of my family... I love ya and I'm thinking about you. I'm also likely to call you in the next few days. so look at caller id before picking up. Hee! Hee!

When is the last time you called someone..."just because"?
Do you read a lot of magazines? What magazine do you like best?
Are you sticking to your New Years Resolutions? (Avoid this question if it will only cause sadness.)

I love how my friend Jill has questions at the end of her post. It allows for commenting ease, so I am going to follow in her fabulous foot steps and do this more often.
Have a great Saturday..... check out Creative Musings and Such for some reading pleasure.


Unknown said...

I have one sister that I call every day...sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. She's a widow and lives about 2 hours away. I have four brothers and call them each at least once every month or two if they don't call me. I also have a couple of close friends I call weekly.
Didn't make resolutions this year.

Jill said...

I have certain people I call just because, but other family members I end up talking to for different reasons during the week so I don't ever end up calling them otherwise.

I don't read any magazines except for our church magazine, isn't that crazy? I used to subscribe to Creating Keepsakes, O Magazine, Real Simple and Country Living, but found that they piled up too fast and that I really didn't care about them anymore.

I often feel physically ill after looking at magazines like InStyle because everything feels so worldly and gluttonous. I can't deal with the money celebrities spend on clothes and furnishings when so many have so little. I have felt much better after giving up magazines.

The Whispering Creek House said...

i love reading mags too..and will buy them from thrift shops sometimes..mainly decor mags your post..

Anonymous said...

I used to be a total magazine junkie. I had piles of magazines all over my house. I've now cut it down to three - People, Glamour and O. Good luck cutting down.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I call people for "just because" all the time!!

I'm not a big fan of magazines anymore. I used to smoke and read them outside. Now that I don't smoke, I don't like to read them. I know, I'm weird. And I'm TOTALLY out of the loop on the celebs and I'm very grateful for that, lol!

prashant said...

I also have a couple of close friends I call weekly.

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