Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Too much of a good thing.

Magazine subscriptions. I have come to the point in my life where I have to say enough is enough. I used to be a magazine junky and lived for the day that those babies would show up in my mailbox. But now I am just smooth overwhelmed. They come in the mailbox, then move into the mail stack, they move to the coffee table after that, then 3 months later I pull them off the coffee table and finally thumb through them. I think the joy got lost when I got carried away with subscriptions. One or two is manageable and enjoyable...but more than that becomes a chore. I don't like chores!
I mean sure I ordered a couple last year for blonde rascals school fundraiser.... "Golf", like reading that was going to make me a better golfer! No, no for improving my game I will stick to the only teaching I need and that is "Happy Gilmore".
Then there is "Marie Claire" which that subscription came free with a Clinique bonus last year. Well that magazine is nonsense and I am way too old for it! Sure "InStyle" is fun and I always know the latest must have lipgloss but have mercy that is a HUGE magazine. I really don't have time for that! My true loves are the decorating magazines. I gave up Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion earlier in the year. That is my testing method, I let the subscription expire and then see if I miss it or buy it every month anyway. Well, I have been a long time M.E. lover so that has to go back on the keeper list. The others I think I will just peruse at the store and buy if I so desire.
I do love my "Quick Quilts" and I will be adding another couple quilting ones to the list. So many quilts to make, so little time!
Deep down inside I am an intellect. I am interested in current events and world peace. I believe in quality journalism, the likes of "Newsweek" and "Time" so the one subscription that I will never ever never ever ever let go is....

Ending my "People" subscription...those are fighting words!!!

Come back tomorrow and I will fill you in on all the sordid twisted details of my quest for a new sewing machine!


Mary said...
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Mary said...

You know you actually had me panicked for a minute. Who would hand down their People's to me if you cancelled that subscription?? Thank goodness I kept on reading and saw that at least one magazine of importance is still on your list!!!!

Lori E. said...

As I read this blog I thought that you had completely gotten TOO hyper-hyper organized and that you were throwing away your "People". I was greatly relieved to find out that you are still the Brooke we know and love. That was a edge of the seat entry. What is up with the author deleted entry????????

Mary said...

The author deleted entry was me!!! I'll admit my blunders. I typed one in, and then realized I left out part of it, so put it in the trash and tried again. Didn't know it would look so suspicious. Sorry!!!!!!!!!! It's probably scaring Lori E. ha,ha,ha