Saturday, April 14, 2007
Slippery slope time
As the ground is still frozen and I am housebound, I thought I would ask you all a question that's tangentially farm-related.
I recently purchased this saltcellar, and it is causing me great worry.
It is highly unusual for me to purchase anything; I am most definitely not a shopper. I never feel bitten by that "gotta have it" bug with the exception, maybe, of things for the farm. Yes, you could say this little (and I mean little: it's less than 3" high/wide) is somewhat farm-related; we're chicken keepers, after all. It has utility, and it will be well-used, as we love our sea salt here. But I am distressed nonetheless.
And I really don't mean to offend my relations and friends and any of you by saying this, but is this the straw? That breaks my back? That makes me a purchaser of All Things Chicken? Because though I understand the desire to collect things, I really do not understand the...need? desire? to...well. To decorate for every holiday!!! I am really concerned that the purchase of this small thing will lead me to start decorating my house for every (and I mean every) holiday. My mother is at this moment probably gathering all the storage boxes labeled EASTER right now, and into them will go all the rabbits and eggs and all ephemera that she has seen and somehow said "gotta have it."
Should I be concerned?