As I mentioned yesterday, I have declared January to be consumption free. The best way to get a handle on binge purchasing is to stop cold turkey and then gradually add shopping back into your diet. This is all well and good, but last evening my 1-cup measuring cup broke. I’m amazed at how much I use it, because it is already missed.
The question that I am now asking myself, is do I make an exception to the rules? Or do I go on sticking to the resolution and use the 1/2-cup instead for a couple weeks?
I’m actually glad that this happened during my diet, because it has made me think a lot more about this silly measuring cup than I ever thought possible. It really is my fault, I got this set from the dollar bin at Target about 2 years ago. Should honestly be surprised that it didn’t last that long? It definitely is a case in point from yesterday’s blog about choosing quality. (Isn’t it nice when the universe has a sense of humor?) I remember my parents having the same nice metal measuring set for my entire childhood, and they still have them. Sure I saved a couple dollars by buying the cheap plastic ones, but I’m 27, so if I end up buying a set every 2 years for the next say 50 years, then it will still cost at least $25.00, which is about what a nice set costs anyway.
I think that I will stick to the diet. I’ve been really proud of myself for going 2 weeks without any shopping (asides from groceries), and I would hate to stop now. I may just put an email out to my freecycle group to see if anyone has an extra set. If not, it really is only two more weeks.