I wish every day could be like yesterday, but what would the point to life be if it was? My sister Jackie drove in 3 hour traffic from L.A. to hang out with me. I think we've both come to the conclusion that we're making up for lost time. We ate yummy Thai food in Hillcrest, perused vintage shops, and went to the mall downtown, things we use to do together as a family when we were kids- minus the Hillcrest part because we grew up outside of L.A. She had apparently received a slew of gift cards for Christmas and was dying to use them. As she enthusiastically scoured BCBG's racks, I suddenly felt overwhelmed. I realized that I was all shopped out for the month, not that I didn't buy a few more stocking stuffers for my niece and my sister-in-law in Ohio. Oh, and those last pair of cheap shoes I happened to find in F21 as well. Reflecting on this made me think of what my New Years resolutions would be. I don't really need anything, and there was nothing I wanted to buy, even though I did see plenty of cute "stuff". Not that I wouldn't accept anything that I saw in the stores for free, or if I had more money than I knew what to do with, that I wouldn't buy more "stuff" with it. What I'm saying is that I really have and want everything I need. My clothes, shoes, and purses give me "fleeting" happiness, not the kind that is long-lasting or really matters. Will that stop me from ever shopping? Probably not. I always love a good deal, and I believe in supporting the economy, but where some people do better than I do-like my parents- is that they just don't buy what they don't need. I've never cared about "keeping up with the Joneses". I've never truly wanted what everybody else has, I only wanted whatever it is that I wanted, if that makes any sense. I'm glad I had this talk with myself. I think I know what my resolutions for 2013 will be.