Friday, August 5, 2016

Enough?

Have you guys heard all about these Yeti cups?


Apparently they are great, they can keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. They also come with a bit of a price tag.  I'm all for a good travel mug but here is my question. Why does your drink need to stay hot or cold for HOURS?? Like why aren't you drinking it?


I usually drink my tumbler full of coffee on the way to work. I might have a little bit left over when I get there but not too much. I drink almost a gallon of water a day, that first cup is going to be long gone in just a matter of an hour or so.


Am I the only one that just doesn't get it? Now if it's like really big, like a thermos maybe but otherwise I think it's just another big  hype.


One of my friends has one child, she lives in a house that is probably at LEAST twice as big as mine and she is really wanting to finish her basement so that they can make it a playroom. She says all the toys are taking over the living room.  I'm like well who are you having come over that can't see the toys? The Pope? 


Honestly I don't get the need to always want more and bigger. My house is small. I raised three kids in it. Yes it's a mess a lot and yes we used to have toys all over but we were all together in the living room and it's ok. I think we keep getting told we need to have separate rooms for this and that and MORE SPACE for MORE STUFF.


Yes, I'm a bit of a minimalist. Part of that is from having a small house and part of it is from the way I grew up. We didn't have any extra money. That meant we didn't have a lot of stuff. We also didn't use the dishwasher or the dryer because that would make the electricity bill more expensive.


Some people I know also grew up this way and it had the opposite affect on them. It's like they have to compensate for not having things growing up by HAVING IT ALL. I just feel like having it all isn't worth the extra stress of never being home because you are always chasing that dollar bill and you rarely get to enjoy all that stuff because even when you are off work you are still working in some way or another.


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4 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I don't need bigger...I need less stairs!!! I'm old and 3 floors is too much. We want to downsize.
I agree with you with you about all this.
And as for the yeti, I am with you. I too drink my coffee and don't need it hot for hours because it's gone pretty quickly.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I don't need bigger...I need less stairs!!! I'm old and 3 floors is too much. We want to downsize.
I agree with you with you about all this.
And as for the yeti, I am with you. I too drink my coffee and don't need it hot for hours because it's gone pretty quickly.

Chris H said...

Yeah I don't see the need to keep a drink hot for hours! Imagine how ikky it will taste after being hot all that time!
As for toys all over the place, I have that ALL THE TIME! If it's not the dogs toys, it's the grandkids toys! I don't mind most of the time. We don't have a playroom, never have.
Kids like to be WITH the grownups, they don't like being shipped off to a separate room.
I know this cos I've had quite a few kids... lol.

Life in the Burg said...

yayyyy I can comment now! oh and about the Yeti..I got an Ozark for 9.00 at Walmart, same thing! it is fabulous. I have water around all day and am constantly drinking it. There is no room in my fridge so that's why I like it. If it's inside it will stay cold for a long time (all day or longer) if I put about 4-5 ice cubes in it in the morning and keep refilling the water. By the pool or in a hot car the ice melts but it still stays cold at least 5 hours which is the max I've tested it at. I love it!

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