While beginning to contemplate my grocery list today for this upcoming trip, and giving *serious* thought to getting not one, but two jars of jelly (I plan to start taking my lunch with a bit more frequency to save some $$, and even at my age, I still love a good PB&J), it dawned on me: I am a hoarder.
To wit: there's currently a jar of jelly in the fridge now that's not quite half full, plus a new/never opened jar in the garage as backup. And, I'm contemplating buying two more? Oh, and Q-Tips. They sell them here (even the brand that I prefer), but I only buy them in the US. I've currently two boxes (750 count, each...) sitting up in my closet. That's 1500 Q-Tips. Even at my current usage of 2 a day,every day, it will still take me 2 years to use all of them! And, I'm contemplating picking up another box in August? I need help.
I was never like this when living in the US. Yes, I'd stock up on things if there was a sale, or if it was something that I'd run out of with regular frequency, but I never once kept a stash of anything that would last more than a year. Muchless two years! At least not intentionally.
I know we all have things we can't live without, but the way that I've started hoarding makes it seem like I'm not going to be back in the US for at least a year-when in reality, that's not happened yet, and isn't likely to happen for a while.
Sadly, it's not just jelly and Q-Tips that I seem to be this way about; I won't list everything I've hoarded since I've been here though-it's just too sad, and you'd seriously believe I had a problem. Which, I guess I do.
Well, admitting I have a problem is step 1. I think I need to go figure out what step 2 is... :)