I felt good about the fact I no longer buy the gossip magazines which I used to love to look through. I stopped buying them, when I realised that all I ever actually did was look at the pictures. I never actually sat down and read them. I used to waste quite a bit of money on them. Another reason I stopped looking at them was the fact that half the time the front cover would have a spoof story on it, just to sell the magazine.
So I thought, I can justify what I spend on books because I very rarely buy any magazines.
As I sat and pondered my good habits, my right eye started to twitch and swerve to an ominous pile on the right hand side of my desk. I stared at this pile and my eyes widened to a look of shock and horror. There in front on me, were lots of magazines unaccounted for that had conveniently slipped my mind.
With that pile in mind, I thought it was time to 'fess' up and lay out on the table the magazines that enter my house on a regular basis.
Firstly, we have my two scrapbook magazines. An essential part of my scrapbooking hobby, that is my story and I am sticking to it. I cannot scrap without a constant stream of wonderful new ideas for my layouts. My layouts would become really boring and dated if I didn't have lots of ideas flowing into my brain. I could look up scrap pages online, but that would take far too long. I need ideas instantly and these are the magazines that make scrapbooking easier.
I just have to have the Weight Watchers magazine, to help me stay the same weight. I get it at a cheaper rate by buying it in class and it is full of fabulous recipes, to help me come to terms with the fact that I can't freely eat sausages rolls, cupcakes and fish and chips. So this magazine is essential too.
Now I don't even have to pay for this one, so it doesn't cost a penny for it to come into my house. (Apart from the petrol, to go into town to get it!). This is like my book bible. Waterstones release this magazine quarterly and it tells me all the books I will want to buy. Isn't that jolly nice of Waterstones to give me a list of the books they know I will want.
Last but not least, these are relatively new magazines to my household. They are both magazines for aspiring writers and I couldn't tell you if they are any good or not, as they are still sitting on my desk waiting to be read. How bad is that! I aim to devour them soon, now that I have more time with the kids back at school.
OK, so confession time over, I admit I do buy some magazines and I also admit that they often sit on my desk unread until the next edition comes out. I promise to do better and to read them. I refuse to reduce my magazine intake as I feel they are all essential for a happy girlie who finally has a proper waist after all these years.