The purchases themselves were pretty minor - two of my beloved "Gamma World" Miniatures by Grenadier (circa 1980) and a couple of sword maintenance items (Choji oil - mineral oil scented with cloves - and a tool for removing the hibaki, or sword collar). There is a modern Japanese Print that I want to procure next month simply because it pleases me.
And after that, there is nothing on my list.
Part of it is simply that I have reached the limit of things that I can actually have - yes, there is always more that I can desire but truly, do I have the room for it or the time to enjoy it? The other part is simply the realization, especially after coming back last week from The Ranch, that there is a point at which stuff becomes too much.
I have a list, of course, of items that will be necessities, both one for here at New Home and one at The Ranch, and whether here or there will need to be procured. And a continuing list of supplies and handy things to have in the event that, say, the electricity and water somehow magically go away (I understand that happens in certain places).
But those are relatively minor things in the scope of the whole picture. If the economy is looking for a recovery from me, they will be hard pressed to find it.
It is rather odd - having made the decision that I have reached that point, I find it rather freeing. There is no sense that I am "limited", but rather that like with any other activity, I am done.
It has yielded a rather surprising sense of relief. And indirectly, of money.