With 10 days to go until I begin Shopping Detox, here are some pointers into the kind of behaviour that I will soon have to curb:
1) go shopping for socks for my boyfriend; leave the store with a pair of mittens and a handkerchief, along with the socks.
2) in so doing, knowingly take my bank account balance slightly into overdraft.
In 2011, I won't be able to do this. But in my own defence, the mittens are SO WARM and it is SO COLD here, and also the mittens are made of reused sweaters. So it's like recycling, which is always a good thing.