I list these both as confirmation of my attempts to "lighten up" in the sense of simplifying - i.e. owning less, appreciating my belongings, halting unnecessary consumerism, spending less money - and also to state that these kind of things actually make me feel guilty sometimes. A glimpse of a bottle of lotion given as a stocking stuffer two Christmases ago can sometimes make me feel like a wretch. I think that's wrong. I don't want to feel that way, but I also really want to use the lotion.