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Interesting observation:

May 26th, 2015 at 11:59 am


As the reality of having little to no extra funds until next payday (extraneous category was totally depleted and then some), my sudden whim for wants increases.

< in money, > in wants ?!

What is that about?

I'm rather disgusted with myself and should never meander around Sams during the early hours when they let Business Card holders in. I actually stopped at looked at $89 Coach sunglasses (?!) and a three-tier tray made of galvanize steel for $24.99 (?!) (One decorating blog I follow does sinfully delicious home vignette decorating in one of those - Why couldn't I?). And an orange yard stool (heavy glass maybe)down to $19 from $39 (but, it would match the colors in my neutral and drab family room!)

I really don't know what do say to myself. I am literally stretching my dollars and turning in my pennies for solvency (I could use credit cards or transfer from my savings in the event of a "real" emergency). Where is my fortitude?

Wow, I am feeling really off-kilter and out-of-whack.

5 Responses to “Interesting observation:”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So you didn't buy anything right? I think it is okay to look although it does make one want more usually. Looking is free. I honestly try to avoid malls, magazines, Pinterest and decorating blogs. The less time I spend around those places the better I feel. Smile And I say good for you noticing...since that is an important aspect for avoiding the spending!

  2. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Not a red cent spent over the two items I was there for (apples and frozen blueberries)! Definitely making choices reinforces my "intentionality" living. Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Well, at least you didn't buy the items .. Sam's and Costco sure can be places of temptation ...

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Resist! Resist! Sending you frugal vibes. I have a tremendous itch to decorate too, but have talked myself into massive decluttering before I do anything. Good for you for walking away!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Just like going on a diet and then craving everything you didn't even want before!

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