Thursday, January 22, 2009

What about that 40 Bucks??

It's TAX SEASON! And I am one of those that get theirs done as soon as the W-2 is printed! We went to have them done today. This year we aren't getting back as much as the previous years, but anything extra coming into this house is GOOOOOD!

Okay, I bet some of you are wondering (don't laugh. There night be one person who cares) what I did with that 40 bucks, and I've been meaning to update you.

So here were the options.

1. Blow it on a purse

2. Save it for that Barry's Bootcamp video I "need". ($60, I think)

3. Groceries

Well I took a shopping trip. I had a couple of Catos gift cards I wanted to get rid of before they added themselves to the "closing businesses list" and my cards became obsolete. Well,I was able to buy me a few things, a couple of tops and a pair of jeans that don't really fit, but I am aspiring to be able to wear in a few weeks.

Then came my hunt for a purse. Now, they didn't have anything that I thought was me at Catos so it was on to Marshall's, who usually has great purses at FABULOUS discounted prices. To my surprise, I didn't find anything. One in the $70 range, but nothing around $40. Okay, TJ Maxx gave me the same problem. So, I went to Kohl's and there was a sale on ALL the purses. And, after searing through the wide variety, this was the one I had in hand, in black.

As I waited in line, I just couldn't do it. Spend the money on me, I mean. Not without guilt. Not when I needed some things from the grocery store and there was no more money left to spend. So I quickly put the purse back and left the store WITHOUT. THE. PURSE!

Darn me and my guilt issues. Why do I have to be such a mom! When will I stop feeling guilty for shopping for myself and being HAPPY about it???

So ladies, don't be like me. If you can, splurge on yourself. Make yourself smile every now and then. Get your nails done. Buy yourself something cute. Be FABULOUS! If only for one day!


Rachel said...

Practice what you preach girl...go back and get that purse NOW! LOL

It always works out; you are right you have to spoil yourself every now and then...heck I waited 8 mos to get my hair cut and finally I said forget it; I will suck up the $50 and get it cut!

Ali said...

Darn! I voted for the purse!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Rachel is right! Go back and get your purse. If you can't pamper yourself every now and then, then what??? You need to put away the guilt and look at this as a blessing for YOU and no one else.

I call it fun money and when it comes down to it, have some fun!!

Anonymous said...

I know the scenerio. I've been there myself and did exactly what you did, but one of these days we're gonna have to treat ourselves. We all need it sometimes.

Lisa said...

I know exactly what you mean. When my kids were young it was always hard to spend the LAST on myself. The purse definitly would have gone back.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I think you need to go back and get that purse!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I voted against the purse...for doing so well, I bet you'll find one even better when the timing is right!

La Pixie said...

I knew it!! well, I voted against the purse. I think you deserve a purse, but I know that if you arent comfortable with spending money on you, then no purse is worth it... does that make sense??

Tess Jones said...

This is my first time commenting, but I feel your pain. Wanted to go shopping at the beginning of the month, but we needed a new car. Hubby put all he could down, but we were a little short, so my stash cash went towards a new car. I mean I still got something, but its a bill. No real joy in that. Better luck next time.

Sass said...

I have done that exact same thing. :( And that makes me sad. A good mommy also knows to take care of herself, along with the rest of the world.

One thing I WILL say, is that when I do finally break down and buy myself something, I'm always amazed at how happy my kids are for me. They want it modeled, and explained, and the gush over my new things. So...even kids notice that mommies need new stuff sometimes. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

There's a little bloggy bling waiting for you on my blog.

Kristin said...

I understand why you didn't get the purse, but it is okay to take care of yourself sometimes! So, the next time you are faced with this choice...get the purse! LOL