- $65 worth of yarn and crochet hooks for my llama project (editor’s aside: I thought it was cute of me to buy alpaca for this project…)
- 2 new sets of pajamas
- 2 new running outfits
- a new router (Remember the woes the old one was giving me? They got worse.)
- a paper shredder so I could finally get rid of all those old paystubs and checkbooks that have been gathering dust on the windowsill for the last year and a half
- file folders so I can finally put away the pile of papers that has been shifted from my chair to the desk to the barstool to the chair (etc.) for the last several months
- “Hold the Line” by Toto via iTunes
- assorted cleaning items
The one thing I’d set out for today, however, I didn’t get, which was this file drawer so I can finally set up a functional office space for myself. They didn’t have any at the store, so I guess I will have to buy it online.
It’s amazing that even with all the money I spent (which was surprisingly little, with the exception of the llama supplies) I still have a list of things to procure:
- paint for my office space
- a desk lamp
- um… a new car
Yeah, that new car thing… I’ve been mulling it over for months and with the auto industry being what it is right now, there’s really never been a better time to bite the bullet and do it. There have been so many occasions where I decided NOT to do something I loved because it would have been too much of a hassle to rent a car or take the train or arrange a ride. Things like, going to the beach just to watch the sun set, or going to my stepsister’s house to see my new niece, or going camping for the weekend… I know that after spending so much time working out a budget to save money and pay off debt it doesn’t make much sense that I’d want to buy such a big-ticket item, but the truth is, I have got to find some way to make the present tolerable, not just the future. I’m willing to stay in debt for a bit longer if it means I can do it without wanting to kill myself.