Dudes, I just bought a rug.
I had decided to stop spending money, stop buying things for the house, just take a little break, until all the finances shake out and we know what's what. Then today a friend pointed out a rug that was perfect and on sale and I couldn't help myself.
Stop me before I shop again! Except don't, because I'm going to look at a dining table tonight and if I like it I'm going to buy it. Ugh.
I just figured out what it is, though. Its my period. The week I get my period there is no stopping me. I get indulgent in every way. Eating too much, and of the wrong things, spending too much money, napping too much, running the dishwasher too much, etc. etc. Why else did I buy extra juice glasses, a rug, eat a hot dog, and get a manicure in the same week?
Normally, one of the cost saving things I would do when feeling a little broke is eat only from the pantry. Whatever leftover dried pasta and limes and film I have in the fridge, that's what we're having! But my pantry got cleaned out when we moved, so I don't even have Worcestershire sauce, or oil, or leftover taco shells. So every time I want to cook something I have to go to the store and get all the ingredients, not just the ones I usually have to buy, like meat. So right now its just cheaper to split a burrito or eat from the frozen section of Trader Joes. Tonight, its TJs beef pot pie.
So its agreed: just the dining table, and THAT IS IT!