Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spending Spree

I have noticed my spending habits slowly increasing over the past few weeks. A few extra things at the grocery store, 6 songs from Amazon, an online book (did you know you can buy Kindle books and read them on Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader so you don't have to own a Kindle?), a baby gift and housewarming gift for friends, a new collar for my dog. I managed to avoid eating out this week but it was tempting.

And then today I asked my friend to watch my dog while I ran over to the thrift store to look for some new bed coverings (the dogs wear them out so fast). While I was there I did a whirlwind look through the shirts because I am soooo tired of my wardrobe. I grabbed a dozen shirts and didn't even try them on. The total for shirts and linens was $65. More than I had planned to spend. I am going to wash them tomorrow and hopefully I made some good purchases. I'm excited. New clothes always make going to work a little bit easier.

I better keep an eye on my spending or else I will start spending it as fast as I make it. I'm even tempted to **gasp** join Netflix. Maybe I should spend more time fixing things around here instead of watching movies. The weather will cool off soon so I won't have the "it's too hot" excuse to use much longer. Time to put some effort in my to-do list.


The Executioner said...

My wife and I have noticed the same thing since we paid off our mortgage. It's easier to spend freely without a second thought. We're trying to cut back on this. It's not good to let the money just disappear without having something substantial to show for our hard work.

Dave said...

While my 1998 spending spree was not because of having paid off my mortgage in early 1998, I did nevertheless spend some extra money that year on two trips to Florida to visit my grandfather (the latter for his big 90th b-day gala event) and to buy some better casualwear clothes when my company ended its formal dress code.

So my biggest savings had to wait until 1999 and 2000 when I had gotten all of that out of my system, so to speak.

Daizy said...

Executioner, I know! I have fallen behind on writing down my expenses so now I am just estimating. All those things that I have put off before seem within reach now but not all at once!

Daizy said...

Dave, that reminds me of the trips I have put off. Yikes, this could get expensive.