Friday, January 20, 2006

Confessions of a shop-a-holic...

Oh dear, I think I may be in a "phase" again...

I've gone through stages in my life when I've been compelled to buy stuff. Now, I'm always fairly judicious in my purchases. I always find stuff we "need", like clothes for the boys, or birthday presents, or household goods. I almost NEVER pay full price for anything. But there have been times in my life when I've felt this compulsion to buy stuff, to hand over money and receive goods, goods I could well get along without...

Take these tops for example, they're gorgeous (in my opinion), and only $13 each, so very reasonable, and there were only these two left in my size, they'll be excellent for winter! BUT, would I have gone naked without these two tops? Hardly! I have a bunch of tops that would be fine for winter, I didn't NEED any more tops (yes, I'm losing weight, but these are in my current size anyway)...

I'm currently waiting on 8 packages from ebayers, full of clothing for Bryn. Now truth be told, I didn't have any clothing in his size any more as I got rid of every up to size two a few years back. I've spent less than $100 and got him a complete wardrobe for winter - great forward planning! So, why then did I feel compelled to put four crew neck long sleeved ts on layby for him (total cost $32)? He would probably be fine without them... My justification was that he's a reflux baby (aren't they all these days, LOL) and so I change him a couple of times a day... But I do have a drawer full of old bibs, I just hate bibs...

Here's a purchase I made, though, that I'm very happy with... This is a silver cage pendant that I can put crystal or other stuff in (currently carrying a clear quartz in it, imbued with my desire to become more healthy)... I could well have done with this one, but I really, really wanted it...

I've vowed not to touch ebay until February now, though...

And while I on the subject of spending money unnecessarily... Yesterday I bought a custom slot at
www.fruitsaladnappies.com . Do I "need" more nappies atm, no I don't... However, I love these nappies, they sit really well on Bryn, and I love the look of them. The custom slot allowed me to choose my fabric, so I didn't have to wait for something other than bloody Carebears or Winnie the Pooh to turn up... So, I'm order three, argh! Why three? Well, because Brooke told me she is about to up the price, and I know once winter comes along it will be harder for me to get nappies dry because we don't have a dryer... Oh dear, these are just rationalisations!

I really need to get a grip, the spending is symptomatic of something, some insecurity, need to figure out what...

3 comments:

katef said...

Oh I LOVE that pendant! Now I don't know about the rest of your purchases but that one was certainly a guided one I think!

Heather said...

I second on that pendant!! I have a quartz crystal hanging from a leather string, but I would much rather have that pendant any day! Awesome item! Awesome shopping all around :)

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

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