Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Devil Wears a Smile on His Face
I told my husband, if he needs deodorant he should go to the store himself. He thought that since I was going out any way, I should be the one. I knew it was going to happen. I know I'm not strong enough.
I went in for 1 item, which turned into 11+.
It started with me going to the photo section. I have been trying to finish old scrapbooks of my kids and I found an old memory card. There I spend 90 cents on some prints. I then went over to the personal care section and found some deodorant for my husband. I remembered how the one I am using has a tendency to pop out when I open it, so I though as long as I'm here I should get some for myself. On the way to the cash register, I remembered I ran out of the double sided squares I use for scrapbooking. I passed the easter section and picked out some tape from the scrapbook section. I resisted buying some more scrapbook paper, even though it was a good deal. I figured I can raid my sister's stash or just be really creative with what I have already. All this hard work shopping got me craving for some Reece's Pieces, which came in a cute carrot shape for easter. They only cost a dollar! But then I started to think, how much would a normal box from the candy section cost? So I walked over and found the dollar deal in a box with more inside. But on my way back they had clothing clearance racks in the aisle: $3, $5, and $9! I found a fleece jacket for my daughter for $3.50, a cute t shirt for my son for $3, four pairs of pants, and one sweatshirt for my kids and nephew, all for $2 each!
I wouldn't say this was a total bust because most of these things we will need, and I did pay cash for them.
The scrapbooking is an important thing because I was the youngest of 3 and barely have a photographic childhood to show for it. I have spent a lot of scrapbooking lately since my son's birthday is coming up and I like to have his past year finished to show family. Scrapbooking is definitely harder to do the more time passes since the pictures where taken.
I have also paid off a lot of debt since we got most of the tax money back. If I can stick to budget this year without racking up the debt it will be a very successful year for me.