It always goes the same way. I decide to start being ‘good’ and not shop anymore(so much) except for essentials and I have will of iron and strong resolve. The latest mental conversation went something like this:
“OK! Spending too much money, Patrick does not like it when you spend so much money, cut back drastically.”
Got it, cut back. Done! I don’t NEED anything, I am happy in my life as it is. Oh! Does this include a Siamese fighting fish? Cause Patrick got me that tank, and I cycled it and it’s ready for a fish and it would be wrong to not get a fish when he got me the tank right?
“Ok, just the fish, but that’s IT!”
Ok, got it. Just the fish. Ooooh can we get one online? They have beautiful gorgeous ones that are super cool looking and after all, we won’t want to take care of an ugly ratty tailed fish will we?
Oh! We gotta order chia seeds! Don’t forget! I mean, it’s supposed to boost metabolism and my running performance and we don’t want to limit ourselves when it comes to running right? I mean, let’s be honest here, it’s insane that I am even getting off my butt to do it in the first place, don’t hold me back!
“Ok well I guess that counts as groceries…”
Great! Let’s see…..Amazon..oh I think I put it in my wishlist, let’s check. OMG why haven’t I bought those boots yet? Gorgeous, real leather and down to $38! That’s practically nothing! And they would go so well with that outfit we saw on Pinterest. Oh but that outfit needs a hoodie. I need a hoodie, I am always cold. I mean, I have one but it is really casual and a solid color one would be dressupable(so totally a word) so I should get a solid color hoodie. Let’s check eBay since I haven’t found any I like at the regular stores. Oh hey I found two!
“You don’t need two, you can hardly justify one. Weren’t we supposed to be doing something else?”
Not that I recall. Oh! $18! Hmm, it’s Hanes. Lemme Google it and see if I can find a picture of it being worn. Oh look! Hanes has it in stock for $16 after shipping! Come ON! It’s $16 for a hoodie. You’d pay twice that for a hoodie for Ivy.
“Well…it IS pink. Alright”
Yay! OK let’s close these tabs…wait…what’s that? Oh! It’s celery green! EXACTLY like my Pinterest pin! It’s from Target, let’s check the website….Ooooh! They don’t have it in my size but they DO have a blue and an oatmeal color ones on clearance in my size. I could complete my hoodie collection! I’d never need another hoodie if I had those! One is $6 and one is $13. That’s $20 for TWO! Look at how awesome I am at finding deals on things we NEED!
“No, I don’t think we NEED them, besides, you just got one”
Yes but that one is pink! Pink does not go with everything, we should round out the collection, in fact, I suggest we get the eBay celery one as well, I mean, it’s discontinued I can’t even get it any more. It’s like…rare and stuff.
And that is how I ended up with four hoodies on my night of no shopping.
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