Apparently a week really is my self control limit. Yesterday and today while I was working I wanted to buy EVERYTHING! I'm not even kidding. It seems that something about all the Christmas decorations and early holiday sales changes ones mentality and suddenly all these things that were just dreaming, "someday" type things have become "I need it now!" type things. I saw about 20 different toys today that I was certain my son needed for Christmas. At least 12 of them I picked up and looked at. Okay, maybe not 12. I also was determined that I needed to purchase some storage totes, cat treats, a few different articles of clothing that were really cute (but I'm pretty sure would have looked horrendous on me), socks for my husbands Christmas stocking, a bean bag, a dog bed.... I DON'T NEED A DOG BED! Ay, ay, ay! This holiday season is going to be long isn't it? Don't get me wrong, I'm really looking forward to Christmas even if I weren't to spend a penny. But really there shouldn't be so much temptation and resisting mixed up with Merry Christmas.
So what did I buy? Coffee. Yep. Why do there have to be 700 McDonalds on my way to work and a Starbucks in every store I work at? WHY!?!?! Okay, tomorrow is a new day. I feel a little defeated though. I bought way more groceries yesterday than I'd planned to and today I wasted money on coffee. Two bad days in a row feels yucky. It's pretty sad when buying apples and broccoli and bananas and butter feels like splurging. None the less I've been way over my budget at this point in the month and still made it back on track at the end before.
WOAH, November is almost half over!
It's silly but I wanted to mention that today is really cool in a little way. In the States we do our date differently than everywhere else I think. Ours always goes: Month, Day, Year. So today is 11-12-13. I'm not entirely sure why this seems so neat to me but really I think it's AWESOME!