Is it just me, or does anyone else DREAD buying groceries? 3 to 4 years ago, I used to spend 60-80 dollars on groceries just for me. This would last me probably 2-3 weeks.
I hate spending money on food. HATE IT. I can't help but feel it's such a waste! You hardly get anything and it's all so expensive!
This leads me to my guilt diary blog entry......
Gulp. I am going to be in so much trouble if Mister Wonderful reads this post.
I went to the mall yesterday to start/finish my X mas shopping. I was able to get some of the things I needed for my stocking person this year. But in true C Mae fashion, instead of getting back into my car after the one store, I made the uber mistake of walking into the mall.......
Mister Wonderful and I have been working real hard on getting my CC bills down. I have NEVER had any CC debt till I moved this summer. I had like 5,000 saved in my savings, which soon got depleted when I had to rent a U haul, then a cargo van to move my school stuff, first months bills, converting my CO plates to AZ (Any az resident knows it's very expensive to get your license plates!) followed by endless "little" things.
Well, I owe like 700 dollars on my one CC bill. (Vet visit bills and other things) and I owed just 300 on the other one because I made a 500 dollar payment on it 2 weeks ago.
After my mall trip, I added up my receipts. Drum Roll. I so totally spent everything that I had just paid off 2 weeks ago, and I 'm NOT EVEN DONE X MAS SHOPPING!!!!!
I felt such tremendous guilt as I'd sign my name to the receipts. To the point where I was almost shaking with nervousness. As if I was committing a crime! That's how bad I felt about everything! I know most say shopping is like retail therapy for them. Not me! more like it will put me in therapy for everything I spent!
I hadn't bought any new clothes since moving here really. Last shopping trip I had was when mister wonderful and I went to Vegas in June. So needless to say I was going through major withdrawl.
I couldn't believe though, price tags on clothes. I mean just to buy say two sweaters it costs around 100 bucks! I look back and thought, were my clothes always this ridiculously expensive? Was I just feeling the pinch more because I am no longer waitressing 4 nights a week? Is it okay to spend 60 dollars on a sweater?
Yes, these are 2 of the sweaters that I got from the Limited ( they give a Teacher discount so here I think I'm saving big right? )
I heart the limited. It's perfect for teaching and perfect for just my everyday clothes or dress up going out clothes. I am def way past the buy-a-cute-wear-once-to-the-bar-types-of-shirts. Those days are well kinda so in the past for me!
I'm not a "sale" shopper kind of girl. Never have been. I can never get my size or the 'exact' one thing I wanted if I 'wait" for the good price Blah. I'm no walmart apparel shopper either. Not my thing.
Maybe this is my problem. Or isn't it?
Reality is prices on EVERYTHING is going up. Our value of our dollar is pretty much nothing. It's no wonder China is super pissed at the US.
End guilt post. For those who actually read it-Kudos!