I'm pretty cheap. I'm not "let's reuse the empty Parkey tubs for cereal bowls" cheap (though I will recycle them), but I am known for my not spending ways. Frugal? Well, yes, I'm that too. But I am cheap. Why is this important? This lack of ability to spend money is sometimes pure crazy. Without exaggeration I can say I have been known to put things from my basket back onto the shelves at the dollar store before heading to the checkout counter. Sorry, I drifted there a moment. Why again is this important?
By now most people who received a gift card for a Christmas gift have either a) spent it, b) regifted it, or c) lost it. Not me. My wonderful husband gave me a gift card to one of my favorite over priced stores, Pottery Barn. I have been to the website more times than I can count over the last three weeks and filled my cart only to panic and exit with out spending any portion of the amount. Who does that? It's money I don't have to put in the budget. It's money I don't need to sacrifice in one area to have it to spend on a frivolous, but beautiful, what-ch-ma-call-it for the house. They even have been running a free shipping special! Oh, and did I mention the items I put in my cart are also on the clearance sale? What is wrong with me?
Today, folks, I resolve to end this lunacy. I WILL spend my gift card. I WILL NOT feel guilty buying something for my home that I know I will love. I WILL. I WILL. I WILL. May be.