Saturday, February 20, 2010

And of course . . .

The day after I vow NOT to spend any money during Lent, I get the JoAnn's flyer with the one machine I want on sale at like 70% off. Same price as on Black Friday. The one thing that made me think "if this thing ever goes on sale at that price again . . . "

We are not amused.

Actually, that's not true. My mom and dad were real amused when I told them about it the next morning, so at least somebody laughed. Then dad told me to buy it anyway, that it was a "special situation". Ok, dad, I'll see you in hell.

No, I did not buy it. Because this is exactly the point, right? That whatever we're giving up be something that is tough to give up. I figure at some point after Lent the thing will be on sale again, or, most likely, later this year some newfangled thing will be available and it will be better and cheaper.

That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you for resisting...I'm not sure that I could. I gave up all drinks except water for Lent...and promptly forgot. I've since messed up oh I don't know...34982375029348 times a week. But, I'm remembering more now (it's probably getting close to the end of Lent now..)and I'm noticing that I feel SO much better when I drink water vs other things (tea, coffee, SODA).

    Sometimes I wish water would taste like Mt Dew. Just for this one cup!