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Friday, January 23, 2009

Fill the Void

I firmly believe in the benefits of retail therapy, as long as the session is conducted in the grocery store, ROSS or in thrift shops. In those venues I can convince myself that a little bit of money will go a long way and the spending won't get out of control.

Clever, no?

See... if I go to the grocery store and buy food that I need, I can talk myself into feeling like I've had a successful session in retail therapy. Money was exchanged for goods. Would I rather exchange money for goods in ROSS? Yes. But until Kev and I have closets, I really don't need to buy more clothes. And IKEA is definitely out of the question. Except for at the end of this month when I'm going to pick up a tray for Kev's bureau and some spicy shelf things for the kitchen. Then my spices won't have to sit on a small side table next to the fridge. On the other side of the kitchen.

I digress.

What I'm saying is that I am so stressed right now that all I want to do is go shopping. But the money situation is partly why I'm stressed, so shopping will only exacerbate the problem.

Vicious cycle.

Maybe I should punch-dance it out.

5 comments:

  1. i feel you. i always want to go shopping. if im having a bad day, its like lets go to the mall. josh gets after me for it tho. oh well..

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  2. I must be abnormal, because shopping only aggravates me more. I prefer to shop online. If I could just convince Husband to let me buy groceries online, we'd never have to set foot in a store again! :o)

    Thanks for the link to the video. It made me LOL!

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  3. Online shopping is fantastic if you know the fit of the store!! I love it too.

    My mom hate shopping. So much so that when I got my license she'd send me grocery shopping with her debit card and a list. That's trust.

    And I still like it today!

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  4. Oh, I'm all about the retail therapy. But like you -- I choose to go somewhere I get more bang for my buck. I'm all about thrift shopping!

    For me though... I pretty much like to shop all the time. If I'm happy, if I'm upset, if I'm bored. But that shopping does not include going to the mall. I love to get nice new stuff, but I don't like being at the mall too long. Too many people (mostly teeny boppers) (did I just say teeny boppers? i think i'm getting old...) and I just can't stand it.

    Annnnnnyway. I just wanna say I feel you... my hubs is currently out of work right now too. It's tough + very stressful!

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  5. I can't do the mall. I'm too easily annoyed by all the darn youngsters.

    I'm old. But that's ok.

    And here's to hoping husbands find work!

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