So, yea. Uh. I was doing a second spending hiatus. Really. I am. Really.
Week one: Was just ok. I did buy a Drika B bag after literally drooling all over myself about it for like a year. I put the money I made on ebay towards it but still had to put out some cash. I have not received it yet and doubt very much that I will feel at all guilty about it when it arrives. These things are like that.
And I am awaiting the arrival of two books that I purchased just before the SH#2, Nourishing Traditions and Healing Our Children. But I have been using our public library A LOT. I was there twice last week and am planning on going tomorrow to pick up another book. I have a healthy stack of books next to my bed. Remember, you can see what I am reading on Goodreads.com.
Week two: Yesterday I was MIA from the world in general. It was just one of those days. I ended up driving and an hour north-east of West Chester to pick up two end tables that I decided to buy that morning off of craigslist. We have been planning on making this purchase for awhile, I have just been waiting to find the right tables at the right price.
The thought of not using the tray tables as end tables anymore makes want to cry with joy. Seriously. But now it is really down to business. We are in the middle of refinancing the house we live in, trying to rent the house we used to live in but still own and are getting ready to start a rehab project at a 5-unit building in the city that my husband owns and that we hope to rent out, plus planning for a baby hopefully sometime in the not-so-distant future. To say we have some financial planning and plotting to do would be an understatement. During my last spending hiatus my goals were being more thoughtful about purchases, bringing less into the house and purging some of the unused items we already had. Those are still important things to me but this time around SAVING COLD HARD CASH (and keeping it in the bank) is my main priority.
So that's where I'm at. 🙂