the spending hiatus : week 8 update

I don't know what is more amazing 1. that two months has gone by since the spending hiatus started or 2. that it has been two months since I have done any boredom-, happiness-, sadness-, or inadequacy- induced shopping.  I am by no means giving myself a pat on the back.  I have a long way to go to having a better perspective on money in general and I can say that the state of uncertainty in the world today gives me all the more motivation to try to stay on track.

I've been keeping myself busy too.  That helps.  During 'tax season', Carl works on Saturdays.  I had found that although I had lots I could do at home, I was sometimes listless and bored and wound up at Target or some other store buying stuff I didn't really need.  This season has been better.  We have a few rental properties so I have had to spend time getting our home filing system in order to try to keep better track of everything coming in and going out.  Aack.  The paperwork.  What a nightmare.  But I feel less stressed about it now that I know where everything is.  This past Saturday I had a really nice breakfast with my mom, dad and brother and we spent a little time at my grandmother's house afterwards sopping up some yummy sticky buns.  Spending quality time with people is a nice way to pass the time.

With all that said, I am lusting (and I don't often use that word unless it is in reference to my husband) after the clothes in the latest jcrew catalog


Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, I am in no position to be buying any clothing as I have approached maximum density.  Now that I am not feeling so anxious about the spending hiatus I am going to focus a lot of my energy on losing weight.  There is no other way to say it.  I don't like to concentrate on weight loss because I believe in looking at nutrition from all of the angles, not just how much one weighs, but for me right now there is no way around this.  So there is it.  Or there I am.

be well, friends.


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