Friday, November 20, 2009

It's those little decisions that are the hardest to make...

Today I am having a quandary.

How to spend money.

Ok, so that's totally a lie. I have never, ever had a problem spending money- in fact, I'm actually quite talented in this area of life {just as Mr. Former}. Never had problems and I'd be willing to admit that the older I get, I just keep improving my spend-tastic capabilities.

What can I say?
I'm just that awesome. ;)

But HELLO REAL WORLD... you're knocking on my door and about to barge yourself through my Pottery Barn decorated front door.
...{and please keep the fingerprints off the new paint, please and thanks}

Yes ladies, recently, I've had to cut the strings on my flippant, spontaneous spending... watching under a microscope every dollar that comes in and out of my pocket. {ouch, I don't like saying that}. I've had to cut the strings on most of my spending money in order to build my savings account back to where it needs to be, because what I want in the future over-rules that to-die-for dress that just made its appearance in the front display window at J.Crew. Basically, I've cut almost every frivolous expense so that I live on just the things I need... all because of that damn future of mine. JKKKKKK. I'm actually looking forward to the future!! Just don't like not spending money while preparing for said future. {and mommie, please don't yell at me for cursing. at least it wasn't in front of mo}

HOWEVER, I know me. And I know that occasionally, I will want to take a budgeting break. SO, I've wisely decided to *budget* in a small amount of spending money to spend on something frivolous and fun here and there. SO... after working 6 straight nights, I'm going to spend some money tomorrow.

Now for the quandary:

I can't decide what to spend it on!!! My wish list exceeds {by miles} my spending allowance. These are my options of what I've narrowed it down to.

1. save my spending money so that I can use it on a shopping trip/adventure with a friend this weekend.
2. Indulge in a luscious bottle of red wine (yummmm) for the house for after work this next week

3. Purchase a tanning package for the month so I can have a pretty glow for those Christmas pictures that I have despised in the past because I look like a ghost in

4. lastly- put the money towards 3 books that I am DYING to own. Which include:

Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book
InDesign CS4: Industrial Strength Publishing Techniques
And lastly, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book

Which should I go with???


Elizabeth Marie said...

Get a cheap but fabulous bottle of sangria...Im serious. Its like 1.99 and amazing, and save for shopping with your friend!

FabBlab said...

The saving money thing is something I tell myself every other day but do I adhere? Nope.

Gwen said...

Can you take the money get a cheap bottle of wine, buy a few tans instead of a package and maybe buy one of the books while out shopping with friends? LOL!!! Why can't we have our cake and eat it too? XOXO

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

I agree with LIZ!!

cynthia gayle said...

Thanks for cursing in lower case and small letters.

molly YEH! said...

umm don't you have an nyc trip to save up for missy?? which by the way i did not forget about your places to go in nyc list!! are you looking to do more shopping or eating or site seeing or drinking or all of the above??