Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My Parsimonious Goal
I'm worried I'm being controlled by my habit of purchasing stuff for the house. I love furniture and art and kitchen accessories. I get a chemical rush in my brain when I go shopping at Anthropologie, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, MeCox, Wisteria, DWR, Crate&Barrel, and Williams-Sonoma. I get lost in the pages of Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Country Living, Atomic Ranch, and Architectural Digest. I have a never-ending list of household improvement projects, which is why I'm worried about myself.
To ensure I'm not being controlled by my habits, for the rest of this month and the entire month of September I'm going to not shop for myself or the house. Yes Honey, I'm going to try to not spend money. I hope the Dallas economy doesn't crater. Ha!
I hope to overcome my weakness. I don't like having weaknesses. It's an obtainable goal - 45 days of not shopping. Maybe I'll reprogram myself in the next 45 days so my husband doesn't have to monitor our credit card statement to see how much money I've spent on the house. And so I don't have to try to hide new purchases around the house so that when eventually my husband discovers something it's no longer new. "No, Honey, that's not new we've had that..."