I am a failure!!
Okay first of all I'll pat myself on the back for not getting some things I really wanted to. Like the Nick and Nora flannel PJ's that I have been admiring all season, marked down from $25 to $6. I did not buy the cute undies that were $3 each, and instead bought some 75 cent ones of the same brand that were on clearance because they had Christmas stuff on them.
I needed new undies, sorry. I mean, like half my collection is old maternity undies and my youngest just turned 5 yesterday. Lots of other victories, although it's very hard because SIL is still visiting and likes to shop and I have to drive her.
I am also not going to buy replacement glasses for all the nice ones that my 8yo dd has broken by putting the dishes away too roughly. If we have to we can drink out of mason jars until the end of the year, or yogurt containers if it comes to that.
So today we went to a yarn shop, my first time at such a place. I went there just to look and to maybe find a pattern for a cardigan for dd for next year for school. It's not usually cold enough for a coat or jacket here, but a good wool sweater for they playground is necessary. I ended up buying a pattern for just $5. Not bad, right? But then some yarn for it for $15 because I don't have that color at home that would meet the uniform policy. And then . . . .
I can't believe I did this-- I needed some cicular needles for the project. I'm a semi beginner and don't have the right size needles, so instead of buying 2 or 3 sizes to see which one would work best for the project, I bought a full set of needles. For $45. OMG I failed big time!!! I was lamenting this to my SIL as I rang up the bill and the clerk said it could fall under the "clothing" category because I did say I would only buy clothes for her, since she's the only one who needs new clothes. Also it could fall under "health" because it's cheaper than therapy. I guess you can justify anything. Anyway, if I were to buy her a wool cardigan it would probably be more expensive than knitting one, even with the supplies, right? (Someone make me feel better here!)
We also had the unexpected expense of my little 2yo nephew getting hurt and we had to take him to the ped and then for xrays. We got away with paying $150 total for both. They don't have insurance because they are from out of country. They will get reimbursed at home with their own insurance plan, so we will get that $ back eventually, but it will probably be awhile.