so, the year is wrapping up - how is everyone doing?
i let this go when my marriage fell apart over the spring/summer. i decided i needed to just function. i mean, i do try to buy used when possible, but by no means have i been sticking to the compact.
globe (for my boys for xmas)
typewriter (also for my boys for xmas)
and i've been making a lot too (mostly knitting, some sewing) although that has involved some new purchases
i ordered my kids a melissa & doug castle for christmas (dang it! i could have gotten away without it, since i found the globe, typewriter, and was given a kitten monday)
i went a little crazy at the gap outlet when they had an additional 50% off the clearance rack (so stuff was around $5). i got two dresses, two skirts, and . . . i wanna say something else too but i can't remember. but i kinda needed it.
oh yeah, and i also bought a bunch of clothes at penney's (where i never shop) because i found three hideous sweatshirts in a bag in our basement, with the tags still on, that stbxh left (which his mother had given him) and i returned them and got $75. in that case, i could have spent the money on stuff that was "allowed" in the compact like socks and undies (which imo includes tights and bras obviously) - and it wouldn't have been a waste, i could easily have spent $75 on that stuff. yet it was way more fun to shop for girly clothes that made me feel pretty. it was kind of necessary, lol.
oh and i also bought a bunch of make up and a few issues of vogue and harper's bazaar. you know. to feel pretty.
is anyone having a true compact christmas?