Oh I hear you! I haven't any good advice, but you are not alone by any means.
I got my tax return today. Thanks to the wonders of e-filing and direct deposit, I woke up this morning to money in my bank account. Wooohoo!
In no time, I found myself browsing online for some things that I absolutely do not
need... frivolous shoes, yarn, cookware! Even though I did not buy anything, I found myself COVETING terribly. It's a hard habit to break, and I'm not really sure how to get past it!
Hang in there, mama!
P.S. do you sew? Those pants are not difficult at all to make!
P.P.S. I've been lurking on your blog and commented once, will email you an intro, etc when I get a few minutes to sit down and write a decent note this weekend!