And if I put it on the blog, well then, I have to adhere to it. You people hold me accountable, whether you know it or not.
As of April 15th, I will go 30 days without purchasing anything that is not essential for my survival. This includes:
- Nightstands or anything else for the boudoir
- Hanky Pankies
- Wine (unless it's part of the grocery shopping trip - cut me some slack)
- Bubble bath
- Movies (even $3 Crest movies)
Of course, there are a few exemptions (aren't there always?)
- Morning coffee. It's $7 a week. I pay more than that for underwear now.
- Massages are, in fact, "essential for my survival", so I will keep my future appointments.
- Anything purchased with gift certificates. Cause I can't pay bills with gift certificates.
- Mother's Day cards.
The key to success will be enlisting Jamie's help.
As a matter of fact, Jamie, my enabler, has initiated a shopping trip tomorrow evening. She does not know about this genius plan yet. I committed to shopping before I came up with it. This is why the plan starts on the 15th. Well, that and my Birthday Brunch-n-Spa day is Saturday.
So, between now and Tuesday (did I mention I took Friday off? I have some shopping to do......) I will live life to the fullest in Target and Nordstrom. But come Tuesday! I am On The Wagon.
I spend a lot of time On The Wagon, don't I?
Anyway, I will be On The Wagon! I will pay off my credit cards! I will put money in savings! I will start off year 34............wait.
My Christ year is 33. April 14th means I have completed my 33rd year of life. I've ALREADY HAD my Christ year. Your Christ year is your pivotal year!
Well. Last year WAS the big pivotal year, wasn't it? Huh. Or does your Christ year start on your 33rd birthday, going into your 34th year? Anyone?
(Exceptionally funny thing here - I googled "your christ year" to find clarification and the first site to pop up was my blog. It's a weird full circle kind of thing.)
Where was I?
Here I go! Responsible adult! It's only 30 days. I can do this!
Wish me luck.
Send gift cards.