Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shopping...Therapy Please

I have often wondered why women LOVE to shop! I have come to the conclusion that it's built into our DNA...maybe it's because we have been deemed the "gatherers" while men are deemed the "hunters". Whatever it is, I'm amazed at how MOST women adore shopping and do it for therapy, necessity (of course) and sheer entertainment! I don't mind shopping for clothes, housewares and other "fun" items, but I HATE grocery shopping...I look at it as you're just buying poop...I know, I seriously have issues!

Anyway, if I can find a reason NOT to go grocery shopping, I will find it. It makes me crazy to get 3 shopping bags of food and spend at least $50...and that's if I'm lucky! I'm cheap, I admit, and I look for the best deals; I don't usually care about name brands, with few exceptions, and have even found better quality in some generic brand items. I had to go today and I almost PUKED!

After the drudgery of grocery shopping, I went to SLC and bought a "Cricut" machine that I have been eyeing for several months now. After doing my homework I decided on the "Cricut Expressions". It's more expensive than others, but it does everything It retails for $349.00 but I found it for $249.00 at Roberts Craft (in Utah...probably on-line as well). I was STOKED!

Now I have to figure out how to use this precious new find and also find excuses and reasons to use it! But then it happened...I got home and almost puked! This is a "fun" purchase, not a "poop" purchase...what's going on?? I started thinking about what I could have spent that money on and started second-guessing my purchase! Brad and I had even talked about it before I went this morning and decided to go ahead and make the investment...YES, he laughs and thinks I'm nuts!!

Why do I get like this?? Am I really that cheap? I AM going to keep it and I AM going to learn to love this crazy little invention...I just HATE spending money!

So now I have calmed down, I went to the grocery store ...probably the reason I wanted to throw-up...I poured myself an icy cold Ginger Ale and now I feel better.

What's wrong with me??

1 comment:

Lee said...

I'm not sure what's wrong with you crazy lady, but I LOVE to grocery shop. Of course, I love to eat and love to cook. I do a lot of scrapbooking so the sweet little machine looks awesome to me.