This past weekend was one of shopping for Christmas gifts, cold weather clothes and household items. The happy spending results: All Christmas gifts bought on-line and shipped directly and/or a check mailed. Long underwear pants for me so my legs don't freeze when walking the dog. An adjustable standing wire closet shelf for the coat closet - now we each have our own shelf and that helps reduce ongoing reorganizing.
I was shopping for those long underwear pants and my thoughts immediately were "Oh look. Matching tops. I need one of those too." I walked around the store looking at other things for few minutes before it dawned on me that I am never cold on top walking the dog so why would I need a long underwear top?
The second episode was a duet. "Let's replace those lampshades like we have been talking about" I said (They are rusted and tearing LOL). Then I continued, "Let's get new lamps too!" and my husband went "Great". So shopping we went. Fortunately we didn't find any lamps we liked in the stores or online. A few hours later hubby said, "Let's just replace the lampshades." I agreed. At least $300 saved just like that.