Once a spender, always a spender I think. I tried very hard but I couldn't last the distance.
I guess a whole month without spending was a little bit unrealistic to launch straight into and I have to be honest and say that somewhere along the way its come a bit undone.
I started off really well and mostly just stayed at home, because then there is no temptation. Im a tactile person so shopping online is not something I do very often so Im safe there. But as soon as I have to go to the mall, well things fall to pieces.
It started with Little Miss Sunshine needing a one piece swimsuit for school for swimming lessons. She's very tall and long in the body so we usually only buy two pieces, but of course they aren't allowed those for school. So I had no choice but to go and buy her one. And then had bought a few other things.... telling myself, no I can control it (hahahaha... yeah, not quite!).
The next thing was our mixer is broken. I like to bake and its hard without a mixer. So I went looking for a new one. Stu had taken back the broken one and got a refund so Im really not spending as we got the money back, but the problem is I came home with other things .. and still no mixer!!!
Then Little Miss Sunshine joined the all schools choir and they had to wear black pants, no tights and no jeans. She was in the front row too. So I spent a whole day at a local, very large mall that has just about every large chain store you can think of and hunted high and low for black dress pants... of course I came away with no pants.. but a birthday pressie for a friend, and a few other things.
So yep, Im a big fraud who cant go a whole month without spending!!!
But... the next thing we are trying is that dirty B word.... Budget. Ewwww!!! We've decided on an amount for groceries, petrol and spending and I thats all I will have.
Wish me luck!