I am a girl on a frugal path trying to get out of consumer debt. I’m trying to watch what we spend, but lately I have been having a case of “the wants”. I see things and I want them. Badly.
My case of “the wants” has stemmed from too much frugality and not enough of the little “fun” things. But also, I am a little tired of staring at the same things we have had for years. I want something new!
I want new clothes. I will hold onto the same clothes for years and years. Frugal? Yup! But so many of my clothes are now faded or stretched out of shape. Then of course, I had a “girl moment” the other day. I changed my shirt 5 times just to go the grocery store. Because I didn’t like anything I put on. I didn’t even like the shirt I ended up wearing to the market, but wore it anyways because my husband was starting to look at me like I had two heads. I really, really, really want new clothes.
I want a new entertainment center. Our entertainment center is some particle board contraption that we’ve had for years and then some. I’m actually surprised it hasn’t collapsed yet from all the moving trucks it’s been in.
The entertainment center that I want needs to be able to house all of our electronics, but behind doors of its own. That way, when I’m watching an episode of Jerseylicious, my daughter doesn’t try to turn off the cable box. Although maybe it’s a sign that she has better taste in television shows. Hmmm….
I want a new couch. Our couch is tore up. Literally. Our previous cat as well as our current one, used it as a personal scratching post. It is a 10 year old couch, and boy does it look it. Also when you sit on it, you sink into it ridiculously. You actually have to heave yourself out of it. It’s not cute.
So these are my wants right now. I’m trying my best to not peruse the Pottery Barn catalog or check Old Navy online to see if they are having any deals. But it is hard.
Anyone else having a bad case of “the wants” right now?