"I'm going to cut back on my spending now."
"No more stash buying until I...."
"I'm finished buying for a while."
Because just exactly as those words are sent spinning off into the internets for everyone to read and see, you will be presented with shopping opportunities that never in a million years would have come your way otherwise.
Now remember - I live in the sticks. If nowhere had a middle, that'd be my address. I have to drive 50 miles to get to any lame-ass JoAnns or Michaels store, and forget Hobby Lobby. Way too far. And for the past several years, I've forced myself to be content with internet shopping and a yearly trip to Camp Wannasew and The Silver Needle in Tulsa.
SO - how did it happen that this weekend I have the chance to go to not just one, but TWO nice shops? I know this only happened because I publicly declared that it was time to draw my purse strings. I'm headed East this weekend, and my travels will take me 5 minutes from The Stitching Post in Baltimore, and 5 minutes from Stitch by Stitch in Cape May. Can you feel my pain?
Well, if you think I'm going to let pride and the need to mean-what-I-say stand in the way of shopping in two real stores, then you all don't know me very well.
So after the weekend, I'll tell you at what specific temperature credit card plastic actually melts....