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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Funny thing happened at the Post Office

Hey all,

It is getting late here and I should go to bed, but I had to share a funny story!

Hubby and I got one of those brightly colored notices from the Post Office saying that we had a package to pick up because our box was "full". Well, we have a very small mailbox at the apartment complex where we live, so it wouldn't take much to fill it up. We figured we had an over-sized package. We ran some errands and I stayed in the car while Hubby wen into the Post Office.

I was relaxing listening to the car radio when I saw Hubby come out of the Post Office and he was carrying a postal carrier's type large plastic mail box! We both looked at each other and cracked up. It was full to the top with packages of all shapes and sizes. I knew without opening them that they were all items I was expecting from Etsy shops!

One of my favorite movies is The First Wives Club with Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton. In it, Goldie's character Elise's friends are trying to convince her that she has a drinking problem. She tells them that she doesn't have a problem. Bette's character (Brenda) replies, "Let's examine the evidence. Look! all bottles and gallon jugs!" Elise says, "I had guests!" and Brenda replies, "Who? Guns N Roses?".

I am often in denial about my overspending and shopaholic tendancies, but it is very sobering to see a postal box full to the brim with purchases and to know that despite the justifications (Christmas shopping, buying supplies for my shop, needing the nicely scented soap to stay clean...thinking that one more pair of earrings won't hurt anything, etc.), most of the items were purchased on a whim and were not really needed! If I were in Elise's shoes, spouting the aforementioned justifications for my actions, Brenda would probably tell me, "Who were you Christmas shopping for, the entire United States populace?"

If my hubby had been spending all our money on gadgets or something, I would have gone ballistic at him. It is often easier to tell other people what to do than to show yourself the tough love. Mom called tonight and I told her how I was feeling. She told me not to be so hard on myself, but I feel that sometimes we have to be as firm with ourselves as we would with our peers. We have to occasionally remind ourselves to take all things in moderation or we will lose the best of ourselves to our worst vices. I am certainly going to try to do so after this!

Life Status:

*Hubby rode his bike for 4 miles, was very proud of the exercise, but is now suffering from a sore back
*The specialist determined from the MRIs on my injured ankle that I will not need surgery and will possibly be back to work after Labor Day.
*I am still searching for the positives-Hubby and I have been having a blast playing each other at Muppets Monopoly that we got from the liquidation sale of Borders.

Favorites Status:

*MOVIES- Hubby and I watched Richie Rich, which is a fun family movie I hadn't seen in a long time!
*TV-Drop Dead Diva, Ghosthunters, and finishing up season 7 of Gilmore Girls
*MUSIC- The Nines, Cake, and Cyndi Lauper
*BOOKS- Almost finished reading "Talking to Dragons", the last book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, by, Patricia C. Wrede and thanks to the Borders sale I have many more books waiting to be read!
*FOOD-Grilled Chicken Tacos...again...and ice cream with fudge sauce for dessert!

Creative Status:

*Renewed love of rubber stamps and stickers! The gift tags are multiplying rapidly!

Etsy shop of the day:  CaribbeanScents

Her soaps, lotions, hair products have the most amazing scents! I have to keep an eye out for Hubby attacks when I wear her products because they smell so good! (Click on the name of the shop to go to the shop site)



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