Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 9th Spending

Total spent...$3.49 on food for hubby's class party.

Today is hubby's last day of school! I think he may be more excited than any of his kids. :-) Our last stop last night was to pick up something for the party. I rushed home from work yesterday because we had a tornado watch that was scheduled to be in my area around 3:45. I get off at 3:30, but by the time I say bye and shut down I would be on the road at tornado time, so I booked it out of there so I could be home. Luckily we didn't get any, but there was one not too far away! I don't live in the Midwest, I live in the foothills of the Appalachians! There shouldn't be tornadoes!!!

After that threat passed hubby and I headed to the library to return a book. Hubby then informed me that he didn't feel like going home, so we headed to Toys R Us. I think I've been to that store more times with him, then when I was a kid! Of course we ended up in the electronic section, looking longingly at the Wii and all it's fun accessories. I quickly wiped away the drool as the sight of the price tag, $250. Plus the tax, plus the second control, plus another game (Wii fit), plus all the accessories...cha-ching! As we left empty handed hubby reminded me that I said we could get one someday. Keyword, someday. I would love to get one! I can picture myself doing yoga and working out with it, playing games with hubby, but I love the picture of being completely debt free even better! Both of our birthday's and our anniversary are in July, so I asked him to be patient until then. This is when our little tiff got started. He told me that I say that for everything, there are books he wants, and the Wii, and another lens or two for our camera... he said that it's a lot and he won't get it all for his birthday. Well duh! If it isn't affordable for a birthday than why do you think we can buy it? I got extremely discouraged, because we have made so much progress towards being debt free, and we still have a ways to go, plus big ticket savings like a house and car. I don't want determination to get squashed because we got sidetracked on some fun toys. I would LOVE to have a telephoto lens for my camera, and I would LOVE to have the Wii fit, and I would LOVE to buy a new pair of shoes, but there are things that need to be taken care of first.
"If you live like no one else now, then you can live like no one else later."
A famous Dave Ramsey mantra which is stuck in my head. It just all seems so overwhelming and unattainable at times. I just want to toss in the towel and stomp my feet and scream at the top of my lungs!

Sorry to go off like that. I just want to be real with y'all, and it's not easy to stay focused and disciplined and to deny yourself from all your material wants. We aren't depriving ourselves completely by any means, we are going to the beach in 2 weeks, and we are taking a trip to Florida in August, and we bought some new summer clothes... We just can't indulge in everything and it's hard. It's hard to live like no one else, because no one else is saying no to spending frivolously.


Brooke said...

i know how you feel. last week i said to jay "we're not poor, so we shouldn't be acting like we are." but we want to pay off the land before we we live like no one else.

Serendipity said...

It's hard. I have been trying to save my money lately and limit what I spend on, and encouraging Rambo to do the same. And he ends up calling me cheap! It happens. But maybe you guys can reward yourself around Christmas???

Live Simply- Live Well said...

i know. p and i have had that same tiff. just keep at it. yall are doing great!