Friday, August 21, 2009

Aug. 20th Spending

Total spent...$???. Hubby went out with his boys for some drinks and pizza. I know the one kid paid for the food, so I'm not positive how much hubby spent.

I'm getting into the rut of end-of-summer-blues and don't like it! Hubby and I are having a date night tonight, complete with our homemade hummus pizza! Yay! Tomorrow we're gonna grill out with his bro and sis-in-law and a few friends. Gotta squeeze in as many last minute summer BBQ's before fall gets here.

The day before we left for vacation I realized how much I am slacking at this whole living simple way. Sure I have donated tons of items to Goodwill. Sure I've taken on a natural way of cleaning. Sure I have gotten hubby to join, as well as my work. But I still have a long, long, long way to go. We were gone for 7 days so I had planned to pack 7 tank tops, one for each day, as well as a few tee's. Well, I started to grab the ones I wanted and before I knew it, I had 10. No way I was going to wear all of them, but tanks are small and don't take up much room, right. So I went way overboard on my packing, not the worst thing that could happen, I did only have a medium sized suitcase (hubby got the large one since he's bigger). The bad part is that after I packed I went to put away the load of wash that I had drying. I ended up with a stack of tank tops, I knew I had just packed 10, so how many more did I have here? Ten, 1-0, ten. Yup, that would be 20 tanks! Well then, that must mean my drawer is complete empty, right? I mean who could possible have more than 20 tank tops? Me. That's right, I open the drawer, and to no surprise it isn't empty. Nope. Not even close. How many can fit into a tiny top drawer. 10? Nope. 20? Nope. Close to 30! Thirty!?!?! That doesn't even include the 20 I had out. How can I be claiming to live simply when I have like 50 tank tops!!?!?! Theoretically I could go all summer (and part of the Spring and Fall too) only wear each one twice. Wow!

Do they have tank tops anonymous? I think I could use help.

Do you have anything that you collect have hadn't even realized?


Brooke said...

i treat pretty much all tops like they are disposable. i find them either at consignment sales or retail extreme markdowns for $2-3 and have a closet full. sadly, we're looking to take advantage of the $8K tax credit, but have to be careful of what we look at because of closet/storage issues.

hey, if you're my size, i take donations. just send them to me at 123 main st... ;)

Frugalchick said...

I have found 7 extra razor handles in my house this week. Why?!?

Live Simply- Live Well said...

thats awesome! 30 tank tops!!!