Thursday, January 28, 2010

So do you remember when...



...I mentioned being on a budget.




Well, as much as I tried by the end of the month (which would be now) it's soooooo hard to stay on that budget.


But when I had that Kathy purse in my hand...I thought do I really want to spend twenty two dollars on a purse? How will it actually benefit me? Sure it will hold my make up, my wallet,my band aids, triple antibiotic ointment, the unmentionables, the spit up rag,the rattles,the camera,the gum,the cough drops, the keys,the phone...etc..etc...But the REAL question is how will I ever find anything???


It's really quite comical watching me fish for something in my purse. First,the wallet comes out, then the phone that opened while sitting in my purse then the eye liner which is missing the cover so then I am not only searching for the one lonely band aid at the bottom of the purse for my paper cut/slash flesh wound I mysteriously got from filing some papers but I am also searching for a clear white cover for my eye liner. Now, the receipts are coming out Dunkin Donuts,Walmart,etc..etc..etc coming to the surface of course half of them are over six months old. "Hey, on this receipt it said I bought a lemonade on August 7th where was I on August 7th? Oh ya that was the day before Jeremy was born it must have been at the hospital."
So, as I was standing in Marshall's after a day of school on Tuesday night holding two different type of Kathy purses that were the same price. I contemplated, I agonized, I asked my mom's opinion, I thought and thought...I went back over to the pocket book isle I drooled over the BIG Kathy pocket books that could fit my laptop, Jeremy's bumbo and a small microwave but the cost you may ask was WAY over my budget! Forty dollars!!! For a purse oh the style was quite right the feel was amazing I absolutely giggled as I imagined it draped over my shoulder...but I kept saying no not forty dollars. I will not spend forty dollars on a purse.
I could buy 40 things at the dollar store for forty dollars. I could go to the Sephora store (Make up) and get well, okay probably an eye liner and mascara for forty dollars...so maybe not the best example. I could put my forty dollars away for my travel fund...
So, I opted against the big gigantic cool purse and held onto the two different twenty two dollar purses "brown plastic looking,smooth shiny brown purse? Or cool looking pattern, just like my other Kathy purse but cool looking pattern purse?" Up and down the purses went from arm to arm, my eyes kept turning, I kept opening them and shutting them trying my hardest to decide. AND THEN....it happened....
....somehow me and my two candidates ended up in the toy isle or more known as the BABY isle....I'm weak people....very weak....(not to mention) I hadn't seen Jeremy all day long...
Baby gyms, and blocks,dvd's and sleepers all at my finger tips....I could just smell fisher price and Baby Einstein, I just could reach and feel the hard cover books...one candidate dropped from grasps the other one was next and I reached for the last snail rattle they had it needed to come home Jeremy needed it. BUT....then I saw it a farm with a pig and a cow that had suction cups to stick on the high chair he was just telling me needed one of those...really we had in dept conversation about it.
So, the Kathy purse was a goner and Jeremy had two new toys and I had a new black sweater. What can I do? I just have a weak spot where that little boy is concerned. So, maybe Kathy herself will have pity on a *Big Sister* Come to my door and hand me a BIG Kathy purse that will fit my every need. Or...maybe I can fit it in my next paycheck...sigh...or just keep on carrying my little black purse that I can't zipper, for the brush,wallet and fifty other things are kind of in the way.


But Jeremy sure does enjoy his rattle. I mean really he can't snuggle with a Kathy purse!! ;)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay for you, Ginger!! :) (Boy do I know the feeling about making up your mind about something like that!! SO know the feeling. :P) I'm sure Jeremy is quite happy with your choice--it looks like he is!!!! And by the way, I only have a minute so I'm just going to comment here, but I LOVE the picture of him in the post below!!!

Morgan

Katarina said...

Hmmm...Now which purse can cary, two diapers, a baby toy, wallet (maybe even up to three wallets), a book, cell phone, and something to keep the very active toddlers happy? It's almost a suite case if your not careful. lol

Trust me I know what your talking about when searching for a purse. :D As the oldest I get stuck caring a ton of stuff for the younger children in the family and have to think carefully about what purse I buy.

Wal-Mart!! You can get really nice purses there for a great price (unless your against Wal-Mart).

Mrs. H said...

Does the Kathy purse go with more than one outfit? Will it go from Winter to Spring? Do you already have one in a similar color or design?

and if all else fails...

Now that Jeremy has that rattle he'll need somewhere to carry it. Better get the purse.