Friday, January 23

I went to Target.

I had to walk by the "Dollar Spot"...
I had to see all those pretty purses...
I had to avoid the clothes...
I went in to buy 2.5 things. I know, seems impossible, huh? Kasen needed socks (and let's face it - you ain't gonna find used toddler socks & ewwww anyway! Our rules allow for NEW socks anyway.), and I needed powder (yes, I have CVS Bucks to spend on that, but I needed it now & didn't want to make a 2nd stop. I still need mascara soon, so there you go). I figured, while I was there, if I happened to spot a pair of shoes in Kasen's size at a really great price I'd go ahead and get them. The rules are that I'm suppose to look for used shoes for him first, but I CAN buy new. (Remember - yesterday I looked for used.)
So, I did it. I walked STRAIGHT to the socks & debated - crew or ankle, crew or ankle (I picked crew), and headed to the shoe aisle. You wouldn't believe my luck! $3.47 for a brand new pair of tennis shoes. SCORE! I didn't really like them much. I mean, there's nothing ugly about them, they just aren't super cool. I walked around a bit, almost got tempted by a pair for $9.99, then decided it was obviously meant to be. Those were the only shoes in the clearance aisle that were his size & one of 2 pairs for boys & one of 2 pairs that were tennis shoes. So, I headed over to the make-up aisle, grabbed my powder, walked past all the other clearance stuff (cleaner, diapers, food...) and paid. Go me! I went to my most favorite store in the world & only bought the things I intended. I am so incredibly proud of myself.
The damage? $16.10 (Socks are expensive.)

Maybe I'll celebrate buy having dinner out tonight. hahaha, I'm kidding. We're on day #23 without eating out. Go us!

5 comments:

Holly said...

Helen, you're my HERO!!!!

Brandie said...

You are doing so great, Helen!!!

JustJamie said...

Wow! Just WOW!. Really. No dinner out in 23 days. I'd get sick of my own cooking by then. LOL

Great job! Keep it up!

Alison said...

I am very impressed. Target is my weak spot and I usually have to just stay away all together! I agree, socks are insanely expensive and then usually a week later I only have half of the package left and who knows where the rest went!

Heather said...

WTG! You're doing so great!