I swear, all I need to come up with huge expensive plans/ideas/wants, is for someone to tell me I’m short on cash. Seriously. It’s like the minute I can’t afford it, that’s when I want it.
Of course we just had a baby a few weeks ago, and that generated a large number of medical bills. So you know, we really should be watching our pesos, so that we can weather the storm and come out the other side with our financial plan still in tact.
Yeah. Right. Ok.
I have ALOT of time to think right now. DC doesn’t carry a conversation all that well. And there’s alot of late-night bottle feedings, where I have to entertain myself somehow. Can’t be falling asleep while feeding, after all. So I end up thinking, and planning. And when I do that, I figure out ways to spend money. And I figure out things I want. Or “need”. And then I drive myself nuts.
I could say that I’m dying to go Christmas shopping…which is a true statement. I mean, anyone who’s read any former incarnation of my blog knows that I start planning out and executing my Christmas shopping plan in the summer. It spreads out the cost. And yes, I have a list. I want to start. And I can’t. That’ll drive me nuts enough, because I feel like I’m wasting time.
But no, that’s not the real seed of discontent in my brain. No sir. My brain decided I wanted an eReader. Doesn’t help that hubby wants one too. Which of course, means we can lament and commiserate…and plan…together. We’re feeding off each other’s wants.
So we researched. We read online about the Nook and the Kindle. I have family members who have both, so we were even able to play around with them. Hubby decided what he wanted, and figured out when/how he could save up his allowance to get it. But not me. No, I decided neither option fit my needs. Instead, I decided, I needed….an iPad.
That’s expensive. That’s going to take me months to save up for. Months of mental torture. That’s not cheap. And even worse, it’s an Apple product. I don’t like Apple. (Yes I have an iPod. It took a long time of other MP3 player usage before I broke down and asked for one. I hate myself for loving it.) But I talked to a friend who works for Apple, and darned if the iPad won’t do what I’ve been wanting some gadget to do for me for months. Grrr.
Then Hubby last night told me he found a podcast on the eReader he decided to get. You know….stop with the info torture. I found an iPad podcast today. (oh like there wasn’t going to be one on iTunes? Seriously.)
And so…I sit here….wishing I could suddenly come across a large sum of money to buy myself a gadget I don’t really need but think I do need. And I wish. And I dream. And…it’s too much to ask Santa to give me for Christmas. Oh well….wonder if my allowance is in the bank yet…