I decided to go into the New Year only buying things I absolutely need and then trying to make the rest. I figured this would push me to sew/knit more. I definitely have but it seems like the things I need to buy now are more expensive that I’d like them to be. Then I start feeling overwhelmed monetarily and have to breathe into a paper bag. List making always calms me down when I feel out of control – so that’s precisely what I am going to do.
Item No. 1 – New running shoes. Whenever my knees start talking to me, I know it’s time for a new pair. I just wish nice running shoes weren’t so expensive. I bought Brooks Glycerin 9 last year for my half marathon training. I initially thought they were the ugliest thing in the world but I bought them anyway because they felt awesome. After miles and miles together, they’ve grown on me. I now look at their ugliness with fondness and wouldn’t mind another pair.
Item No. 2 – Another pair of WARM running tights. Maryland winters aren’t just cold – they are damp, feel-it-in-your-bones, would-you-like-some-wind-with-that? cold. I have one really warm pair of running pants, and two not so warm but get the job done pants. I’d love another pair so I can go a week without wearing the same pair twice (it’s gross I know, but I’m not above sniffing my pants to see if they are wearable).
Item No. 3 – New bathing suit for Mexico. I haven’t bought a new bathing suit in a couple years. It might be time. I think they may be purchased at Target for cheap. This one seems cute enough enough.
Item No. 4 – School books. Ugh. No way around this one. At least amazon can save me from the University $tore prices.
Item No. 5 – Baby Shower things. This will encompass quite a bit. Only sister’s first kid. I will be going all out. Well, as all out as I can.
Anyone have any money I can borrow? 🙂