Sometimes you have to blast your way through.
I posted how I'm trying to get a new computer. In order to facilitate that, and also just to see if I can make it through, I'm on a spending moratorium this month. Not from things like food and gas--I couldn't not buy those things--but the frivolous spending that I seem to enjoy so much. I have PLENTY of books to read, plenty of WIPs to work on, and I've had The Notebook since December and JUST sat down to watch it, so I'm not lacking for anything.
It's been easy-ish this week. But the challenge with me is always the weekend. Today I had to go buy a birthday gift for our nephew. And I headed up to Target. The boys' section is right next to the shoe section. And, for those of you who have a Target near you, they have THE CUTEST shoes this summer, and I got sucked right down the row. There were a few moments of tense internal negotiation (Spendy Rachel can justify anything--I was telling myself that mustard-yellow flats would be EXQUISITE with my grey pants and I darn near listened--but, in the end, I decided I was going to stick it out, forego the shoes, and have my laptop. I was pretty proud of myself for it. I did walk out with the birthday gift, and just the gift. I ROCK!
Now on the less "ordering on addictive personality" side of my battles, I am almost done with my Fatty SAL. I am working on the Summer one, and, for the life of me, I could not figure out what part of the design was supposed to be. I know it's a bee, but there was a small blob of blue and brown on the right. I don't have a color printer, so it was driving me NUTS to decide if they were other bugs, grapes, or what, but I just now figured out they're birds. In a nest. And they're adorable. I will be glad to get this design done. I ended up having to sub out a couple of colors for other Sullivan colors, but I am missing the one for 415, so will use the DMC for that. I don't like doing it, but I'd rather have it finished and have one non-Sullivan floss color in the batch. I'll post a photo when I'm done, which should be tomorrow.