What Did You Do Or Treat Yourself Today? - page 4
Hello All.... So today I finally decided to return the Nutribullet at Target that I got from my sister and got me a much cheaper blender and a new pair of socks. So I took it home and I then... Read More
Oct 28This evening I perused the Holiday 2017 Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. I circled everything I would buy for myself, my husband, sister, brother, friend . . . I do this as if money were no issue; then I added it all up and found out how much I had NOT actually spent!
Oct 31I like your shopping technique. I used to do something in actuality years ago - I would go shopping and buy stuff. Did I need it - NO. But I wanted it.
I wouldn't cut off the tags because I knew I'd return the item in 2 days or so. Technique would take care of my passion to shop at the moment.
A variation would occur at the grocery. I would do every aisle and toss everything I THOUGHT I wanted into my cart. Then when I was done the SELECTION PROCESS, I'd go back and make a second (sometimes a third) round and put all the unnecessary, unwanted stuff back on each shelf in its correct place. I actually had a name for the process. I called it "Kroegerring". I suddenly realized what I was doing when I shopped at a Kroeger when I was visiting my sister. We don't have Kroeger's here in NJ and her store was a super-Kroeger with all kinds of stuff you can't sell in gen'l NJ stores.
Since I'm pretty much housebound now, I do a computer 'Shop from Home' program about every 3 weeks. I vary my grocery process much like above. I can fill that cyber 'shopping cart' with $500 to $600 worth stuff. Then I go back and delete stuff. It's tough with food things - my health doesn't need the 'junk food' things and that's what I go overboard on. So I pick a delivery date well in advance so I can keep going back to delete the unnec stuff.
Some years waaay back I had to attend a 5 day "Train-the-Trainer'' seminar. We all had to do a progressive 5 day program on some topic. Each day repeated much of the prior day with new stuff, so the presentations became progressively time longer & longer. I actually did like a stand-up comedy routine on "The Art & Science of Shopping". It's hysterical.
I do similar to you with catalogues. I turn down a corner of the page I want something but I RARELY place an order. I have a hard time throwing away catalogues.
Nov 2I've had to get mean with myself with the collection of catalogs...If there is a 'favorite catalog and it has some stuff that SOMEDAY I might be able to get (yuh, right) I want to save the catalog just-in-case.
But, though I have weeded many of them out, I still have some snipped out item pix and descriptions, and I enclosed those clippings in the catalog's envelope with the not-filled-out order form, and they reside in a folder/file..from catalogs YEARS old, and since tossed out, and a few companies now defunct, even!
I have begun trashing catalogs when I get the 'new' ones.
Sometimes I go through my paper/clippings/snippings/ear-marked pages with products; I do confess that keeping some of this stuff is totally useless, so a little at a time I am divesting myself of them.
There are actually times when I throw a catalog out without even looking through it! That is a major accomplishment!
At least when I go through and do my NOT-spending shopping from a catalog I am not JUST buying what *I* want, I also buy for others; I'm QUITE generous in that way.
Nov 27Quote from No Stars In My EyesI love you.I posted on the thread "Your Period and It's Spiritual Significance"
Nov 27Quote from FarawynYou are gonna be one helluva "mean motor-scooter and a bad go-getter" when you learn kick-boxing. I would be scared of you, jumping and yelling and kicking: "Though she be tiny, she is FIERCE!"I lost my mind for 5 minutes. And joined kickboxing.
Do I know how to kick box? Hell no!!!