Friday, January 04, 2008

No Sale

This post might warm the cockles of weese's heart. I did a little blog hopping yesterday and from a link from a link, I came across Chris, who is linked to the right as No Sale. I am a bit inspired by her resolve that her family of nine will not buy this year outside necessities.

EB and I have over the course of the last year, certainly managed to reel it in a little with the spending. But, it needs to be said. We. Like. To. Shop. Okay, so I like to shop way more than eb, but she likes to indulge me and I in turn, like to indulge her.

We won't say we will not shop, because that is just asking for a breakdown of resolve. I think we are mostly committed to this as in 95%. Necessities will be scrutinized in a way that brings us back to really evaluating if something is a want or a need. I am on the yarn bandwagon excepting when we travel but will only get yarn that is not available otherwise.

I might have more to say about this, but work is calling.


SassyFemme said...

While I admire that woman for following her convictions, I don't think we could do it. We like to shop. A lot. I joke that one of my hobbies is competitive power shopping. I think we're better about not doing so much impulse shopping for unnecessary items, but necessary is a relative term.

weese said...

hmm, interesting.
we have already lived that experiment here at casa weese.
1 year with only one salary.
believe me... there was NO shopping.