The SIL left a small pile of $100 bills on the table for us (she does this everywhere she goes, showering people in cash and expensive gifts, she is quite generous). Hubby gave me half the money and asked what I was going to buy with it. After thinking about it for a few minutes, I said nothing. There is absolutely nothing I need or want and for some reason I have felt like that for more than a month.
Of course I need to get my car paid off so the money will most likely go there but I think this may be the first time in my life that I feel like I don't want or need to shop. We have bought groceries a couple of times since the beginning of the year but I haven't bought anything else and haven't even looked at Deal News or Tech Bargains or REI and Best Buy Deal of the Day pages or looked at any other online shopping since before the end of the year.
Why the sudden change? I have no idea. It may be psychological since I don't have a job and am still trying to decide what to do to earn money so the thought of spending money is probably not even top of mind right now. But I also don't have a shopping list which I usually keep (lists of things like toiletries or shoes or other things I want), and I don't feel the "pull" of going to stores or the desire to buy anything (I've also kicked the caffeine habit so there is no daily stop by Starbucks or Baskin Robbins!).
Needless to say, this is a good thing and I hope the "don't want to buy anything" feeling continues for a good long while!