Thursday, January 10, 2019

All I Have Is All I Need

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!


  1. How fortunate you all are to have such a generous sister! Penny S.

  2. I use to always have a "want list" but now I don't - it's really strange. I think the older I get - the less I want. Go figure. My husband is always entering contests to win money - the latest the "win $3,000 a week" one. He asked me what I would do with the money and honestly the only thing that came to mind was -"Help needy people". I asked him what would you buy and he stared into space for so long I thought "Are you there?" but he finally said I'd buy (not kidding) a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise - he's 76, so apparently he has no need for an extra $3,000. a week - I guess it's called being content and it's a wonderful place to be. Mary Ellen