So I confess that I blew my $100/month personal care budget for this and next month already. A week ago, my favorite running store sent me a 20% off offer, which is hard to resist since 1) I need new shoes anyway, 2) running shoes is a necessity if you run habitually, 3) I have the flattest feet since Fred Flintstone that horribly over-pronate and limited to two models, 4) that tend to be pricier than normal running shoes. 20% is a savings of $22 in this case, and since running shoes hardly ever go on sale, I went for it. Unfortunately, though, since I also had a deep tissue massage earlier this month (which I didn’t need since my back was maybe a 5 out of 10, but I felt too guilty to cancel), I borrowed from Peter (March) to pay Paul (February). I’m completely aware that my debt probably stems from this kind of justifying and going over my budget, but I’ll just have to not buy anything in March to make up for it. At least I’m aware, right? Bueller? Bueller?
I know… I suck with self-control.
I’ve made peace with it, though, since running is a source of so much happiness and I use it in lieu of coffee in the morning. So, shoes might be a thing, but it’s also the vehicle (literally) for daily experiences that I enjoy. /endjustification
This weekend we’re going to Palm Springs to hang with my parents who are coming from Arizona, and my bro and sis-in-law from the OC. I’m excited since we didn’t hang over the holidays, and I’m fortunate to not only love my family, but actually like them
in three to five day increments. I hope everyone has a great weekend!