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Oh no! My shuuuuuuuuues!

August 9th, 2008 at 04:15 pm

I went to Target this morning to pick up a few things:
- a multivitamin (actually, a bottle of 100)
- hair color (I'm 22 and already am covering up gray ... no kidding)
- a screwdriver (99 cents! I thought it would be a couple of dollars at least)
- a sports bra (2 for $8)

On my way to the cash register, I decided to stop by the shoe section to drool over the much mentioned red pair of shoes that I am desperately needing to go on sale at some point in the not too distant future.

... the shoes? They were GONE.

I quite literally said out loud, "OH NO! My shuuuuuuuuuuues!" as I stared forlornly at the black ruffle boots that had taken the place of those beautiful Isaac Mizrahi red high heels.

I wandered aimlessly down the aisle, trying to ignore the strange looks other customers were throwing my way after my admittedly weird outburst, and - sigh of relief - saw my shoes. Same price, just in a different location. Moved for the sake of fall fashion. *sigh*

This sounds stupid, but those shoes are a symbol to me. A symbol that I don't need instant gratification. I can save my money. I can wait for the sale that I'm just positive is coming up at some point. I don't NEED those shoes. I definitely WANT them ... but those high heels are my proof that my wants are different from my needs, and that if I want to give into my, um, wants, then I need to make sure that I've taken care of my needs FIRST.

Anywho, I almost very nearly snatched those shoes and bought them. But I didn't. I did a weird half-run/half-skip through the handbag department (another bad idea), and straight to the check-out lanes.

On my way home, I stopped at Moe's for lunch. $4.97 (For anyone who loves Moe's as I desperately do, get the Moo Moo Mr. Cow kids meal ... a slightly smaller burrito, chips, drink AND a cookie for way cheaper than the same meal for an adult.)

And, in keeping with my new vegetarian ways, I had it sans meat, cheese and sour cream. :-)

Now I'm home for the day, watching the Olympics and trying to discipline myself to get some writing done.

Have a great Saturday, everyone!

5 Responses to “Oh no! My shuuuuuuuuues!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Oh so you've gone vegan? No dairy? Good for you. I am afraid I would have almost nothing to eat.

  2. cargirl86 Says:

    I'm not entirely vegan. I'm not even entirely vegetarian yet! I'm trying to take it one step at a time. I think vegan may be a goal of mine in the future, but right now I still like my scrambled eggs in the morning. :-)

    Truth: I didn't get the sour cream and cheese because I wanted to feel OK with eating the chips on the side! LOL!

  3. Personal Finance Student Says:

    Congratulations on not buying the shoes; that shows real willpower after having a fright like that. Smile I hope they go on sale soon!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    A very interesting and humorous perspective on this. Thank you for sharing. Big Grin

  5. Petunia Says:

    Good self-discipline, cargirl! I probably would have given in. . .

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