No wonder I got an "A" in philosophy, huh? Everyone does something to cope/escape. Some people drink (thinking about that one this month), others play video games, some read, some write, and yes, some shop. Honestly, I'm sort of OCD when it comes to shopping. I go in pursuit of the perfect shoe, the perfect handbag, etc. Usually, it's to reward myself for a job well done (book finished) but not always. I don't shop often, but when I do, I'm on a mission.
This month, it's because my purse is the only thing I can organize right now, and I need one that fits a wallet. My current one has a built-in wallet and it is driving me nuts. Let me give you a rundown of my disastrous life at the moment.
Kids were off for a week. Came home to a flooded bottom floor. Something had broken away from the house and it just rained right on in -- so we need new carpet, new drywall and I paid $2k for some stupid industrial dryers for a week and antibacterial spray so we didn't smell like an antique aquarium. Two bedrooms and one bathroom are out of commission. Which means, two kids and all their stuff, are elsewhere.
My current book is not acceptable, so I will either be writing it again, or trying something different.
My Wii Fit is on the blink and says I gained five pounds.
The laundry is about three days behind, which is 2 years in people years.
So I do what I do best. I find a purse. So far, with no luck. But when you can't succeed in one area, you simply have to do something you can feel slightly successful in -- granted, not so much when the Visa comes in, but I am so behind. There is not one room I can look at, or hide out in that doesn't look like my slob 13 year old self lives there.