Sunday, August 12, 2007

So tired of being responsible...

Hubby and I are struggling lately with a serious case of the "wants". We want...

- a flat screen TV
- make that TWO flat screen TVs, one for the bedroom and one for the living room
- a woodstove with a nice hearth pad and a mantle on the wall
- a fully landscaped front yard
- a new car
- an up to date kitchen
- hardwood floors throughout our house
- a new couch (one that doesn't make my butt go to sleep in five minutes)

and the list goes on and on. Lately we find ourselves drooling over ads, stopping into stores, and whining about being responsible adults.

Don't get me wrong, I'm GLAD we're responsible adults. We worked hard to get out of debt, bought a house that was within our budget, and keep on top of our credit cards. We have a budget and, for the most part, we stick to it (I'm still working on that pesky food thing). It would just be so much EASIER to just say screw it, rack up a bunch of debt, and just make payments.

But nooooooooooooooooooo, responsible adults we must be. Saving our money, budgeting, buying one thing at a time as we have the dough.

*sigh*...responsibility. So hard...

5 comments:

Kimmer said...

I could have written the same post. We could spend extra money in so many places! We finally bought a bed for our younger daughter (I'm about to blog the details myself), and did "three months same as cash" for about half of it. Of course, now we have store credit. I looked around the living room last night, and as my eyes settled on the futon, I told my husband that I wanted a real sofa. We won't get it, but that doesn't stop the wanting.

kbeeps said...

Yes, YES, a real sofa. Ours is a futon too - with an 11 year old mattress. My butt goes to sleep in about 10 minutes...

The Alt Martha said...

I hear you sister! On rare occassions I have wandered down to the coffee store on the bottom floor in our office (yes, in the office...you don't even have to go outside) and purchasing a green tea latte with soy. At my desk moments later I'm embarrassed for spending nearly $4.00 on something that will last me five minutes when the clothes I'm wearing are secondhand!

MamaZuzi said...

Part of me says you should live a little more now cause when you finally get pregnant and have little ones to spend your money on, then you really won't be getting all the goodies!?

norma said...

I hear you but just remember how miserable it was with huge debt and at that time all you wanted was to be debt free. YOu did it! It's fun to wish and dream. Nothing wrong with that. Take care.