All the stuff we are buying is stuff we "kind of need". In the sense that we have made do without in the past. For example, I've never had winter boots before. I just wear dress shoes because they are waterproof. We get rain, not snow. There was a cold snap and I saw $200 boots on sale for $50. This prompted me to jump on them. Being warm, dry AND faashionable I've been feeling like it was totally worth it...so were the cashmere sweaters on sale...and the stand up mixer DH bought me as an early xmas present during a black friday sale...the tablet we bought DS2 because mine was stolen...etc...etc...
I think after being frugal for a certain period of time - if that isn't your nature and you are working at it (haha) - you get to a breaking point. Where you just feel like you have waited long enough, put in enough effort. I mean, I BAKE every weekend and I have no mixer? I have arthritis so sometimes I can't even stir it myself, I have to ask DH to help me. How much money have I saved on cookies, breads and granola bars throughout the year doiing this?
We have the money. Now of this is debt. But I was hoping/planning to use it for EF. It is only $1500 and all these expenditures is about the $500 I need to bump it up.
I can't seem to get out of this mode. Maybe it is all the school/work/etc. I feel "done" right now? Anyone else feel this way? Am I spending money to make myself feel better?