I'm frugal. I almost never pay full price. I don't know why but I got it into my head that I wanted another Dooney & Bourke purse. I have one I bought at least 25 years ago (full price) and every fall, I bring it out and place it back into service. The last few years, I get compliments galore. From young girls. I tell them it's vintage. Which it is.
I haven't bought one since. Today, I decided to run into Dillard's. I got an email that there's a 30% off clearance sale. That's to say 30% off the sale price. I got the email yesterday - thought it was just for one day and didn't make it, but I got another email today, saying today's the last day. Since I was right there, I went. Oh my god. The purse. The one and only D&B left. $218 full price, but I got it for $91. That's a lot for a purse (for me), but it's a beautiful ivory, pebble grain leather, a classic style, and not emblazened boldly with a logo. It's substantial, simple, and it'll last. And the leather smells so good. And feels like butter.
I headed to the sterling silver jewelry. Oh, my. So many great earrings. Necklaces. For a song.
Two more purses, three necklaces, a Cole Haan wallet and several other nice gifts. That was my rationale. I'm shopping ahead for Christmas.
Welcome to my world!
My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...