I'm starting to get itchy about not shopping. The first two weeks went by without a hitch, but now I'm wondering if it wasn't the thrill of the toaster-oven hunt keeping me happy. Well, to be honest, I'm sure that's the case. Now that I'm not actively looking for anything, I have this what-can-I-buy feeling gnawing away at me, and that's what lured me to the thrift shop.
The thrift shop is a real minefield right now. On one hand, there is "no-thing new" there, so I am allowed to buy stuff as long as it is something I really need. Browsing, which is what I did, really shouldn't be happening. Yes, I only spent a half a buck, but it's sort of like someone taking a few puffs when they're trying to quit smoking. If what I wish to do is break the shopping addiction, I need to learn how to resist this urge.
But, hey, at least I can recognize what's a work here, and that's progress. But I have mixed feelings about my red scoops right now!