Four days left in No spend February and I cracked.
And when I crack...I really crack.
The good news is that most of my expenditures were covered
by gift cards. It was actually a lot of fun.
The most....well, really the only fun I've had all month.
This was the sick month.
It was really all Michael's fault.
He called me at the end of the school day to ask why don't
I join him at Starbucks, the one at the Chapter's store?
I thought...ok...I haven't been to Starbucks all month and I still have
about $15 on my card so it won't cost me anything.
(HA! Famous last words...)
I sat like a good little girl with my chai tea latte slurping off
the foamy bits before I put the lid on as is my habit.
I managed to sit with my laptop for a good hour or more before
the call of the book sirens wound around the synapses of my
cerebral cortex and I floated on over to the sales racks and
lovely 50% off displays.
Oh...the temptations they were many...
One book that I MUST have is
"and I shall have some peace there"
by Margaret Roach who also has a gardening blog called
"A Way to Garden".
Margaret left a corporate job in New York to live in
the country and follow her first passion - gardening.
I allowed myself to purchase only one book today, however,
and it is the one shown above -
"Better Homes and Gardens New Garden"
which I am anxious to delve into as I spend the next
few years planning my PEI gardens.
By the time we left Chapter's it was heading towards
7:30pm and we were ravenous - book browsing
always makes me hungry for some reason - so we decided
to use our Christmas restaurant gift card and went to Swiss Chalet
where I feasted on chicken wings and spicy seasoned french fries -
a real pig-out!!
And of course we washed it all down with a lovely carafe
of merlot - pretty tasty! Our waitress was lovely - she bent a few
rules to get us what we wanted and gave us great service.
Conversation was lively and centered around future plans in Pei, especially
around the IBC (Islanders by Choice) alliance group that
has formed on Facebook to welcome newcomers, creating a social network
for people to meet whether they were born on the island or are "from away".
What a great evening:)
But now it's almost 10:30pm and I must get to sleep.
Last night I fell asleep at 9:30pm, I was so exhausted.
Tomorrow is Friday - yippee - and casual day so I get to wear my jeans.
One last weekend of No Spend February!
I KNOW I'm going to make it to the end with a wee bit of $$ leftover.
Dear God: please don't let me be struck down by lightening...