Let me start at the beginning............
I (used to be not very good) getting better with money.
How do you strike threw words? Someone? Anyone?
I have never had a lot so when I get it, my instinct is to spend it.
I have twice gotten into debt with credit cards. It wasn't the kind of debt I hear about with most people I know, but still, it was irresponsible.
After my unexpected and painful divorce I have had a rocky employment history.........
A company went bankrupt
my territory was cut during a week 20,000 lost their jobs
an employer changed their mind
and jobs in between just to pay the bills
During these trying times I have had to learn to live on what I had and make it work. And learn a new attitude of being grateful for the little things such as:
a roof over my head
Through all this, I have kept my house and support myself.
I will not get rich at my new job but it supports me and I love it and I am very happy and grateful to have it;)
I have learned and try to live by this new motto when thinking about a new purchase~
Is it wasteful?
Where I fall off the wagon is when it concerns my girls or gran'baby, but I am still doing well.
I am getting my carpet pulled up this Wednesday, it's old and has had way too many kids and animals on it. It is an allergy haven and with Cooper walking and crawling all over, I want the floor clean, hence the new steaming floor cleaner I recently purchased. I am lucky that good wood floors are under the carpet so I will just be cleaning and shining them.
When Cooper was born I wanted a rocker recliner.
I couldn't afford what I wanted at the time so I got a cheap glider.
I have recently removed two chairs from my living room leaving a couch and the glider. One chair got ruined by Chloe and the other was very uncomfortable.
I want all fabric surfaces gone. Courtney is very allergic and Cooper looks like he may have her allergies. Sooooooooooooooooooooooo,
I went to my local furniture store and .........
wait let me back up about rocker recliners~
I love them. I have fond memories of being rocked by my grandma and grandpa and I rocked Megan and Courtney till they were in Jr. High. But I didn't like the way most looked and got rid of my rocker recliner about 1o years ago. So when I was looking at them I knew the certain look I wanted and wouldn't settle for less.
So I found exactly what I wanted and was so excited!
Here it is~(in brown)
So when I decided to go for it, I decided I wanted a matching couch not just because it would look great but because it wouldn't be fabric like the couch I have now. So I am going for the couch as well. Huge splurge I know, but I haven't splurged on anything in a long time and I will be giving up other things to get this. Not only will it bring me joy to look at it, sit on it and rock my Cooper baby in, but it will give me peace knowing it will help alleviate allergens and dust mites;)