Thursday, June 2, 2011

Money Meltdown

Here's the skinny is tight these days.  The last year and a half have been quite the roller coaster with regards to money....I bought a house, then took a different position at my job which was a pay cut, then just changed positions at my company again in February.  It has been such an adjustment every time trying to adjust to these constant changes at work and the rising cost of everything in my life the last couple years...ugh.  So let's just say that life as a commissioned sales rep in this tough economy ain't always grand, and the last couple months have been a struggle at times.  The main thing I miss is those little wants and needs that you sometimes have to let go of when you don't have the extra disposable income to treat yourself. 

So, today I had a money "mental" meltdown and just got so frustrated at all the things on my wish list that I can't have right now, and am now just needing to vent about it in my blog!  So, without further ado, here is my list of things I am currently wanting but can't afford (sad face)....

Anything from Sabon...particularly these....

We stumbled across this store when we were in NYC in the fall and I (of course) had no money then and could not get the AVIV perfume you see above.  Of course, now my mom and sister have a bottle so I smell it every time I see them....such a tease.  And seriously, the Lavender Apple Body Scrub?  Pure heaven.

Next up....these babies...

I got these sassy flippies for my Momma (aka....Hurricane Kelli) for her b-day a few weeks ago, and secretly really wanted them for myself.  They are the Matisse Universal Sandal from DSW and they are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e.  Not only did they not have them in my size, I also could not afford them (after all, it was Mom's bday, not mine) I sacrificed my summer feet bling bling for my mom's.

Next up....and this is starting to become an actual need rather than a a hair cut and highlight.  Normally I go every 8 weeks to see my hairdresser, but I can push it to 10 weeks sometimes depending on the weather and how bad my hair (and finances) are.  It has now been 13 weeks and I officially have about an inch of split ends, way too long side bangs, and worst of all...TPT (trailer park trash) roots.  Being at the lake this past weekend did not help at all either...ugh.  But, as it stands it costs me $190 with cut, highlights, toner, and tip....and I just can't drop the chedda on that right now. 

Okay, so this isn't really me....but right now it kinda feels that way....need haircut SOON!

Another thing on my wish list right now is Painting With a Twist.  I have seriously been wanting to do this since they opened and it's just not something in the cards for me right now.  Soooo sad about this one!  I just checked out their June calendar and there are sooo many good ones coming up!

...especially the one for June 11:

...and the ones for June 17 and, love love!

Okay, so remember when we had all that crazy Ky weather and the storms were out of control?  Well, this happened to the table umbrella on my back patio....

So, yeah, just when I was getting my patio looking cute....planted flowers, grass has somewhat grown back, cute chair cushions.....anyways....I'll be needing a new one of these.  But not now of course. that that rant is over (and believe me, my wish list could have gone on for days....) I feel slightly better.  I also need to say that I know it's hard times out there for a lot of people, and definitely way worse than me.  I'm grateful to have a job and a home and all the things I really do need, but today was just one of those days when everything just got to me.  It's not the first, and it won't be the last....we've all been there, right???


Anonymous said...

Not much add except, "been there, done that!" Commission sales can be feast or famine sometimes and you have to bust your hump to get the feast all the time and then develop the discipline to save, save, save. You are rich however with love, friendship and family!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, meant to put my name on that post:
Mike Lorenzen

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