Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Couple of Questions XXXIII

I just sent my son to his bedroom for the 3rd time since he got home from school. No crying, no arguing, - just him doing something completely without thinking (like hucking an empty rubbermaid bin across the living room floor narrowly missing a burning candle).... I thought school was supposed to calm them down!!! No luck.... I'll post pictures when John comes home with the camera of Brayden's first day.

Here's the questions:

1. What is one thing you saved for but realized wasn't worth it after all?

2. What is a household item that you consider a bit of an indulgence but really appreciate having?

P.S. Happy Birthday Christy and Liz!!!


StephieAnne said...

1. College? Oh no, wait, I guess I came away with a degree, so I suppose it was worth it....... I can't really think of anything off the top of my head....

2. Amazing smelling candles..... I can understand why people spend the money on high quaility candles, they smell so good and make me very happy. Currently, I have a Yankee "Harvest" candle burning - oh, the joy!

HollieHobbie said...

1. Marriage....haha
2. Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker.
ps: I am going to try that Harvest candle, Steph!
pps: And Brayden man, you are sooooo cute!!!

JustMe said...

1. The Licensed Tax Preparer course I'm taking. I paid $200 for HALF of it, and it's so incredibly boring I can't see how I'll ever finish. There's something wrong with a country that needs multiple pages of very small print just to define the word "dependent"!

2. Candles, definitely, I'm still searching for that signature scent I can buy in bulk forever; and body washes. Buttery, citrusy, melony, flowery, or soapy scents - it seems I always crave the one I don't have at home already.

stephietoo said...

1. I really can't think of anything right now, but I know that there are probably tons of things that I save up for and end up disappointed with.

2. First, I have to say our cable. We have the biggest package available, and LOVE it! We really don't need it, but can't seem to downgrade to a lower package. The TV is always on in our house, even if I am reading a book. I just love having it as background noise.

I also have to agree with stephie... Harvest Yankee Candles are my most FAVORITE smell in the entire world! I stock up on them in the fall and have them burning in my house year-round. I get so depressed if I run out in the summer because they are only available in the fall. Yummy!

Have a great weekend everyone!

StephieAnne said...

First of all, "JustMe" - loved your post recently about Everyday Miracles - that is so inspiring, keep sharing!

Secondly, Harvest Candles (as well as McIntosh - another yummy favorite) are 25% off right now at Bed, Bath, and Beyond - so Steph, might be the time to stock up!

LiteraryGirl said...

1. I've set money aside in my head for a clothing purchase before and then decided against it. I can't think of anything else really.
2. Hmmm, there are a few things I could live without but we always have because I really like them, like my hot water top, but they aren't regular purchases. I guess candles are one, TYLER candles, because they are the only way to go. :) Pods from Starbucks, although I don't buy those regularly because I'm too lazy to make my own. Clorox wipes, totally unnecessary but make life easier. I can't think of anything else.

chele said...

1. I know if I think real hard on this, I can come up with a great response... but I'm coming up a bit blank at the moment. I do know that Michael and I saved up a bit for a first honeymoon in the snow of central Washington. We had an excellent time at a hotel in Leavenworth, but when we ventured to Wenatchee (I think it was) - the cabin we had reserved (sight unseen) was nasty - we stayed one night and then got out of dodge - returning to a much more expensive experience again in Leavenworth.

2. I hate to admit it, but in our present circumstances I have to agree with Stephietoo- I appreciate our extended tv service. Truth is, - I really don't watch alot of tv in a given day - but I so appreciate the convenience in knowing that Beaver games, 24 hour quality cartoons, Traig's discovery and science channels, Michael's favorite outdoor shows, etc. are available when we want them. An unnecessary expense to be sure - but it certainly has it's perks...