Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by njteach41, Aug 18, 2010.
Aug 18, 2010
If you had $200 and had to spend it on yourself, what would you buy and why?
I need to make a trip to Victoria's Secret and pick up a couple of new bras. Well, to be honest, my others are getting worn out and I am tired of pushing the wire back in on one of them.
I also need a couple of pair of shoes-- I am thinking a trip to Kohls would take care of that. My old dress shoes are worn out. I need a black, dk brown, and navy.
If I was not being practical-- I could also pay off a ring that I have on layaway-- it is a funky birthstone ring of my girls' bday months.
I did - I got back to school clothes today.
Buy a pair of shoes I've recently wanted that cost $100 & save the rest for a rainy day!
A really nice haircut and highlights. And some nice tops for school.
On myself? There's so much I want to spend on my kids, and there's nothing that I really need right now, that I don't know that I would enjoy spending $200 on just myself.
Now, if money were no object, and I could spend what I want, I would spend, in this order:
-Spend whatever is necessary to get Stuart back into figure skaing
-Spend between $4000 and $8000 on a new or high quality used oboe for Matthew
-Spend another $500 or so on reed making equipment, so I wouldn't have to buy reeds for Matthew, and I could be sure he was playing on reeds that are perfect for him
-Replace all the kids clothes, shoes, and furiture
-replace my bedroom furniture
-replace my cooking utensils (oh, there's where I could spend $200 on myself)
-Buy a 4 bedroom house, with a yard, so I don't have to deal with apartment life anymore.
Now, some might notice that I didn't have any large ticket items for William. It's just that he's not into anything right now....so I'm off the hook...for now anyway
Aug 19, 2010
I've had my eye on these items from Anthropologie... I'm wondering if I can convince dh to let me splurge a bit for back-to-school...
There are several others, but this would max out my $200...
I do need to do a run to the Hanes/Bali outlet and get stockings for the upcoming school year.
Then I would find either a suit on clearance or a bunch of tops to go with the 2 suits I got over the summer.
But, aside from the stockings, there's realy not much I want. I'm pretty low maintainence. For the most part, I would much rather spend money on the kids than on myself.
I would like a Northface jacket for fall and winter. Other than that I really don't need anything. I would probably spend it on my kids or the house.
I would buy clothes for back to school.
This is me as well. I've been wanting new kitchen dishes for a long time, maybe I'd use a "found" $200. towards that.
I need more than $200, but I would buy some new work clothes -- all of my stuff from last year no longer fits (in the good way). I have lost over 20 pounds, but several sizes.
Good for you myangel!
No question - I would go buy a KitchenAid mixer! I want one SO bad, for my birthday, my husband started me a KitchenAid fund! He drew a mixer on an envelope - and drew a bowl next to it - with $ amounts on the bowl. It's so cute!
I need a new pair of dress casual shoes for school, so that'd be first.
I would really like to add my new son's birthstone to my bracelet witht the girls. That's a when-bills-get-paid-and Christmas-is-over expense...so, never. I'd be happy after that!
honestly? If I had 200.00 I would buy my girls some clothes and shoes, I would get myself a top for orientation, and I would use anything left to catch up on some bills. I am in a place financially right now that I have never been in before, and it is so stressful. I am school shopping at Goodwill this year. It is really hard, and very humbling.
I spend money on myself when I want to. There's just not much I want or need...If I had $200 to 'spend on myself' (which I could do today with the tutoring money in my purse), I'd probably buy some things for the house (I creating and decorating my 'nest'), or shoes I don't have to justify spending money on myself...my dh actually thinks I should do more of it. I bought myself a $6 bunch of flowers yesterday- that made me happy.
With my son going back to college in 2 weeks, I'm more focused on what he needs right now...it's kind of that way with moms, isn't it....
Whether it's a cup of Starbuck's coffee, or a new nail color, the bouquet of flowers, or shoes, or a sweater...we all need to take time to treat ourselves now and then. It's not about the amount$$$, it's about just taking a moment for yourself.
Remember what I kept telling myself during my mastectomy/radiations/kids with head lice/ 2 fender benders/ too much to name year:
This too shall pass.
The "humbling" part can be hard to swallow. But I can promise you-- you'll never look at some things the same way, or take for granted some of the things you used to.
Here's hoping for a quick return to the old "normal" for you.
School clothes and a few fishing lures. That's what I spent it on.
Are you fishing or catching?
I'd put it towards the speeding ticket I got this week!
i bought a SodaStream soda/seltzer machine!! wasn't $200, only $99 @ le gourmet chef. i'm so excited to use it, waiting for dinner tonight with the fiance
Fishing and Catching. I'm so proud of my new snagless frogs. Even got some good action with it. 7 bass last weekend that became a crunchable dinner on Tues. Little did the scaled pisces know.
School clothes. I am in great need
I would buy another ticket to "Jersey Boys". I saw the musical yesterday in NYC and it was unbelievable! After the show I'd head down to Little Italy and have a fabulous dinner.
The Coach Poppy purse I want is $198 so that's what I'd get!
Aug 20, 2010
I would buy the Martinez Valero pink wedding shoes I've been lusting over. I just can't fathom spending that much money on shoes.
Computer stuff, Fishing gear, and steaks I love a good Steak or woodworking tools
Beer, Ammo, and a Cabela's Cap..........:lol::lol:
And oh yes ... an air filter for my jeep..... (I drove thru about 40 miles of dusty jeep roads today...........)
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