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  1. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    If you had $200 and had to spend it on yourself, what would you buy and why?
     
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    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.
     
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    I did - I got back to school clothes today.
     
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    Buy a pair of shoes I've recently wanted that cost $100 & save the rest for a rainy day!
     
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    A really nice haircut and highlights. And some nice tops for school.
     
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    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 :D
     
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    a vacation.
     
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    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...

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    There are several others, but this would max out my $200...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I would buy clothes for back to school.
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Good for you myangel!
     
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    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! :)
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :love: creating and decorating my 'nest'), or shoes:D 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....:love:
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    School clothes and a few fishing lures. That's what I spent it on.
     
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    Are you fishing or catching? :D
     
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    I'd put it towards the speeding ticket I got this week!
     
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    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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    School clothes. I am in great need :(
     
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    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.
     
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    The Coach Poppy purse I want is $198 so that's what I'd get!
     
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    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.
     
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    Computer stuff, Fishing gear, and steaks I love a good Steak or woodworking tools
     
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    Beer, Ammo, and a Cabela's Cap..........:lol::lol:
     
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    And oh yes ... an air filter for my jeep..... (I drove thru about 40 miles of dusty jeep roads today...........:D:D)
     

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