Before I get to that I’ll just share a bit of why I didn’t post on Friday.. Thursday was my 43rd birthday.. I had a very nice day.. I’m a simple person. Not into loud celebrations etc. So the Man took over all the chores for the day for me. (there are a lot). He brought me some scrambled eggs in bed for breakfast. I stayed in bed until 9 am (late for me).. Took a shower when I got up, picked up my gal pal Linda and off to shopping we went.. My brother and sister in law called me from NJ and their three kids who are the lights of my heart also all called me as well. All in all, I had a very nice 43rd birthday..
Like a lot of people, I was glued to the television all of Friday because of what was happening with the suspects of the Boston Marathon Bombing. I woke up all through the night and the TV news was on so I would listen a little, pray a little and go back to sleep..I also spent alot of the day praying for all the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas as well. So as for blogging on Friday? My mind was just not here..
Now, as to my falling off the wagon an into the river.. Well, simply put, I emotionally shopped and I did it on my birthday.. I only started paying down debt a few months ago, I ‘thought’ I had a handle on it and it reared it’s ugly head and pulled me right back down again.. I ended up putting $246.00 on my Goody’s card that I had almost paid off. I know I know, please be kind, I’ve already berated myself enough over it but as of today I am looking at it as, Okay, I did it, I regret it, move on, don’t do it again, get back up on the horse and start again..
What causes me to ’emotional spend” well, thats a long story for another post which I will share with you but suffice it to say, I was (still?) a shopaholic for a long time. I also got some news last week that pretty much dashed hopes that I had and I just well, I just lost it.. As I said, I will post on that next so you can see the bigger picture.. When I do please know I do not ask for pity, I do not ask for excuses, Im just putting it out there to keep myself honest and let those of you who are following along know the whole story..
Before I close, I want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to my friend Sandra from Thistle Cove Farms blog for mentioning me on her blog on Friday..Pop on over by her..I adore Sandra and her blog and I think you will too..
Have you fallen off your paying down debt wagon? Care to share why and how you climbed back on?