Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Name is Tammy....and i love to shop!

I feel like shopping. I keep telling myself that I don't need to spend anymore money but I don't feel like listening. The stores are calling me. My bills are paid and I have a roof over my head, so who am I hurting?

So I don't have anymore room in my closet......so what! My husband bought me those special contraptions that I have the space for five hangers but I hang ten.....so what! I make sure to close my closet at night because I don't want to hear my husband talking crap, or shaking his head, because my closet is so full.....so what! That doesn't mean there's a problem. I certainly don't have a shopping issue. I can stop any time I want.

I have a thing for handbags. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. So what! I like my bag to match my outfit. I'm not one of those women who carry the same one no matter what they have on. I break out into a sweat when I see a beautifully made pocketbook. So what! It's my husband's fault. He bought me my first Gucci bag about nineteen years ago and I was hooked. I was on a designer kick for a little while but once we had our second child I downgraded. See, I have control. So what I don't have anymore room for my pocketbooks. I'm going to buy another one this weekend. Does that mean I have a problem?

I dreamt of buying a purple Kooba bag last night, but anyway...

I can stop any time I want to. Does it matter that i'm online shopping when I should be working? It's not my fault. Why do they send me those damned catalogs in the mail? I get so many of them that my mail must be checked every day so that the mailman doesn't have to stuff things inside. Should I be blamed for looking through the catalogs and finding sales? I've become the queen of coupon codes. I never pay full price. That's a good thing right?

My husband suggested we rent a storage room to have a place where we could put the things we might not be using but need a place for. As of right now it's full of my winter clothes. I swap when the seasons change. I look at all the bags and boxes and I know that it's too much. I mean, my clothes aren't the only things there but they take up a whole lot of room.

Well, I'm a woman. I like clothes, and shoes, and especially handbags. I need to have choices. My choices are vast. Does that mean I have a problem? I say no. I'm a woman.

The other night I dreamt of gladiator sandals and crocodile Coach bags.

Okay, so I might have a bit of an issue. We're in a recession and I have made the decision not to shop so much. So, I did buy a blouse online this morning but that was my last purchase of the summer, well, after I buy the handbag I saw at Macy's. Yeah, that will be my last purchase of the summer. I love shopping. It's a fun stress reliever. I may do a little too much of it but I can stop any time I want to, really I can.

My name is Tammy and.....I may be on my way to buy a pair of shoes...(It's my co-workers fault. She wants me to go with her to Steve Madden)


SLC said...

This is funny...........only because my wife isn't reading it and getting fresh ideas. I already know the trunk of her car is off limits. Her 40th birthday is Saturday so I think I'm going to get that purple bag.

Thanks for the idea.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Admitting it is the first step. You took a Big girl pill (smile)

You also said you can stop whenever you want to, twice (LOL)

In any event, do what makes you happy in Moderation!

If I had a two income family, my name may have been in the post (smile)

If I do feel a shopping binge, I try to give away something!

Love and hugs

Strongblkwmn said...

SLC - Hope your wife has a wonderful birthday. I knew something might not be right when I started sneaking bags in the house so I wouldn't have to hear my husband's mouth. LOL! I don't drive but if I did i'm sure my trunk would be off limit too.

Butterfly - Moderation is the key. I make sure the bills are paid and I can afford what i'm buying. I don't want to turn into a total shopaholic. I'm proud that I finally allowed myself to give away the stuff I knew I didn't need and it made me feel good to know that it would go to someone who needed it.

MOMSWEB said...

We share the passion of writing, but shopping you can have. I completely dislike to shop. YUCK!

Lamika said...

"I can stop any time I want to." Classic addict statement.

Strongblkwmn said...

Lamika - I know. LOL!