My Shopping Epiphany/ Life is a delicate balance

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some things you should know before the story:
1. I SUCK AT SHOPPING!! Even though I work hard to get it, I feel bad spending money, I want to save up for our baby and to move away from here.

2. I've been collecting Classic Winnie-The-Pooh since I was 12. I've always been practical like that, knowing that I would give them to my baby one day.



Now for the story:
Sister and I went shopping the other. We had coupons for borders so we went there first. After looking through every single cd she found two she wanted to buy and I found a whole stack but ended up putting them all back.

We then went to the mall. I found this ADORABLE Classic Winnie-The-Pooh baby scrapbook. Not only was the album cute but the pages inside were all decorated and waiting to put pictures inside. It was PERFECT but pricey so I reached out for some advise.

"You don't have a baby yet." Sister said.

Shut up shut up!! I know I know!!!

"What?! You called me for this?" Hubby said.

I decided to buy it anyways. When the cashier told me the price I about fainted. For some reason it was on sale for 76% off. I had to check several times after I left the store to make sure I wasn't dreaming. While we were still in the mall a huge thunderstorm started. We waited it out for awhile then headed home as it didn't look like it would stop anytime soon and we were tired and needed to start dinner. On the drive home I got lost.

It was wet and slippery and dark and I was scared. My sister was playing one of her new cd's and the song "I believe in you"by Vertical Horizon came on. I said a little prayer, turned around and found our way back home just like that.

Life is a delicate balance. Sometimes it's all about having the confidence to follow your heart and other times it's all about asking for help. Amazing what you can learn while shopping huh?!

9 bubble blowin' comments:

Yellow House Knits said...

I'm so glad you got the album--and that it worked out as well as it did for you. Someday you can tell your baby all about the delicate balance of life, and the lessons you learned while shopping for his or her beloved scrapbook!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

prayer ALWAYS helps! Glad you found your way home and glad you got that bargain on the Pooh scrapbook. I am gonna keep you on my prayer intention list!

Style Attic said...

You made a good choice and following the strings that tugged at your heart (I've found) to always be a good way to go :) You're a sweet soul!

Heidi Walker said...

Man that day was actually pretty neat. You got the good with the bad (well I like getting lost but I am weird).

DesignTies said...

The moral of the story -- shop as much as possible because it's obviously extremely educational!! ;-)

Congrats on the great Winnie-the-Pooh find :-)

Hope it's sunny in your part of the world today :-)

Kelly

R.M.Gilbert said...

Just hopping over from Lady Bloggers. You've got a beautiful site.

As for the Classic Pooh scrapbook, you gotta love a good find--oh and my husband would have said the same thing. :) Men. lol.

Glad the prayer helped you home. As someone who gets lost very easily I'm glad that most days I can be found behind my laptop writing stories. As my characters aren't nearly as directionally challenged as I am.

Mighty M said...

Was your lucky day - you will definitely have to pay a lot of attention on your next shopping trip - who knows what you will discover!? :)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you got that book! Because baby will come someday and you'll be the most prepared mom of the CENTURY!!!!!!!!! Love on sale deals like that! :)

Writing Without Periods! said...

You are so right. Life is a delicate balance.
Thanks for the reminder.
Mary

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