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downfall of the month

September 13th, 2006 at 10:56 am


I've done it again - spent too much on books. It's an interesting pattern I have going here (Clothes, Books, Personal Care, Hobbies). I've spent $140 on books this month, and only a small fraction of that was a gift. Yikes. Good deals, yes. Necessary? No. I get a little overzealous with book shopping sometimes. Yes, I visit the library, but when the library says it won't order a book for me and it will take a month to get it from another library, and I can't renew it....that places me square in Half Price Books. Oh well. I need to clean out my bookshelves and pass on those books that have already been read.

Last night I cleaned up my coupon mess and organized it all. My coupon train packet is bulging and will hardly close! Can't wait for the train to come so I can pass on some good deals.

Anyone need Silk soy milk coupons? I have about a billion, and can't possibly use them all.

Also picked up a new CD - Be a Bright Blue by Saxon Shore. Really mellow. Good for listening to while you do something else (clipping coupons, for example).

Doctor's appt this afternoon...not looking forward to it. Hoping the results come out ok. Also have to deal with the fact that they billed the wrong insurance company last time and now I have a big bill sitting in my purse - not cool, and they haven't returned my phone calls. It's been a month of struggling with people to get things right!

5 Responses to “downfall of the month”

  1. miclason Says:

    I hear you!...bookstores are "The Land of Temptation" to me...even worse than shoe stores!! (and, I LOVE shoes!...they are just easier to resist than books!) YIKES!

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    slobbering......books....and shoes......oh MY!! I love em!

  3. Dido Says:

    Books are my downfall, too. I'm down from spending $150/month on them to spending $50/month--but the only time I get consistently down below $50/month is when things are REALLY, REALLY tight. My problem is that, in order to really read a nonfiction book, I need to write in it. Highlight, make notes, argue with the author. I manage not to write in library books (well, 99% of the time), but I still turn down corners.

    Wow, silk does coupons? I'll have to keep an eye out for them. I'm not much of a couponer, though.

    Best of luck especially with the dr. test results and I hope the insurance gets settled without too much hassle!

  4. Vivian Says:

    I would like some coupons, but I don't want to post my address. You may e-mail me for my address, if you are interested in mailing some to me.

  5. kashi Says:

    Vivian, I sent off all of my excess Silk coupons to another member, but I will keep you in mind the next time I have a surplus!

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