Thursday, September 4, 2014

Shopping Therapy

I've been working 7 days a week again; last day off was the Sunday before my last post.  :(

Getting real discouraged with the work situation and desperately want to retire.  Unfortunately I need to work a few more years before I can kiss the working world good-bye (or more likely, give it the central finger solute). 

So in order to cheer myself up I decided a bit of shopping was in order.  Some women shop for clothes, purses, shoes or jewelry when they need a little shopping therapy; but I decided to break into my savings account and hit Ellen Hutson's.  I was so happy to see the new Fawn Lawn and Mama Elephant sets.  I even bought more dies ...... because clearly I have an addiction where dies are concerned.  Some day I will get up the courage to take a picture of my dies, but only when I'm ready for a 12-step program.  LOL

I am scheduled to be off the third week of November and I might be able to take the last weekend of this month off.  If I do, I'm going to sleep one day away and then lock myself in the craft room and play with my new items.  The week off in November is tasked for making my Christmas cards. 

Keeping my fingers crossed that my time off doesn't get cancelled, and crossing my toes and fingers when playing lotto so I don't have to worry about social security or my 401k seeing through to the end of life.  :D

So anyway, here is the shopping spree that cheered me up, and thankfully I do not have purchase remorse, it was worth the dipping into savings. 

Hope everyone is having a great end of summer early fall.  Winter is just around the corner .... YAY!!!! 


  1. Hi Carole

    Wow!!! That looks lovely collection of goodies.

    A treat you certainly deserve if you are working 7 day weeks!!! I hope things start to calm down for you soon.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Ooooh, boy, what fun you are going to have when you do have time! I'm hoping my second NBUS challenge will entice you to rip into one of those sets before the end of the month, in fact before September 25th! But if you can't play, I understand! I just wish you didn't have to work so hard. I'm crossing my fingers that you win the lottery!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I have a lot of crafting addictions but the one I continue to add to is embossing folders. shhhh! I think I have at least 40.

  4. You totally deserve a huge shopping spree like that if your working 7 days a week!! What a haul, I'm so jealous!! Will keep my fingers crossed for you that you finally get some time off to do things that you want to do, like trying out all of those goodies. I love that new Mama Elephant cupcake stamp set and those cut bunnies on the Lawn Fawn set. Look forward to seeing what you create!!

  5. Fingers crossed for the third week in November!