I didn't get my flu shot, so I'll have to do that Monday. I mailed the mitts, went for a fall drive and ogled all the pretty, and some not so pretty houses.
After dinner at a local brewery, we went to the Apple stores. You know...the one where they sell overly priced caramel coated apples, and then to the other one down the way where they sell the prettiest apples in town.
I couldn't live without a laptop to call my own. This one is pretty spiffy, if I must say so myself. I love the way the keyboard lights up like the control panel of a sexy, sleek jet. It's too bad that feature will eat the battery life. I'll use it when it's plugged in and charging though.
Friends, I am the queen of rationalization and once my husband began the topic of me buying a new mac, I heartily joined in the conversation. Let me share some of my thoughts on this with you:
- I work hard. I should be allowed to spend a portion of what I earn on myself.
- I've saved half, and by the time the amex bill comes in, I'll have the other half ready.
- I haven't bought new shoes
in at least a monthin a really long time.
- People shouldn't have to live with old technology. Never mind that the old one was barely more than a year old.
- We did not go to the Rhinebeck fiber festival this weekend (the original reason for taking this week off) and therefore saved at least $150 on fuel, $800 on lodging, a minimum of $200 in fiber (I'm laughing on that estimate), certainly $500 on food and incidentals and who knows how much more? By not traveling, even with me buying a laptop, we're still ahead.
- Accidents happen and I should not have to suffer because I am at times a little dimwitted.
BTW, that overly priced caramel apple? I've completely rationalized the purchase and consumption of that, too.