So Denis and I finally became pretty much credit card debt-free a couple months ago. We still use the cards, but we pay them off each month so in Denis’ mind we’re still debt-free. In my mind we still have debt each month – that’s not living debt-free. But that’s neither here nor there. What’s important to note is that this month I went a little nuts with the credit card. It was purely accidental – I had no idea I had charged that much.
I had my garden project where I bought wood, dirt and flowers -which came to about $200 and looks LOVELY (or will look lovely once I paint it ($24)). Then there was that second pair of contact lenses I ordered when I was so pleased with the first pair. That was almost $200, too. Factor in my accidental Amazon purchase (I meant to use a gift cert my pal Gladball gave me but forgot to input the code), and a few other charges and voila – I’ve got a high number going. It’s still under $1000, but it’s solidly more than $500.
And today, I KNEW I shouldn’t look, but I went to a gardening website. I was really upset a couple weeks ago when I discovered our garden centers in Bloomfield were sadly lacking in any real VARIETY of flowers – both in kind and color. So I got an email from Better Homes & Gardens all but begging me to go search around for some pretty flowers to order.
So I did. And daggumit I saw some really pretty things and placed an order. One was a gallon pot of Clematis “Belle of Woking” which is a vine that we already have in our backyard. But I want to try getting a small arbor and having the vine grow over that in the backyard. That would be beautiful. Then I saw some lovely blue delphniums that I just had to have (our area has NO blue flowers available to buy). I’ve been looking for some ornamental grasses and found a nice Miscanthus “Sarabande” that will look nice once I separate it and plant it in different areas of the garden. Finally, we have two lovely lilacs in the backyard – one pink and one white. I thought (again) that blue would be a nice addition, and so I bought Syringa vulgaris ‘Little Boy Blue’.
Denis, I swear I won’t order any more flowers online. And I hope I win big at Foxwoods Casino this weekend to help pay for the large Visa bill coming in a couple weeks.