Today I went shopping for the first time in quite awhile. I bought a few videos. I can watch them a time or two and then donate them to the local library, who will be happy to have them. And I can always check them out if I want to watch them again after that. I bought two books. At least one of those will probably be a read and donate type book, but buying it was probably cheaper than paying the library fines that are a typical part of my library experiences.
I also bought an inverter for my laptop (rather than buying a new laptop or a new battery, because I don’t have internet at my house and my battery life is approximately 15 minutes now. The library is 5-7 minutes away, so it’s a rush to get there on time and post something after hours, even though they leave their WiFi up. And a purse to replace my threadbare one. And soap.
The shopping experience consisted of 3-4 stores including Walmart and took over four hours. I had fun, but didn’t spend very much at all, came home more than satisfied with my purchases, and kept things within reason.
I picked a few things up that I considered buying. But then I remembered I didn’t really need them, and was happy to put them down and walk off.
From the scent of smoke and the sparks coming from my juicer, there will be one more purchase in my near future…