Six months ago we were at Target (i.e. our favorite place), and I spotted the most cheerful pink corduroy blazer that I had ever seen. I probably elbowed small children and knocked over old ladies running to this beautiful piece of fashion, only to learn that it was $80.00.
Two years ago when Brett and I both had good salaries, no mortgage, and no kids, $80.00 for a jacket I loved would have been no big deal. Now that we have one good salary, two babies in diapers, a mortgage (that we are upside down on), and a house that seems to have one issue after another, $80.00 for anything is more than half of our weekly budget for spending money (which includes the money we use for stuff like FOOD!!!).
So I kissed my sweet jacket good bye and got on with life (what is a pink jacket when I have a beautiful family and house, right?... OK, fine, I was a little heart broken).
Well, tonight I am browsing the clearance section on Target.com and what do I see?
My pink jacket!!! And this time she had a $9.99 price tag!!!
She will be arriving in 5-10 business days :)