Confuzzledom

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Retail therapy

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The sun came out today and melted most of the snow, so I decided to make the most of it and go shopping. I should have been finishing my progress report for uni and cleaning the flat, but shopping won. I don’t feel too guilty though – that stuff can wait til tomorrow and anyway, most of my purchases were for the flat. I bought:
◊ A tall glass jar for keeping spaghetti in
◊ 2 glass serving bowls for the bargainous price of €1.50 each
◊ A photo frame, which is now hanging on the wall with a photo of Jan and I at my Grandparent’s golden wedding anniversary in it
◊ A photo album… now the photos I took in Paris in April finally have a home!
◊ A cake tin
◊ New towels (2 hand towels, 2 bath towels)
◊ A plastic box with a lid to keep all my envelopes and writing paper and jiffy bags in.

Not very exciting, I know, but the perfect cure for a week like the one I’ve just had. And I don’t even have to feel guilty because I only purchased things I actually need (well, apart from the photo album and frame, but those were cheap enough not to count…)

I’m going to open a beer now and eat some crisps and dip.The only thing missing to make this evening perfect is Jan. Stupid work sending him to stupid Hamburg to sort out stupid software. You can’t have everything though, I suppose.

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Author: bevchen

No longer twenty-something, but still unmarried and unchildrened, English girl currently living in Germany. I work at a translation company and am slightly obsessed with books and travel. I also cross stitch.

5 thoughts on “Retail therapy

  1. Sounds like just what you need after your frantic week. And yes, tonight you rest, tomorrow you clean and write – with a clearer head and more energy.

  2. some retail therapy is always good…xxx

  3. pinklea – I love it when my readers agree with me ;-)

    justme – it is indeed.

  4. I’m so cheap that retail therapy doesn’t work for me – sometimes I even feel guilty for purchasing things I need. But I’m glad it worked for you! ;)

  5. Amanda – I usually feel guilty too, but I spent less than my Christmas bonus from work, so technically my actual wages are still untouched. That means I actually haven’t spent anything, so no need for guilt ;-)

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