So many things I wanted to buy this past weekend, but I told myself, NO!

@writersedge (22579)
United States
September 29, 2008 7:19am CST
I wanted to buy craft supplies because the Sunday paper had 40% off savings coupon for Michaels. I wanted to buy more than one yogurt, but that was all the money I had from collecting bottles, just enough for one yogurt and one donation. I had wanted to buy a better donation than soup mix for $1.29, but that was all I had for money. I really searched for the best soup mix to donate, too. It had the least amount of salt, 70 versus 500, 600 and 1,100. I try to donate low salt for people with high blood pressure like me because, I don't think people donate very much low salt food, and I often wonder how people like me do when they go to a food shelf. I can remember when I donated entire meals, now just one small item. But this was a good soup mix: rice, beans, and some dried veggies, plus it normally was $1.49 so it was on sale. It was a big enough package for 2 to 4 servings depending on if it was the main course or combined with something. I had wanted to buy a couple of things at the Yankee one dollar that just expanded in our area, but I really didn't need them. Two beautiful shirts, knitted with black and medium blue. Both the same colors, but one had shimmering silver thread going through it to add a touch of glimmer from place to place. Only a dollar each, but I didn't have it. So have you had to tell yourself, No, to buying some things lately? Was it for things you didn't need or for things you did need? Have you been able to donate like you used to or have you had to cut back?
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Yep, I had to stop donating a couple of years ago when I lost some income..And now still not having a job and the price of gas, I have had to cut back on a lot of things that I need, let alone what I want..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Yes, I hear you. I hope we both get work soon. Enough to be able to breath when we go to a store to buy necessities and pay bills. The heating for us up here this winter ought to be a killer.
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• United States
29 Sep 08
Oh I don't even want to think about our heating bills, I so need a job before we have to use heat..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
You and me both. I can't pay all my bills now, that will add insult to injury.
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