I have had a serious case of "I-Want" lately...we're trying to curtail our spending (wasn't even like it was out of control to begin with!) as Justin's summer school and lack of income is less than a month away. It reminds me of going on a diet--when you tell yourself you can't have something, you suddenly become fixated on that one item.
My problem--I am fixated on a bijillion items!
|The legs of our metal motel chairs are starting to rust out...I dream of replacing them with a wicker bistro set with big, thick cushions!|
|A fan for those beautiful evenings spent sitting on the front porch|
|Or even a regular old light fixture to replace the currently exposed light bulb that we have for a porch light!|
|Various boards on our porch swings are breaking--a contoured swing would be sooooo comfy!|
|And while I'm mentally decorating the porch, the blue outdoor rug would be the perfect eye candy for the floor!|
|A Craftsman-style front door...I love our original front door but it drive me NUTS that I can't see outside--and unfortunately, a peep hole can't be installed in our current door either :-(|
|I would love to have this Pier 1 lamp sitting on our nightstand in the bedroom!|
|I want this media unit for our bedroom--in the dark teal option.|
|And this would be the perfect rug to put our bed on!|
|Can't forget about my kitchen-wants! I still dream of getting my new black countertop and mint green tiles!|
|A plum gel-pro kitchen mat to stand on while in the kitchen!|
I don't want a whole lot. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
But I don't think I will get ANY of it, anytime soon...Yesterday morning, Justin came upstairs from doing laundry and announced it took 3 washes to get his clothes clean. I've noticed over the past few months that the washer has become problematic (and the drier is a bit iffy as well) but man....I really don't want to buy a new appliance! Our current washer came with the house so we have no idea how old it is or how well it had been treated prior to us. Obviously, I have other things I would love to spend my money on--or better yet, just keep it in the bank account--but at the same time, I don't want to wait until it completely dies on us and then we're stuck chasing down a washer. It always amazes me how things have an unfortunate way of timing their breakdowns and malfunctions!