Our guilt is always there whether we hide it from everyone else with fig leaves or even hide it from ourselves with our own internal fig leaf.
So I decided to rip off a fig leaf for myself and all you wonder ladies who have helped me with the great money saving tips on Thrifty Thursdays--the post I completely forgot to write this week.
There are many times I am wasteful with the money God has provided for myself and family.
1. When the coffee in my pot is over 1 1/2 hours old, I dump it, grind new beans and make a new pot (and I never finish that new pot). I tell myself it's because coffee goes bad after 90 minutes. But really does it? My taste buds say yes, my mind says NO.
2. If I find an old sippy cup that has juice sitting in it for days, I throw it out. I don't want to open it and I just get another one. The thought of opening an old, moldy sippy cup makes me a little sick.
3. I buy the already cut-up fruits and veggies at all Whole Foods--the stuff that is so overpriced that I used to laugh about how anyone who actually buys that must be really dumb. So call me Dummy--I have gotten addicted to the pre-cut pineapple, the pre-cut melon, the pre-cut butternut squash and the pre-cut/peeled oranges. I love telling my kids to grab the fruit out of the fridge without doing a thing. Even though I know it would be just as easy to cut it all up when I get home with the other fruits and veggies, I buy, I don't. I call it my little luxury.
So there are a few ways I spend when I could easily save; I know I should not do these things but I can't seem to stop.
And now I wonder--do any of you have a thing that you just have to do even though you know you could find a cheaper way to do it? Please say yes--I don't want to be all alone here ;)