Sunday, March 1, 2009

Retail is the best kind of therapy

I was having this 'text' discussion with my little sister, Amy, earlier this week. Retail therapy is the therapy that keeps on giving. Who needs to waste $150 on an hour long session exploring your Freudian issues, when you can blow that dough at the mall and reap the benefits every time you use your new stuff? Where do I sign up?

Alas, since the big layoff looms large on the horizon, I am no longer indulging in my favorite pastime. This weekend's version of retail therapy included a trip to Sam's Club. Woohoo. Good times.

If I were shopping this weekend, though, here's what would be on my Wish List.

I need another pair of shoes like I need a hole in the head, but I would love to add a pair of purple heels to my collection for spring. Not these by Steve Madden in particular, but something deep or bright purple, in a four inch peep toe. Not that I have given it any great thought, of course.

Maybe it's my longing for Spring, or the approach of St Patrick's Day, or the fact that wearing green allows me to pretend my hazel eyes are at least slightly less boring, but I am wanting an emerald green scarf in the worst way. I have had my eyes peeled for weeks, but can't find one anywhere.

Now that I will no longer enjoy the free book hookup at work, I'm going to start wearing my library card out. But when my favorite author cranks out a new one, I hate the idea of being number 124 on the wait list. Unfortunately for me, I hate the idea of shelling out $24 for a book even more, so I will take my place quietly behind number 123 and wait my turn.

And since you can never underestimate the power of pampering, I'd gladly drop a wad on a day at the spa. Massage, facial, and pedi, anyone?


Anonymous said...

I totally agree - retail therapy is so much better than actual therapy. As for the purple heels - do it! I bought mine on a whim last October and have seriously worn them once a week since. They go with so much!

Anonymous said...

Heavy sigh! I miss you.

Sarah said...

Love the scarf. Love love.

Becca said...

I LOVE Jodi Picoult! Didn't know she had a new book out...Mike just told me yesterday I needed to stop spending money at Barnes and Noble and break out the old library card. It's just not the same, though.

Alisha said...

Awwww, this makes me so sad for you! Lucky for me I'm not addicted to shopping ( some people). I just want $5,000 for my new motorcycle! :*< Is that too much to ask for?

KT said...

I got the new book today and will be done by the weekend. I would be happy to send it to you. If you would like it email me at

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