My life with triplet boys that were born via donor eggs.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Buyer's Remorse

The other night I was out doing some shopping and preparing for my friend's baby shower. This is the friend that sucked me into the cult of scrap booking. Believe me it was no easy task. I poo pooed it for a long time. I was scared of the typical scrapbook stereotype. Not that my friend is like that at all, but honestly all the gadgets and creativity scared me. I knew it could be expensive and it required A LOT of tools. I started doing it in September and actually really love it. I have amassed many tools and lots and lots of paper. The night that she took me out to help me pick out a book we went to Walmart and bought a few things. I was looking at everything and noticed this fancy machine that could make die cuts. Ohhhhh that would be very cool to have. But the price tag was kinda outta my range and I thought to myself that I needed to make sure I liked doing it before I start thinking about buying this thing.

I digress, I was shopping and bought some more things for the baby shower and came home to wrap them and then go to bed as I knew that Saturday would be busy. I started wrapping the bouncy seat and realized that I didnt have enough wrapping paper. Damn!! I had to go back to Walmart. I was already in my pjs and I was tired. It was only 9:20. Fine, I put on some respectable pants and threw on a sweatshirt and off I went. I found a cute gift bag that matched the wrapping paper and I was going to the freezer section to buy DH some ice cream. I purposely did not go down the scrapbooking aisle. On my way to the refrigerated section I just happened to pass by a display of the Cricut, not just any Cricut, but the big new Cricut that I had checked out a week prior at a scrapbooking store and was now in love with. I had to have it, right then and there. I called DH, because it was a major purchase and I wanted to make sure he hadnt bought one for me already for my birthday. Silly to think that he would buy something ahead of time but I had to ask. He didnt sound thrilled but I didnt care. I bought the damn thing. I was so excited I called my pregnant girlfriend and squealed into the phone! The lady behind me was so giddy we laughed like little school girls. "Wow this is so much cheaper here than at (insert store name here)" said the non scary scrapbooking lady behind me. We both put one in our carts and quickly left the area so we could get home and open it up and start creating. DH was lucky that I remembered to get him some ice cream. :)

When I got home, still very tired, but excited, I opened the box and then got scared. I couldn't believe that I bought it and was having a hard time justifying the purchase. I kept thinking about all the projects and things that I could make for the boys and how much it will save me when it comes to scrapbooking supplies. In the box it stayed for the night. Although I did call my Mom and tell her and she got excited to. I am making a scrapbook for her of the boys. That night I dreamed of die cuts. Oh the fun I could have. The fun my scrapin crew could have. In the morning I still had buyers remorse. I could buy 96 gallons of milk with the amount of money that I spent on it. You know me, the practical triplet Mom, who couldnt accept an $180 purse.

So I went to the shower, which was a lot of fun. The pregnant friend was happy so that makes me happy. I had a good time but at the end I was exhausted. She coudnt fit her travel system in her car because it was filled with presents and kinda bulky so I offered to bring it by but only after I went to Michael's crafts to buy some cartridges for my damn Cricut machine. There were half price and yesterday was the last day. I know, I know, I go from buyers remorse to buying more stuff to go with it! I am such a silly girl. I arrive at Michael's to find that all the cartridges are out of stock and I could get a rain check. Fine, great, whatever. Buyer's remorse creeps back in. On the drive to her house I figure that I might keep it but was really thinking about taking it back. Hung out for a while and then helped bring in the gifts and went home to some very cranky kids. After they went off to bed I got the Cricut out and put it together and started cutting, and cutting, and cutting, and playing with the features. Man I am addicted! Screw buyers remorse. I cant wait to get those cartridges from Michael's in next week! :)


ReD said...

I know how you feel me and mom go to scrapbooking and card making stores and we buy like it's going out of style! We come back and wonder how we ended up with all this stuff. It's shopping amnesia.

Anonymous said...

Bwah ha ha!!!!! Yes, you have crossed over to the cult of scrapbooking...but I'm so glad we were able to welcome you! Happy die cutting!!!

Charity Donovan said...

I am so cracking up right now! I was the same way..."Scrapbook ladies are some kind of strange cult-like, tote bag carrying, sticker buying, bubble-letter writing freaks! There is no way I will ever do that!" Oh yeah...nothing like having a child to convert you! So now I just say..."I need to find some cool chicks to do this with!" So hey, let's scrap our multiples over a bottle of wine sometime, whatta ya say??? Have fun w/ your new scrappin' toy! yay!