need vs. want

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As the Yarn Harlot points out, there is a big difference between need versus want Here I was all ready to announce the usual post x-mas budget crunch (yarn, you do me in), holiday pudge, and new year cleaning when the Yarn Harlot comes and reminds me that there is a definite difference between needs and wants. I want a new chair mat since mine has a hole and also would like a new chair since it seems I like to slump in mine. I also want some useless school supplies just because it is a new quarter and that is what anal retentive people do at the beginning of the new quarter, never mind half filled notebooks and the dozen binders hiding in my closet from a great Office Depot sale.

Should I even mention my tea habit and how I was thinking of treating myself to some Pete's even though I have $10 at Adagio? Or the yarn I bought yesterday (which thankfully qualifies as an xmas gift. albeit a bit late. and for someone else).

So yes. Freecia is cutting back the budget out of necessity, prudence, and charitable giving. Hollis, my knit guru, is collecting items and needs people to help pack. I'm going to make an effort to get some stuff at Costco and grab a few rolls of the packaging tape we can never seem to be rid of and head over before class on Thursday to help out. Anyone want to come help? It is the 6th and she'll have pizza. I am the queen of packing, after all. Also going without new paperbacks, Pearl Tea, and etc this week to save the money for donation and take the Harlot Challenge. Yes, Freecia won't be buying her new narrow ruled binder paper this week. Or a new datebook- hey, outlook prints calenders... I want one from Japan anyhow.

The yarn, budget, and health diet is on. I feel so lucky to have enough yarn to knit hats for a month, enough money to pay for tuition, and enough food in the last two weeks that I could probably stand a chance on Survivor. Now if there was a concentration method I could try... Perhaps my New Year's Resolution will be to Focus.

Happy New Year ya'll and I'm off to clean then work some before I head off for a new quarter at school. One thing I will be spending megabucks on is textbooks, most likely. Gotta have those in order to study from them and get good grades for school (especially since tuition is so high). And a parking pass. Being late for class (later than I would be with a pass) is not good. Very not good.

Oh. BTW. I'm wearing the "Char Hat" :)
Photos should be on fuzzystingray ? Or I'll post one sometime soon. Clean Clean Clean. The path to the bed is getting too small.