I woke up yesterday morning to a phone call from Delta. I got a job! I GOT A JOB!
It’s not quite my dream job. My dream job escaped me about a month ago when I applied for the wrong “energy engineer” position (there were two that looked at first glance to be identical – it still kills me to think about). However, the pay is still pretty good and the flight benefits are certainly something that I look forward to. A few hours ago I sent my “Yes, I accept this offer” e-mail, and I will be starting on November 2nd.
So what did I do today? SHOPPED of course!
I had to get it out of my system. I have been so frugal and so particular this last year, I almost feel like I owe it to myself. My jeans have holes in them, I haven’t updated my wardrobe in years, several pairs of my shoes have been eaten by my dog and have not been replaced. And while I appreciate all of the donations that my family and Dan’s family have provided concerning the furnishings for our apartment, I have hardly contributed anything new. No, I take it back. I bought Dan a papasan chair for our 1 year anniversary. Neat, huh?
And so today we went to Ikea and I bought a new bed. The old bed we used was the one I grew up in. It had drawings all over the headboard, and it squeaked terribly. I love the new bed and I can’t wait to sleep in it!
I also bought a duvet cover. I hadn’t planned on buying sheets, but I have been looking for a duvet cover for years. I never bought one because they are so expensive, but Ikea has them for under $50. I couldn’t stay away. Mine was $30.
I will buy a few more things, but for the most part my home furnishing shopping is finished. I can’t say the same about my clothes shopping, though. I do need some new jeans and at least one good winter coat and pair snow boots. Especially since I live in Minnesota and all.
After I am done with my shopping spree, it will be back to being responsible. I have a lot of loans to pay back, and that will always be in the back of my mind. But, for now, I’m going to celebrate and get myself a few nice things.