I'm home at 10:30 on a Friday night. And it feels good.
Tonight was the perfect Friday evening. I headed to Georgetown with Leigh after work to use my $50 gift certificate at Clyde's!! Leigh and I were able to treat ourselves to a great meal, both ordering pork and corn on the cob . . along with beef carnitas to start and a brownie sundae with Haagen-Dazs to finish. I want to give the person who gave me the gift certificate a big hug right now, because that was such a treat!
Somehow, Leigh and I wandered into Anthropologie after dinner. It wasn't my doing. We found some delicious smelling candles and each decided to buy one. As we headed to the register, I heard myself say, "As long as we're here, why don't we go downstairs and check out the sale rack?" I wasn't really worried about finding anything, because in Georgetown, especially at this store, it's either too pricey (despite the sales) or they don't have my size - that's what happens when freshman girls with money go to school two blocks away. Much to my surprise, everything in the sale room was an additional 40% off the already marked-down price. Sanctuary, Michael Stars, eberjey . . all totally affordable and in my price range! (Except that my price range is $0 right now, considering the fact that I lack nothing and summer is coming to an end soon.)
"I'm only buying one thing," I yell back to Leigh, as head to the fitting room, arms full of clothing.
You know how the story ends. I put the candle back and walk out with 4 very cute items.
I have the entire walk across Key Bridge to try to justify what I've just done. And about one block from home, the lightbulb flashes in my head . . I'm going out of town soon for an entire week! And it's all on the company! Which means, you know, that I'll be saving money! No metro fare, which is a wopping $2.60 a day . . and no eating lunch out, which since I've started my 'Subway and a banana' kick is about $4.50 a day. Still, I won't be running errands or going to the dry cleaner, so I could almost equal out what I bought with what I'll save by being gone next week. Phew!