So, we have all of our new furniture now. I know, we spent as soon as we paid down, but we did need it. Happily, I am getting used to the squishiness  of our new bed, and got a really good night’s sleep last night. The new couches are supportive and wonderful. I got mean deals on all of it and am happy with our purchases.

Having said that, we have been on a spending spree lately. My husband and I were joking about it yesterday. “We need to quit doing that. I know I’ve said that before, but this time it’s different!” “We can quit anytime, right?” Well, we’re going to need to. We had money and we spent quite a bit of it. We’ve had our fun and now it’s time to reign it back in. We didn’t go into debt for any of it and that’s kind of new. We’re getting better.

I’m sitting and contemplating the vagaries of life. I know I’ve said before how much my life has changed in the last couple of years, but it’s so very true. The “chili switch” has flipped on a few things. Let me explain… Years ago my mother liked chili. She got pregnant, and about half-way through her pregnancy something just changed in her hormones and she couldn’t stand the smell anymore. Some kind of internal switch had flipped. She’s never eaten chili again. For me, the chili was meat and spending money prolifigately. The switch has flipped and, at least with the meat, I have no desire at all to eat it. Spending is a little more difficult, but, for the most part I’m not tempted. If I am, it’s much easier to catch it and rein it in.

Have you ever had a chili switch moment? Something that had been a habit but, all of the sudden, wasn’t anymore? Not because you worked to change it, but because the desire for it just went away? Smoking was the same way with me. I barely had withdrawls, I just didn’t want cigarettes anymore. Let me know what yours was if you’ve had one, or what you wish it could be!

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