Monday, February 18, 2013
President's Day. A much-needed day off. Well, sort of. I'm going to spend the morning doing lesson plans and behavior intervention plans. My seniors are going to graduate in three months, and not one of them is ready for the real world. I've got to get them focused.
I purchased the Kindle Fire this morning. I've already gotten my tax refund, so the financial time is right. And I know, I told myself that when I lost the first ten pounds, I'd buy myself a Kindle. As of now, I've only lost seven pounds. But I'm justifying my purchase...I've been working my butt off on exercise and healthy diet since November. I am losing weight (albeit at a snail's pace) despite having hypothyroid and being on medication that's supposed to pack on the pounds. I am healthier. I have over four thousand fitness minutes thus far. I deserve a treat. Two hundred and eighty bucks doesn't sound like a lot of money to some people, but a teacher salary isn't that hot. It's a big purchase to me.
I'm not good at being nice to myself. I spend all day, every day, being nice to teenagers who aren't nice to me or each other. I drop tons of money on birthdays, rewards, family functions, etc., but I don't spend much on myself. Groceries, bills...there's not much left for me, and I feel guilty indulging in anything. Dropping almost three hundred bucks is a huge indulgence. A Kindle isn't even something I need. It's just something I'd really like to have. I used to love to read. When we downsized our living accommodations, all my books went into storage. That was four years ago. Heck, they're probably all ruined by now anyway. I would like to be able to sit around and read before bed again. I'd like to replace some of the stuff that I've lost.
So yeah, I bought a Kindle. I'm gonna buy back my favorite books and play Angry Birds and take pictures of my cat. And I'm gonna enjoy it, because dammit, I have earned it.