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Reward for Tammy

Friday, August 30, 2013

I have had a fun morning! I have spent $$$ on ME! I bought three shirts and one pair of New Balance 928 tennis shoes this morning. With a wedding earlier in the summer, and my part-time post-retirement job on summer break, I had been very careful with $$$, and certainly I would have been the last person that I would have spent $$$ on.

I was out TRYING to walk this morning [foot injury - trying to avoid surgery if at all possible for various reasons] when it occurred to me that I had worn out my last pair of New Balance 92?s and hadn't replaced them yet. Actually, the truth is, I probably needed to have replaced them WELL before I chose not to wear them any long. That particular # has the rollbar and the most stabilization for my poor little [well, not so little - I had to buy 10s to accomodate orthotics] foot. I chose to wear the new ones out of the store and already I am not having to think about how I choose to place my foot and if my gait is correct as much. I chose to buy the white ones, but I really need to get the beige and black ones as well.

I also bought a couple of casual tshirts and a dressier tshirt [long sleeved] that will look nice with khakis for work. Yay!

Then it occurred to me....

I met my goal for BLC22, and my reward was going to be a new sewing machine, and one with more quilting capabilities....hmmmmmmmmmmm..
.....I wasn't going to get an expensive one yet, but I have spent about half the $$$ this morning that I would have on the new machine.

So, I guess what I have purchased this morning will be my reward for waiting for my reward of the sewing machine! LOL!

Have a good day, friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FISHINGLADY66 9/5/2013 7:23AM

    emoticon Good for you. That is just emoticon You deserve it. Keep on keeping on. ((Hugs))

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BOOBERRY 9/3/2013 11:15AM

    IT does it feel good to spend $$$ on yourself doesn't it !!! My sister teases me all the time about my tennis shoes how many I have . I do have more than I need but I wear a 5.5 and can't find them here in town so I shop on the internet and the styles are so much prettier too. She wears flat or low heels dressy shoes all the time I tell her she needs tennis shoes for her arch support we are like night & day on our opinion about shoes. lol

You are doing a great job Tammy keep up the good work .

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DAS92687 8/30/2013 10:03PM

    emoticon Glad you rewarded yourself and
emoticon on making your goal !!!!

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SHARONSPARKLE 8/30/2013 8:24PM

    I like your way of thinking, lol! I can't think of anyone who deserves to reward herself any more than you. Now you'll feel so nice wearing your new clothes. I bet the shoes will really help your walking as well.

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GLASSART43 8/30/2013 5:55PM

    Terrific, Tammy. The new clothes and shoes are well-deserved!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 8/30/2013 5:21PM

    Reading this Blog Tammy, reminded me of years ago when my oldest son was about 18 or so. I had started working part time at our Nursing Home here and came home after one 12 shift and was complaining about how sore the back of my legs were *from all the walking* I had to do.
My son raised his eyebrows and said~~
* Mom~look at what you have on your feet...WalMart shoes!! No wonder your legs are sore! *
This was coming from my *Brand Name Only* son so of course I argued with him that what he said was stupid...
*Shoes are shoes....sneakers are sneakers*
He argued back that I was wrong! ( As a Mom...both my boys had brand named shoes because everyone else had them )

I finally did need a new pair of shoes and decided to treat myself to a brand name pair since I was working so many extra shifts at the Home...
AND~lol~~I wanted to prove my son wrong!

And Guess what? I found out that my *know-it-all-son* was right! I could not beleive that having that much more support on my feet/arch would make that much difference to my sore legs~~

BUT~~ It sure as heck did!! emoticon

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TWNOMWE 8/30/2013 3:47PM

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PJSTIME 8/30/2013 3:20PM

    WTG Tammy I am so proud of you both for meeting your goal and spending some well deserved $$$ on yourself. I do think if the shoes are that comfortable you should go back and get the others. My new machine was also a Janome and I love it.

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LILYGAL 8/30/2013 2:16PM

    That is so awesome!! Congrats to you. I must say that I love my Janome machines. They are the best as far as I'm concerned! Glad that you got some new tennies too!! Feet are important!

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ELSAT137 8/30/2013 1:56PM

    Great job, Tammy! Those rewards can make a person feel good- even if it wasn't the one you originally intended!

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QUILTNANGEL 8/30/2013 11:55AM


Wow, good for you!!! I need to work harder at all of this. I've kind of given up right now, but need to get back on track. You have given me inspiration to do so!!! It's always fun to buy new clothes, especially when needed. I like the idea of the new sewing machine though. Do you quilt? I've been trying to quilt for 14 yrs now and have managed to complete one quilt in all that time! Keep up the good work, you'll get your new sewing machine before you know it!


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