Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oh my!

This fall has turned out to be a heck of a lot more expensive that I had really anticipated and we have not yet even purchased our Christmas presents for family. I just found out today how much my speeding ticket cost. I am lucky that I was not drinking anything a the time or there would have been a spit take.

I have decided to be better with the money than I have of late. I am vowing to not step foot into a craft store for three months. I am also not going to purchase any more yarn until my stash is knitted up. Of course a glaring loophole is that I can enter a yarn store before my three month ban on craft stores is up but I just can't not have a knitting outlet available to me.

The commenter that guesses the exact amount of my speeding ticket will get a small prize.

12 comments:

Nanette said...

My guess is $150.

Good luck with the cold turkey on craft store visits. :)

chichimama said...

$275. Going high her :-).

Good luck on the crafts tore thing. My Target thing actually worked out OK. But then again, I can get most of the stuff I got at Target other places...but I support you in your effort!

Jessica said...

My husband just got a speeding ticket and his is $168, so that is my guess.

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

$175

And money is flying out of our hands too. Everything seems to be hitting at once, plus there have been a few needs that we've needed to cover for people. I keep telling myself God will bless us for being generous. Just maybe that blessing won't be monetary. ;)

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

btw, I answered your question today on my blog. :)

Gina said...

I've been spending way more than I need to as well. Ack!

Valerie said...

$280.00 for your speeding ticket.....I think

Annie said...

I think you all have bid high. I think it's $85.00

Have you been to my friend Tama's blog? She is a yarn freak, too. She is super talented.

Maddy said...

Craft stores are my downfall too. I'd love to guess your ticket but they're so complicated out here, I can never figure out why they're so complex rather than a nice neat fixed $100. [as if!]
Cheers

Elizabeth-W said...

I'll guess 115.
I'm the same way, buying more of the same thing I already have...

Daphne said...

My husband just got a speeding ticket, so I'm going to guess $159

Good luck on the craft bit, I don't think I would have the willpower. =)

Guinevere Meadow said...

I've not been much of a crafter myself, but I couldn't imagine not going into say, Starbucks, for three months. You are a brave woman!!