Monday, January 19, 2009

I need support!

So I was rolling along doing fabulously at not spending money--until I got the Ballard Designs catalog in the mail. I swear I get panick attacks when I see something amazing on a really good sale that I cannot take part in. I mean, how am I supposed to stand idly by while Ballard is selling this clock for 160 bucks--less than half of the normal price (and have I mentioned that my favorite decorating color is red? And this sucker is almost 4 feet in diameter!)














And this 6'x9'real wool rug is on sale for $120--an even a smaller fraction of the normal price?

And it gets even worse! Ballarddesigns.com is taking an additional 15% off everything until tomorrow!
SERIOUSLY--I need someone to talk me through this. A gigantic red clock that would look awesome anywhere is lame, right? And who needs a real wool rug that matches all the new greens in my house, anyway? And who am I kidding? Chances are, in a few months, people won't even be using clocks or rugs anymore....Yeah, that's right...
I should have just the right amount of self control to get through this because I did withstand a temptation that I was faced with on Sunday. But I just don't know if I can do it! Please help me!

On a mother load...What? Did someone just say that it is supposed to be on another note? Ahhhhhh! Well then, on another note--guess who's been on time three weeks in a row for church? We're talking IN the building, SITTING DOWN before the clock strikes ten. I know. Pretty amazing.
And Camp is in charge of family night tonight, and earlier today he told me that the lesson is going to be on private parts. Yikes! This should be interesting..
Man, I REALLY NEED that clock and rug...

12 comments:

Ryan & Brooke said...

I am very interested in how family night went. On the clock, it is pretty huge but at that price I think you could pass and wait for another to come along. Or we could make one that's five feet across for no more than fifty bones. You decide. The rug on the other hand...total steel...you MUST have it!

Jen said...

Your last blog was hilarious! It's not your fault. There are so many sayings in our language that make no sense at all. And music lyrics can be totally incomprehensible. I do the same thing all the time. As far as the clock and rugs-- Your house looks absolutely amazing already. But....a good deal is a good deal! Good luck with whatever you decide.

Nicole Cave said...

I am no help, because I say unless you really can't afford it, get it!!

Glinda the Good-Witch said...

Too late Ann. Everyone who reads your Blog has already bought the clock and rug thanks to your good tip, so they are sold out now. Better luck next time.
Sarah
P.s. The Rug goes perfectly under my table.

Janelle said...

And the clock looks amazing on the big wall in my living room! Ha ha! I sympathize! I have a very hard time passing up a great sale too! You have amazing taste by the way, both items are gorgeous! I will support you! Be strong! Maybe it will be on sale again in the fall when they get their stock up since Sarah and I bought everything! Loves!

Heather and Billy said...

I'm having a similar issue. But I can tell you not to get that clock because I saw an equally fabulous one for just $20!!! At the World Market Design Center's sample sale. I walked away from that (even though I had a perfect spot for it) because it was an 'extra'. I write all this as I am thinking of buying 2 pairs of the exact same shoes in different colors because I can't stop thinking about them.
Maybe I'm no help after all.

Heather said...

Aren't taxes coming in soon?=)

Laura Hendricks said...

get the rug, forget the clock.

Lisa said...

Nice Ann, I hope the family home evening was enlightening. As far as the clock and the rug, I think that whenever you buy something just because you see it on sale it's never a good thing. Although, red is my favorite decorating color too...and the clock is quite amazing... okay so I'm no help. Good luck!

Miriam said...

I'm with Laura. Forget the clock--get the rug. It seems like it goes well with your living room fabric as well. Am I right?

Miriam said...

ps. Man, Sarah needs to start a blog. Who's with me?! Every time she ventures out into our world and graces us with a comment, it's hilarious. Accept it, Sarah. You were born to blog. It won't take over your life, I promise. You can even post every 6 months if you want...we won't complain, we'll always just feel grateful. I know you secretly write blog entries in your head, don't let all that good material go to waste!

Heather and Billy said...

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