Remember when I said I was going to volunteer my blood, sweat, and tears for Habitat for Humanity in order to reverse my karma? I need fantastic karma instead of the craptastic karma I currently have. I eagerly await my volunteer email outlining what they were doing on both houses under construction. When this email arrived yesterday, I noticed that all work was outside work. Like digging holes, building a deck, and putting up vinyl siding.
I am not afraid of outside work (afraid of saws, yes, but not of working outside). Unless the current weather forecast has us receiving snow and/or rain in 30 degree temperatures (then I am afraid of outside work). I thought about it….I thought about the loyal volunteers going out there and building a family a house in the cold. I thought that it would give me an extra dose of good karma points for doing it in the freezing temperatures. But I would be cold and miserable. And I really didn’t have any clothes to wear for digging holes in the freezing cold (I had many other excuses as well). I’ll admit it, I did not want to experience personal discomfort in this ordeal. I didn’t go to build today. I went shopping instead (which is helping me in my frugality goal, right?). But feeling guilty for my decision meant a little something….because my karma was somewhat restored….and I found this spectacular handbag! Someone with very little taste received this Kate Spade handbag as a gift and DIDN’T WANT IT! Crazy fools. My Macy’s doesn’t even carry Kate Spade, but there it sat, right beside the register with a heavenly light falling upon it. I carefully picked it up and laughed out loud when I read the price. Then I checked the price on the electronic price check-y thingy. It was more than half off! I had to have it. So here is my new shimmery purse (and all I gave up in return was some feel-good volunteering and my new found frugality)….
Later I got the email stating that all building was cancelled due to weather. So I didn't skip out after all. I'll volunteer. At somepoint. In the future. Maybe when it is a smidgen warmer and less snowy. Until then I'll just prance around with my shiny new bag on my shoulder.