Hi, my name is Celeste and I am a Targa-holic. Yes, I know, it's shameful. I suppose it's a step up from being addicted to Wal-Mart, but I literally go there nearly everyday. Does that make me a shallow person? I don't know, I'll let God judge, but my thinking on the subject is currently this:
Due to the extremely convenient proximity of my neighborhood SuperTarget store, I have lost the ability to get everything I need for the next few days in one shopping trip. My brain knows that it would not be a big deal to have to run back to the store, so I never seem to be able to think of everything I need when list-writing time comes.
Take today for example. Panties. Princess panties. Somehow they became a priority high enough on my list to risk a diaper-free trip to the store. (It was a complete potty-training success, by the way!) Either that or the past two days of potty-training have made me a bit cabin-feverish and I HAD TO GET OUT OF THE FREAKING HOUSE!!! So, yeah, princess panties were good enough reason to run to Target.
If I weren't so lazy I would go scan this receipt in and show you evidence of what happens to me when I go to Target.
Today it was this:
What would have, for any sane person, been a ten dollar maximum trip to Target for a pack of princess panties, became a TWO-HUNDRED-AND-FORTY-EIGHT-DOLLARS-AND-SEVENTY-EIGHT-CENTS random crap purchase-a-thon. Am I alone in this problem with Target? Am I honestly the only person who absolutely must have a forty dollar palm sander when I had never thought of owning one before? And you know the worst part? I'm not taking it back. I have decided that, yes, I really do need that palm sander and I have spent the evening making sure that I didn't get totally ripped off without first researching prices for said palm sander. And I actually seem to have gotten a fairly good price. huh, who'd have thought?
So, yeah, let's see, here is a summary of my line of thinking that eventually accumulated to $248.78:
Toddler Panties (at least I didn't forget what I even came in for, like I often do) $8.54
Divided Toddler Dining Tray (useful for newly enforced toddler food apartheid laws) $2.99
Matching Monkey Cup (Sawyer will have to learn to use cups without lids at some point) $1.99
OXO dish brush (this product is God's gift to me; no touching gross dishes) $2.99
Hoover filter replacement (cannot decide if this is worth the price, spring cleaning???) $39.99
Twin box spring cover (for nasty, free ksl.com classified box spring for Sawyer's bed) $12.99
Twin waterproof mattress cover (for no doubt soon to be pee-d on mattress) $19.99
Layette Set (baby shower gift for cute little Becky friend) $19.99
Palm Sander (already addressed this one) $39.99
14Volt Drill (we actually do need this, ours recently passed away.) $54.99
2 muffin tins (cupcake wedding cakes are all the rage; business expense.) $9.38
So yeah, please tell me I'm not the only one who gets lost in a consumer driven frenzy in places like this.