Retail Therapy

Did you know that if you click on the “Returns & Orders” tab of Amazon, it will break down your orders by year? Please note the date of this post – we’re in the last week of June, 2020. A mere 6 months into the year – with a whole ‘nother 6 months to go. I have made 74 orders in these six short months. (Who am I kidding – they have not been short. Every day is a month, every week is a year, and every month is an eternity.) I opened my Amazon account in 2010. My total number of orders for 2010 through 2019 (that’s 10 years, for those counting at home) was 155.

Anyway. I had a really bad week a couple weeks ago. Baby Daddy Drama, woot. Along with all the other shit I posted about already…it was all WAY too much. So, as any normal person would do, I’ve spent too much money on silly things. Well, one silly thing. The others are at least somewhat practical, in theory…

Toad Bundy’s Toad Abode

Toad Bundy

Bit of a backstory… This toad keeps showing up in my strawberry pot. One of my friends named him Toad Bundy. He’s super cute, but I really would prefer that he not kill my strawberry plant. So I did what any red-blooded American would do…I made him his own toad abode.

toad abode - far shot
toad abode - near shot

Come on, now. You can’t tell me that isn’t the cutest thing you’ve seen this week. IT’S ADORABLE. And, I mean, I could have spent more money on it. Could’ve spent a lot less, too, but forget about that. COULD’VE BEEN MORE.

The annoying thing is that I haven’t seen him since I set it up. -_-

Computer Parts

This is by far the largest chunk of questionable spending decisions that I’ve made in recent history. But I’m in my house 24/7, trying to work full-time on a tiny laptop screen with a secondary personal computer that is almost assuredly older than my child. The monitor uses VGA connectors, for crying out loud. And something in either the cord or the monitor itself is loose, so if you bump it the whole screen tints blue. SO ANNOYING. And if I’m going to replace any of it, I might as well just….GO FOR IT, you know? Plus Matthew has a lot of experience building PCs so he just told me what to order and he’s gonna keep an eye on me so I don’t break anything. It’s gonna be great. Plus, I can check it off of my 40 Before 40 list that I bet you forgot all about, because I sure did!! (Boob job? Really?)


I honestly couldn’t tell you what finally caused me to pull the trigger on this. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I bought this house, and something we’ve been somewhat actively planning since February (before the COVID Nation attacked)…but a couple days ago I was just like…alright, let’s do this. And ordered three light fixtures and a bunch of bulbs to replace everything in the kitchen. Woot.

So, anyway…

I’ve got a LOT of fooking anxiety about life right now. I feel sort of lost about who I can even talk to about it anymore. No one in my family is quarantining at all anymore. Most of my local friends aren’t, either. All of us that ARE can’t see each other because, you know…we’re quarantining. I can’t talk to people about any of it because they just try to downplay my concerns, which…I do have anxiety so I could probably stress about it less, but also I need a lot more people to stress out just a little bit more.

I’m just waiting on someone I care about to die, basically. It seems inevitable, and is horribly depressing.

Oops. TIME TO BUY MORE THINGS. The serotonin is wearing off!

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