We are always receiving challenges at work to reach certain targets. In July my then boss and I received one of these challenges. (We needed to bring our accounts receivable down below a certain percentage level of revenue.) We met the challenge and have been patiently waiting for our reward, a $100 gift card. (Money has always motivated me quite a bit. Perhaps that's why I took a job in which at least half of my salary is based upon hitting target numbers each month.)
Today I finally received my gift card. I suddenly thought of all the places I could go shopping. There were so many. Then I remembered the horoscope from yesterday and had a minor epiphany. I need to enroll in my intermediate Portuguese class that costs $97 in the next week. It suddenly dawned on me that this would be the perfect use of the card. I mean I can't buy any new clothes until the DVD I ordered from Barnes and Noble shows up. If the customer reviews are true, this means that I won't be ready to go clothes shopping again until sometime shortly before the Christmas holidays. Oh, and for those of you who have been wondering, I am working towards getting into all of the size 2 and 4 clothes that currently inhabit my closet. Oh, and yes, I know that I am far from fat but I have spent years building this wardrobe. There are pieces that I will never be able to replace in a larger size.