So I was still super excited from my finds, and I was trying to figure out a way to be able to budget at least one of them into my wardrobe, but couldn't make it happen. Then I checked my bank account this morning and guess what?! My tax return had been deposited! I started out the morning thinking I'd head over to Marshall's on my lunch break and buy one of the dresses.
Then it happened.
Mr. Swee"tea" called me and said his car had been broken into. What?! Yes - he parks on the street at night because we only have one parking spot for our apartment and I usually get home first. He was going to his car this morning to drive to the park for his daily run and he saw that his stereo, GPS and IPod had all been taken! I will never understand the human being that can steal, lie, cheat, or kill. And for what? A few electronics? And why him? My boyfriend is one of the most kind and considerate people you could ever meet. He has never raised his voice at anyone and he always has the time to listen to anyone's problems. He makes friends easily and he makes people feel comfortable. For this to happen to him makes me especially sad because he just didn't deserve it. And when he should have been furious and angry, he simply said that it must have been an extremely desperate person to have done this and while he's upset, maybe the person that did it was in such a bad situation that he/she had no other choice. Of course, that's probably not true, but it was a nice thought to think instead of being filled with animosity.
Needless to say, I can now no longer extravagantly spend money on a material item since this has happened. My boyfriend is currently in school full time and while he receives school loans for living expenses, I am the one who basically supports both of us for the time being. And that's really hard to do on a meager salary in the second most expensive city in the country!
Anyway, I'm upset because I missed out on a great deal and I'm upset because my boyfriend's car was broken into.
But really, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I am trying to tell myself that I have a great apartment, food to eat, a dog and cat and boyfriend that all love me, an amazing family and a tolerable job. All of these things are a lot more than some people have at the moment. Instead of getting caught up in my own melodrama, I should count these blessings!
So bloggy friends, I'm going to turn this frown upside down and make this day great!
Oh and another blessing: I'm in an office competition for March Madness, and I'm currently in 3rd place (out of like 20)! I've only missed 4 so far...not bad for someone who has no interest in basketball!