I love new towels, but have yet in my life been able to buy the sort of towels I would really love to have (same deal goes with sheets). And as I can usually get by with worn out old towels – in other words, they are seldom a priority – it isn’t until they start getting a bit transparent that I go out in search of new ones. Best time for that here is during the after-Christmas or summer sales. Like now!
This is one of the many up-sides to having a working roommate who can pay his way – that there is actually enough money to buy stuff like this without it being such a big deal.
Also, since the whole cancer thing, I don’t tend to spend money on *stuff* unless it’s something very useful that would improve day-to-day quality of life. Heck, I haven’t even bothered to get my teeth fixed after losing fillings in two of them simply because there’s not that much money to go around and I’d rather spend it on experiences and enjoying life. Like going out for tapas, taking short trips, things like that. Oh, and an iPad. Maybe.
As usual, so much is hinging on the results of the next PET scan. It’s so stressful living in these six-month cancer-free stretches of time, never knowing if the next scan will bring bad news, never knowing how far I can plan ahead. And if anyone tells me I should THINK POSITIVE… well, just don’t, okay? You have no idea what this is like.
Meanwhile, the new towels are lovely and soft…
I actually own a book called “How to cure yourself of positive thinking.” (The author regards unwarranted positivity as a dangerous weapon in the hands of ninnies, and makes a good case for same.)
But I am a big advocate of getting teeth fixed, owing to some painful and debilitating dental disasters I’ve witnessed. I get the prioritization thing though… and I love towels. Towels and bed linens. I believe I was married before I dried myself on a towel that hadn’t come from a department store bargain mismatch table or freebee promotion, and it was heady.
Ha, that book should be required reading for, well, everybody. 🙂
I’d love to get my teeth fixed, but they don’t hurt (so far) and it would be expensive. It’s mostly an annoyance as I now have two “half molars” after old fillings fell out and cannot go anywhere to eat without toothpicks. But I’d rather go to Florence, or get an iPad, ya know?
I’ve never stooped as far as bargain table towels, though mine are nothing fancy, sort of mid-price range. Been buying the same ones for years when the sales are on, always off-white, like the ones in the pics. Have never had that heady experience of lush plush towels (or massive count cotton sheets). Probably best not to know how that feels…
I take it you’re not going to get married then?
Why not? I’ve been married three times, though never for as little as six months. A year has, so far, been my shortest stretch. But I’m kinda out of practice now, so I don’t know…
You must have three sets of towels salted away somewhere then!
By the way you can repair fillings with stuff. http://www.ehow.com/how_4588960_temporarily-repair-lost-filling.html
Bought some chez BBJP at the end of last year – loverly!
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