WHAT is this self (husband) -proclaimed shop-o-holic to do???
No, seriously. I can't. stop. shopping. I literally spend HUNDREDS of dollars every single month.
Now before you gasp and consider me a terrible, horrible, no good, well dressed person, let me be more specific. I'm not buying Coach purses and MAC make-up. It's usually spent at Target or Meijer or somewhere less exciting, and it's usually spent on my kids. I love buying them clothes and shoes. And I love cosmetics, so it usually ends up being a couple outfits for Ethan, a couple for Allison, and some shampoo or other random item. And the total is ALWAYS over $100.
Now before you think to yourself, "Uh, so stop shopping, stupid." Let me give a tiny bit of background. I have really bad anxiety. I take medication for it. I am being totally serious when I say shopping is a HUGE anxiety release for me. I can go about 3 days without shopping, then the urge overcomes me and I have to speeeend. I put things in the cart, I pay, then I feel so, so guilty (but heck no do I return any of it!) Then I store these new, shiny items in what I like to call my "trunk of tricks" aka. the trunk of my car so I can slowly pull things out so Jay doesn't bust me.
Now, clearly I need a different outlet for my anxiety. I don't garden (everything dies at the mere sight of my face) and I don't cook (unless it's pre-packaged and frozen). I don't scrapbook (but I could, if I bought some supplies...) I can't do a lot of volunteer work due to my very clingy 2 year old. I love doing playdates and recently joined a local group on meetup.com, but then realized it costs $10 to join, and most of the meet-ups are at places that require spending money.
Winter is coming so parks and playing outside is coming to an end... what do I do???!
Come on. Give me some ideas.