Welp... today is the day.
Last night, I dreamed about swimming in a pool of Starbucks Non-Fat Chai Tea Latte with 1 pump of pumpkin. It was glorious. My dream then turned into a nightmare when Zulily, Target AND Kohl's all decided to have the sale of the century. I may or may not have woken up in a cold sweat.
Like any true addict, I had one last Starbucks drink that I purchased yesterday (I told you, I bought 2!!) stashed away in my fridge, for emergency purposes of course. Surprisingly, I was able to leave it there, knowing I would much rather have it on my way to work when I would have to drive past my favorite coffee shop.
I quickly surveyed my nearly exploding refrigerator, pantry and deep freezer and took a deep breath.
I can do this.
I made breakfast for the mini-monster and I, brewed a cup of coffee with my previously neglected Keurig and went on about my day. We watched some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together, played in her play room and took a nice, long (3 HOUR!?!?!?) nap. All in all, it was a pretty good day.
I removed myself from my 12 (count them, 12... yikes!) buy/sell/trade groups that I had joined on Facebook. The GAP one hurt a little. And I somehow managed to make it through the afternoon without checking Zulily one time. Not once!
Before work, I warmed up my Starbucks chai that I had been saving and breathed in the delicious aroma. I am sure going to miss this. Then I headed in to work. I chatted wiht my brother on my way to work and actually drove past Starbucks without even noticing. Amazing what a little distraction can do.
So that was it. That was day one. Nothing catastrophic. No melt downs, break downs or psychotic explosions. No withdrawls (although I am slowly savoring a chai right now, so tomorrow may be different), no shaking, crying, dressing up in disguise and sneaking off to Target incognito and no stealing anyone else's coffee.
I made it. Day one. Zero dollars today. And you know what?
It wasn't that bad. :)