So what's wrong with instant (or almost) gratification? Well, it can be expensive. But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and indulge. Then again, sometimes you just wish real hard and TA-DA!--you get what you want.
Earlier this week I wished real hard for a color printer. I've been wanting one for ages. My mother has the best HP printer/scanner/fax thingy and I coveted it. But it's a couple of years old and there's no way it would still be available.
Low and behold my brother bought an entire new computer and printer and so his old printer (same as Mum's) is just sitting there--for the taking!
I took it. Weeeeee! This is great. I can print out all kinds of stuff IN LIVING COLOR. I can make copies of stuff. I can scan pictures and send them to friends. (Watch out, Sheila! I can now retaliate!)
What will happen to the money I set aside to pay for this printer? I'll buy a ton of print cartridges. Well, they say there is no such thing as a free lunch--or free printer cartridges, but WOW--I am in business.
I'll be able to print one side of my tri-fold brochures without imposing on Mum's hospitality. If I need to print something as silly as a book's scene-by-scene color-coded break down (with recipe ideas), I'll be able to do so.
Wow. I'm impressed.