Do you think about your purchases for a while or do you just jump right in and buy? I tend to hem and haw about things, sometimes so long that I never actual make the purchase. I had a great time at Thrums and Chums today and afterwards, Jackie and I hit some quilt shops to help peddle her Mackinac Island retreat in May. At one stop I pointed out to Jackie that I've been meaning to make these fabric bowls, have the supplies, just haven't taken the time. Well, tomorrow, I just might make the time.
Another thing I've been hemming and hawing about -- a carry-on suitcase. I know that's a pretty stupid thing to spend much time considering but every time I've thought to buy one, I've talked myself out of it. I figure I don't travel much and I can make do with the duffle bags I have. But knowing that I will be making a business trip next month and it's only for one night, I decided it was time to buy. I looked and looked and looked at them at Macy's today. I opened every carry-on bag they had, tested the wheels, tested the zippers, compared features. I really, really wanted this one in 'Solar Rose' but couldn't talk myself into the price. I kept saying to myself how purple would be different and I would be able to spot it in the overhead compartment with no trouble. But my practical self decided $190, even with a 20% off coupon, was just too much to spend on something I'd use so seldom. So on to Costco I went.
With only three options for carry-on bags, it didn't take me nearly as long to decide, though once again, I opened every bag, tested every zipper, rolled them around and around to test their wheels. I chose a 2 piece set that included the carry-on and a large suitcase, figuring I could use the big one to haul show merchandise in the fall. Into the cart the box went and I made my way to the check out.
I've since discovered, to my dismay, that the carry-on is too big for several airlines. I will be using three different airlines next month so I'm afraid I'll be heading back to Costco tomorrow to return my purchase. Darn. Back to my search for a bag......see why it takes me so long to make up my mind????