Thursday, January 28, 2010


Every morning on the way to work, I try to resist the temptation of the road that leads to Starbucks....But there are just some most mornings that I want NEED my Zen! 

This morning was one of them. My justification(today) is that Thursday = almost Friday and that little bit of umph is exactly what I need to to get me through the day. So I did it!  I took that turn and followed the yellow brick road to recieve my "simply, delicious, feel good" order of "Grande Iced Green Tea" which is $2.10.  So I starting doing the math...if I get Starbucks every morning during the work week to "just get me through" I will spend $10.50, which is then $42.00 a week, which is whopping $504.00 a year!!!  Oh Lord, my husband would just croak!!  I know I could just buy Tazo Zen Tea and brew me a cup of at home, but its so much better when you get it at Starbucks! It taste better, the cups are cute(expecially during the holiday) and it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling that I dont get when I make it at home. It keeps me sane.  However, In order to save my marriage over this huge expense, I will find the strength to keep my simple pleasure to a minimum of 2 maybe 3 times a week!



  1. Starbucks was one of my best friends when I had a classroom of children waiting for me each morning. But I still sub on Fridays, and every Friday that I work, I hit up the SB drive-thru. It's a given.

    But it sure does add up. I always asked for gift cards to Starbucks, one year I got like $400 worth of them. Fabulous.

    Good luck with this.

  2. This post just makes me smile! For a good year and a half I was hitting starbucks EVERY morning, and even Sundays before church. This last Christmas, after wanting to lose a few lbs., I decided Starbucks was the first thing to go... I have actually stuck with it, only going on Fridays... until this morning- my justification?- it's almost Friday and I need to make it to Friday!

    So it's possible to resist, I promise, coming straight from the mouth of the addict, just think about everything you can do with the money you will save :)

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! So good to see another blog about just life between a husband and wife (while I loving reading about women and their families I can't always relate to everything :)

    Good luck with your blog, looking forward to reading more!