Since I was really young during that time I don't quite remember the roaring nineties of buy whatever you want. My first thought was "I don't do that, I don't care about what other people think of me, let alone my possessions." And then I took a quick look of my surroundings. The first thing that popped into my mind was our current residence. My better half and myself are currently renting a pretty big old house. While our reasoning seemed valid at the time (too many belongings, extra room for visitors, a backyard for the puppy) it seems in hind-sight we were trying to keep up with the Joneses. Especially me. If I were honest with myself, my thoughts were there was no way I could go back to an apartment. I am a professional! We must have room for visitors and be able to show I can be a good hostess. I need my own bathroom. I have tons of stuff and I am NOT taking the puppy on a leash out in the rain.....
Squelching my pride,