Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Morning

If I had microsoft excel at home, I could do an elaborate analysis of the results of yesterday's poll. But I have an apple computer with numbers - which I do not know how to use. So, I have loaded the numbers into numbers and that is the chart. And a chart without any key is of limited usefulness.

The numbers were as such:
Percentage of votes Number of votes
Get the earrings now! 15% 5
Put on credit card 15% 5
Lay Away 27% 9
Think about later 27% 9
Enough earrings already 3% 1
Are you nuts? 12% 4

The total number of respondents was 33. The largest number of votes were split between "Lay away the earrings and get them by Christmas" and "Think about this later, now is not the time." There were several respondents who felt that I should not buy the earrings at all, one who said I had enough earrings already, and four who questioned the purchase of expensive earrings when my job may be in jeopardy.

57% responded that I should purchase the earrings. Another 27% thought it was advisable to wait. And a mere 5% of you (scrooges) thought I should forego the earrings altogether.

After my therapy last night, I may have made a decision to purchase them.

To spend a lot of time thinking about my former self, the hopeless alcoholic, wandering about with no where to go and no one who cared, a walking victim... and then contrast that with my sober life, where I am safe in my own home - it is the most incredible thing.

I have never been wise with money. But you could not believe where I have been and where I am now. It is not even possible.

I am so incredibly grateful.

I am a woman who is sober for 25 years.
I have friends who love me.
I have a family who loves me.
I have a good job.
I am well educated.
I am respected by my peers.
I own a home that is beautiful.
My life is, for the most part, safe.
It has been years since anyone has hit me.
It is highly unlikely that anyone will ever hit me again.

"The power of God goes deep!" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 114


kel said...

And dont forget to mention all of your blogger friends who love and admire and whom you inspire....

Ed G. said...

I support you in making a decision and learning from it.

I'm proud of you and happy you'll have new, lovely earrings...

Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

The essentials are--
a pair of diamond studs
a pair of pearl stud
a pair of ruby studs
a pair of smallish gold hoops

I voted against buying the diamonds in these uncertain times, but I do feel every woman needs a pair.

AnyEdge said...

I'm not a good one to ask about money things. I spend freely on myself and those I love, but expect others to be frugal. But I've been better lately. I want a Kindle so back I can taste it, but I haven't gotten one.

So, I voted wait. But it was a half hearted vote at best.

Gin said...


dAAve said...

Syd is still dying to sell you some earrings.

Syd said...

I know that you will make the right decision and they will look just great on you!

Syd said...

ps: My wife would kill me if any of her earrings were missing whether she wears them or not. I'm still her best friend but she likes her diamonds too. One can never have too many....earrings I guess.

♥Shann♥ said...

i love God

Scott W said...

One stud would suffice for me.