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Just Another Manic Monday: True Confessions

19 Feb

I have to make a confessIon. It’s been a deep dark secret for many years, and I can’t hide it anymore. My dearest friends and closest family members have suspected for a long time, but I can’t seem to stop. I’m not sure if there’s a support group or medication that can help me. At this point, I really don’t care. Here we go… I am a…a…a craftaholic! There…I said it!

Today was President’s Day, and there were some serious sales going on at all the stores. My hands trembled as I flipped through the sale ads, tossing the Macy’s and Walmart ads to the floor. Where is it? Where is it? Pages went flying through the air until I found the familiar black and white cursive letters Ahh! The Michaels sale paper. Michaels, Where Creativity Happens. That’s what the headline says, must be true. I was “manic.”

Mania is defined as excessive excitement, a derivative of the Greek word for madness. Yes, it was sheer madness. There in the upper left hand column were the words that all craftaholics fear. Large red print…25% off entire purchase including sale items. Oh no! Not including sale items!

I slurped down my cup of tea, let the dogs out, and grabbed the car keys. The Michaels’ parking lot was jammed with other closet craftaholics. Why closet craftaholics? Well, if they are anything like me, they sneak their purchases in through the back door when no one is looking, then hide the overflowing bags in the closet.

The shelves were teeming with bargains. My not so mathematical mind was humming while trying to calculate the 40% off regular price with additional 25% off as I snailed down every aisle. I shoveled paper, paints, stencils, and stamps into the cart, put a couple things back on the shelf, then back in the cart. “It’s on sale! How can I pass this up?”

I was really excited ( remember, mania is excessive excitement) that I didn’t have to sneak in the house when I got home. I set all my fabulous finds on the kitchen counter and admired the brilliant colors and amazing bargains. There wasn’t one single item on that counter that I needed. Craftaholics don’t buy craft supplies that they need, they just have a need to buy craft supplies.

Today was just another MANIC MONDAY! Help!