I'm no stranger to the concept of reduced discretionary spending, or a tightened belt, but sometimes you just have to buy something purely because it makes you smile amidst all the doom and gloom
and if it happens to cost less than that $3.50 cup of coffee, that you think twice about and then pass on ... well so much the better
Look who was waiting for me at one of the local Op Shops [ Thrift Stores ] on Tuesday when I was on a single minded - and ultimately successful - hunt for more old sheet music for collages :
no price tag and I was on tenterhooks as I asked 'how much ?'
and the answer? a princely $3 !