Okay, I couldn’t help myself. I swiped. And worse of all I did it last Friday. I was actually afraid to confess my sin. I’ve felt so guilty. It all started with a trip to Macy’s to find matching sweaters for my boys for the “cousins” Christmas picture. Let me tell you, just walking through the store had my heart going. Did I mention the sale prices? Okay, first the men’s department…no problem. Then handbags, I got out there…but it took awhile. If I can just make it past the shoe department, but no I need a new pair of black flats, oh no I’m doomed. It’s alright, I’ll just look. Of course I found the perfect pair. But within my cash only budget…I did it! So far so good, I head up the escalator feeling gooood. Then I reach the kids section and there it is…flashing neon lights, an extra 20% off if you use your Macy’s card. Do you know how hard it is to find size eight boys clothes in Bakersfield? Let me tell you, it’s not easy. And the prices…oh did I mention the prices. $11.99, $9.99 and even $4.99 for collared and button up shirts, and shorts. I had to prepare for next summer, right? Besides the sweaters for the picture came out of my Christmas budget. I walk up to the registered excited about my deals, but sad knowing I have to swipe. So I did it. I have to say, it’s been eating at me all weekend, especially since I decided not to count my church donations in my weekly budget. I think God understands, but I’m not sure my hubby does. Even homemade oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies can’t fix my guilt, no matter how many I consume.