On top of everything else we've had break over the last few weeks, yesterday, our AC decided to give up the ghost! It's at times like these that you might begin to reflect on money and whether or not you should have bought that new sofa, car, taken that vacation, or whatever else you've spent money on over the last year.
Sometimes you think, "geez, if only I hadn't done this or that, things would be easier now that everything is falling apart." And you might even begin to second guess those earlier decisions and wish you hadn't spent the money. But I am not one of those people. Yes, I will be more frugal because of the hemorrhaging of money from all we've had going on lately, and no I would never suggest that someone should spend frivolously and put themselves into a a dire financial situation, but you can't always live life waiting for the other shoe to drop either.
Tonight, as I was looking at some of my old images, I stumbled upon the picture above. I snapped this pic in the Marais last December, I loved the reflection of the row of buildings across the street in the glass storefront in front of me. And even though we will be pinching pennies for awhile...upon reflection, I'm so happy that I didn't save every dime for a rainy day causing me to miss strolling the streets of Paris. I enjoyed every minute I was there, and I was blissfully unaware that appliances and cars often conspire against us months later for abandoning them for 10 days!