I wonder what it is about these bags that has sucked me in so much. I'm sitting here feeling sad because I couldn't get to go to the outlets this weekend. That's a double whammy on top of the anniversary of my father's death. I am going to go to the playground with the boys in a little bit as it's almost 70 here (which seems really unnatural to me for Jan 6th!). That will make me feel better. But going to the outlets always makes me feel good too. Is it getting a good deal on a great bag like Ali? Is it the thrill of the hunt? Is it getting to buy great bags and not having to worry about feeling guilty because they are not as expensive as at the boutique? Also I like spending time on here- way too much. On the weekends I go back and forth between playing with the boys and posting on here. Why? Avoiding the stress and disappointment I feel about my work and my marriage? Probably some. Because I feel like I have some friends on here who "get" something I like that a lot of other people don't "get." Check. Because I have a few friends on here that even though I haven't met I feel like they are truly friends even outside of the purse aspect? Yep. Just a long way of saying thanks to everyone on here who responds to my threads and posts and especially those who have been so kind to me. Sorry for the rambling. I'm in a funky mood.