Over the weekend I had to put my cat of over 17 years to sleep. (the one shown in my avatar). He was a faithful friend, a constant companion and part of my family. I'm very, very sad. My birthday is on Friday, and a few weeks ago, my boyfriend offered to buy me a purse for the occasion, which many of my fellow TPF'ers were kind enough to help me with, offering suggestions and narrowing down my choices. However, none of them are looking good to me anymore. ush: I told my boyfriend not to bother getting me a purse now, and I feel bad because he has to scramble to think of something on his own. I've been online the last three nights trying to find a purse I really like and everything is just...blah. Is this normal? Shouldn't it be the opposite, where I'm trying to make myself feel better by purchasing useless things I don't need?