During deployments I go into super-saver mode. I barely spend any money except on necessary groceries. I make sure all debts are paid off and our savings accounts grow.
Those are all the good aspects of my saving.
However, my desire to save goes a little overboard. After I enter the deployment super-saver mode, it is hard for me to break out of it and spend money. I become what some may call cheap. It takes Pat a lot of effort to ease my extreme savings habit.
Today I decided to go shopping. I didn't end up buying anything. I just cannot justify buying any clothes or such when I never really see anyone. Why do I need to look good if I'm just playing here with Ryan? Yes, I will probably splurge and buy some things before Pat comes back, but until then what is the point?
I know I must sound crazy.
The other thing about my saver mentality that annoys me is that I save my material possessions for special occasions. My nice clothes, jewelry, fine china all sit tucked away waiting for special occasions. I think I'm afraid of wearing things out, so I save them. I never really find special occasions to use any of them either. I wish I would just enjoy my things because after all they are only material possessions that can be replaced, but I just cannot break my habit of saving.