Guilty and Cheap

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday.  I spent most of the day today with her.  She wanted a necklace, so I got her one that she liked, and that I can afford.  Now I feel like cheapskate 'cause I couldn't afford to get her anything nicer.

I feel like this a lot.  My budgets have been tight, and I am not able to be as extravagant as I would like.  I know I shouldn't feel sad, and yes, I know it is the thought that counts, but I cannot help it.

O, well, It is just a quirk in being me.

(from my HQ blog)