I would like to announce that the economic downward spiral is now over. I brought it back with my spending on black friday :) Much to my husbands dismay. It seems like every thing broke or slowed down or needed fixed - like the tv, the sweeper, the dryer, the microwave - and then there were things that I had to buy - like the down comforters, the candles (yankee at 30% off - can you stand it?!) All with cash!!
So rest easy - I got it covered :)