Vineyard Haven celebrated the 40th annual Tisbury Street Fair on Main Street tonight, on the 190th day of the year, with 175 left to go.
But who’s counting?
Yeah, that would be me.
Let me count the days and ways.
Tonight I veered in and out of the crowd, between the dunk tank, the face painting and the pony rides to count the temptations greeting me on the street.
1) My favorite kind of chocolate (Mocha from Mocha Motts – oh boy!)
2) Shoes for summer (all strappy and fun!)
3) Dresses (on sale!)
4) Window dressings (how much is that coat in the window?)
I am proud to report I purchased nothing, nada, zilch.
But I admit, I felt the urge to splurge creep up inside me. It’s hard to quell the temptation of summer + street fair + 50% off sales.
Especially when Justin saw me eying a rack of clothes and mentioned he would buy one for me if I really wanted it. To which I promptly gasped, “that would be cheating!” (But secretly I love the fact that he offered.)
In the end I didn’t do it.
Which means, I did keep my promise.
And so can you — keep your promise — whatever that is.
Tomorrow I will tell you what I did purchase today…
a really yummy treat.