Thinking about things that are "worth it" as opposed to things that are not. A list.
Big Screen TV
Growing Own Tomatos
Homemade Pumpkin Leek Soup.
Not Worth it:
High-Efficiency Front-Load Washer (any savings of reduced water use are compromised by excessive need to run cleaning cycles to prevent horrid odors)
Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries.
Homemade Yogurt (because no one but me will eat it)
Extreme Couponing (Casual Couponing will have to do)
Nook E-reader (where to start. I can't take it in the bathtub. Tech problems getting the library books to download. Major wait list for e-library books. Starts up too slowly--i.e. it takes longer than opening a book.)