Congrats on the shopping spree. We have a dept store here that has cookware sales that are fun. I love getting something really nice like you bought and find that I can actually afford it.
Like you said getting started in your own place is expensive. All those things we take for granted really cost a lot of money. I wanted a fruit/desert bowl which looks pretty as a center piece that my aunt has. With $30 in hand, I went to the store and online and found that it cost more like $90 + shipping. What is my next gift getting occasion?
(just to let you know that my aunt is not anywhere near old age...I want it a little sooner than The Living Will and even then someone will probably oust me out of it. I just hate eBay!