That depends on what your definition of hiatus is. This week I've bought coffee mugs, magazines, food I didn't need, a coffee grinder, an orchid, and other sundries. But I bought them all for sick people.
My grandma broke her ankle last week so I bought her some magazines to read and an orchid. Then John got sick so I had to buy him some bland food to eat. And my friend Jules had her bridal shower, so I got her the coffee grinder and coffee cups.
I don't really consider any of this unnecessary spending. People were sick and I helped them. It's what you do for loved ones. So that's how it's going these days.