Mar 14 2008

No! Don’t Go! Come Back!!

In FAR more interesting news, my boobs are busy escaping out the sides of my bra. Bra makers! Why do you hate me so?!

Mar 14 2008

Taking a Breath

I feel like I have a pretty good handle on the financial difficulties we’re now facing. I’m not angry, I’m not stressed anymore. We know how we’re going to deal with it, and it’s a solution that has minimal drawbacks. We can’t fight any of the charges, so we may as well resign ourselves to them and get them taken care of as soon as possible.

But what’s sticking with me, what I can’t shake, is the disappointment. There were things I wanted to do with our house this year that, I’m afraid, are no longer options. I wanted to paint inside and out; I wanted to install ceiling fans and fix up the kitchen a bit; I wanted to plant a vegetable garden, and had even made my Gurney’s list already; I wanted to fix the roof; but, most of all, I wanted to fix our backyard so that Cole would finally have a good, safe place to play outside, because out front in the rocks with no fence is becoming less of an option the more active and mobile he gets.

But all of these things will have to wait. Is it heartbreaking? No. Is it horrible and dire? Not even. Does it even rate on the scale of tragedies in this world? Totally not. It’s just a personal disappointment, and one that I just have to get over.

I have to keep reminding myself of how lucky we are. We are young (not even 30 yet), own a house on which we fairly easily make our payments every month (even though it doesn’t leave us with much extra), we are healthy and happy, we have a WONDERFUL child, supportive families, and good jobs. And heck- we’re getting an (nearly) all expenses paid trip to Hawaii for 10 days in April! Life is not that bad!

Will the financial set back kill us? Not even! It just sucks. We’ll have to pinch our pennies that much harder for a while. But, as long as I have my family, I’ll be okay. Better than okay- I’ll be happy.