Saturday, August 11, 2012

Some Good Some Bad

Do you want the good news first or the bad?

Bad: My hours have been severely lacking at work lately. I'm a 40 hour employee but have only been getting about 30 hours for the past several weeks. Ok, it's great coming home early to be with my little guy and the husband BUT we need every penny we make and at present I'm having a very difficult time figuring out how to pay the bills. It's gotten to the scary point. I actually feel like I did back when I started this blog over a year and a half ago. It's not a comfy feeling. Horrible confession: I haven't looked at the bank account for about a week and I'm scared to. Yeah, yeah that's the exact opposite of how I should be handling this but old habits die hard.

Good: After seemingly endless attempts the husband got the promotion (starts training tomorrow). It has it's downfalls, like being away from home an extra 14 hours a week and needing to put even more miles on the car and spend a bunch more in gas <boooo> but it's what he's been trying for and it will mean extra income. Hooray! I am proud of him.

Life is crazy and splendid and difficult and spectacular!


  1. Hey! Don't worry so much. You're not back where you started! You have a lot higher expenses now that you have Abe don't forget, and by acknowledging your current position you'll be giving yourself the power to change it for the better.

    For a start, when your work has a busy period you might be doing 50 hours a week so it will all average out over time, or just the extra money from hubby's promotion (congratulations!) will make up the shortfall.

    You'll be back on top and in control in no time! :)

  2. Hang in there, I know it can get scary sometimes especially now a baby is involved which can add to the stress of making ends meet. If your not getting enough sleep, this can look and feel even worse. You guys can do this!

    Keep your chin up!

  3. I know exactly what you're talking about when you say you're scared to check your account. I have been there. Do yourself a favor though: just check it. The not knowing is the worst.

    Hang in there.

  4. This is the part of married and raising a child that is hard. juggling time and money. But tit is worth it.! Look at that cute little guy.

  5. You're so not where you were when you started, even though you may feel that way. You've paid off a lot since you started, and you're so much more aware of how to spend money. You've done, and are doing such a fantastic job! And way to for for you Hubby on his Promotion!