Holding my breath...............

Its the last Friday in the month. Day before payday. And a horrible week for the working class in America. Through Thursday -- 100,000 jobs have been lost this week alone.

So when Honey emails that "Cost-cutting factors" are taking place, I take a deep breath ......................... and I hold it.

We have been through this before. And Honey has been through it BC (Before Clink!) And we know how hard it can be.

I try to be frugal .......... I re-make my clothes from the Thrift shop (ok -- I take that as a challenge!) I eat dried beans, bake our own bread, and can those hundreds of jars of produce. I carefully plan my trips into town. I hang my laundry out (in non-freezing weather!) And I really have nothing that can be considered a "modern" appliance. Neither one of our cars was made in the 21st Century. And my long underwear is getting a major workout so the thermostat can stay at 65! But we are AARP members ......... we have no time to re-cover.........AGAIN!

So in Washington --- the partisan bickering has started again while 100,000 people are "holding their breath". It looks like I can "breathe" again (Honey survived the cut).......... but how many can't. In the meantime, Congress fights over how to stimulate the economy. At this point -- just throw a dart at a board and try something!

Yea .......... many other shoes are dropping.

Comments

Corinne R. said…
Whew! Thank god 'cause we were planning on coming to live with you guys if Gary doesn't find a job soon.
clink said…
Ya know -- you are always welcome. IF you bring the nut rolls! And the apple pie. And Max.
Corinne R. said…
I can bring pumpkin.....
girlwithasword said…
You've been tagged:
http://prairielandherbs.blogspot.com/2009/02/weve-been-tagged-tina-at-essential.html

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