Is it just me or does anyone else have this disorder? It is called money anxiety and I experience it every time I have to balance the checkbook or realize that we have an unexpected bill delivered so graciously by our mail person. I hate money and I find that it can ruin my day. Before we lived in MD, we lived well within our means and it was easy to have some extra money to have fun on the side. Since moving here to good old expensive Maryland we find that even though Corey got a great raise, we are tight every single month. We used his bonus for vacation this past summer and the table that we so badly needed. But now I have that great fear of Christmas approaching.
I usually love Christmas, but as the kids get bigger so do their price of toys. This year the older three all want DS's and this would happen to be the year that I have medical bills. UGGGHHH. Even now just typing this I am getting anxiety. But the best part is when I talk to my husband about my concern, he just hugs me and says everything will be fine. He even will send me an email on my really bad days that just says "I love you and we will be fine." Some how just hearing this from him makes all the difference. We are going back to a strict budget in September, which we did when Corey first got his job in Tulsa and things were tight. Hopefully this will ease my mind a little and I can get some rest at night.
The home stretch
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