Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just whining...again


I was reading over some old posts....how bored am I?....and the post on Thankfulness is one I should read daily. I have so much in my life to be thankful for and so few real problems...like not living in Myanmar...but I seem to forget that...almost every day. And I'm not talking about stuff so much, just that we always seem to be struggling at this time of the month to buy ...food. No one has to tell me that the gas 'crisis' has driven up grocery costs...my latest few trips to the market have borne that out. I told the gal at the checkout counter that when my kids leave home, my husband and I are going to Bermuda! But probably we'll just sit on the back deck with a nicer bottle of wine. I don't need much, but there are days when I get tired of saying 'we can't afford it' especially when I'm saying it about a pair of shoes for one of my kids. I worry that my children aren't learning anything valuable about money except what it's like to not have it...or at least much of it. And the weird thing is that Brad was filling out a student loan app. yesterday and Steve's income is embarrassingly high for people who seem to never have any money!!! Where does it all go? And where am I going with this?...nowhere really, just rambling.

I will find joy in the midst...I will take comfort in my maker, and I will find a Doris Day movie on TV somewhere.

4 comments:

it wasn't me said...

Your thankfulness post is one of my very favorites.

Tesa said...

***hugs*** for you Meg. What really helps me is to think of people that are not as lucky as us here in North America! Ppl in Afica would LOVE to be our homeless people here in Canada or USA! God Bless and count on Him, its not what you have in this world its what you give :)

Nancy W. said...

Well, I'm probably not the one to comment on this, but no matter how much money you have, it's never enough. Ends don't meet because they just get farther apart. And let me tell you, when your kids leave home, you don't save money - because they always NEED something. My son's car broke down to the tune of $2000. No college kid can afford to take care of that. Of course, neither can we and every time I think we're putting a little aside, out it goes. Oh, yeah, and we're still trying to figure out HOW we are going to come up with over $6000 a month for elder care. Oh, sorry, now who's rambling?

Maureen said...

Nancy you are so raining on my parade...I need to dream!!!