Friday, January 4, 2013
My husband and I are fortunate in that we both have jobs. So, I am not complaining about that. However, like a lot of you, we struggle every month to make ends meet. We have resolved ourselves that we will never be "rich," never be "well off," nor will we ever have "money to burn." We will feel very blessed if we are just able to pay our bills every month.
So, the fact that payroll taxes have gone up beginning NOW is distressing. I just texted my husband about our paychecks being smaller, and the automatic spellcheck changed "paychecks" to "laughable." I'm not sure why spellcheck did that, but it did seem a fairly accurate description.
So, that's the word I will remember when we are handed our next paychecks - - laughable. It will be better to laugh than to cry. No one will have to know that my laughter will be covering up my anxiety and stress.
So, laugh. And then laugh some more. And if I have to I will cry in my pillow at night.