Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Blues

I love summer... I love the long lazy days, the feelings freedom, the staying up late and sleeping late the next morning. What I don't love about summer are the limited funds to do the things I want to do. I mean, my kids want to go to the movies, skating, and bowling quite often... and all I have been able to say is no. Last summer I had no salary and things were not fun... so I really thought this year would be different... so far it hasn't been. It seems that although I still have a paycheck coming, things are just like before! There are bills, unexpected expenses, and the feeling of dread every time I look at the checking account balance. From talking to my friends, I know I am not the only one who feels this way... but I am quite frustrated because I thought it would be different this summer. I have taught a Summer I course, so my July 1 paycheck will have some extra money on it, but every time I think about that extra money I see the bills that are due! UGH! I don't want to be a grown-up anymore!!!!!!!

jess

P.S. Did you realize that Kelly Clarkson's new album comes out today??? I soooo want to rush to the store to purchase it... but I know that would not be wise... so Friday it is!!!!

2 comments:

Anne Jones said...

I struggle daily with the many times I have to say no because of money. (and unfortunately as my kids get older, I am feeling more and more pressure to have and go and do from others, as if the pressure I put on myself isn't enough!) I know that I am where God wants me to be...I know I am where I want to be, but there are some days that the financial struggle is so great. I want to set the example of being content for my kids, but honestly, some days I just don't feel it. I just pray that when my children are grown, they won't look back and remember all of the "No, it's not in the budget", and they will remember all of the good times we had as a family that were free!

I keep hoping that with all of this rain, sometime soon that tree will grow in the backyard. You know, the one where money grows :)

Will and Shelley Hale said...

Amen... to everything Anne said. It is hard to say "no" but God helps us grow in all situations. Sometimes the fun things can be just as much fun... we experienced that today in our trip to the library and dances in the rain! Take care... and hang in there... Shelley