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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Date Night

My husband has gotten behind in his bills since his commission has gone down.  It is difficult to explain, but I'll try.  Before there were 13 routes and now there are 14.  He gets route average as he is a
an SSR (a sales rep that fills in for everyone else).  Route average went down, and so did his pay with the addition of another route....a smaller piece of the pie.

Last night we discussed our financial circumstances and it was agreed upon that I would contribute more to the household expenses.  Before my income was for myself and decorating the house.  Now is is for things like heat and food!  We also decided that we should keep date night but keep it simple.  Maybe go to a fast food place or have friends over.

I had extra money so we went to Applebees.  Their sirloin is good...yum!  Went and visited my sister after and called it a date.  I met my nephew's girlfriend who is a very nice lady.

Next week, we are skipping date night as I am going to a scrapbooking store with my bff for a card class.  We usually go out to eat then.  Sunday is the big football game and that will be our date!

I am confident that things will work out and I will just watch my pennies.  (I'm still getting my nails done before I go to Florida).

1 comment:

Tracey said...

Get your priorities right !!! LOL..xx