The good is this: The decorating is done, and it looks nice. Really nice. Better than I expected! Take a look:
Even the cat got in on it….
The bad is this: We are broke. I don’t mean not rolling in money, I’m talking digging-out-coins-to-buy-milk broke. Seriously. I did that yesterday. It’s 10 days until payday – I have NO dishsoap (not for handwashing or the dishwasher). I have about 10 loads of laundry but no fabric softener, and probably not enough detergent for all that. We’ll be eating cold cereal, grits, and carrots all week ’cause that’s what we have. Which is stupid! I am nearly 50 years old! We went thru this when we were newly married – I thought things were supposed to get better….. Honestly – I should’ve stayed in Idaho with Kiki and hoped Alan could come back someday. It’s not like we are enjoying each other’s company even.
But worse, far worse, is today. We were supposed to go into DC to see a USAF Christmas concert… I have free tickets. This week they lit the National Tree, so we were going to go see the lights and all afterwards. But, we can’t afford the gas, and we can’t afford to pay to park. So, we are sitting at home. I am so disappointed! It was going to be our one family Christmas event, and now we can’t do it. Sometimes life stinks. I know, it could be worse…. but right now, it feels pretty bad.