Photo by Cafe Sheri
This holiday season has been rough for many here on CafeMom and beyond. And for those who haven't been directly "touched" by the poor economy, the fear and worry still looms heavy.
My husband was laid off earlier this month, and it's just starting to really hit us.
At first, we were sad and a little bewildered. Then we were openly grateful for one another and for the fact that's he's paid and gets health benefits through the end of the month, and, you know, happy for our family's good health. And then we had to laugh a little. Because what else can you do?
However, as the month comes to and end and the first hopeful job prospects have come and gone, we're starting to feel the worry—just in time for all the Christmas festivities. While I know we will be fine one way or another, it's not all that fun and it's not all that easy, especially during this time of year.
+++ How are you doing out there?
(...and now we return to our regularly scheduled programming: cute pretty happy home and garden things quick!)
More on the economy:
I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program