Wednesday, October 01, 2008


I think I am feeling a little better this morning. My throat is still hurting, but I don't feel as tired. The last couple of nights I have been laying down for a couple hours when I get home and then try to get to bed by 11pm. I think the extra sleep is doing me good and hopefully this won't turn into a full blown cold. It also helps when I get a TXT message from my sweetheart saying, "I can't wait until Saturday. I miss you so much and you are so wonderful." I think if I had pneumonia, getting a TXT like that would make me feel 100% better. :)

Sometimes I am under stress and don't even realize it and when I am stressed I have a hard time handling every day things. Whenever I get really stressed I always break out in a rash on the palms of my hands. So even though I don't realize I am stressed, this is my body's way of saying, "Hey...slow down a little." Late last week my palms broke out in this rash and I stopped to see what could be causing so much stress. Here is what I came up with:

1: My tags were to be renewed in September and I have not had the money to pay the personal property taxes. Because it was 2 year tags I am having to pay the taxes from 2006/2007. Part of me is angry because I know Laura should be responsible for 1/2 of 2006 and probably half of 2007 since she was using the Honda through May of that year, but I know she would never take responsibility for this so there is no reason to even ask her. Because the tags are now late I will have late fees and I am looking at close to $900 for the taxes and tags. The good news is I got a raise at work and it's retro from May, so I know this will help out a lot. But I still worry about being pulled over or my apartment complex towing my car since the tags are expired.

2: Yesterday when I was driving to work my car lost all power. I was turning and suddenly I had no power steering and all the lights came up on my dash. I about had a heart attack. I put the car into park and restarted the car and it's been fine ever since. I know I should probably have it looked at, but I just don't have the money and I am not sure if I want to know if it's a major problem because again, I don't have the money. I believe that if you take care of your car and treat your car with respect then it will be good to you. I had a talk with LuLu and told her how much I appreciate her and I am hoping she will hold on until I have money to figure out what is wrong.

3: Economy. I am making more money then I have ever made, but I am struggling more then I ever have. I am trying to catch up on bills, but it sometimes it seems like I will never catch up. The minute I am able to save some money something happens and I need money for a vet bill or something else. Instead of bailing out the big banks, why not give every American 18 and over $1 million dollars (total would be $200 million), tax us at 30% and we would still have $700,000 to pay all our debts and restore the economy.

Guess who I got to see last Friday:
I think she was just as happy to see me as I was to see her. After I congratulated MJ on her engagement the next thing I said was, "I get to watch Sadie when you guys get married." I am already counting down the days. :)


Monogram Queen said...

Honey financial problems suck. I hope you get it under control.
I love how your sweetie texts you, it's the "little things" sometimes that REALLY add up! Hugs my friend

Lynilu said...

It's a pain, for sure, but once again, take a look at how far you've come. Even though you're not out of the financial morass, you are doing better than you were. It just takes time to turn things around after a huge splat.


redfrog27 said...

Money comes and goes love stays. Dont sweat the small stuff.

Anonymous said...

What if you sked Laura to help pay for part of the time she was involved in using the car? Could it hurt to ask?


Caroline said...

ruth--from the very beginning Laura has made it very clear that even though her name is still on the house/car, she wants nothing to do with it. And I personally would rather pay it myself then have to talk to her.

MJ said...

I have realized that money issues always have a way of working themselves out. Having a sweetie to lean on can be helpful.

Sadie was also excited to see you. She can't wait until March.