#reverbbroads11 – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

What is the best and/or worst thing about your life right now?

This one is kind of a no-brainer.  I’m fortunate these days that I have a lot of really good things in my life.  But the most wonderfulest (yes, I know that’s not a word) thing in my life is my little family. :)  My hubby and I seem to be made to deal with each other’s idiosyncrasies.  Hopefully we don’t drive each other cuckoo for cocoa puffs along the way (although I personally think we’re both there already…).  Then there’s my two little kiddos, the Ronanmeister and Littlest Bit.  Even though LB woke me up at 4:45am this morning with pink eye *yawn*, I can still appreciate how much they both enrich my life.  They’re goofy, curious, bouncy, impossible, smart, crazy little kids.  I’m sure they’re grow into similarly described adults, especially with D. and I as parents…

An old (about 2 years ago) photo of D, Littlest Bit and the Ronanmeister.

The worst thing in our lives, which I suspect is the same for a lot of people right now, is our financial situation.  We’re better off than a lot of people, I’m sure.  Currently we can make our bills and house payment, there’s food on the table, etc.  But we’re living paycheck to paycheck, and the reserve funds are dangerously low.  In this economy, where your entire financial situation can change with one moderate illness, one accident, one tiny twist of fate, it’s quite scary not having a substantial backup.  I know my hubby has been quite stressed about it, ever since I burned out and left full-time network engineering.  I’m super lucky to have a part-time network engineer position that allows me complete flexibility in my work hours, although I know they (and I) would be happier if I could work a bit more each week.  But the cost of daycare, even at the local YMCA where we have a membership, is through the roof so we can only afford to have one child in daycare no more than 3 days/week.  No idea what I’m gonna do this summer when the Ronanmeister is out of school for the summer…  So yeah, money is super tight, and it’s rather stressful and scary.  Like I said, I know there are others that have it much worse, but unfortunately that doesn’t abate my fears.  I’m not one that subscribes to the “misery enjoys company” mentality.  Actually, knowing others have it worse just makes me feel worse.  It’s sad that so many people are suffering in our country, but that’s another post for different day…

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