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Ok, I really need to vent and I figure this is a safe place to do that.  I have been a little grumpy this week and I think it started out as just not feeling well.  Tummy ache and headache last weekend made me a little irritable.  For some reason, when I get grumpy, I start finding fault with people!  Why is that??  Unfortunately, my main target is my husband because he is the only other person in my house and he is the person I'm closest to.  I'm just really frustrated because for the first time in a long time, we are literally living from paycheck to paycheck.  I always had money in my savings which is like a security blanket to me.  Am I the only woman that feels that way?  Even if it is just a few hundred dollars, I feel better knowing there is something to fall back on.  About 3 months ago, I emptied my savings account (my husband has no savings) to pay off some of his medical bills.  He had surgery on his knee in December, so I know that we will be getting more bills soon from that.  Through some circumstances partly of his own making (bankruptcy in previous marriage, alcoholism), he works a job that doesn't pay much.  To put it simply, I make more money than him so I'm contributing a whole lot more to our finances than he is.  I work full-time plus I babysit part-time a few evenings a week.  I feel like I'm doing all I can to contribute to our bank account.  I really want him to go get a part-time job in the evenings, but he is hesitant to do that.  He doesn't like being away from me.  He reads a lot lately when he comes home from work.  Yes, I'm glad he is not running around to bars and such, but I keep thinking 'he could be making some money instead of reading!'  Am I just being selfish?  I just keep thinking that we are in our mid 40's and we have NO MONEY to do anything extra!  We have family in 4 states that we can't even visit because we can't afford plane tickets!  Don't get me wrong.  We have credit cards, but I refuse to be one of those people who uses them all the time.  We already owe about $5,000 on our credit cards and that is enough for me.  I understand when single people tell me they have no money, but people living in a two-income home should have some money!!  Amy I wrong?  Shouldn't he feel responsibility for his own medical bills?  Enough to go get a second job? sigh frown


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