Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Two days of rest and relaxation, you would think I'd be happy as a clam.  Do we really know if clams are happy?  I was for a bit.  I got great news from my daughters in Georgia.  They officially have a new apartment and Stephanie got a brand new car.  Hopefully this will be less worrying about them down there.  The last two days have been wonderful.  Saturday we went to the carnival for lunch and to a movie.  It was calm and relaxing.  Sunday we were vegetables and watched DVR and DVD stuff.  I crocheted on Stephanie's afghan.  It was a good weekend. 

This morning I woke up before my alarm which is never a good thing.  I managed to get back to sleep and got up to play on the computer.  I went from playing on the computer to working on budget.  Starting in August I'm losing about $175 a month.  Somewhere in my budget I have to find this money.  It is a lot to juggle and think about. 

This morning I'm not so relaxed and rested.  However, it is the 4th of July and I'm not at work.  I can do what I want with the day and just kick back.  Vicki has gone off to the parade and carnival.  I'm going to close my budget and hope that I've figured out how I'm paying my bills and getting things organized. 

The problem I'm having is that once I start looking at my budget I start worrying about those who are going to be affected even worse by what is going on with our economics and politics.  There are all these cuts going through with the budget.  What will happen to those families who have two teachers earning money and maybe losing their jobs?  What will happen to the single moms who rely on Head Start and Badger Care to assist them?  What will happen to the libraries and the schools?  So many people are negatively impacted by this budget and by what is going on with the government it is disturbing and heartbreaking.  I wonder if the politicians stop to think about that when they get out their red pens to say - we don't need this or that.

On a side note, I read a friend's blog and it was amazing.  Here is a link to an amazing blog that is well worth reading:  http://lillith3feathers.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/freedom-struggles-part-i/

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