Monday, March 28, 2011

The "F" word


The Husband works for the government. So when congress can't agree on a budget and doesn't pass a continuing resolution he doesn't go to work and we don't get paid. Now a little unpaid vacation is all well and good if you plan for it, but if you don't... well that just plain sucks.

Henry's First Birthday Party is this weekend and to be frank, I'm worried about spending too much money on food. There aren't many areas we can trim the budget. I already cut every one's hair myself, we don't eat out, I'm not willing to give up fresh organic foods, we use the library, we aren't doing any paid camps or classes right now (luckily), so I have to completely eliminate my online shopping habit which is fine. But we had plans, and now they're all on hold because our polarized government is fighting over money. Not cool. So I'm kinda busy panicking right now.

Just to be clear, it's not like we're about to starve and things are really not that disastrous. In the interest of full disclosure we haven't really directly felt the impact of the crappy economy (except for a pathetic attempt at selling our house.) So now that the economy, and a bickering congress are knocking on my door it's really scary!


Kate said...

Food is my non-negotiable in the budget as well. Whenever I see those articles about people feeding their family of four on $25 a week (by shopping sales and using coupons) all I can think is "they must really be eating a lot of cr*p." (I'm not talking about low income people btw, I'm talking about those sites where women are busy sharing details on how you can buy fruit loops for 50 cents a box if you use this coupon at that store on a certain day).

Try not to stress too much though; there's still almost two weeks for the idiots in congress to get it together and then we'll be set until September.

The Crivella Family said...

Plans for the party or other plans that are on hold?

emk said...

Hope it doesn't come to a furlough! Try not to panic!!

Emily said...

party is a go -don't worry I would have called if there were changes to that!! :0)

everything else is on hold. including a rug for the master bedroom. hardwood floors are cool... but they're also cold!

The Crivella Family said...

I hope they come to an agreement soon!

Brenna said...

sorry to hear it. cheap food is often the best, though! Good luck. I hope you have a great party.