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Excuse me why I wallow

May 21st, 2007 at 07:05 pm

My husband is going to ride his bike across the state with a bunch of other crazies in a couple weeks. Then, after two days at home, he'll be leaving for a business trip. He'll be gone 11 days in all.

Long story short, my daughter and I can not afford to go with him -- or even take a long weekend getaway this summer. Granted, we will be hanging at the neighborhood pool between OT and vision therapy appointments and all my jobs, but it's not the same. I WANT TO GO SOMEPLACE ON VACATION!

Sure, mini me and I can go to the amusement park and I can even farm her out to some relatives if the going gets too tough, but I STILL WANT TO GO SOMEPLACE ON VACATION!

Also, I've spent my first weekend off in a long time cleaning up the yard and garden and cleaning the carpets while looking after my daughter because my husband's been at school or work the whole time.

Yes, I am feeling a bit abandoned, lonely, ticked off, pathetic and generally unhappy. Living within my means really sucks right now. Where the %*#( is my credit card?!?!?!??!

5 Responses to “Excuse me why I wallow”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's great that you are aware of how you feel about this. Can you talk to your husband about this? I've been there with more than 420 days without my husband while he was in Iraq. I hope you can find a way to do something nice for yourself...within the confines of your budget. Can you go to an art museum for free or other local area events that might inspire you and make you feel like you took a mini vacation. Take care.

  2. homebody Says:

    Step away from the credit card! Why does DH get to use resources to go on this bike trip and you don't get any? I think trips away are fine (my husband is camping right now with a friend), but not fair if he gets all the resources!!

    You have a lot in savings, not measley at all, way more than me! Start now to try to squeeze some extra cash out for at least one get away weekend before the summer is over.

  3. Amber Says:

    It's ok to be down in the dumps some time, but try and cheer up for yor daughter ( I know it is hard) However, I agree with Homeboy, try saving for one weekend or week even

    Please cheer up Smile

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    I should clarify that my husband's bike trip will cost all of a couple hundred bucks. We each got a couple hundred bucks out of his bonus to do whatever we wanted with. I paid my pool dues with it, so mini-me and I could lounge by the pool every day. He's using his on the bike trip. The week in California will be paid for by his company.

  5. rockytop97 Says:

    If my wife spends $20 dollars on a item, it really cost us $40. So in your case, if your hubby spends $200 on his bike trip. I wouldn't feel bad at all about budgeting $200 for your entertainment 50/50. I guess your hubby's trip would cost him $400 instead of $200. Maybe the $200 you socked away could go toward a mini-vacation for you two if you wanted to do that.

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