Saturday, February 5, 2011


I just had jealousy raise its ugly head in my heart.  Saw a post from my old boss on Facebook about how she is waiting for her daughter to get up so they can spend the day shopping, having lunch and laughing.  Why would I be jealous of that?  Because we are so goddamn broke I can't even afford to buy my daughter socks.  I get so angry sometimes about the situation we are in. 


  1. I have those same feelings from time to time... watching my friends from school take fabulous vacations... live in amazing houses... talk about restuarants they're eating at, etc. but... I also know that I am blessed in other ways, my blessings just aren't financial, usually. When you can't count the money in your bank account, look at the other blessings around you...

  2. I know the feeling Linda. Last year we had the worst financial situation going on all year because of my husbands layoff in Nov, then he got a new terrible job that was fond of not paying him for 2 or 3 paychecks (he's finally found somehting new and is about to make the leap) but last summer it was so hard to watch everyone taking vacations. My kids have been on ONE single real vacation. Sure we been camping and we have alot of fun just around here, but watching people go to Hawaii just kills me because I want to take my kids there so bad! I also have a sister in Calif. I've not met yet (she was given up for adoption..Sonya) and I found her almost 10 years ago and have not been able to afford to travel to see her in person yet. Sometimes it seems I'll never be able to do these things. Jealosy serves a purpose. It helps us plan our future. Next time we see those people so relaxed and going places we need to say "thats nice, I will plan to do that too..." I know its hard though!!
    Right now you are in the middle of a time when money is scarce and you cannot afford to feel bad, so just hide everyone on facebook who upsets you for whatever reason. Sure, you will miss what they are up to, but if they care about you they will come comment you, and check up on you. :-)

  3. You have a right to feel the way you do.

  4. You would not be human if you felt any different ~ Ally x


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