I was so excited when my hubby got called back to work at the beginning of last month. He was even getting a lot of overtime. I was catching up on bills, I did a little bit of updating on our daughter’s room while she went on a trip with her grandfather and we just back-to-school shopping this week. This will be our daughter’s first year in public school since preschool because we’ve homeschooled all these years. I had been penny pinching for so long, and living on absolute essentials I wanted to indulge my daughter a little. We’ve been shopping thrift stores for the last year so I wanted her to have some nice new things.
Now I feel like I was irresponsible with the break God gave us and should have been putting every penny hubby made in the bank. We did put a big chunk he made in our savings. I had resolved we were going back to being more frugal after the school shopping because I was feeling guilty. And then hubby comes home last night with this news.
I had been working a lot of hours at my part job while my hubby was laid off. I’ve taken time off because our daughter just got home after being gone almost a month and I took time off next week because its her first week at high school. I was looking forward to a lighter work schedule but of course now I’ll be back to working my tail off. I know I should be grateful I have a job -and I am. But I’m just so worn down from all these layoffs. Hubby was off from this company since last September. Then he works a month and gets laid off again? We’ll be back to worrying about paying for insurance again shortly. Anyway I’m just rambling on. Please pray for us. I’m just sad, and worn down and honestly scared about our financial future.