I’ve succumbed to the recession. I had a sign on a corkboard in my office for seven months that said “I will not participate in the recession” and I just took it down. I finally have admitted to my little femme-housewife-wannabe self that the recession has affected my wife and I in these ways:
1. Less income for both of us.
2. Can’t sell the little house, so we can’t buy a bigger one- which means…
3. Have to put our baby plans on hold which is also because we can’t afford sperm! (more on sperm in my next blog).
4. Can’t afford a two-seater kayak for summer fun. Not even a used one.
My optimism, however, got me through our gorgeous wedding this month, that although decidedly frugal has left us with a little bit of debt which makes our skin crawl and makes us even further aware of the recession. My optimism about finances and the economy meant that I didn’t drive myself crazy with worry all the way through wedding planning, I didn’t skimp on any of the details which were important to us, and those are memories that last a lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »