On Fall Haul
Bought 2 sweaters, pants, a scarf, and two flannel-ish type shirts on Poshmark for $89 total (including shipping). I still want to get a couple more staples. I'll probably end up spending $120ish or so, $30 less than I budgeted. I may hit up TJ Maxx at some point, which will of course push me OVER my budget.
@Katni Second Mark Cuban! I watched Shark tank (?) the other night and he funded a company created by two women engineers. His only request was that his daughters spend some time with them. I am sure he's done or said some horrible things I am unaware of, but my blissful ignorance at the moment makes me wish we were BFFs!
As long as I finish my coffee before noon, it wont affect my sleep and instead provides a nice push for the rest of the day. Everything in moderation - booze, caffeine, even chocolate - seems to be key to a long, relatively healthy life. well, that and luck.
@ECW I totally agree with your assumptions about Erik's thought process but disagree that he was communicating. Communicating with yourself is not communicating. If he said everything you said here - to the author - there would probably be zero much less discontent over his reaction. The silent treatment is childish and manipulative. And the few things he does say? Gross.
@ECW oh and compassion. He had literally zero. That too!
@ECW you're right - honesty and a shared financial vision are key parts of a successful marriage. So is communication. Erik failed substantially on the latter part. Yet all I see is the author taking blame.
@Allison well 15 years makes a bit of difference in the context of this piece. But yes even still - quite a harsh reaction to the authors confession.
Maybe it's just your writing style, but your husband comes off like an extremely judgmental, out-of-touch jerk. 15k in debt is literally pennies in this day and age for a young person. And he wanted to hold the legal marriage over your head until it was paid off?! That's like a really effed up version of a prenup.
@garli Well my first goal would be to recoup any losses, but if it was clear I couldn't/travel would counteract it, I would still probably do it. It just isn't right in my opinion.
I always recline. I have disc issues (lumbar) so a long flight while sitting bolt upright can lead to my inability to walk. Yay! Since it's not a visible issue and I don't usually wear my doctors notes, I probably look like a selfish b(#$& :[