Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This week I've been thinking a lot about making our financial life less stressful. I have always been thrifty, frugal, whatever you want to call it. I clip coupons, I make a meal plan, I study Dave Ramsey's program, we put away savings for BIG (life) emergencies...but we weren't prepared for the death of Levi. We didn't want to use all of our savings to pay off medical bills, so we are really tightening down in our budget (even more than before) to make the monthly payments...but it's hard.
I find it harder to be diligent in paying down the medical bills because I'm so angry that I have to pay them at all. I mean, the government floats and pays for so many people...why are mom's of dead babies not on that list? I mean, if anyone should be given a break - financially. Ugh, it's just frustrating. I keep getting 'final notices,' and 'threats'...it's exhausting, calling and telling our 'story' again and again and praying for someone to be lenient. Of course they aren't, and then I get sour writing out the checks...knowing that I am not snuggling Levi between licking envelopes and pasting stamps. Sigh.
Just random venting... Come back next week I'll have something worth reading..maybe. :o)