Ever go through those times in your life when you feel like you're just burning, and I mean burning, through money? When every day sees you pull out the credit card and with a heavy-hearted sigh, sign away another few hundred dollars for this, another few hundred dollars for that? Well, I'm in one of those times, right now. And it hurts. It hurts bad.
I know we're about to have a baby, and babies cost money.
I know we now own a car and cars cost money.
I know we're living in one of the most expensive places in the world on one salary. Urgh.
But knowing all that, oh voice of reason, doesn't make the pain any more painless.
Somehow, in our very talented way, I think we've just managed to squeeze all that pain into a neat few months. Setting up for the babe, buying those big ticket items that you only need to buy once, paying for private healthcare here in Honkers. Throw in Phil's birthday next week, Christmas a few days after, a nice fat bill to fix the 'new' car (yep) and a few international flights to be booked for early 2012 and how's your father, there goes that piece of plastic playing havoc once again.
'Tis the season, some might say.... well, this season? This one in particular? It's just plain hurting more than most. Sigh.