Saturday, May 23, 2015

The cost of living

Why does it cost so much just to live on Earth? My parents used to rent when they were younger and then spent money on two mortgages. I left the nest at 24 to get married and here we are, 9 years later and 4 different rental apartments...

Then there are monthly bills such as utilities, phone, Internet, insurance, car, clothing, gas, furniture, appliances, food, medication etc. Life is much different for me now than it was growing up. My hubby left his family house when he was 21 and he has been renting ever since. You do what you have to do I guess.

I just find it annoying that you have to pay money just to live some place, but it is what it is I guess. You cannot leave this Earth with money, it is a fleeing thing.

I am proud of us and everything we have accomplished as a couple. I love my parents but I would not want to impose on them financially.

I am sure the other men I had frequented before my marriage would not have done everything my husband has done for me. He is a sweet, remarkable man that protects me and supports me.

I think many people are in bad relationships and hence why feminism and all that independent thinking has emerged. Some miserable people just don't want me or other happy people to be happy hence why they love to put us down for being home managers.

Okay well this is a novel! I hope you are all enjoying your sweet home life. Hopefully it is stress free or close enough to be!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

7 Myths About Housewives

http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/seven-myths-about-housewives-debunked

This is great!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Your comments make my days!

Just a quick note to say that I read all your comments and they really help me and soothe my soul, so thank you!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

My decision, my life

It's fascinating to me how my decision to be a homemaker seems to offend or affect others I meet. How exactly does my life decisions affect them? I don't tell others what to do as their lives do not concern me.

I don't steal and I don't take money from other taxpayers. My husband is more than capable of working for a living, and he would work regardless of me.

Most people that seem offended are married working ladies. They seem to be the most stressed and easily lash out at my personal decision. It speaks volumes about how they feel about theirs I think.

What do you think?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Adjusting to life changes as a homemaker

When you decide to get married, like me almost 9 years ago, you have to adjust to what life throws at you. For me, it's been moving back and forth between two countries and moving towns a few times for hubby's job changes. But my husband provides for me so I adjust!

It also means sometimes that you pick up a part time job when hubby loses his job just like I did, temporarily though! It also means adjusting to a new language (English is my second language, my hubby's first) and just dealing with changes. I like my comfort zone so it is not easy for me, but I love innovating in the kitchen and making a home a home.

What about you? What have you compromised for your marriage?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

How are you doing?

I'm sorry I've been gone a while. I've just been busy with hubby being sick and my chores!

How are your new year resolutions going? I'm trying to lose weight because I have hypothyroidism and another health issue that made me gain weight...It's not easy!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Our dream house

So we are going to lease this apartment for another year at least. We live in an area that I think we are settling down in because it is good for my husband's employment. This is our fourth apartment together in the fourth town we moved to.

We are living comfortably but we don't have a downpayment for a house unfortunately. We'd like a newer construction house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. I think it will be doable in the next few years!

What about you? Are you living in your dream home?

Friday, February 20, 2015

When others insult you

There are lots of insecure and jealous people in this world that prey on nice people.

Being a full time wife is a job, with or without kids.

I've learned not to let others' opinions affect me. I know who I am and what I've done, and it is sufficient.

How do you deal with it?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's "our" money

Any money I've contributed to our marriage was "ours" money and vice versa. I saw Dr.Phil say the other day say the same thing about his marriage.

There are some married people that keep separate bank accounts. If it works for them, that's fine, but I think it should be shared in almost all cases.

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The right and freedom to choose

Women should have the right to choose what is best for them without oppression from others.

I choose to support my husband in his employment endeavors and I have followed him and moved where his work led him.

I have chosen to work part time when I was single and then a little bit during our marriage. There are sequences in one's life and it's not always black or white.

I think people in the past might have been seen as more reserved, but they were more polite I think. Today, many people just blurt out their opinions without your consentment!