It has just occurred to my husband that in about seven months I might have a baby, and that might cost some money. I think he’s caught the money stresses a little early, but he has them nonetheless. The truth is, while things are going to be looking up significantly in the next couple of months, we have actually been having a rather hard time financially. Our expenses were quite high last year and frankly in my depressed state I let the bills get a little out of control.
At any rate, his concerns got me to thinking about lifestyle after the baby is born and what I want versus what is practical. Being practical sucks! I am going to have to be a lot more focused and budget minded in the next few months. It’s going to be a big adjustment going from the unstructured way we live now (hello eating out just because I don’t feel like cooking) to the way we’re going to need to live.