Friday, January 02, 2009

Big Fight, Big Fire

(Erika got a cool pink Kodak for Christmas and she is really enjoying being a photographer. These are pictures of our fire tonight. Pretty nifty.)

Jan 1, day one of the brand new year. We had a grand finale of lots of fireworks...of the words variety. It was really no one's fault, per se. Sometimes money stress just becomes overwhelming and the tension breaker is a big fight over whose fault it is. Then the next day when sleep has improved your judgement, you both realize sometimes it isn't any one's fault-life just attacked your wallet one too many times. We have almost recovered from the financial strains but it was really overwhelming there for a few weeks.

Jan 2, day two of the brand new year. We decided what we really needed to do to end the day right was make a big fire. So we took all the kids and pets to the burn pile and lit up the sky with a real purty fire. A very nice catharsis. Almost as good as screaming at the top of your lungs but much quieter.

So far I've gotten no where in my "plans for self-improvement" unless fighting with hubby and building a big fire are in some way self-improving? Yeah, I didn't think so.

However, tomorrow is a brand new day!!


Jason, as himself said...

Marriage is hard enough as it is. But add money stress to it, and then it's extremely difficult!

I know you guys will be fine.

ShortyMom said...

Marriage is very tough, especially in this economy. I like the burning idea but I think we're waiting to burn our brush pile until spring. Nice for cook outs. But I get a break from my Hubby every week when he leaves for work.