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Would be a nice peaceful life

December 27th, 2009 at 07:20 pm

So my husband was recently 'downsized' which is to say in a job where the bosses are constantly asking for permission to hire someone, he was let go.

Which means, I have had the best Christmas ever! No really, husband is home, he is helping with all the details of daily life, and we have plenty of money in the EF to cover bills for awhile, so worry is pushed off to the distant future.

Giving me time to wonder just how I could extend this lifestyle. Oh sure I could call up some welfare lifers and find out how to game the system, but...I can't in good conscience (darn ethics).

Unfortunately I have few marketable skills:
1. Teaching young kids, the general sale of is far to time consuming (never mind that my kids learn all the basics and then some in less than 10 hours a week, you can't sell parents on that, least not ones who pay well.)
2. Baking a small select number of healthy goodies, the quality of which is greatly effected by the number of interruptions my kids make. The govt regulations on the sale of said goods suggests only the rich and the criminal can make money that way.

Ah well. Maybe my husbands skills are more marketable?

3 Responses to “Would be a nice peaceful life”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    I am so sorry!

    This is the perk to being the female breadwinner. Maternity leave was a joy. I suppose we face a similar situation this year with my spouse's surgery. I can get paid time off (funded by state) to care for him and the kids. Won't be so "joyous" I suppose, though extra time together as a family is a nice thing.

    Good Luck!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    good luck! DF and I both work, but every time I have time off to visit family, when the time comes to go back to work I start daydreaming about ways I could stay home. I like being able to do all the things I can't do when I'm working, like water the plants regularly Smile

  3. frugaltexan Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that your husband lost his job.

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