Conscious Catholicism

I realize after reading the last few entries how grumpy and unhappy I must sound. I think that its true that I really need to make some changes for the better. Money has been the source of tremendous stress lately and I am more determined than ever to make it a non-issue. Once I start working again things will be just fine. When I got laid off last June my income contribution dropped close to 2,000 a month. So for the last year I have had to juggle car payments, rent, food and everything else on 2,000 less per month. Its not easy, especially when you are doing this on your own. Mike of course contributes, his money is my money is his money which has always worked well for us. He doesn’t manage the money though, I do, which makes it feel like I’m alone in handling this.

I’ve contemplated moving into my own place, but I’m ambivalent about the whole idea. Ambivalent of course except when there are money fires to put out or some other issue, usually revolving around cleaning comes up. I have so much to be thankful for money is after all only money and everything always works out in the end.

So in order to not be such a downer I’m really going to make an effort to post happy news and good things, not that I’m avoiding the unpleasant experiences in life, just that they are only way-stones to the more enjoyable experiences.

I’m going to shower shave and get dressed for my dinner get together tonight. Tomorrow I’m just going to relax and stay in. I will probably catchup on some of my reading for school.


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.