Oh $@#!

Many of you know by now that my hubby was laid off last week. I cannot begin to describe the amount of anxiety this has caused, not to mention that it is a punch to the gut.

He is handling it well, working with a headhunter and networking. He is an extremely smart and talented guy so we hope this situation does not last too long.

Yet, we have no idea what is going to happen. Everyday you hear how the economy is worsening and that this is just the tip of the iceberg.  I just keep adding up numbers in my head and subtracting them from my paycheck. I think that I keep hoping that this continuous math exercise will eventually result in everything balancing out.

We are cutting back left and right, and more importantly, trying to do so while buffering our daughter. No crying or depression allowed around her. I am happy that her Christmas is bought and paid for, so we don’t have to try and explain everything to her.

What is interesting is that you question every little expense. I mean, the school is having a “Breakfast with Santa” where your child can have a picture taken with Santa, for $20. Do I deny her this experience? Would she care?

Well, back to my mental calculations…

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Susan Cellura is a marketing communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She is a dynamic communications professional and enthusiastic team-builder, with a progressive history of success in designing and implementing communications programs for global organizations. A strategic thinker with the ability to understand the needs of multiple audiences and deliver solutions, Susan is a results-oriented problem-solver with exceptional interpersonal and negotiation abilities. Having worked in a variety of global industries, she has grown business communications in her current position via a strong mixture of strategic resources, including social media.

5 thoughts on “Oh $@#!”

  1. Twenty bucks for breakfast with Santa? That’s insane! Throw a hat on Jeff, put on festive music, pour a bowl of cereal and she’ll remember than more. Bah humbug!

  2. I’m with E – Turn it into: “Wow Emily! Santa thinks you’re so special he’s coming HERE for breakfast with JUST YOU!!” and she will be thrilled and forget all about that silly school Santa!

  3. Yeah…it’s the spirit of Santa that counts (said the Jewish girl). Whoever thought of charging $20 to see Santa is Ebenezer Scrooge! I say you skip the lines and the mall and read that wonderful book, the Polar Express. I love that book! And so do the kids.

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