All posts tagged: finances

Money Matters

(Featured image by rawpixel.com on Unsplash) They say that the number one cause of disagreement between husbands and wives is money. Although I believe that to be true for many households, I can’t say that it’s the number one reason my husband and I have disagreements. I must admit, however, that talks about money tend to make me feel anxious, especially when my kids would repeatedly ask me to buy them certain stuff or enroll them in special courses, and I have to say no for budget reasons. Lately, I have started to take a closer look at my spending habits and why I’d feel anxious whenever my husband and I would have money talks even when I know deep inside that he’d always try his best to be gracious to me. One particular incident that led me to it was when I started to sense that as I let the days went by not enrolling my children, my husband has also started to get more restless and irritable. He could not understand why I had to wait …

Keeping the legacy

It’s been a week now since we buried Papa and I have also been sick since that day, but I feel much better now these past few days. I just had to take things slowly, one day at a time, as they say, to keep the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy at bay. It has started to bother me, so this week I focused on getting well and tending to my garden a couple of hours each day. I’ve been trying to keep my mind off what happened and I thought I’d start with forgiving and making things right. If it’s true that souls roam the planet first, visiting its loved ones, before going to the heavens, then I just had my first visit from my pops. It was Friday evening, I was battling with fever, when I suddenly smelled an unlit cigarette. It’s like it was being waived right under my nose. I imagine Papa holding it up to me to see that he has not lit it yet and has no intention of really smoking. …