Monday, December 13, 2010

Bye-bye credit card

I feel like I'm losing a friend. My husband and I decided it's best if we shred my credit card. It sucks because it's only in my name and it's something that's just mine. However, it sucks when he can't use the credit card to order something on-line without having to rummage through my purse or ask me the number.

Instead, we plan on getting a joint credit card. That's a big step, since we essentially have nothing other than our son in both of our names. All bills are in his name, and we don't share a bank account. Some people see that as a form of control and I agree, it's controlling the money we have so I don't spend it all on crap. Let's face facts here, I am horrible with money. I already have the birthday money I plan on getting half spent in my head, and my birthday's 2 months out. So the plan is to get a joint credit card and see how that goes, and then hopefully getting a joint account where extra money will go into so I don't have to ask for money.

Is it odd that I am almost mourning the loss of the credit card? I have a feeling it is, but if you know me, you know that I'm not a normal person.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holidays and drama

It always seems like family drama comes with the holidays. This year, I may have started it. I made a joke that a lot of the people in the family would have laughed off, but this person just completely flipped out. It was quite ridiculous.

Of course, it became a pity party for her and I became the monster in the situation. It doesn't matter what this person has done, one comment made me the monster. But anyways. Why does it seem like any time family gets together, there's an argument about something? It can't just be my family, I've seen it happen in a lot of other families as well.

On of my aunts brought up that we should just try to get along, since it's the holidays. Makes sense, but you can't just play nice during the holidays and then fight during the rest of the year. I prefer to go with ignoring people unless they insist on talking to me.

What do you do during the holidays when you're forced to be around family members that you'd choose not to see? Do you just resist going to family functions, or how does it work for you?