The Recession

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The Recession
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 10:03am
Has the recession caused you to change your lifestyle, including the decision to SAH or WOH?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 5:16pm

"And like someone else said, it just feels wrong to spend loosely when so many of our friends are in a bind financially."

I don't think I will ever have the problem of spending loosely, I am too cheap.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 8:17pm
Yes. If we weren't in a recession, then I wouldn't be in any hurry about getting a full time job that could support the family in the event that DH gets fired. I would be content to continue part time until my children are in school.














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Registered: 09-24-2007
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 10:52pm

The recession has totally affected us. Dh lost his job just as Elizabeth was born. He was unemployed for 4mts. I had to get a full time job, I was only planning to work part time when I felt I could. That didn't happen. I went back to work when my baby was 3.5 mts old, I never planned that. I wanted to be a SAHM, I am now a WOHM.

We are both still working full time, paying off debt from being unemployed and being very cautious about spending and being cheap. I hate working and miss my baby terribly. I am counting down until the day I get to be a SAHM because I don't plan to keep this pace up, it's far too strenuous.

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 11:11pm

Try googling theater costume rentals. Or look under costume rentals in your local yellow pages. You really need a chemise and a corset to wear under your gown to get the proper look and fit. Ask where you are getting guys clothing. What are you getting all dressed up for? I'd love to see pictures.

I mostly sew 9th-15th century clothing for an internet company. http://historicenterprises.com/ But I have done costumes for other clients.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 7:58am

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 8:34am
I have never gotten my nails done in my life. It has year (at least 16) since I have done my own.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 9:04am
I've had mine done twice (once was a birthday gift and the second time was for my wedding). I don't like the sensation of filing the nails or messing with the cuticles. If I enjoyed having my nails done, I would probably indulge in getting them done occasionally. And pedicures are absolute torture. You couldn't pay me to get a pedicure.














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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 9:16am
About 4-5 years ago my DH got a gift certificate for a ladies spa for me for my birthday. His heart was in the right place. I had been going through a stressful time and he thought that being pampered might be relaxing. For me the thought of someone massaging me, doing my nails, giving me a pedicure etc was anything but relaxing.

But we have three DDs who love getting their nails done and the certificate was enough for them to all get them done.
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Wed, 02-24-2010 - 9:29am


Oh, me, too on the massage.

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 10:00am

I wish it were that easy.

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