Jerry is on a tangent today. His investments are doing really well right now, so he is wanting me to give him every dime I have stashed so he can add that to them. I tend to go really extra-super-crazy when he does that. I don't know what it is like at your house, but here, if I ever give him my spending money, I never see it again -- ever! I have saved enough money for a face lift twice now, but the first time, I bought the Longarm Quilting Machine with it, and this time, I'm just holding on to it for "just in case". It makes me feel safe to do that for some reason. I agree that interest from the bank is diddly-squat, but still. If I need that money, it is very easy to get in a flash. Jerry never understands my urgent need for things like sewing machines and fabric. I spent the first 20 years of our marriage asking him every time I wanted to spend a dollar even though I worked the entire time.
He wanted to know:
WHERE did I get that money!?
WHY ON EARTH did you make such a STUPID purchase with it!?
Oh yeah. I was big time hurt. I cried and cried, and I couldn't believe he was so ungrateful. I decided that if I ever got extra money again, I was just going to hide it under my mattress. Meanwhile, Jerry watched the TV every night!
Another year went by, and I got another Christmas bonus, only this time it was $2,000. I DID NOT TELL JERRY about it. Well, I always get real weird at Christmas because it is all about Jesus, you know, and I want to do the right thing even more than I usually do just to please Him. So I remind myself that Jerry is the head of the house and of me, and I must submit to him as he submits to Christ -- and he does. I decided to take the $2,000, which was all $100 bills, and I got a bunch of little jars and boxes. I proceeded to wrap up about 8 little packages, all containing some amount of $100 bills in them, and all "From Joy - To Jerry". Christmas morning came. The kids were little then, and we were all opening presents. I was so proud of myself for giving Jerry all that money, and I was ready for major applause, hugs, kisses, etc.
Back to sewing. Maybe I better get showered first though in case I need to make a video.