Now is Not the Time to Panic

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Now is Not the Time to Panic

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snoopyI spent the better part of this week in panic mode, trying to figure out how we will get through these next few months until we can figure out what is going on with Mike's disability payments. I don't know why I'm panicking now because we knew that this was going to take time. It's like all of a sudden the weight of it all has squashed me.

I realized things were getting bad for me when I was in the grocery store this morning trying to prevent a panic attack over the fact that I had to buy groceries. To save my sanity I texted a friend of mine who was willing to lend an ear and spent the rest of my shopping trip checking in with her. By the time I got home I had decided that in order to keep to our planned out budget we had set, I needed to make some calls.

By the end of the morning I was feeling better as I had managed to stay on budget for groceries, reduce my cell phone bill by $22/month, reduce our cable bundle (which includes our home phone and internet) by $45/month and got our credit card interest reduce by 8%. I know it's not saving the world, but it's saving our little world.

It's amazing how much stress and panic can make you feel like crud in the first place. Now that we have a plan to get through these next few months I am exhausted. The couch looks awfully comfy now.

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EllysGdaughter

Dear Chris, you did the right thing to turn to a friend to help you thru that difficult place! I will pass along what people are telling me, Just remember to Breathe! You are carrying so much but God doesn't expect us to handle it all without Him and His People! I am accepting that reminder for myself too. You are doing such a good job saving all that $ with just some phone calls!