Remember Chicken Little's famous words? This time he's right. The sky IS falling. Have ya'll been watching the stuff with the economic crisis? We've been glued to the news, catching the votes for the "infamous" bailout and wondering what will happen to everyone. Now, whether you're for the bailout or not isn't the question today. Today I'm wondering how most of us will feel the pinch. This morning for the first time I heard someone say...yes, we are in a recession. We already know the price of a gallon of gas is over the top and let me tell you, my grocery bill has doubled. What about you?
I've been thinking about this a lot and even more so over the past few weeks when all of this came down and yes, the sky fell. We have Christmas coming and gifts to buy on top of the little day to day things that once cost so little but now cost so damn much.
We have a kid in college and another heading there. How about you? I suspect, like everything else, the price of a college education will go up too especially when you factor in living expenses...food and housing.
The big ginormous banks are going under fast and everyone says it is hitting main street too. How are you seeing this effect you in your world? What, to you, are you seeing hit the hardest? For me, just a trip to the grocery store blows my mind. Went a few days ago and spent over $400. Granted I picked up one or two items that I DID NOT NEED...like some pumpkin spice candles and the new Christine Feehan book but other than that it was food and cleaning supplies. That's just awful. I've noticed the prices of just everything going up.
Have ya'll sat around your kitchen table lately talking about ways to cut back on things? We've been thinking that even the little things have a way of adding up. We've switched to energy saving light bulbs and are careful about keeping lights out if we aren't in a room. We all drive gas-saving cars. We don't travel nearly as much as we once did. Now we can add the holidays to the deal.
ARGH! Yep. I agree with Chicken Little...the sky is FALLING!