24 September 2009

What's it Worth?

As I may have mentioned a time or twenty, my partner was laid off last year. She has had a couple of crappy jobs since then, but has not found anything good in her field. This has had a negative effect on her state of mind, of course.

But, she has been working for herself pretty steadily over the past couple of months and is now earning more like what she should be earning. What a difference in how she feels about herself! She has taken me out to dinner a couple of times recently and this weekend we are headed to the beach. Yay for the beach! She is insisting on paying for everything and I’ll let her pay for the hotel for sure, and the gas to get there and back, but I’m not letting her pay for everything.

This morning I had to drive to work instead of riding my bike and it costs $10 to park. She very happily whipped ten bucks out of her wallet as I was getting ready to leave. She had a big grin on her face and said, “Daddy’s back!” How cute is that?!

Beach. Beach. Beach. Beach. Beach. Beach. Beach.


eb said...

Very cute. Have fun at the beach!

Murray said...

Good for her for being able to work for herself and make money at it, too, especially in this economy.

Hope you both have a good time at the beach.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm really happy that she's feeling better about herself, it's important for maintaining a healthy relationship.

Have a blast!

Grumpy Granny said...

I love it! Glad that she is earning by working on her own and glad she is feeling that she can contribute financially again. G. makes more on disability than I do working, and that can get you down, but you know, there always seems to be enough, and that is the most important thing!