There's no big surprise about why that is though, because that's when I was in the hospital for a week and my hubby, bless his poor dyslexic self, took over the household checkbook....Don't get me wrong, he is great with computers, gadgets, and numbers! He's just not good with schedules, timing, and WRITING STUFF DOWN!!! I spent a month, after I came home, with a frustrated, puzzled look on my face every time I picked up the checkbook!
So, here I sat again yesterday...
...with that calculator, and numbers that make no sense, staring at me!
Good thing I had distractions!
Okay, enough of that fooling around!...I finally made myself focus. I got a pen, my calculator, the checkbook, the bank statement, and some courage...and systematically went down the list, tabulating each transaction. When that was done and there were no deposits or withdrawals unaccounted for, I subtracted my outstanding checks from the month's ending balance and took a deep breath...................!
Usually this is where I get weepy, start a fight with my hubby about why he didn't tell me he did....WHATEVER it was he did to make this "STUPID" bankbook not balance (because, of course, it's never MY fault LOL), and go on a hunt for some comforting chocolate! But today...this beautiful checkbook,
...with the beautiful checks with the beautiful roses in the corner......BALANCED!!!!!!!
I dismissed the feeling of still wanting to be frustrated about it balancing (because I don't know how in the world that happened!), and just smiled! No chocolate, no argument with the hubby, no NOTHING! :-)
Now what would I do with my time?!....Write a poem about balance, of course! ^_^
You teeter totter, in the middle,
Lean a little, OOPS! You're off!
Now you know that you're not balanced,
and you hope the ground is soft.
It's not easy to achieve,
and once you have it, to maintain.
In almost every part of life
our balance is so hard to gain.
You have to balance your emotions,
how you eat, and how you spend.
And when you're balancing your checkbook,
try to keep a level grin.
Staying somewhere in the middle
takes a conscious, careful touch,
because it doesn't take a lot
to go from balanced to 'too much'!
So try to keep a balanced eye,
a balanced plate, and balanced life.
Keep your feelings all in check,
and minimize the stress and strife.
And don't compare your sense of balance
to your neighbor's...you're alone.
Because your neighbor's also trying
to get some balance of his own!