Ugh. Long story, but we bought some rental property before the economy went south... now it's just about doing us in. (And we just learned that the now-defunct lending company LIED about my husband's income... inflating it by about 40% to get us the mortgage.)
So we're hanging on to the property and trying to avoid bankruptcy.
Which means Christmas with no spending money. At all. Like I can't even see how I can buy decent tights for my 3 girls to wear for church this winter. Like I'm looking at my scrap bag of felted sweaters and trying to figure out how I can turn it into presents for my husband and kids.
Not that I mind being creative.
But I fall into the trap of comparing with other families, and that's never good. *sigh*
Just wanted to tell someone.