Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Will write for money

I know LabKat had to swallow her political pride when she took a job that goes against her political leanings. Now, I'm writing a story about how to reduce your carbon footprint and now I know how LabKat feels.

I just keep hearing the Imperial Death March.

I'm a bit of a dork when it comes to the environment. I do lots more than most of my friends when it comes to reducing, re-using and recycling. So, no one can accuse me of not caring. We do. It is just that I think some of the global warming stuff is a little over the top and I don't think all the figures being thrown around really are facts. However, this story should be fun to write. It just made me groan a bit when I got the assignment.

And another from the "511 Things Only Women Understand":
Why you need your own:
a) bank account
b) credit card
c) bathroom
d) closet
e) all of the above.

This can start all sorts of discussions here. Yet another area of life where I straddle the fence. I think all those things are important for a woman to have. However, I also believe firmly that a marriage is based on trust and partnership and we have all those things together. I do have my own bank account and one credit card that are for my business. I probably wouldn't have them otherwise and if I were in any doubt about my marriage, I would have them separately. But, fortunately, I'm married to a pretty swell guy (even if he thinks I'm as Type A as he is and if he accuses me of being prissy), so I feel pretty secure.


  • At 4:01 PM, August 28, 2007, Blogger Moi said…

    I will say I kept my own account & credit card that I had before I got married (both accounts were opened my freshman year of college). They were mine, and once I stopped working and had the kids, I wanted something that was still mine. There's never much in the account, or on the card, but I like to have them just the same.

  • At 6:39 PM, August 28, 2007, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    We have 2 credit cards, both are joint accounts (as in, either one can use the plan).
    However, he tends to use one, and my version of that card is in a locked place, then I use the other account with his card locked in.
    This way, we keep track of who is spending what, but if needed, the spouse is in the loop.

    I would love love love to have my own bathroom.
    Ain't gonna happen.


  • At 3:36 PM, August 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For me, having a separate checking account is not about how much I trust and love him. It's what I know he's capable of and what his weaknesses are. Bank accounts are bad for him, he's terrible with money. I will never have my name on another bank account with him EVAR! I make the lion's share of the income in our family, and I pay the lion's share of the bills. That works for us and has for the last eight years.

    But I still love him! And live with him! And intend to stay married to him! He just has a little flaw, I know I have them too.

  • At 9:04 AM, August 30, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    We'll be at trivia tonight :o)

  • At 7:35 AM, August 31, 2007, Blogger Jenni said…

    Love the Imperial March reference...we had that as our recessional at the wedding because anyone who is married has definitely turned over to the dark side of the force. ROFL!

  • At 12:52 AM, September 05, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Jenni - that is appropriate for you. :)

    And, it is always good to have a little something of your own. Just for your own peace of mind.


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