Feeling Blue at Christmas

Carol By Carol, 16th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Christmas comes but once a year, but bills come all the time.

Feeling Blue at Christmas

Why is it, that in the month of December, my MOT is due, and my car insurance renewal, just at the time I need all my money for Christmas? Naturally the car needed some money spent on it, to keep it on the road, and pass the MOT, so as I have already used my credit card for presents and food, in January I will have a huge bill to start 2011.

But I am one of many, we are all desperately trying to cope with Christmas, and we have the added hindrance of not only food going up, petrol is too, and so are Gas and Electricity. I dread to think how some poor pensioners cope. I know I am very lucky to be able to run a car, but I can only just do it.

None of this will stop me from enjoying Christmas and the New Year. I always start a New year full of optimism that things will get better, because how can they get any worse? I might win the lottery, well if I bought a ticket it would be possible. Until then, out comes my plastic friend, the day of reckoning will dawn in January 2011, but until then, goodwill to all men.


Bills, Blues, Car, Christmas, Credit Card, Debt, Electricity, Food, Gas, Petrol, Presents, Reckoning, Repairs

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Dec 2010 (#)

I am so sorry Carol. It is the same here in the states. Hard times I tell ya. My husband is a car salesman, he has been one for that last 15 years.
Prior he was a volvo master tech for 20 years.
Sales are way down. My ol'man at 59, is too old to start bending under a hood so, I hear ya!
Now, chin up and Merry Christmas.:)

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author avatar christopheranton
17th Dec 2010 (#)

Keep up a positive attitude, and say a few prayers for good measure, and everything will be fine. That's my experience anyway.
Have a Happy Christmas.

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author avatar angelnjuly
17th Dec 2010 (#)

I'm sorry to hear that. But Christmas is not just about what you have in hand or wallet. It's about what's in your heart.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
17th Dec 2010 (#)

I think we'd all be happier and healthier if we stopped expecting Christmas miracles and adopt realistic expectations. Despite the gaiety of the season, it is after all a month like any other in most regards.

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author avatar Carol
17th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for your comments folks. The most precious thing to me at Christmas is the love of my family, and that costs nothing.

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author avatar LOVERME
18th Dec 2010 (#)

Believe in the Lord
hard work shall pay

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author avatar Greenfaol
20th Dec 2010 (#)

Totally agree, Carol. I'm giving things I've knitted or baked mostly for xmas this year, as i'm not working at the moment. I think people know you give what you can. Love and best wishes for the New Year xx

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author avatar Janey1966
10th Jan 2011 (#)

I know what you mean. I'm lucky in that I have no debt but my husband does, and this is the time of year when all the bills come flooding in, making me feeling guilty that I'm still unemployed after 2 years.

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author avatar Carol
11th Jan 2011 (#)

Don't feel guilty Janey. I am sure it's not your fault, and I hope this year you will find another job

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