100 Word Challenge: Money

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Aside from being the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of my family, I am also the Chief Accountant. That means twice a month, it is I who drags out the checkbook, opens my laptop, and clears whatever household accounts payable are due.

SO. MANY. ZEROS!

I’ve said this before, but aside from my disdain for doing laundry, my most loathed chore is bill paying. It is a necessary evil, and at times, physically painful.

Generally, each month our bills are fairly spread out, so no single fortnight is particularly draining on our bank account. But… a couple months of the year, that second two-week period just about slays me because ALL of our largest expenses come due.

Making sure there are funds available not only for the bills, but for extravagances such as food, is a juggling act that would make Enrico Rastelli jealous.

During these periods, I also become somewhat of a shrew… (read:bitch). At any given time, I will announce to my menfolk what amount of money they are “allowed” to spend that day. I’m a smidge over-zealous about this sometimes, and am paid back in eye-rolls and heavy sighs – neither of which are acceptable currency at any retail establishment.

The unfortunate thing is if we had unlimited financial resources, I would most likely be the same way.

*Full-disclosure – we are never in danger of not being able to pay our bills, I simply HATE how much we have to spend on discretionary things like house payments, medical expenses, utilities, and gasoline.

“If you want to see what God thinks of money, just look at all the people He gave it to.” ~ Dorothy Parker

This week’s word is:

Money

What to do:

Using “money” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.