Beth left the following comment to the last post...
I enjoy reading your blog, but one thing troubles me so I must ask you...Why do you feel the need to regularly remind everyone that you are living on a fixed income? Are you seeking pity? There are many of us living on a limited income and each year the purse strings get drawn even tighter. Beth
I thought I'd answer it since I've found if one person asks... more may be thinking the same thing. It also tells me I've matured a lot since I first started blogging. At one time a question like this was asked, I stopped blogging for awhile!
I try to be careful what I share so much that when I mentioned in a blog post we depended on food pantries for part of our food, there was a comment from a new reader blasting me that I was taking food from people who needed it... another reason that I mention from time to time that we live on Social Security
My husband is on Disability after bipolar symptoms made it impossible for him to work as an engineer. He even tried working at a Lowe's store for awhile and couldn't handle it. His symptoms are so severe, he was accepted for S. S. Disability within months of applying (very rare).
Although I did work outside the home for many years and paid into Social Security, since I had homeschooled for ten years when the Diabetes and Thyroid disease worsened, I didn't qualify. However, homeschooling was worth it!
In my real life human existence, I am a very private person and opening my heart on this blog does not come easily. I've been blogging about five years now, I'll start my sixth year this summer. Long time readers will know that the core message of Coffee Tea Books & Me has been that you can live a beautiful life on a very tight budget and I share what I've learned through the years.
It's not at all about wanting pity...