Day 172 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – #SoCS – There is always something to be grateful for.

Linda’s SoCS prompt for today is: dough or d”oh
As soon as I saw today’s stream of consciousness a third “doe” came in to my head. Doe a deer.
So while that is not a homophone offered it is where my brain went.
Looking at the two possible homophones offered it was a fast movement past d”oh. My oh my, how many times in the early 90’s did almost every student I ever had say that obnoxious slang. It was ever present and always an annoyance.  I don’t know how present the Simpson’s are in today’s teen culture, but I am glad this phrase had diminished in popularity.   
So now on to the homonyms my brain goes to for dough. A short rest on the dough to make bread. I have ventured in to the land of baking bread only a few times. While the aroma of freshly baked bread is intoxicating, the labor involved doesn’t make it a worthwhile endeavor to me. 
Now on to dough, the slang I and many use for money. For many years I wondered if I would ever have enough dough. I was frightened about being able to take care of myself and my children. I was often distraught over my perceived inability to care for my family. It was a challenge for many years. 
Once I earned my degree and started working the dough stress was less, It didn’t vanish from my list of things to worry about, but I did think I would be OK.
Now in this later stage of life I contemplate  if there will be enough dough to see me through my later years. I have saved and planned and done my best to be OK once I retire. On most days I am confidant about the dough being there. Today, on this specific day, I am stressed about dough. Today at 8:00 AM I am going to the accountant to do my taxes. I am stressed about the reality of how high the taxes are. I am grateful I can pay them even though it causes me pain.
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