Whew. Am I glad Winter is over.
Of course, as I’m writing this, we went from sunny and warm the last few days to rain, sleet, and snow today. Yuck! But that’s western N.Y. for you.
Thank you to those who sent get well wishes to my family and I. We had about a month and a half of someone (and usually more than one at a time) sick with colds, lingering coughs, and other maladies. Round after round of it. Needless to say, it’s taking me a little while to catch up with things.
Though illness wasn’t the only reason I’m behind…
Taking a brief moment to apologize for my non-existence lately.
My family has been suffering from waves of illness. No sooner do I get one batch (and/or myself) over the plague and start to catch up, than the next wave hits. This could last a while, folks. So, if you don’t hear from me, you know I’m either in bed feeling like death warmed over or taking care of someone else who feels that way.
I cannot wait until this winter is OVER!
Take care and I hope you stay well and warm.
As monstrous as holiday prep can be, there’s something truly insidious about the procrastination that creeps up on us afterward.
Tick. Tick. Tick…
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Just before Thanksgiving I start to feel it. At first, it’s just a dark, looming cloud on the horizon. Pretty soon, everywhere I turn, Christmas songs play and perky sales people are in my face. Plans are made for holiday meals with the family. The weight of the “happiest time of the year” hits and all I want is to crawl into bed.
…can go right to hell without warning.
I planned to tell ya’ll about the extra money I paid on our credit cards this week, but life stomped on my sandcastle.
In order to start living a frugal life, I figured I needed to know where our money normally goes. Kinda obvious, right? Well, track your expenses for the past year. I dare you. It’s an eye-popping experience.
Are the lousy economy and past bad financial decisions joining forces to scare the crap out of you? Well, you’re not alone, baby!