Just as I decided to repost some of my previous articles I had written on Christmas Traditions, I run across an article over at 4 Reluctant Entertainers about traditions weighing you down. Very interesting. What do you think?
Archives for November 2007
Well, we are headed out of town this morning for a funeral. (My grandmother-she’s been basically comatose for the last 6 months or so, and in advanced Alzheimer’s before that. We are all very sad, but we can’t wish her back. She is definitely in a better place now). Last year I wrote a 7… Keep Reading
The shopping madness is now truly upon us. Black Friday (and Cyber Monday-that’s a new one for me) have passed and many folks are up to their eyeballs in debt already. Buying and giving gifts is of course a big part of the Christmas season. For some folks this is a joy, and for others… Keep Reading
In “Buying Our New Old House-A Review part I“, I clued you all in to all the money we have spent thus far on discretionary repairs and items for the new place. Today I’d like to talk about some of the choices and decisions we have made to save money. ********** #1-We did all of… Keep Reading
I had an interesting comment on my post “Buying Our New Old House Review-Part I) Anonymous said… I dunno Jenn. I mean, congrats and all but still…..you’ve laid out (or will be laying out) over $10,000 in repairs and upgrades. New windows, soon you’ll have to upgrade the electricity or plumbing. I dunno. I dunno…. Keep Reading
As most of you know, on Oct 15 Yankee Bill and I closed on our new house. Buying a new house is an expensive proposition, no matter how you slice it. Some things are necessary expenses, some are discretionary. There are hundreds of ways to spend and save money when you occupy a new house,… Keep Reading
Last year after Christmas I gave an After Action Review (also known as an AAR-want to know more about how to do one? Read “Frugal Skills, AAR“). Since with the move and all I have barely thought about Christmas, I thought this would be a good time for me to review what went wrong and… Keep Reading
But still internet-less until tomorrow (supposedly). Right now I’m sitting on the floor in our old house with my fingers freezing 🙂 The new house is coming along-I’ll post more about it on Tues evening. Lots of frugality related issues (and points about not being so frugal) to talk about!!
More or less 🙂 We’ve got about 2/3 of our stuff at the new place, to include all the bedroom and kitchen stuff. I’ll be ferrying the less important stuff over for the next week or so while the kiddos are in school-lucky for me Yankee Bill has today off as a state employee and… Keep Reading
Yesterday’s question from Sharon made me realize this would be a good time to repost my article on Military Care Packages. Enjoy. ************************** Well, Mom2Fur’s comment yesterday made me think about the care packages that I send out to my sister Bick, a US Army Reserve Sergeant deployed to Iraq (and now at her 6… Keep Reading