I wish I knew what to write. With a big head cold, Christmas preparations, and getting used to the idea of having shared embarrassing facts about our finances with the world, I feel unprepared to write a blog post today. I remind myself that we all have different goals for our families - not just financially, but in all sorts of areas. Of course, money does seem to impact practically everything we want to do, either directly or indirectly. But it certainly doesn't have to be the focus.
Oh, here's a piece of news. While I was in the shower this morning (Mon) at 7:30am, we got a call. From The Michael Smerconish Program on 1210 AM WPHT in Philadelphia. They want us to do an interview tomorrow (Tuesday Dec 23) at 7:00am so we agreed - should last about 10 minutes. Apparently he discussed the story quite a bit on the air today, and wants to hear what we have to say. Should be interesting. Let me know if you happen to hear it. Hopefully he's not out to roast us.
And on a frugal note... I wrapped my brother's Christmas present in newspaper today - but not any newspaper. I saved the sports section from last week when the Bengals (his favorite team) beat the Redskins. My dad also got a present in the same section since I had more leftover. A present for my husband arrived today, and it's sort of big, so I wrapped it in the brown paperbag-type lining from the inside of a roll of gold paper. Not so pretty yet, but I'll have the kids decorate it with some festive drawings and it should look great!
If I have any free time tomorrow (cough, cough) I might start to try calling the catalogs and get off their mailing lists. I think I could make a goal to call at least 5, although I have to check to see if I didn't already put them all out in last week's recycling.