It’s been a roller coaster week. Monday morning started off with good news. My entry in the local newspaper drawing was selected.
What did I win? A football autographed by one of the most loved San Diego Chargers – LaDanian Thomlinson. Woo hoo! I wear his jersey (okay a female version) every game day and was thrilled!
The holidays were over and everything’s back to high gear. Then I got a phone call that night. Mom was seriously ill and hospitalized with no diagnosis. I’m writing this on the flight to see her. She’s still hospitalized but her condition is improved.
I’m overflowing with gratitude for so many people. My sister for being there and getting mom the care as well as keeping us far-flung siblings up to date. Everyone who added her to their prayer list which included people I know from work, church and the Internet. And I’m grateful for the caregivers who keep us informed and knew how worried and stressed we were.
Thanks to all and to God for answered prayers.
Reading other blogs kept my mind busy. My favorites this week are listed below.
1. Why I Don’t Want to Retire Early. Mrs. Micah said she was going to write more controversial articles this year and this one has generated a lot of discussion. What do you think about early retirement?
2. 10 Steps to Landing a Job Using Social Media. Matt Hamm @ Go Frugal Blog writes on job-hunting with the use of social media.
3. 6 Important Tasks After a New Baby’s Birth.It seems like babies are everywhere lately including in Wojciech Kulicki @ Fiscal Fizzle’s life. Read the post and comments to be prepared.
4. Paying it Forward. Ninja @ Punch Debt in the Face inspires us to continue the Christmas spirit throughout they year.
5. 10 Money Saving Tips to Get the Most from Coupons. Mr. Boomer and I are admired, laughed at and teased about our penchant for coupons. Len @ Len Penzo.com gives us tips on effective use of coupons.
6. Prosper Versus Lending Club. I’ve talked about Lending Club in the past but don’t know much about Prosper, another social lending organization. Jill @ My Dollar Plan compares both from the borrower and lender perspectives.
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