Weekend Scoop: Mother’s Day, Empty Nest and More

by Kay Lynn

I hope all moms were remembered today. I had a good day even though it was bittersweet. My youngest and his girlfriend drove off to start the next phase of their lives in Florida.
Welcome to Florida
I’m excited for them, but it also means Mr. Boomer and I are starting a new phase of our lives. After 30 plus years of parenting, there are no kids living at home. My husband hoped to hit that milestone before he turned 60, but it’s close enough! 🙂

We also spent part of the weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary which was Friday. A night away downtown was a good treat even though I think the Padres played their worst game of the season!

Around the Web

In case you don’t get enough of me here, be sure to read my Friday articles at Couple Money.  Last week’s article was about what background checks mean to job hunters.  This is becoming more common even with small companies.

Dealing with irregular household chores was the topic the previous week.  Make sure to keep on top of those tasks that aren’t routine.

Other carnivals and roundups:

Yakezie Carnival – The Berkshire Hathaway 2011 Edition @ Narrow Bridge Finance

Really Good Financial Blogs: Blog Swap #6 @ Smart Money Focus
Yakezie Domo Arigato @ Financially Consumed
Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #23 @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Best This Week In Personal Finance & Winners @ Yes I am Cheap
Yakezie Blog Swap #4 – Homeless @ Retire by 40

Giveaways

I hope you’re entering the giveaways I share here.  Last week  I learned I won two — a $50 American Express gift card and a $15 Amazon card.  It does happen to real people.

Tight Fisted Miser is giving  away a copy of the book, The Skinny on Time Management: How to Maximize Your 24-Hour Gift.  Hurry to enter because this one ends tomorrow!

There’s a giveaway just about every day this month at Consumerism Commentary.  You need to enter each day for your chance to win that day’s prize.  Be sure to leave one prize for me.

Enemy of Debt is celebrating 3 years of blogging with a giveaway of seven different bundles.  He’s staggering the prizes so two will be awarded on May 9th and the next two the following week and so forth.

Photo: Attribution Some rights reserved by s.carlson

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Hunter May 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Thank you for the mention!

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