Saturday, December 22, 2007

Where Have I Been?

Busy. Busytown, busyville, busy Vegas. Busy busy busy.

I know that this is a busy time of year for everybody. What I don't know is how they handle it all, keep sane, and sleep. I was doing so many things that I had to put something on hold for a little bit, and that something was the blog. :(

During the last 10 days, I began working on 3 new big accounts at job #1, worked past 11pm 4 times at job #2 (after a full day at job #1), shoveled 16 inches of snow out of two driveways, finished my Christmas shopping, made 78 truffles for various potluck events, wrapped all my gifts and went to 3 Christmas parties. So while it was fun, it was crazy.

Now things are settling down a little. I have a few days off work, most of the Christmas preparation is done, and I have time to breathe. For anybody who has been looking for new posts, I'm sorry and thanks for sticking around.

One thing I've noticed is how much work it is to stay frugal and within budget. I let things slide a little bit recently (more on that soon) and, while not devastating, my wallet has definitely noticed the lack of attention. I wonder if I'll ever be at a point where saving money is a no-brainer. Right now, if I'm not trying to save money, it seems to *poof* disappear.

I also have a lot of catching up to do with reading other blogs. Like when I was deep in the pits of credit card debt, I found that ignoring things that make me feel bad is a defensive tool. Reading other's frequently updated blogs made me feel bad about neglecting mine. And did I mention I was busy?

I am very very excited to get things back on track, and very very excited to see that there are still people who have stuck with me throughout my little lull in posting - thank you! More soon - promise. :)

1 comment:

wealthy_1 said...

So glad you're back! I think that saving money is like staying healthy (or on a diet as many people say). It's really a behavior change. They are both so easy to say, but so hard to do. They both take focus and effort. I know that when I'm tired, stressed, and/or very busy I just don't want to focus.

I'll bet you didn't do any major financial damage, but I can't wait to read all about it.

Happy holidays and thanks for reading my blog!