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Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening at home because somehow I GOT SICK. Waaaah. I know 2011 will be a better year than 2010. In November and December, both of my parents were in the hospital twice each and even my little sister had surgery and had to stay overnight. It’s not been a great year for them health-wise. It’s been so hard to be living in an area that’s not close enough that I can run home and take care of everyone. Financially, I think we were pretty successful and I’m happy with the way things are looking for us. I hope that 2011 is just as successful. I’ll be creating my 2011 goals this weekend when I hopefully feel a little better. I think in 2011 I’m going to share more about natural living on a budget. I have shared many money saving tips, and while they are definitely valuable, there’s only so many things you can do to save money. I’d also like to invite you more into my home and share […]

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Money is Worthless

Last Monday my father had a hernia operation.  While the surgery itself went well, afterward he experienced some bleeding and developed a hematoma in the incision site.  He has a blood clotting disorder (Protein S deficiency) and is on Coumadin and other drugs that probably contributed to the hematoma.  Last night he had surgery to help drain the blood and get him back on the road to recovery.  The whole day yesterday I spent worried sick about my dad.  The thought of losing him just shattered me.  I would have given all the money I had just to make sure he would be okay. Money is worthless.  Money can’t keep us warm, it can’t buy love, we can’t eat it to keep us nourished, and sometimes it causes more problems than anything else.  I think about saving money for the future.  I struggle with thinking I don’t have enough money for everything I’ll need in life, and I need to realize that’s okay.  Life is a journey, not a destination.  Money will come and go. I read something the other […]

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