Photo: Tomi Tapio
So I did the whole year recap in yesterday’s post. If you haven’t been reading my blog for long, you might be surprised at how open I am. For some reason I can be kinda quiet in person, but on a blog I don’t mind sharing personal stuff. Go figure.
Anyways, by the time you’re all reading this I’ll be off at my mom’s house visiting family and kicking back. She and her husband had an awesome retirement house built in the interior of BC. Actually they did a lot of work themselves, but it turned out to be a really nice house. That’s not to take away from their carpentry skills. My mom did a lot of renovations on the last home she owned. She also did some carpentry work when she was young. Her husband is pretty handy too…in case they’re reading this
I’ll be there for almost a week. It will be nice to take a break and not have any responsibilities for a little while. No work. No blog. No affiliate websites. No cats. No meals to cook. No groceries to buy. No apartment to clean. The thought even makes me feel more relaxed.
Of course I won’t be completely lazy. I’ll try to help out where I can with cleaning or cooking. Regardless, the change of pace will be enjoyable. I sure can’t complain about some good home cooked meals and time with family.
I’m really interested to see the progress on their house too. The last time I was there they were finishing up the deck and window trim, but that was in the summer. I suspect they’ve made a lot of progress since then. Well maybe not a ton of progress since they recently got a pool table for the rec room. So that might’ve been a bit of a distraction. I know it will be for me while I’m there.
Anyways, enough rambling. Have a good holiday season everyone. Enjoy your time with loved ones and take some time to reflect upon how lucky you are. If I don’t post again before the new year, Happy New Years too!
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
Since I won’t be posting again for a little while, you’ll have plenty of time to read some of my favorite posts from recently.
The Release of Freelance Writing Freedom in 90 Days on Money Infant
Minimalist Christmas Gifts on My Alternate Life
Your End Of The World Budget on iHeart Budgets
Seeing Berlin, Germany – Free! on The Outlier Model
When There Isn’t Enough Money at the End of the Month: Giveaway on The Family Finances
5 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Christmas Gifts on One Smart Dollar
Where Does The Money Go When Raising A Child on Debt RoundUp
When there isn’t enough money at the end of the month on Edward Antrobus
Hosting a Frugal, Rocking Holiday Party on Eyes On The Dollar
Building Confidence. Yours and Others. on Fearless Men
Excuse to Save Money, the World is Ending on Freedom Thirty Five
5 Fun and Frugal Last Minute Christmas Gifts on Frugal Rules
My Top Christmas Movie Picks (Trust Me, I’m a Film Grad) on Mo Money Mo Houses
Paying off Debt or Invest? on Money Smart Guides
Life’s A Marathon – Where Are You At? on Planting Our Pennies
$100.00 Giveaway!! When There Isn’t Enough Money at the End of the Month on Plunged In Debt
4 Tips for Controlling Your Holiday Spending on Reach Financial Independence
Understanding Financial Needs vs. Wants on Retire Happy
Oh Drat, My Computer is “Outdated” on This Is Common Cents
5 Frugal Christmas Ideas for Children on Work Save Live
Effect of Taxes on the Economy | Street Smart Finance on Street Smart Finance
December Update – 2012 personal finance and investing goals on My Own Advisor
Budget-Friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas For The Home « Canadian Budget Binder on Canadian Budget Binder
What Credit Card Should I Get? How to Compare Your Options on Stumble Forward
How Does US Personal Debt Compare to Canada’s | BeatingTheIndex.com on Beating The Index
What are your holiday plans? Who’s excited about turkey, presents and time with family or loved ones?