I spent most of my free time redecorating my daughter’s room this week. It is the pinkest thing you’ve ever seen. I think it might be illegal to have that much pink, but she loves it. Poor little thing has been sick all week, and we finally went to the doctor to find out she is positive for the flu. I guess she is in the 40% whose immunization didn’t work. Oh well, at least she has somewhere pink to hang out!
Nothing kills your grocery budget like a sick kid. I went to buy Gatorade and sugared cereal and a bunch of other stuff I though she might eat. I know in theory she isn’t going to starve before this illness passes, but the Mommy instinct to feed the baby bird is just too strong. I hope Mr. CBB doesn’t bring out the bamboo shoots!
John at Frugal Rules is giving away $100 for his six month blogiversary. Aren’t you supposed to get presents instead of give them? Anyway, I sure want to win.
Mandy at Money Master Mom has hosted a couple of very amazing giveaways where she donates a meal to a hungry child for every site visitor during that day. Keep a watch out for the next one. I think that is tremendous.
I am also co-hosting two giveaways:
$500 in cash from Rather Be Shopping
The Money Mail Carnival-17th Edition
Evolving Personal Finance liked my posts about taxes and selling out.
Life and My Finances mentioned my post about sequestration.
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff is certainly not a sell out.
Frugal Rules was a fan of my post about graduate degrees and if they are worth the cost.
Fearless Men and The Wise Dollar liked a week in the life of an optometrist.
Fun Search Terms
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Top Five 20/20 Posts of the Week
If You Could Rewind, What Would You Do Over at The Happy Homeowner. I try to use mistakes as life lessons, but if I could only rewind all the hairspray I used back in the 80’s…
The Axeman Cometh-Dealing With the Loss of a Job at The Wise Dollar. I’ve never seen a better response to losing a job. Staying positive and being proactive is how to move forward.
Shielding Children form Financial Struggles as a Single Mom at Single Moms Income. I think Alexa has a great plan for a difficult situation.
Taking a Holiday While in Debt at Reach Financial Independence. While Pauline is so smart that she’s never been in debt, she does a great analysis that takes the emotion out of whether to go on a vacation if you are paying off debt.
Drawing a Line in the Sand-A $37 Decision at Luke 1428. I’ve had those days as well, but Brian stuck to his guns and didn’t regret it later.
May you all have a pinkalicious weekend!