I know it's common to give cash or useful gifts, but I'm a Downer. When my relatives graduate, I give them THIS BOOK. Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money. (Not an affiliate link.) Why? Because NO ONE talks about money. After High School, you're just left to fumble around trying to pay your bills and … Continue reading What Do You Give Newly Grads?
We went to a relative's high school graduation party, and it seems like there were parties EVERYWHERE. Which makes me a bit nostalgic for the summer after High School Graduation where I was finally DONE with Day Care (I mean High School) and eagerly looking forward to college. I had no real responsibilities, and everything … Continue reading Just a Little Bit of Nostalgia
Well, I didn't take any pictures, but it snowed last Wednesday. April 18th. The busy season has started for my husband and dad, and they have NEVER attended their meetings with snow on the ground. Kind of crazy, right? We went to Madison for an appointment, and it was cloudy and dim on the way … Continue reading Unseasonably Late Snow
My husband and I were talking recently about what the happiest periods in our lives were, and I strongly believe mine is Right Now. And then I thought about it a little more. Our parents are all alive. Our siblings are alive. We visit them often. In fact, every Friday or so we visit my … Continue reading Those Happy Golden Years