Hard to believe the government shutdown has lasted so long without an end in sight. I feel so bad for people impacted financially by the whims of politicians. Three of our four sons work for the federal government but fortunately are in departments that are funded. I know others aren’t so lucky and my heart goes out to them.
This is two weeks of highlights since I never got around to blogging last week. I was catching up on book club reading and there’s only so much free time. 🙂
I did get to see On the Basis of Sex with a friend and we both enjoyed it. I knew Ruth Bader Ginsburg was bad-ass but didn’t know about her history fighting for gender rights. The following Saturday we got together for coffee and chatted away for two hours.
My last social activity was breakfast with one of my meetup groups. Not only was the conversation good, but I found a new breakfast place for hubby and me to frequent. Win-win!
Despite not wanting to make big purchases this month, my husband’s old iPhone broke and we not only replaced it but got a new plan. I took advantage of Sprint’s unlimited plan for older adults (55 or older) and their buy one get one offer.
The last bit of news was we had a lot of rain this past week, maybe not in inches, but in days. It rained 5 days in a row which to southern Californians is extremely unusual and cause for despair. (I jest —- a little.)
Here are a few of my favorite online reads this week.
She Picks up Pennies shares how to have a financially stress-free Christmas. Hint: It’s never too early to get started!
The Dry Tortugas National Park is on my travel bucket list. Blake Island Journeys’ recent trip reinforced it as a must-see destination.
Medical XPress discusses the causes and complications of snoring. If you or someone you sleep with snores, be sure to read it.
The next article from Becoming Minimalist combines two interests of mine in six ways to apply decluttering principles to your finances.
The Points Guy reveals mistakes most tourists make in Rome. I think number five isn’t necessarily a mistake. What do you think?
Looking for an easy recipe? Carrie Brown shares one for baked cheese and bacon pie. Yum!
I have my first business trip of the year this coming week and I’m looking forward to it. Not much else planned which is okay. Have a wonderful week and let’s hope next weekend the shutdown has ended!