(the photo above is taken of a picture we have hanging on our living room wall)
I have really skimped on my Thursday’s Thoughts posts. Last fall I wrote a few and found it refreshing to not talk coupon shop in them. But, like many ventures I undertake, my weekly series got lost in a sea of deals related posts that I found to be somewhat “more pressing”. At least for today, I wanted to go back to Thursday’s Thoughts because I have some non-couponing thoughts and news that I actually wanted to share with all of you.
The past year has been a whirlwind. My husband and I were able to leave the world of blogging for a few weeks last spring as my friend Kelly diligently watched over Addicted to Saving. Upon our return, my best dog friend in the world was diagnosed with anal cancer and had surgery to remove said cancer. We spent 10 nights lying on the floor and couch watching over him. He has since recovered from the surgery although the cancer was not fully removed. Over the summer we went to Colorado for a family reunion on my in-laws’ side. We had a great time but realized that our bodies are not equipped for the altitude of Breckenridge as we both were sick every day there. This past fall was spent giving Addicted to Saving classes, lots of television appearances and brainstorming for future ventures. Of course the holidays flew by as we (yes – hubby helped a ton) spent way too many hours posting holiday gift ideas and then spending time with family near and far. And, our family grew as my husband surprised me with an adorable puppy the week before Christmas. Hubby is already trying to prepare me for the inevitable loss of my best dog friend. The past year was also spent with my running (as always). I was training to run the Disney marathon again when I tore my quad and groin. So, my running and marathon plans went down the drain and a week and I celebrated with a week and half long pity party. But I’m healing and able to run again albeit slowly so I am focusing on that. But through it all, this past year was awesome. God has taken care of my family, blessed us with constant reminders of His presence and reminders that He is in control.
There is one major component of last year that I haven’t shared…