Budget sacrifices

We have a couple gifting occasions coming up this summer. Normally I don't give it a whole lot of thought - if it's a wedding I go to their registry, pick something out, order it, ship it, done. If it's a baby shower, I do the same thing. If it's a baby announcement, though, I…

Dragon slaying (aka slashing our budget)

So now that I have had my fill of trying to update and customize the blog theme, I am back to the more serious business of working on our budget with the recent demoralizing salary slashing. I am still not over it. My full-time job is the most depressing, non-dangerous place to spend 8 hours…