So, it is the last Friday before the holidays, and from the quiet around the blogosphere, I can see some of you already put on their red PJs and are enjoying some quality family time by the Christmas tree!
Yesterday was the last sunset before the end of the world, but the sun did rise this morning, so I guess we’re safe.
We had guests all week, which was lovely, and we celebrated our way under the sun. The petanque (French bowls field) was inaugurated as a French friend brought over the balls, and it is a nice fun activity everyone enjoyed.
We had grilled lamb from the ranch, fresh fish from the lake, but still no homegrown vegetables, although everything is growing quite quickly, it is not time for a harvest just yet.
For a full update, you will have to wait until the end of the year, it will be a good one with costs of construction and life here, to please the number nerds!
I won’t be posting on the 24th and 25th, and have planed some posts for the rest of the week, to make the holidays easier. Yay for blog planning! If you want to be more organized, Sicorra from Tackling our Debt put a wonderful blog planner together, that you can download for free here.
I am still underwater with my blog design, I changed my theme to Genesis but haven’t put back my widgets yet, although it should be less of a hassle now, since they offer support in case I don’t know how to do things. My page loads much more quickly and has less errors, which should improve readers experience and maybe, maybe, make Google love me a little more! The rest can wait until after the holidays.
I published 4 posts this week, a $100 giveaway about When there is no money, what to do?, my weekly Guatemalan house update, a guest post from Taylor at Repaid.org 4 tips for controlling your holiday spending, and How much do you spend on gits.
Thank you to everyone who mentioned Reach Financial Independence around the web!
Here are a few great posts for you to enjoy!
My best financial tip: stop being afraid- Eyes on the Dollar
Looking back, looking forward- Budget and the Beach
My financial goals: End of play- Money Principle
Taking the plunge- Frugal Rules
Beef with my Alma Mater- Plunged in Debt
Don’t let ”I can’t” become a barrier to wealth – The Frugal Path
5 sensible and 5 ridiculous reasons to take out a loan- Savvy Scot