I am guest posting today on Sweating the Big Stuff, check out my post about how to plan and budget for your honeymoon!
A resuscitated rooster, our very own Christmas miracle. He didn’t get the chance to get a name, I think calling him Jesus would offend too many people, do you have suggestions?
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, ours started with a scare: on the 23rd, the turkey disappeared! We had brought a turkey from the ranch, and it was tied to the deck after a first escaping attempt, but it looks like the turkey ate its rope or broke it somehow, and escaped. I thought any other person in her right mind to come across a turkey on Christmas Eve would kill it and eat it, so I just assumed it would never appear again.
Then at night all the hens came back in, but no rooster. Roosters are known to think they are stronger than they actually are, and we thought he got in a deadly fight with the turkey. Then the rooster appeared, looking low and weird. The next day I thought it was dead. Barely breathing, it didn’t eat or drink, but didn’t look beaten up. The other theory was the turkey may have brought a disease from the ranch. But after a couple of days agonizing, the rooster is now back on its feet! Still weak but there is hope.
On the 24th, I went to the neighbor’s land, which is mainly bush, and you have to bring a machete to make your way. The hens were over there and making weird noises. That is when I found the turkey. Stupid turkey had both feet tied by the rope and couldn’t move. I set it free and gave it food, but it was already 5pm, too late to serve for Christmas! We called him Rocky, after the fight he put with the rooster.
We were invited to two turkey dinners on the 23rd and 25th, so it was fine not having turkey on the 24th. BF loved his coffee machine and I got a pretty pair of earrings.
The guest room was all ready for guests over the holidays and we may welcome more for New Year. I am doing a full update on the works on Monday, with a costs recap from those first two months. We spent a lot, but it looks good!
This week I posted my 2013 financial goals and The tale of two broadband providers, the very best and the very worst. Not so great for the Yakezie 5000 words a week writing challenge, my guest post today is saving the honor a bit.
Thank you to everyone who mentioned Reach Financial Independence this week!
Can’t take my eyes off these blogs - Eyes on the Dollar
Mr CBB blog post picks – Canadian budget binder
All I want for Christmas is link love – Nicole and Maggie
PF week in review – Work Save Live
Quick hits and weekend reading- Young Adult Money
End of 2012 favorite posts – Modest Money
Sunday high fives – Living debt free rocks
Weekly round up – Student debt survivor
Fiscal cliff round up – Your PF pro
Carnival of personal finance
Here are a few great posts for you to enjoy this weekend
Mr CBB’s Thai fish cakes – Canadian Budget Binder
I’m debt free, now what?- Living Debt Free Rocks
Looking back, looking forward- Budget and the Beach
2013 goals- Student debt survivor
Using Banks to Help Finance Your Business- Modest Money
Priorities are Key To Being A Stay At Home Mom- Work Save Live
Pay Off Your Mortgage-Ludicrous Speed- The Outlier Model
Should You Invest or Pay Down Debt?- One Smart Dollar
3 Ways To Get Rid of Your Old Cell Phone- Edward Antrobus
Choosing Bankruptcy as a Debt Management Option- Debt Round Up
Should You Move Home After College- Young Adult Money
My New Saskatchewan Farm- Freedom Thirty Five Blog
5 Businesses for Retirement- Eyes on the Dollar
Find Financial Freedom Through Debt Management- Frugal Rules
Post Holiday Distress- Did You Spend Too Much?- Average Joe
How to Organize a Project?- Prairie Eco-Thrifter
Should Toddlers Be Using High Tech Gadgets?-Money Master Mom
The Sky Is the Limit in 2013- The Savvy Scot
Snowed In and Succumbing To Lifestyle Inflation- Club Thrifty
Did you get spoiled for Christmas? What should I call the rooster? Have a nice weekend !