Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, back from a looooooong hiatus. Mr. 1500 note: It's been like a million years since the Mrs. has written anything here! I've felt a lot of pressure steering this ship on my own, but I know you've been busy, wife. Mrs. 1500 note: Well, one of us has to work...Anyway, back to MY post. Mr. 1500 note: Your post? Wait, isn't this MY blog? Why don't you … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Holiday Gifts – How Do You Handle Not Wanting Anything?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. We are back from our epic, Midwest trip, where we hit 5 states in 10 days. We were fortunate to be able to meet up with Kraig from Create My Independence and Eric from No Nonsense Landlord. (Of course, on the day we were to meet up, the older little 1500 took an unprecedented 2-1/2 hour nap, causing me to miss about half of the meeting. Sigh.)We … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Does your family do gift-giving for adults?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 ranting today.Last week, we took an epic car trip through four states to visit four different sets of people. I wrote earlier about how I didn't really want to buy gifts or have gifts purchased for us, and of course this all fell on deaf ears. Our car was filled to the brim on the way home.After I wrote that post, I started shopping, because I needed … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant – How the Grinch Stole My Christmas Spirit
I had something completely different planned for today, but two phone calls this week caused me to shift gears. Both calls were from family members who asked the question I almost* hate to hear more than any other: What do you want for Christmas?My answer is always the same: "I'd really like a Ferrari 458 (red please). However, I realize that gift is beyond your means. … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Tell me what you want for Christmas!