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Year in review: financial edition.

Hello, you fine people.

'Tis the last day of 2014. As such, 'tis the season to reflect on the year gone by and to firmly resolve to "do better," whatever that means, in the year ahead.

And that's what I was going to write about.

Instead, I'm sitting here balancing the family budget and checkbook and wondering, "Where in Franks Balls did all of our money go?"

You see, we had two pretty big events this year. Had a baby. Bought a house. (Remember I said we hoped to buy the house we moved into some months back? Well, it's been bought. Yippee!) I'm incredibly grateful for both of these things.

Is it bad to call my baby a thing? Well, you know what I mean.

I was reminded in church the other day that you can't have the joy and love of a family without also having the responsibility of one. Similarly, I now fully realize, you can't have the joy and love of a house of your own without also having property taxes, homeowners insurance, and armadillo…

Why my child won't be meeting Santa.

Oooooooo, you've been gone for weeks and now you come rolling back in here with a dicey topic like this?

Yeah, you know me. Super controversial and stuff.

So, if you haven't noticed, it's been a little minute since I've posted. Why? No good reason. I've just not been in the mood to write lately. I tell myself I should and I really ought to do something, but then, instead, I don't.

Because I am dedicated to success!

Anyway, yeah, that post title is supposed to be all attention-grabby. It's supposed to make you think, "OMG, is she about to judge me? I need to read this so I can berate her."


"OMG, she's going to help me judge people. I need to read this so I can agree with her and feel validated in my own choices."

Either way, I'm pleased to let you know that you'll ALL be disappointed! Yes, folks, that's right. I sucked you all in with a misleading post title just to say, Hi. I'm still here. Hope you're doing great.