Oct 12th, 2012 by Jennifer Lynn
Lately it has been a hectic swirl of events with: an unexpected funeral, an out-of-state family camping trip, and a sickly one-year-old bobbing about while afflicted with pink eye. My goal has been to set aside personal time each day to write (a bit on this site and otherwise) while pushing through all this craziness without becoming unglued.
Here is a sundry wrap-up while I spend the remainder of the afternoon putting some wind back in my sails by resting—I dearly approve of this trend—and gearing up for the weekend.
Some sites I’ve been crushin’ on this week:
- First, the tragic tale at Diary of a Mad Woman, which is gripping and showcases so much courage. “The truth about surviving the suicide of my 41 year old husband, raising our 3 kids, ages 10, 5 and 2 alone, getting robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint the morning of the funeral. (Seriously, this really happened.)” I only hope I would hold my shit together and remain calm under similar circumstances.
- Then, our heroine at Sixty Payments grapples through several emotions as she embarks on a five-year journey of debt repayment through a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in, Today We Filed.
- Finally, at Sleep Talkin’ Man, Karen records her English husband Adam during the night as he murmurs in his sleep. Unsettling, and h-i-i-i-larious. “Every time I look at you, my rectum wants to vomit up my eyeballs.” Or how about, “I loved you the minute I realized you were a tax break and you also gave head.” HAH! “Life lesson number 42: NEVER presume unicorns can ride bikes” and “Teddy bears and razor blades: Baby Emo’s birthday.”
Shared tweets for Broke-Ass Mommy this week. Thanks, you guys!
Broke-Ass Mommy featured around the web:
Friday Recap, A Blogoversary and a Sold Flat!! at Reach Financial Independence
The Round Table at Money Smart Guides
Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at The University of Money
Carnival of Financial Planning at The Financial Blogger
Y and T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Canadian PF Happy Hour at Canadian Personal Finance
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artisan
Yakezie Carnival at iHeartBudgets
Carnival of MoneyPros at Vanessa’s Money
Carnival of Retirement at Term Life Insurance, Inc
A peek at Broke-Ass Mommy site stats and progress
2 subscribers (Can I send you something to express my gratitude? A nip of sherry, perhaps?)
50 51 broke-ass subscribers, as of this morning. (woo-hoo!)
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(current) October 12th: 261,838
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Creeping onward. How is your day going? Weekends are the best, aren’t they?