Hello! I hope all of you had a fun (and productive!) weekend. I know I did. I went out on Friday night for dancing with my friends. Then the rest of the weekend was filled with working and relaxing.
The weather is still all over the place here. I'm ready for it to be Spring! Yesterday it was 60 degrees and then at night-time it dropped to ZERO DEGREES. Who is ready for nicer weather?
Spending in the past week was higher than normal. Lots of wedding spending was made in the past week (see tomorrow's post about my wedding), and also Wes was sick.
Wes was sick last week (he has had a stomach bug FOUR times in the past 4 weeks), so we decided that it was time to go to the doctor to see what was up. They prescribed him some medication and if he doesn't get better in the next 14 days then he has to see a stomach specialist.
We also bought two new tires for the Camaro as well. We have had this on hold for months now since the weather has been bad, and we have only taken the car out of the garage maybe 5 times in the past few months. Earlier last week we finally bought new tires (the old ones only had 10K miles on it and already had to be replaced).
Cost of the new tires? $400 each. Happy early Birthday Wes! 🙂
The first two weeks of January were VERY slow for me. It must have been slow for everyone else as well because I had some freelancers e-mailing me about how slow it has been for them as well.
This is why a large emergency fund is good for when you are a freelancer – slow weeks won't be as painful and scary.
Slow weeks always scare me though – which is stupid I know. This past week has been extremely crazy though, with work all over the place. Of course, it is slow for two weeks and then the last two weeks of the month are busy…
If anyone needs any help, check out my Hire Me page and let me know what services you are interested in.
Lately, website owners have asked me to help run their website while they are gone for just a month or two, so this is a new service that I am also offering. If you are starting a new job, about to have a baby, want to do some long-term travel or something else, please let me know. I also started doing some shorter blog management.
So far this month I did one-week blog management for John at Frugal Rules, and also Cat at Budget Blonde while they took a one week vacation. Just a short vacation from your website can feel amazing 🙂 I managed their e-mails, website, and social media so that they could both fully enjoy their trips.
I have not been very healthy in the past week. Unless you count dancing as a workout. If so, then I did well 🙂
I worked out a few times, but nothing that was really life changing. If you have some healthy recipes that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments below. Any links to an awesome recipe would be loved as well.
Usually I include a section about my wedding planning in my weekly update posts, but it was so long that I had to break it apart into its own post. Come back tomorrow to read about how my wedding planning is going!
Posts from Making Sense of Cents
- Common Myths About Working From Home – Working from home has been great so far. I also don't see that changing any time soon. There are many common myths that I have heard (and also some that I used to believe myself).
- Following Your Passion Is Not Just Luck – Following your passion takes hard work. It's not all about luck.
- What is Early Retirement? – Everyone seems to have a different view of what early retirement should be.
- Income Series: Creating Passive Income from Niche Websites – This is a post for my weekly side hustle series.
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