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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A New Blog? and Financial Ramblings

Hi everyone, I realized this morning it's been a while since my last post. It seems every time I have a moment to update, I have no inspiration, or spend the time reading everyone else's blogs! Today though, I find myself in the unanticipated position of having a child happily occupied and the other napping, napping, napping.

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I have been tossing around the idea of starting another blog, this time being food based. When I am on maternity leave, it is my chance to try new recipes, experiment, spend time creating. By no means do I consider myself an accomplished cook, but I am constantly on the search for new recipes, variations on old classics and ways to get healthy food into my family (as I'm sure many of the moms here can relate!)

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And, our attention has turned to finances at this time of year as tax information starts arriving and being put into its special file for ease of tax reporting. Not that our finances are particularly complicated. But even the smallest amount of disorganization can make an already unpleasant task downright horrifying. I'm trying to remember to be thankful that we are in a position to be doing this. Better than having no income to report.

We're also in the process of renewing our mortgage this week. Thankfully (?) the bank screwed up royally a couple of years ago with some of my account information and they have been trying to make it up to us ever since. There's nothing like threatening to pull savings, chequing, RRSP's, RESP's etc. to get amazing customer service. Too bad it got to that point to begin with though.

We are in no way at a happy point in our finances right now, after back-to-back maternity leaves for the main breadwinner. Hubs also is in a new job that brings in about half of what he used to make. I'm not upset about this in any way though...the lack of headaches and general upswing in mood are so worth it. There's no point sticking to a job that makes you physically ill. And he loves his new position, the industry change, the people he works with. So I'm happy with the move.

Anyway, off to load QuickTax. Man, this coffee is tasting good today.

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P.S. The water drinking is going great! I find if I drink while I'm cooking, I can get 3 glasses in just preparing for dinner!

5 comments:

Maya said...

I'm with you on trying to keep track of all the tax information! It's so easy to lose some of that!

Kristi said...

I'd love to read your food blog! I co-author a baby/toddler food blog (mushblog.blogspot.com), although sadly, I haven't updated it in months.

And I hear ya on tax prep. Being a freelancer adds a whole other level of complexity to things.

Tracey said...

Glad to hear you're happy with how things are, at least! My husband is in a new job, too. He HATED his last one and it took its toll on all of us...

Mimi said...

Weird! My husband just left a $$ job that was making him ill for something a lot less stressful. And for sure I would way rather give up the moeny to have my cheerful partner back.

And taxes? Blech.

odd facts said...

food is always good.