This week has been troublesome, to say the least. Firstly, my daughter has begun teething. I don't know how many of you have had to handle young children of your own, but somehow all the stories you hear don't quite prepare you for a child who is irritable, not eating properly, and just plain not behaving normally. Luckily, she isn't as bad as some of the worst children I've heard about (plus, she seems to calming down, at least as of this writing), but it's still not ideal, particularly when we also have…
A wounded dog! Yes, our adorable dog is suffering from a wounded foot. We took him to the vet, and it doesn't seem to be anything too horrible (no broken bones or anything like that). That doesn't mean it's going to be easy with him, though; we need to give him daily anti-inflammatory medicines, leave a cone on his head (the cone of shame, as Sondra calls it), and keep him off his feet. Granted, he usually doesn't spend much time on his feet (he's more of a lap dog anyway), but still, I have to carry him around everywhere now, plus deal with him whining even more than usual, which wasn't uncommon before.
While all this was going on, I also happened to have a seizure earlier this week. I'm not sure whether a fairly severe seizure only ranking as the third biggest problem I've had to handle this week is more a sign that I am getting my seizures under control, or that a daughter and a dog who are both in a great deal of pain are pretty severe. In either case, they complicate the already difficult matter of blogging on a regular basis, to say of nothing of reading other interesting blog entries, such as these
Great Yakezie Posts
Selling Stocks in a Bull Market: Interesting Historical Lessons – Sometimes, bull markets make investing tricky; Squirrelers looks at some of the historical trends of stocks during bull markets.
In Control of the Money? Could You Be Accused of Abuse? – Some interesting questions about relationships is posed on Out Of Debt Again, one that deserves some thought…
Other Great Posts
Contests and Giveaways
- $50.75 Giveaway-Community and Charity 10% Monthly Blog Income Give Back-November 2013 Edition – Jacob of My Personal Finance Journey is once again offering his readers a share of the profits until November 30th.
- Chipmunk and $150 Visa Giveaway – Over on Making Sense of Cents, you have the opportunity to win a $150 Visa gift card between now and November 27th.
- Lunatik Athletiks Compression Sock Review and Giveaway – For those of us hoping to get more exercise in our lives, The Broke and Beautiful Life is offering a chance to win some snazzy socks on Thanksgiving Day.
- Countdown to Black Friday $1000 Giveaway – If you’d like a LOT of extra cash (or rather, a hefty gift card), be sure to check out this contest running on a lot of sites, including The College Investor, which will end, you guessed is, on Black Friday.
- How Much Money Do You Need to Retire? – A book review and giveaway from Elle of Couple Money; definitely something I'll look into.
- Friday Giveaway Roundup-148 Giveaways – As usual on Young Adult Money, we have a roundup covering all the giveaways coming up in this pending week.
That's it for this week; as always, if there is anything you care to add, let me know and I will add it to the next round-up.
Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured
It was a pretty popular post to judge from the comments, and A Few Harsh Truths About Blogging was pretty popular in the carnivals, as well:
- Carnival of Financial Independence at Your PF Pro
- Carnival of Financial Planning at Tie the Money Knot
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at Digital Personal Finance
- Carnival of MoneyPros at The Frugal Toad
- Aspiring Blogger Financial Carnival at Aspiring Blogger
Alrighty, that's it for this week. I hope that you all have a fantastic week, and here's hoping none are as rough as mine has been!