Hanging with my favorite blogs

Well - things are shaking up at my house. My husband lost his job Wednesday. WOAH!!! There are many people that have been dealing with this as well recently. Like them, I am sure, it is going to be a major adjustment. We were already cutting back on things for about two years, and now will have to make even more changes. We had actually just begun to come out of the woods with finances. We paid one car off and were about to start paying off a few other debts. Life was looking good. Just goes to show you not to get too comfortable because that is when life turns. Not always for the better - however - there is an upside.

Yes, you heard me right, there is an upside. My DH wanted to make a career change anyway. Now is his time. I really hope he is able to do that, quickly and easily. In this economy and lousy job market, we are not going to manage things well without a solid income for long.

I will not go down without a fight. My game plan is to get through the initial shock (only allowing myself through tonight) then hit all my blog resources. There are quite a few of them that I have only kept an eye on here and there. Blogs I tend to go to when I need a quick recipe or a little coupon advice. Now it's going to become required reading and much more coupon-ing than in the past few months.

Here are a just a few places you'll definitely be able to find me to help me cut back and plan:

These are just a few of the resources I already use, though, not as hard core as I feel I will be in the weeks to come. Now to settle in with some scissors a meal plan and get serious about staying healthy, in budget and happy!

Oh, and sane!


  1. SavingsAngel.com is another resource - helping thousands of families cut their grocery bill.

  2. So sorry to hear about your hubby's job, but hoping that his career change will happen soon and all will be well! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I truly appreciate it!

  3. Sorry about the job loss... My hubby got laid off a few months ago but was able to find and even better one than he had. Things have been very tight with us as well because of it. It was nice connecting with you at the Mamavation Party tonight and hope that things get better!

  4. Thanks for the kind thoughts! We're hopeful that something good will happen soon. My husband has had some good leads, and that is the right start! Thanks Stan i will check out that link. Feeling fit - that is what we are hoping for too. Jocabell - hope to see you at the next twitter party.