Money To Live

December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by moneytolive @ 5:00 am

Merry Christmas Eve!

This is my first holiday season with a full time job, and I am a little sad to be working on Christmas Eve – I fly to Texas late in the afternoon and will be with my family on Christmas morning.

With everything going on in the world today, I am very grateful to have a relatively simple and safe life. And also to be employed. To celebrate the holidays (and also being gainfully employed), I made a contribution to every organization that asked me to. I enjoyed picking out a pink box of Legos (because girls need Legos, too) for Toys for Tots and some sweaters for a young adult in an alternative high school.

Tomorrow morning I will make “monkey bread” for Christmas breakfast. Only once a year can I justify eating bread soaked in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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2 Comments »

  1. hi Katy!
    I really enjoy your blog but I keep thinking about the phrase that you made a contribution to every organization that asked you to. I was really surprised when I read it because you seem really focused and intentional about your financial decisions and that didn’t seem to fit. Maybe I just have never thought about giving money to every organization that asks! I read this blog post last night and thought it was really interesting and that you might like it too. http://www.enoughenough.org/article/104/what-i-gave-and-where-i-gave-it-2008-giving-plan/
    His considerations for who to give to match up with some of mine.
    Happy 2009!

    Comment by Ellen C. — January 5, 2009 @ 6:48 pm |Reply

  2. I followed Ellen C.’s link to a charming blog — “widening I,” which is a pretty darn clever name, besides. Thanks for the entry point to another soccer field of life. (No, it’s not about soccer at all. It’s just that if you drive down a suburban street on a Saturday morning you’ll be reminded that huge numbers of people are doing things you don’t ever think about, things outside of your view. Things like taking children to soccer practice. The Ellen C. blog did that for me.)

    Comment by Mary Bold — January 7, 2009 @ 11:25 am |Reply


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