One of the reasons I love October is because it’s like a pregame strategy session. This is when I assess what I did this year and what I need to do for next year.
This October is no different. If WordPress will kindly behave itself, I’d like to move the full site for Book Cover Diva over to this site. This will also give me a chance to change the logo and update the web site to suit the ‘new me’. That means business cards will have to change too. A small amount of money lost, but not terrible.
My Facebook page for The Frugal Way is going away too. I’ve kept it far too long. Mostly, I was stuck never knowing when to post something, or if it was the right thing to post. I have much more interaction on my personal Facebook page anyway, so any frugal ideas or links will funnel through that from now on. It’ll be one less thing for me to manage. Follow or Friend Me here on Facebook.
I have it in mind to start writing again, but I haven’t quite solidified the details yet. It’s going to be a series that will reflect my practical, sustainable values in short story/novella form. I need to brainstorm it a little more and maybe get some feedback from friends to see if it’s a viable idea. If anyone is interested in hearing about it, email me and we can talk. I need a sounding board.
The biggest change is going to happen right now.
We finally got a diagnosis for Nana, (the border collie who wants to rule the world). She seems to have a torn CCL, which is akin to humans with torn ACLs. Basically, the ligaments in her left knee are shot.
We discussed it at length with our regular vet. There are a couple of different surgical options, the more effective one being significantly much more expensive. It’s a major OUCH kind of bill. I’ll know more when we talk to the specialist, but I know if we have to do surgery we’ll opt for the ‘ouch’ option only because I don’t want her to have to go through this again.
Her injury is pretty severe. She could get better on her own, but she will always re-injure that knee again and again because the ligaments are so loose and possibly shredded at this point.
I haven’t advertised my book cover business in a long time, content with word-of-mouth clientele, but considering the bills looming over us, I think it’s time I started advertising. If you know anyone looking for a cover, send ’em my way! 🙂
Greg lamented that if this had to happen, he wished it would’ve happened when he was working. Big, unexpected bills are a whole other story when you’re on a fixed income. We’ll manage though. Nana is too young to be sidelined so early in life.
We’ll know more after Monday. Maybe I can get a two for one deal and put Greg on the table for a new knee too. 😀
When do you start planning for next year? Do you think I plan too early? Have you had any unexpected ‘ouch’ bills recently?
**Missed my anniversary dinner out yesterday. I’m a bit under the weather.