Weekly Round-Up: The ‘Poor Me’ Edition

by Kelly · 4 comments

in Links Galore

This has been a tough week… and not because the kids and I were on vacation for the first part of it. It’s been a tough week because the kids and I were vacation and I had a raging case of strep throat. Nothing spoils national holidays and birthday parties like throat infections and high fevers, let me tell you. And I’m now more grateful than ever for modern medicine and those lovely antibiotics!

The only good thing that came out of this week (besides watching many hours of West Wing while lying in bed) was that I came up with an idea for a post on my experiences with French health care. Look for that to be posted tomorrow.

Meanwhile, here were some of my favorite reads this week.

I also started a thread in WiseBread’s personal finance and frugality forums asking why we want what our parents have, financially at least. Stop by to leave your answer to the question, or wait for the results to appear here in a few weeks- I’ll also be posting the question on Twitter.

As always, you can check out the Good Reads page or my Tumblr site Almost Frugal Finds for all my links. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


1 a.b. July 19, 2009

I completely understand. Last week my husband and I finally had to throw up our hands; everything we touched went wrong. Luckily, this week’s starting out better. We wish you all speedy recovery to good health!

.-= a.b.´s last blog ..Pork Chili Verde =-.

2 Monroe on a Budget July 20, 2009

Thanks for the mention on the powdered milk post!
.-= Monroe on a Budget´s last blog ..Spend less or more for your money? =-.

3 Nicole July 20, 2009

Wow, I am so glad you are feeling better! :^)
.-= Nicole´s last blog ..Why I Am Taking A Break From Online Dating =-.

4 Syrahsuzie July 20, 2009

Had to say Thank You for pointing out the post about grocery spending on Beauty That Moves blog. I’ve got through 3 mugs of tea reading all the comments. Fascinating stuff. I would love to know what people spend on groceries here in France as the American commenters seemed to think Europe was more expensive for food.

Looking forward to your post on French healthcare. Hope you’re feeling better.

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