I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
I like Christmas/New Years. It's a few days off work, time to spend with family and friends, time to catch up on DVD watching, and catching up with odds and ends around the house due to the time off.
This Christmas was a bit different. The Thursday before Christmas a friend of ours was rushed to the hospital and put into ICU because she has a blood clot in her leg that traveled to her lung. We were informed that "normally" people don't survive this. That's all we could think about and kept tabs daily on what was happening. Christmas to our friend and her family is a "big deal" as well with get togethers, meals, going out to view Christmas decorations, etc.