My best friend, who would be the first to admit she is what we could kindly call organizationally challenged, gave me a copy of the book Confessions of An Organized Homemaker by Deniece Schofield. I had leafed through her copy on one of my visits to her house, and (after a bout of organizing) she decided to pass it on.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what to do for my sons’ teachers at the end of the year. I would like to do something for them, and the teachers’ aides, that shows them how pleased we were to have them as teachers this year. I’ve been trying to think of present ideas for a few months now. Last year, at the winter break, I re-gifted a bottle of wine from my work, but I didn’t give anything at the end of the year.

Here’s an interesting article from the NY Times and the quote which sums it up nicely: “The economy is an issue even for people who don’t need the money.” The Simple Dollar has a good post on ten steps on how to get credit card debt under control. I don’t have credit card debt (not anymore) so it doesn’t really apply to me, but it’s a good reference.