Happy New Year

Happy New Year my friends. For my next trick I plan to rise out of the ashes of what has been a really crappy couple of years and flap like a chicken or something.

Katie and I rang in 2017 by throwing away our old calendars. I took my 2016 file folder and archived it. I was tempted to give it the round file treatment but I realized that I might need my tax records even though I’m broke.

And while I lost Princess Leia, Charlotte the spider, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and a ton of others that I loved I found out tonight that the Cubs WON the World Series for the first time in 108 years!

I was born in Chicago. That’s my team right there. Doesn’t quite make up for Leia but it’s a start.

Anyway, last but not least I now have 65,776 words written on the new Shoestring Girl book so I’m very happy with that.

So here’s hoping everyone has a great year!


6 thoughts on “Happy New Year”

  1. Happy New Year to you and miss Katie, Annie!! I’m so glad things are looking up and I look forward to your newest book:)

  2. I am so looking forward to the New Shoestring Girl book, Annie. That first book I bought of yours, years ago now, changed my Entire Life !! Your tips and solid strength & determination helped me change my & my children’s lives. Best wishes to a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year to You & Katie !!!

    1. Hi Kristy!
      Which book did you buy? I am so thankful that it helped you. Knowing that makes everything worthwhile.
      Thank you,

  3. Happy New Year Annie. Loving the new book. 🙂 Nice to see the rural advice (I’m rural) and the “habits” talk without judgement. I think you are the first frugalista to address it.
    Do you plan on gardening this year? I have an abundance of seeds and I’d be happy to share if you could use some.

    1. Thank you so much Mary Ann! I am so glad you are enjoying the book. Please feel free to comment, correct any goofs you see, or to offer suggestions.

      Unfortunately the house I currently live in is surrounded by some serious shade trees and really crappy dirt; I quickly learned after moving here that vegetables receive neither sufficient sunlight no nutrients to survive in my backyard. I have considered trying to create a small container garden in the front yard this year if I can score a container and some healthy soil. I miss raising my own bell peppers and snow peas terribly.

      As for the new chapters, I’ve had nothing to do but think since I was hurt a while back. I realized that I was doing my readers a disservice and decided to change it even if it means I become a pariah in some circles (such as minimalism and the “health” set). I’m a hillbilly at heart, nothing to lose and no where to go but up.

      I sincerely hope that you will tell your friends about the book.

      Hugs, Annie

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