I need to get to my blogsphere but my realsphere seems to be taking over these days.
There was planing the Disney family vacation and the stress of all things Disney (funny they don't mention that in their advertisements). Things like the bizarre world of Disney pricing (I never, ever feel like I am getting a deal) to the dinner reservation dance of trying to eat not at 3pm or 11pm at night.
We decided to pull the kids out of school a week early for vacation, which I have never supported in the past, and will never support again. Instead of a relaxing holiday, my two were continually working on homework and not making nearly the progress with ten times the distraction of being at their grandparents and generally not wanting to do work during Christmas. To top it off, DD in high school returned to a solid week of make up exams and twice the already back breaking homework load as several of her teachers did not give her the correct assignments to complete while she was gone.
Back home from sunny Florida, and now past semester exams in high school (yeah high honor roll DD and DS), things are settling back to normal. As for that couponing stuff, 'fraid to say that I haven't been doing much at all for many months. It seems most of the great deals became either lousy or disappeared entirely as new rules came into play which zapped most of the best buys I'd found. Even a lot of my fav couponing website are crickets on deals these days. I'm still looking for a new marketing research job so if you know of any place you can hook me up, let me know.