Merry Christmas (And A Little News)

You may have noticed a lighter-than-normal posting rate here at Frugal Dad over the last couple days.  My mom returned home from the hospital on Tuesday, some 102 days after her surgery in early September.  What a long three months it was for her!

We are so happy to have Mom home, but there were many preparations to make (a few very last-minute), so I haven’t had much time to write.  I’ve also been busy finishing my Christmas shopping and planning for a homecoming meal for my mom and extended family.

I’ve got some exciting things planned for the blog in 2009.  Next Monday is my one-year anniversary here at Frugal Dad, and I have some exciting things planned to celebrate.  In fact, I’m dedicating all of next week’s posts to celebrating the past year, and for laying out my plans for 2009.  I know many of us are in a lull between Christmas and the New Year, but I hope you will check out the posts.

OK, back to my family.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I look forward to celebrating the New Year with you next week.


  1. I’m so glad your mom’s home and doing well! This will make for a very Merry Christmas for your family. Enjoy your special day!

  2. Hi,
    I am so glad I found your site! It has given me many an idea and backed up ones I already had and have.
    I`m glad your mother is home for Christmas. I totally understand hospital stays..Can`t wait to see what you have planned for 2009.

  3. Congratulations on your Mom coming home Jason! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Frugal New Year to you and your family. Keep up the great posts. ~~jo in Alaska

  4. The most wonderful of Christmas gifts – having your family all together again! Merry Christmas!

    Looking forward to your weeklong retrospective blogging 🙂 And may your next year be even more successful than your last one!

  5. Congrats on having your mom home, I hope she is feeling better.

    Thanks for your efforts on this blog. Keep up the great work in 2009