It has been an incredibly cold, snowy, depressing winter here in New York and we’re not even a month into the season. I’m not a fan of wintertime, but I know it has to happen so I can collect Birthday gifts and such. Still, I’m ready for it to end.
The past few days we’ve had snow on top of snow and rain on top of that. This has resulted in our third basement flood (even though we had a gravel window well put in about two months ago after flood #2) and now the guest room has bubbled-up walls just threatening to burst as well as a steady drip leaking from the ceiling onto the bed.
I’m a believer that when it rains, it pours – and yesterday was proof of this both literally and figuratively. Along with our new indoor waterfall, I received two interesting opportunities. One was an invitation for me to check out Club Mom’s new Wellness Center in Huntington (Long Island, NY) to be a guest speaker at one of their workshops. They offer fitness classes like yoga, Zumba and Pilates plus a variety of other classes and workshops, babysitting services, a Mompreneur program for budding entrepreneurs with coaching and networking events, special events, Moms Night Out, therapy, massage, you name it. I can’t wait to check it out in person – and you should, too, if you’re nearby. (UPDATE: CLUBMOM IS HAVING A FREE ONE-WEEK PASS FROM JAN. 31- FEB. 4. FEB. 3 IS THEIR FIRST MOMS’ NIGHT OUT EVENT AT 7:30. I WILL BE THERE AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE, TOO!)
The other was a call from a producer at WCBS-TV in NYC who saw my post on Secret Spending and wanted to bring me in for an interview. She was producing a story based on a study that came out showing that 80% of couples lie about spending (both men and women). We got as far as setting up a date for me to come in when I gave her my one “demand” which was publicity for my blog. I mean, why would I go on TV and share ways that I hide purchases from my husband if I’m not going to get anything good out of it? She wasn’t able to comply because my blog really has no tie-in with her story, so I politely declined. Also, I discussed it with Cory and what I do isn’t really isn’t “secret” so I’d basically be going on TV and lying about lying. Not great for my image. The intriguing part was that I was given the choice to either be on camera or to sit behind a silhouette to protect my identity. Other than this being the opposite of what I wanted, I still think it would be cool to be the woman behind the silhouette. I could just see the caption - ’Dani, Secret Spender’ – and they could disguise my voice and everything. Love it.
So even though I won’t be featured on the local news, the opportunity gives me something to blog about next – my not-so-secret spending tips as well as tricks I’ve learned from the best of them. You, too, can find out the little white lies behind how to hide purchases without getting a divorce.