The Sunday Best (11/27/2016)
The Sunday Best is a collection of a handful of posts I share with you each week. With so many informative and inspirational writers out there, I have no trouble coming up with a number of worthwhile reads each week.
Every featured post should be of interest to any physician seeking financial independence. Some will be written by your physician colleagues; others will be written by our friends and patients who share common goals and interests.
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
Financial goals and athletic pursuits have numerous commonalities. A couple bloggers recently shared some impressive feats. The Happy Philosopher discusses The Power of Incremental Change and Fritz @ Retirement Manifesto tells us I Achieved a Dream Last Week.
Some of our physician friends shared their Gratitude this week.
- Dads Dollars and Debts is Grateful on Thanksgiving.
- Life of a Med Student lists Things this Resident is Thankful For.
- Passive Income MD shares Great Advice I’m Extremely Thankful For.
- The Vital Physician Executive shares Regrets and Nostalgia on Thanksgiving Day.
I had a few sips of the good stuff over this holiday weekend. Mr. Tako of Mr. Tako Escapes speaks of tacos and other creature comforts in Sipping Lightly from the Bottle of Comfort. No, not Southern Comfort.
I don’t typically feature similar “round-up” type posts, but Mike Piper, the Oblivious Investor, labeled his with Holiday Cheer. Investing Blog Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving. My favorite link is One Money Question to Rule Them All: How Much Is Enough?
Black Friday came and went without a whole lot excitement here in the Northland. The only time I stepped foot into a retail store was to return the carts that the little old ladies took out to their cars in The Walgrees parking lot. My boys did a stellar job ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and wore the apron like a couple of champs.
I’m not going to pretend we didn’t shop at all this weekend. It was a good time to pick up some bargain priced gifts. Although we didn’t join the lines or mad rushes, we did hit a couple local stores after the frenzy had subsided. We wrapped up our Christmas shopping list, and put up the tree to put the wrapped gifts underneath.
I also treated myself to a late birthday gift, using a gift certificate to partially fund my purchase of the Amazon Tap. It’s a portable, rechargeable version of the Amazon Echo, which my parents own and we have found to be quite useful and entertaining. The one I got is not voice activated, and so I won’t have to endure any 6 or 8-year old voices yelling “Alexa, tell me a joke!” which happens several dozen times at my folks’ house until she starts repeating the same jokes. Both are $40 off through Cyber Monday.
I really enjoyed having a four day weekend off. I’ll make up for it by working a 4-day weekend over Christmas this year. Such is life with a full time hospital job. I’m fairly certain this is the last time I’ll be working at the most wonderful time of the year, so rather than lamenting those workdays, I’ll cherish the fact that I’m in a position to make these Christmas workdays my last Christmas workdays.
As always, I will also appreciate the fact that while I may not be having a great holiday, at least mine doesn’t involve an emergency surgery for myself or a family member. Whenever I have a bad day, I can be thankful that I am once again on the delivering end of the anesthesia.
Have a great week!
-Physician on FIRE