I somewhat expected to have long spans where I didn’t write in this but months seems a bit long. Winter has been rather lacking from what I expect from a typical winter but I’m not sure if I’m happy or upset about it. On the one hand I don’t have to walk to the train in the snow and weather and it hasn’t been cold to the extreme (note: it has been cold) but on the other hand it isn’t very much like winter these days. It’s the first part of February and I think Chicago has received only a few measurable snow falls this season. I do look forward to the snow each winter and I think the worse the winter is the more apt I am to be excited for spring and summer. I’m looking forward to playing outside this spring and summer but I have to ask myself if I am looking forward to it as much as if we had a bunch of snow this winter. As mild as it has been I can’t imagine more winter weather this year. It’s been in the 50s the past week or so which is highly unusual.
Anyway this update is short to say that I am still around and I’ll hopefully get back into the writing mood from time to time. I am also going to start reading my next book, Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World.
Why am I reading this? I’ve read this book before but I want to get a refresher in his books because my 401k starts at work soon so I want to be prepared to make the appropriate decisions. The stock market is fascinating to me. I’ve played around with it a little bit and I’ve had some success in it. I just don’t devote enough time or money to make it really worth my while.