This weekend as you know the heating system went out in my apartment, this only seems to happen when it is the absolute coldest outside doesn’t it? I had plenty of time to reflect on my choice of homes during this time. I stressed so over the years I was a homeowner that I wouldn’t have a large enough savings to cover a major repair.
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As I write this many people around the country are preparing to leave home in search of Black Friday deals. It amazes me to see the lines of people sleeping outside stores to get that perfect gift at a price a bit closer to their budget. Instead of heading out to do some shopping I am preparing to get some sleep. Once we are all up and moving about, none of us are morning people, we will be staying inside. There is a dress my daughter-in-law has asked me to convert to a skirt and two pairs of curtains to be hemmed. We don’t have many plans for the day, opting to be spontaneous.
We did go out on Wednesday to visit a Christmas store that was a place I took my boys each year. I rarely go any more, but my sons are carrying on the tradition with their children. This is where I get my Christmas fix, the displays are beautiful, and I am perfectly content to visit these displays while bringing nothing home. So for everyone who doesn’t have a Christmas store to visit I hope you enjoy the pictures from my trip this week.
I have to apologize for the quality of a few of the pictures, my son believed I could get a good shot while he was pushing me.
Things are changing locally, and I don’t believe it is a good thing in the short-term. My daughter-in-law has tried to find work for a couple of months. She had an interview Friday and began working Saturday morning. While I am happy for her, she will need to keep searching for work. Why? Because all jobs are being cut back to less than 20 hours per week.
When I started this blog I stuck to subjects that were important to those individuals, or couples, who found themselves now devoid of children at home and were looking to redefine their lives. As time has gone on, the subjects have broadened and my passions have become a focal point of what I write about. Today I thought I would return to the beginning, in a way, and talk about something too few people want to discuss. The subject of choosing to live alone.
I have been single a LONG time. Many people don’t understand the things I like about being on my own. Not everyone needs a live-in-relationship to be happy. It will all depend on your personality, and how much you enjoy your own company and how comfortable you are enjoying going out by yourself some of the time. Here are some of my tongue-in-cheek responses to why I want to live alone.
I’m back with more ridiculous items from the same catalog I shared with you last week, if you missed the first installment you can read it here.
Every where we turn there is some one trying to sell us something we just NEED to have. We are entering the busiest consumer spending time of the year. No longer are we bombarded with sales and ads for Christmas shopping from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day, but now the stores are stocking Christmas items from September 1st on. Here are some items not to buy this year.
I took some time Friday night to watch a movie that was recommended to me. At first I wasn’t sure why the person thought I would like this, but it turned out this movie was in fact very pertinent to how I feel about brands and advertising. The movie is called Branded. The main character is an advertising executive who in the beginning shows the audience how he uses focus groups to draw the biggest audience.
I am often amazed by the prices we are expected to pay for items for our homes. I recently spotted an entertainment center for sale on Craigslist, the title stated the original price was $4,995. Seriously you paid for a Television then went looking for something to hold it and ended up spending $5,000? So today, I would like to share some pictures of items I have found for sale in magazines given to me and tell you how you can have the same look for a fraction of the cost. I’ll start with this bench.