Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sending A Christmas Card to A Long Lost Best Friend

There is something about this time of year, when it's darker earlier and you're hunkered down in your cozy home with warm Christmas lights cascading all over your tree. You get sentimental and think about regrets, and maybe more so if you've gotten into your 40s like me. I spent perhaps too long yesterday crafting a hand-written message in a boxed Christmas card to my college best friend. We had somewhat of a falling out 14 years ago, basically my fault. I'm not sure if I'll ever regret sending this heartfelt message to Lisa. But this card is in my rural mailbox right now and will be picked up by the mail lady by noon today. I hope I have the courage to leave it in there.

The thing is I've never gotten over losing this friendship. Lisa was really the best friend I ever had. She made me laugh so much, she opened my world up, and even more she got me out a jam quite a few times. The friendship dissolved because one too many times I snapped at her while she was in the middle of helping me out. What an ingrate I was. I wasn't angry at her. It was lack of thought. You know when you are so comfortable around someone you don't even think about how you act? I should have been more self-aware, especially when she went out of her way to help me ...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

My Housewife Book Update

Hello ladies! Just an update. I am in the process of working on the last third of my book about housewives, which should be on Amazon.com in about three weeks.

I will keep you posted. Thank you for your support and inspiration these past few years that made all this possible!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Amazon Special for EBT Cardholders

I like to pass on information about discounts to my readers when I learn about them. Amazon is now offering a discount to anyone who gets food stamps (SNAP) or TANF (cash) government benefits ...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

We Got Married By Ourselves

My Wedding Day
Although I love the girlish white wedding gown of a big wedding, I fear almost every other aspect of large weddings. I also don't believe in spending a great deal of money on that one day. I know a lot of people would frown on me for saying these things. But my husband and I kept our wedding day very small. So small that it was just he and I ...

Monday, June 19, 2017

When Others Turn Their Back On You For Being a Housewife

I have had the pleasure of communicating with countless ladies who have decided to become housewives or are in the process of trying to become one. One of the biggest problems they've faced is having to listen to others scrutinize their choice. A lady, Kayla, who was an attorney and became a housewife told me that, coming from a family of doctors and lawyers in Manhattan, no one supported her choice. This seemed especially harsh to her since she was partially raised by the customary upper-middle-class nanny ...