Saturday, January 20, 2007
John and Tonia bought a new television, and John is busy hooking up all the wires, cables, speakers, etc. today. Tonia has had her eye on this iron canopy bed for months now. It's in a store in downtown Franklin, and it's really special. We had a big discussion about it yesterday and she really wants THAT bed. You go, girl!!!! I've seen the bed, it's adorable, and since it's gonna be in the guest room, Milly is all for it, too!!!
It's Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction weekend, so of course all the guys are glued to the tube. LC has been on the phone with Charlie already, they all have to discuss the selling prices and which of these old cars they had when they were young and how rich they would be now if they still had 'em. Men Schmen!
Uncle Rich had his 57th birthday yesterday. I told him he was as old as me now, he said NOT...
And that's it from Heavensville... Just sitting here waiting for the snow...
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Life is good when your kids are in a good place. *huge sigh of relief*
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
It's posted on Jan Can Cook - check it out!!! Perfect for this cold weather.
Well, we ate lunch, it was hot, I took off my jacket. Came home, took the jacket off again, I'm sitting at the computer, and he said, did you know your sweater is on wrong-side out? Holy crap, I was sitting in Panera all thru lunch with my sweater wrong side out. He said, "I thought something looked funny at lunch, but I didn't say anything." HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING??????? ROARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEN SCHMEN!!!
51% of Woman are Now Living Without Spouse
For what experts say is probably the first time, more American women are living without a husband than with one, according to a New York Times analysis of census results.
In 2005, 51 percent of women said they were living without a spouse, up from 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000.
Coupled with the fact that in 2005 married couples became a minority of all American households for the first time, the trend could ultimately shape social and workplace policies, including the ways government and employers distribute benefits.
Several factors are driving the statistical shift. At one end of the age spectrum, women are marrying later or living with unmarried partners more often and for longer periods. At the other end, women are living longer as widows and, after a divorce, are more likely than men to delay remarriage, sometimes delighting in their newfound freedom.
In addition, marriage rates among black women remain low. Only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, according to the Census Bureau, compared with about 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Check it out!!!
You'll get used to it, really you will. I always hate change, too - but this is SO much easier for me to work with than the old Movable Type setup I was using. One of the great features we now have are labels. If you will scroll down the sidebar on the right, you will see the header labels, and underneath there are titles, Celebrities, Dirt, Dogs, Hooterville, etc. When I post an entry, I also post labels, so if you just want to look what I've been saying about a certain subject, you just click on one of the Labels, for instance, if you click on Yorkies, all the posts I've made about the M&M's will appear. Slick, huh?
I'll keep adding info to that sidebar, so keep checking it out. I need to make all of my Bedside Table Books hyperlinks so that you can click and read a synoposis. I'll get there, just takes time. And I'll try to bring more color into the next skin I do for this page. Patience, dear hearts, patience.....
I've also revamped GirlTalk, so it will be up and running later today. I'll post the necessary info on that when I get it published. I think you'll really like the changes I've made to it. I'm trying to get input about it from Tonia, but they're having internet problems this weekend. I really like having the Dillys give me their opinion, they are right on top of all the girl stuff.... Mandi gave me some good suggestions for GirlTalk yesterday, also... I love all the fresh ideas from the 20's & 30's crowd, it breathes new life into the rest of us "old girls."