I am still getting acquainted with this old farmhouse... It's taking time and was a bit rough at first, for I'd forgotten how important drawers are... and kitchen cupboards... and hooks for hanging damp things. I spent months collecting what we were missing and too, creating what we didn't have. And a funny thing.... Only two weeks ago did I realize our kitchen stove had a drawer at the bottom! Good grief. I'd thought it was a broiler because of the broiler pan sitting down there... and because of all the distractions inside my head which come from moving twice in one year when one is in ones late 40's. Alas.
You know how They say, "There's no great loss without some gain?" Well, I think of that each time I see tv and online news segments on How To Save Money In These Times of Recession. Man, they've been everywhere--and I love them all. In the thirty years of my marriage, I have majored in saving money. From the early years till these late ones, I've scoured magazines for helpful hints and clipped coupons and learned how to cook something from nothing and how to craft what I need to run a household. And now all those hints are everywhere I look--and still, I never tire of them.
Partly, I enjoy learning all this saving money stuff because I'm a cheapskate at heart. heh. But the other part is that I'll do nearly anything in order to keep my job as a Happy Homemaker. Man, I cringe when I think of working outside of my home, but alas, if I had to get a job, I hope I could do it with an appropriate, good attitude. Again, I hope I could.
Tom and I can't believe all the Obama Talk there is on tv. It's like, "See Obama and his family choose a dog, a church and a school. See Obama's wife choose her clothes. See Obama choose his Cabinet and his breakfast cereal. See Obama pretending he is already in Office." heh.
And when we hear folks both on tv and in our very own little world speak about their glorious hopes in Obama, Tom and I joke to each other along this tangent: "Hey! Don't worry about our money difficulties. I hear that Obama is gonna fix everything. He will solve all our problems..." or ... "Aren't you glad Obama is going to save us all from America's messes?" .... and ... "Won't it be a great and wonderful day when Obama is in charge of everything... when we officially become an "Obamanation?"
Heh....... You've got to have a sense of humor, especially in 2008. You've just got to.
Oh! Check out Patty's dining room in her new header. So bold, so beautiful!