A couple of weeks ago, I ordered a 1950s handbag from an Etsy seller. I didn’t hear from her indicating that it had been shipped so I sent her a note. Much to her embarrassment, she hadn’t shipped it. She was apologetic and even gave me a coupon to use if I . . . → Read More: How Old Am I, Again?
Yesterday was “Administrative Professionals Day” (formerly known as “Secretary’s Day”). During my college teaching/administrator career, I had the good fortune of having either a department secretary, an assistant, or student workers that I shared with others but who were very adept at taking care of tasks for me so that I could . . . → Read More: I Miss Having An Administrative Assistant!
“Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential.” John Wooden on Self-Control
I’ll admit that the Baby Boomer in me was annoyed by Coach Wooden’s admonition to practice self-control by keeping emotions under control. After all, the whole emotional thing was one of the things that caused a . . . → Read More: Theatrical Thursday: Runaway Emotions
In yesterday’s post, I talked about how American women seem to focus more on being liked than being respected. But, as I’ve reflected upon this more, I’ve also been thinking about how modern “relationships” are so transient. We stick around only as long as our “needs” are being met. And so, we run around . . . → Read More: Theatrical Thursday: The Fun of Making Friends (c. 1950)
According to the venerable Pew Research Center, an “examination of the 13 cable and radio talk shows in [their] News Coverage Index found that 59% of their airtime last week was devoted to the health care debate.” As Pew points out, talk shows “include the debate-oriented programming that hammers away on polarizing issues.” What . . . → Read More: Thursday Theatrics: Public Opinion in Our Democracy
I had planned on showing this educational film about buying food tomorrow, but since my eyes are barely open, I will show it to you today and share the peach pie recipe with you tomorrow.
This is a fun film that shows the value of careful shopping habits. It also explains the mysterious Grade . . . → Read More: Buying Food (1950)
Thank you for your kind words while I wasn’t feeling well. I am feeling much better today and am trying to play “catch-up.”
For years and years (and I mean years) I used Quicken to manage my money. I was diligent about keeping track of what I spent. I had . . . → Read More: Why Budget? (1950)
Sidetracked Home Executive Card File
In many ways, I taught myself to be a homemaker. Sure I learned some basics from my mother but I didn’t learn the fine art of being a homemaker from her. I read some books and such but my first real “a-ha!” moments came when I checked some . . . → Read More: An Organized Life and Home
My very first credit card was from JC Penney with a credit limit of something like $200. I was either 23 or 24 and credit card companies hadn’t yet set up shop at colleges offering to give students free t-shirts in exchange for signing up for the credit card. I used it to buy . . . → Read More: Wise Use of Credit