I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
Our holidays were somewhat shattered due to workplace politics and liars - people and situations that we all encounter in our lives. I hate both and pride myself on not getting involved in politics, whenever possible and staying clear of lying. Bigots, liars, cheaters, backstabbers, phoney balonies, etc. appear to so often get ahead in life faster than the people who are none of these and, unfortunately, there is not much we can do about it except sit back and wait and see what happens.
I was attending my company Chistmas party on Friday. When the news of another mass shooting spread, the mood changed and very few of us were in a festive mood.
Wow - I've heard that cyber Monday is off to a fantastic start. Hopefully, this is because people are finding good deals, have the money to pay for these deals, and are purchasing useful items that will make friends and family happy for years to come. ...with a few goodies for themselves, as well.
We've all done it. We've all had it done about us and to us about others. I've tried hard over the years to stay away from people who just can't keep their mouths shut and like to spread false information about others. When we lived in West Allis, we had a woman on our block who really enjoyed herself as far as gossiping about everyone - mostly false. We were often the subject of her gossiping because we chose not to associate with her and didn't take any crap from her - others on the block were actually afraid to confront her because they were afraid she would "go after them". Unfortunately, when a gosssiping individual gossips about one person, they do it about others, as well. No one is immune.
Recently, a friend of mine had her home broken into during the day while no one was home. Fortunately, an observant and smart neighbor figured that something was wrong and contacted the police. The burgler was caught and my friend got everything back, as did some other neighbors who had also had their homes broken into.