Monday, January 28, 2008

Economic Stimulus

I'll be one of the ones getting a "rebate" whenever the Senate decides how it's going to change what the House has already passed. $600 if the House has its way. $500 if it's the Senate (who want to include seniors on Social Security). Personally, I'm rooting for the Senate.

Now what to do with this windfall.

I want a new carry-all for my laptop - something cool. But they're not usually made in the U.S.

Clothes? Not made in the U.S.

Shoes? Same as above.

Okay, then some books? Nope. Too many I haven't read already.

Put it on my credit card debt? No credit card debt.

So, how do I put my money back into the economy?
Maybe I should just buy $500 worth of lottery tickets. The money will stay in PA, going to the senior citizens of my state. And I may get lucky.

Sounds like a good idea to do with some "found" money.

Friday, January 25, 2008

"And just because you're good at something...

...doesn't mean you like it or want to do it until you die."
Mitzi Flyte

One of my favorite quotes:

"You're never too old to become what you were meant to be..."
George Eliot

So maybe I'm too old to get my BA and then my MA and then my PhD...
But I'm not too old to follow a of many.
I love English history - especially the Arthurian and Tudor eras.
I've just finished listening to The Boelyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. I have a new perspective and respect of Anne of Cleves. As written by Gregory, she was an independent woman who luckily escaped the Tower Green and the axe.
The three voices of "Inheritance" were Katherine Howard (Henry's 5th wife), Jane Boelyn (sister-in-law to Anne) and Anne of Cleves...the only one of the three to survive. She became an independent single woman who stayed in her adopted country and outlived the tyrant who was Henry VIII
The last line of the book is Anne's and mentions freedom and how important it s to a woman.

So here's to all the "Annes" out there - like Anne of Cleves, who became what she was meant to be...all along.

And here's to Mitzi who continues to read, write and research without the BA, MA and PhD.

Finally a blog....

The Holidays

All excuses....
And today we will begin again.