Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘Tis the Season?

Another Thanksgiving down, and another three to five meals made with leftover turkey left to go. Turkey Tetrazzini, anyone? What? No takers? I can’t imagine why not!  😉

Now that the day of thanksgiving has passed, it seems as if nearly everyone is talking about the day of gift-giving.  Airwaves and newspaper inserts have touted and shouted Black Friday sales. Cyber Monday deals have clogged the bandwidth. Everywhere I go, I hear conversations about great deals and where I can find the biggest and best for less. While deep discounts make some people drool, it just plain depresses me. Which is why, sadly, Christmas is NOT my favorite holiday.

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Wealthy Beyond Measure

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

~Benjamin Franklin

Poor and content is rich and rich enough.

~William Shakespeare


Growing up, I never thought of myself as poor. Why would I?

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