I like writing short stories and poetry. I like to blog about thrifting and many other subjects. I hope you enjoy my writing. Read my blog at www.savingshouse.blogspot.com and visit my website at www.vintageoldtreasures.com
My New Years Resolution to Sleep
Laugh at the world, laugh with you,snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess inside Mr. Enderby 1966 My New Year's resolution is to get more sleep but as an insomniac, I think that is impossible. I have spent many sleepless nights, looking up at the ceiling trying to get sleep. The more I tried the more I struggled.
Top 10 reasons why thrift stores are great?
Top 10 reasons why thrift stores are great? I have an addiction to Thrift because I love unique and different things that you can't find anywhere else. I love to find unique one-of-a- kind items that you can’t find at a regular retail store. I love vintage art, figurines, clothing, books, and vintage jewelry. I remember going to Screaming Mimi's when I was in high school. Screaming Mimi's is a vintage shop in the Soho area in New York City. My enthusiasm grew for thrift when I moved to Ocala Florida. There are four thrift stores in the Southwest Highway 200 Corridor going towards Belleview and Dunnellon. Divine Providence, the Sheriff's thrift store, Helping Hands, and Habitat for Humanity. I have found amazing unique items at a great price at these stores. Some stores have different price points but sell quality items.
- Top Story - December 2021
America's Labor shortage
Is there really a labor shortage?The October 2021 employment numbers recorded over 523,000 jobs created. I see hiring notices everywhere in Florida, but wonder if there really is such a shortage. Or the employer's doing something that makes a potential employee not want to work for them. An example is an employer not paying enough, what benefits are included. Are employers discriminating against seniors that apply for the position? There can be many factors that are fueling the labor shortage. In this age of covid-19 people are evaluating their lives. No one is willing to sacrifice their lives for $8 an hour. Americans are refusing to work for so little, especially with covid-19 being a dangerous Factor on the job. Half the country is unvaccinated so the workers don't feel safe. The possibility of an unvaccinated person coming into their job has scared potential workers away. There are many low-wage jobs that are hiring people but positions are not being filled. Americans will learn to live with covid 19 as more variants of covid are mutated. This disease is not going anywhere and is just mutating into different variants due to the unvaccinated.
How to Handle Stress over the Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Travel can be stressful but traveling for Thanksgiving can be even more stressful. Before You Yank out your hair thinking about the stresses you will face for Thanksgiving holiday travel. Remember why you are traveling and the benefits of meeting up with family on Thanksgiving. Thinking about the light at the end of the tunnel should help ease stress. Knowing that you will be with family soon. These stresses can be managed especially if you know what specifically about travel stresses you out. An example is the long lines. Once you determine the stress, you can take action to mitigate the issue. An example would be to avoid the long lines by traveling on off-peak hours or on certain days. Some more tips on how to avoid holiday stress travel are the following;
Teachers as Mentors
One Bad Apple I was always fortunate enough to have teachers that cared about teaching. But, there was one case where I had a teacher who ate their lunch during class. We learned nothing in this class. Back in the 1980s, I had one teacher who was supposed to teach Spanish. She would sit down instead and have her Chinese takeout. The teacher would tell us that this was the only time she had available for her lunch since she was studying for her master’s degree.