Saturday, December 29, 2007

Divorce & Holidays

Found at Post Secret:

I think that most often it is the parents who suffer the most in divorce -- and that unacceptable loss, or mishandling of it, is what most often leads to the situations the children suffer through...

But that is only one divorced parent's point of view. And it's probably worthy of a longer post. But for now, I'll just let the poignancy of the postcard speak.

Friday, December 28, 2007

When 13 Is Good Luck

I have not, as of yet, played Thursday Thirteen here but as I've played here & here, I might one day when I find extra time (yeah, 'extra time' :sigh). Reading the posts of others, I find many gems and today I thought I'd share a few of my favorites:

Candy Minx's debate Nature Versus Nurture?

Claudia's awe inspiring People who inspired in 2007.

Hootin' Anni's funny but enlightening post on deciphering Spanish.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Floor Bacon

Traveling over the holidays we stopped at a McDonald's & at the counter we spotted this floor bacon.
It wasn't busy either, so I don't know why they didn't pick it up...

I had to take the photo for some reason.
I know the dogs knew anyway.

Are There Still Bargains At Goodwill?

I remember, in what now seems a lifetime ago, when I started selling on eBay, making the rounds at thrift stores -- especially when the summer ended, taking those yard sales with it. I always went to Goodwill last, and only when desperate for a fix, because it seemed too high-priced. And I never bothered with clothing there. Seems Miss Sniz is heading in that direction too.

I understand that thrift stores wan to turn a buck from their donated goods, so I accept the glass cases with antiques priced beyond my reach (and likely for more than I would have gotten on eBay too); but when clothes are priced too high, they really should reconsider...

Because when it comes to thrift shop clothing, the thrift shop customer is also part of the community they are serving -- and that's how those donate see what they are doing. If you price clothing too high, then what's the point?