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Security is Taking Care of Loved Ones

My dad always made sure that we had food in our stomachs and socks on our feet. We never wanted for anything although we did not have the designer clothes that the girls in school had. My dad said he was going to go looking for monuments in Essex County NJ and I really was not shocked at all. He said that he wanted to make sure that we did not have to worry about any of those things after he died. I really respected my dad for what he said and what he did. I found that my dad was always making sure he was taken care of so that we did not have to take care of him. Continue reading

My Dad Created His Own Plaque

Losing a family member to cancer is just about as hard as it gets. I don’t necessarily mean the cancer, but just having someone you love here one day and gone the next. When my father passed away, it was a huge blow to our family even though we had been preparing for it because of his cancer prognosis. The good thing is that we got to spend a lot of time with him before he died. When he was talking to me, he asked me to look at Jewish bronze plaques in NJ because he definitely wanted one at his grave.

He is extremely traditional, so I knew that this is what he would have wanted anyway. When I found the website for a local company that could create a bronze plaque for his grave, I showed it to him. Continue reading

Life Has Turned out Better for Me Because I Was a Late Bloomer

You never know what will happen in life. When people are very young, they often spend their time focusing on finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Schoolwork and other important things sometimes become neglected because so many people focus their time on someone to share their life with at a very young age. I was interested in finding someone long ago, but I was a bit of a geek and just didn’t have the lucky that so many other people did. I soon wondered if I would end up being an old spinster who had only sex toys to keep her company one day.

What I did not know is that I spent a lot of time on things that should not have mattered so much back then. I fretted when I did not get invited to school dances. I felt depressed when no one invited me to junior or even senior prom. I became resentful when I listened to the happy sounds of laughter coming from the teens who lived next door, every time they went out for dates on a Friday or Saturday night. It took many years for me to realize that I was given a gift. Continue reading

Got Some Art Deco Socks for My Birthday

At first I was wondering if my friend Shiela made these socks herself, because they almost look like they are some of her artwork. She is like at art deco designer and she has been working on this style, which I have sort of made fun of in a totally not serious way. At any rate she found this place that makes custom sock, it is called Custom Elite socks and they are on etsy where she gets a lot of her ideas from. This is the URL At any rate she had them make me about six different designs of socks, some of them are purposely hideous and that is the truth. Continue reading

The Best Time of Year to Save Big Money is on Cyber Monday

I try to save money by not splurging all throughout the year on every little item that I want at the very moment that I see it. In the past, I bought all throughout the year with very little thought and quickly found myself in debt as a result. After spending years of making payments to pay back the debt, I learned my lesson. Since then, I have learned to purchase what I want during sales instead. This year, I year I plan to get a new laptop this way.

I did a search for Cyber Monday laptop deals 2014 online and found some great deals. This is a sale that occurs every year on the Monday that follows Thanksgiving day. Continue reading