March 22, 2011
This week my columns are inspired by my girlfriend Linda's Facebook status updates. These postings should give a good glimmer into the mindset of a 40-something-year-old from the midwest that is a married/working mother of two. Her latest post reads:
"Working out my midlife crisis at a consignment shop. I'm so thrifty."
How very tongue and cheek she is; you have to give her credit for working herself through this challenge and for not charging up a credit card bill that she can't pay at the end of the month. Whereas she's just a little bitter about life's fun escapades, she, like many, choose to seek fulfillment by shopping.
The Facebook replies were all in agreement that this was a good idea. She probably shopped at one of those newer type of consignment store with higher end items. The Salvation Army is still alive and well, but now there is a new breed of store established thanks to the recession, where many who cleaned out their closets later filled them with great finds, such as coveted designer wear. With names like "The Second Time Around," and "Jane", you get the gist. Hopefully Linda got something hot besides a flash, and purchased an item at a "thrifty" price that made her feel young again.
She Buzz Words
Right Now she Could be..
- Shampooing the carpets
- Deodorizing the house
- Cleaning out garage
- Putting away the silverware
She Could be a
- Childcare Worker
- Civil Engineer
She Could be Working at a ..
- Whole Foods
- Credit Union
- Ambulance Service
"How much homework does one teacher think a mom can help a kid with?"
She Phone Starter
What's her craziest craving?
Parade Magazine recommends these 10 ways to reboot for Spring 2011
- Clean and get rid of the things you no longer need. Give to charities if possible like; Excessaccess.com-accepts most goods, Careergear.org-needs used suits and ties, Soles4souls.org-needs used shoes, Lionsclub.org-needs eyewear.
- Get better sleep. Good sleep equals good health.
- Research family line. Learn where you came from at ancestry.com
- Play trivia to keep mind fresh teamtrivia.com
- Double-date: connecting with spouse and others increases commitment.
- Stargaze. space.com/night sky
- Catch up with high school friends.
- Create a life coach
- Work out.
Redbookmag.com reports their readers spend 13 hours a week checking Facebook with 57% checking it daily.
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