Monday, January 12, 2009

Scary and sad.

This is something that I had never seen until recent weeks. In the newspaper there are multiple pages of legal notices from mortgage companies that are foreclosing on homes. These notices show the amount owed, the names, and address of the poor folks. How sad, scary, stressful and embarrassing.

Now I know that there are the people who fibbed on the loan applications and said they made more income than they actually did. Shame on them. They got in over their heads and couldn't pay for the big bucks house.

There are also those people who were doing fine and making a living. Then they may have lost their job and now they are behind in payments.

Sad, sad, SAD. Anyway you look at it, it's just ugly. Terrible. These are young people, middle aged people, people with kids and people who were going to retire. What a mess.

I can only pray that our family never has to feel the pain of loosing our home. I also pray that no one I know has to suffer such a stressful fall.

Okay, enough depressing stuff. Let's talk about something cheerful. ...... Hmmmm. My dog is cute!

xo M

Friday, January 9, 2009

A New Year's tradition

One of the things we do every New Year is demolish our gingerbread house. We spend quality time building a house every year. Once the New Year has arrived we don't eat the house we destroy it. The boys love this wild and messy tradition. It's easy to clean up because everything is dry and crumbly. We just scoop it up and toss it into the trash. The boys help vacum up the crumbs and pieces of broken candy.


Happy New Year.

xo M