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(thanks MAD magazine)

Deep down I have always wanted to by a Spy, Fifi - Government Spook!, but the universe has taken me down a different path and at present it wants me to be an unemployed person. I embrace this current circumstance I am in though in many ways it has become an interesting task on how to fill my day. I am reading, I am writing, cleaning, walking, playing with Isadora and then sometimes I put on one of my many DVD's and have some tea and chill. I do not think a house will make this all go away, but it will certainly occupy my time better. If I knew I was accepted into school I would have courses to ponder and get excited. As we all struggle through this current economy I pondered that I bet we all wish we had tried different things here and there. It would have been nice to take a shot at auditioning for a movie or play or trying to surf or how about finally finishing another short story and starting that screen play? Life is not over yet and I can still give it all a chance. Thanks to lack of employment, I get to think about that more now. Perhaps this is the time to try what you never thought you would have the balls to do. At the end of the day, what have we got to lose? Robert H Schuller said it best, "What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" Life is meant to be lived and it may be my time to really LIVE LIVE LIVE!

Health and Dental insurance is becoming a bigger burden for many people. Here is a little FYI tip:
If you have a Hospital connected to a school, UMDNJ in Newark, NJ is a great example, you can utilize their excellent dental clinic. I know someone who when she was a single parent and money was very tight, she had her kids both get their braces through UMDNJ. We also had another friend get some major reconstruction work for dentures there as well. They both had very good experiences and it was more reasonable then going to a private dentist. I also read a recent post on that could help with the cost of immunizations: "We discovered that the county health department offered the very same immunizations for the low price of $20 per visit, regardless of how many shots you needed. Given that it would’ve cost $50-$100 per shot at the doctor’s office, we saved a ton of money without compromising on quality of care."
Your health is important and finding ways not to go into bankruptcy for it is important too.

A friend recommended the book The Year of Living Biblically. Since most of you know I am a voracious reader, I cannot wait to get my hands on this little goodie.

Victor Borge made classical music funny. Watch this video and you will understand.

Rhondas blog is inspirational and wonderful. She knits, bakes, does canning, she is fabulous. I covet her garden too! I really respect the handmade community, as I am a part of it, and I cannot wait to join the gardening community as well.

Decided to watch Rob Roy on Hulu and as I saw Liam Neeson I said a prayer for his family. Their loss has touched many people and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that he and Natasha kept out of the spotlight, did excellent work and seemed down to earth. May they all find peace.

Until next time my lovelies,


  1. What a fabulous post Miss Fifi. Its a perfect time for you to take time to think about what YOU want to do while enjoying time in your home and garden with Isadora. I think you would make a great spy LOL! How exciting. Ive always wanted to be a private detective, sitting in my car all day eating doughnuts and spying on people upto no good, catching people out who are doing the things I wouldnt dare do myself.

    It is very sad for Liam Neesons family. She was a beautifully understated lady. Such a tradegy at such a young age too. It certainly makes you think that we should do what we want NOW as we dont know what tomorrow will bring X


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