Money or Not?

Why are some people in our country poor and some rich, and some in the middle? What makes the biggest difference?  Attitude?  Background?  Family?  Education?  IQ?  Ambition?  Luck?  Values?

Of course there's not an easy answer, but I'd like to hear your ideas/opinions on it. K?  lol....


A Gift For Us

This season has been less hectic than most I've had. A little shopping, a lot of cooking, but not too much, a little music, and a lot of rest, and time to reflect on it all. A good Christmas season.

I hope each and every one of you has plenty to be thankful for, and a merry heart.

  I was looking at the weather in Jerusalem last night, and saw it was 45 and rainy, the same as it was where I live in Tennessee. It was Christmas morning there, and I thought about Mary and Joseph, and what things were like then. It made it so real, like they were a couple I know, like Mary would sit at my kitchen table and have coffee with me.

  What a Gift. What Love God has for us. A Gift of Salvation, of Eternal Life and Love.  Jesus.  A Savior Indeed.      





Catching Up

I guess it took getting a cold to make me sit down long enough to blog, or pretty much be online at all. I hope everyone's having a great holiday season. I'm doing great, with lots to be thankful for, but still a little sad over not being with my kids this time of year. I'm going to go catch up on some of your blogs, and will see you tomorrow.   Oh, and Bonnie, it's just a clip art pic...but I see it as representing part of   And Jenny, SO good to see you about...will talk later.   Love to everyone.     jan

Comments not showing up

Now comments are not showing up on my posts. I can see comments on my 'profile' page, and my windows live home page, but they're not at the end of my blogs. Anybody know why? I checked my privacy settings. Anyone having any trouble leaving comments?

Hey, I just made a Group

I was fooling around with my site, and saw the group stuff on the home page. I didn't see anywhere to 'browse' groups to see if I wanted to join one, so I tried making my own. It took 3

So, please join my group. Nope don't know what it's about...probably a lot of ADHD stuff though, not sure, we'll figure that out.  Jan



The way I did mine, was going to the option menu on the upper right side of my home page-not my Space page, but the Windows Live home page.  Choose 'more options'. Choose 'notifications'. Choose 'what's new with you'.


There are MORE privacy options than before, which is good because they have INVADED more of our privacy than before. But at least there is a way to stop all this info....last names, every comment we make...etc....from being visible. I set mine to allow what it showed before...updated blogs, lists, site....but not comments. My biggest beef is that most of us didn't know our stuff was going to be plastered on our home pages before they did it. We should have had more-or some- warning so we could set our own privacy levels.  jan




I'm glad to see things have kinda sorta calmed down in Spaceland. So far, I haven't lost anything on my site, I don't know why some have and some not. What I do know, is that I like Spaces. I like it a lot. Before I started my site, I cruised all the others I could find. Nothing offered me this set of features. I wanted more than a blog, but MySpace gives me a headache, I'm on Facebook, but I have very few friends, Yahoo 360 didn't have many people around, GeoCities has those ads covering everything up, and a lot of the free web sites I found had SO many ads.

And, to be honest, there are so many out there that the average age is around 19, and I like to have friends that age, but not just that age. You know what I mean? Here, I immediately found people over 30, a lot even in their fifties and over like me, and most of all....real people. Your blogs are about real things in real life. I never feel like I have to be a certain way or do a certain thing, make x amount of money, only write about these particular subjects...etc. I'm pretty much a mess, but I'm often funny, and sometimes smart, and generally likeable...I think. And I get to be all those things and more and often much less. I don't know where I could find you - those I know and those I have yet to meet, don't know where I could safely? post family photos and write personal things. Not that safety is at all guaranteed here or anywhere else. But, hey, I live in a small town. If anyone who knows me stumbles upon this site, I'd guarantee they'd know it was me. lol.

I love the Spaces features. I love knowing what music's on your mind, and the endless number of lists we have, and the surveys we share, and your kids, jobs, hobbies, and of course - food and pets....our favs.

But, anyway, to those of you who are talking about leaving, please let me know where you're going, I'll come there to read your blog and see what you're up to! LOVE YOU ALL!    Jan

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Mackenzie and Tiki

Ohhhh, I made this my screen saver. My Granddaughter!


WHAT'S NEW WITH JANNAJ R? What's new is that she's p.o.'d (even more so because she's trying to write when she's upset and doesn't even know how to abbreviate pissed off...why do we say p o D instead of just p o? wouldn't it be p'd o? humphhh)  ANYWAY, where is everything? I don't like this change, I didn't know they were going to do this, no one asked me. And what is a network and how is it different than my 'friends'?  It seems it's the name for my friends, plus whatever friends or contacts from other sites that I want to add....but if that's the case, why am I getting lots of email with network invitations on them from people on my friends list?  oh dear.   AND   WHAT'S with the R after my name now? Did I get married, did I change my name? My last name just happens to start with R, but I never told them they could put that on there. I tried to remove it and it said I had to have a last name there, hey buddy, I gotta last name for ya...oh my, did I say that? lol.  I noticed others don't have their last names on their sites, and I never did 'till now....



I had a great holiday. Missed my kids, but talked with them all, and they're doing so well, it makes me happy. Got to see my cousins and aunt on Saturday. There were 19? of us. We had: Turkey, ham, dressing, cranberry sauce, cranberry & fruit crisp, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, cabbage, cole slaw, fried apples, rolls, 4 kinds of pie, 2 kinds of cake. Most of the veggies were canned out of the garden from last summer. I cannot believe how much I ate. That girl can cook! That girl is in her 80's and I can never keep up with her. She still mows her yard, paints her house, and gardens.

At home on Thursday, I made turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, glazed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce (I admit it, it was canned), 2 pies, green bean casserole, and rolls.

I've eaten turkey and sweet potatoes every day since Thursday, and I'm not tired of either. But I did have pizza tonight. lol.

When I was a kid staying at my aunt's or my grandma's, breakfast consisted of the whole family at the table, with eggs, oatmeal, biscuits, gravy, sausage, and one or more of: fried chicken, pork chops, or bacon. At home, it was Corn Flakes. lol. A big difference in having a stay at home aunt and grandma, and a working mom. As soon as breakfast was cleared away, my aunt started on lunch, another big, hot meal. Evenings were light, usually leftovers from lunch.      mmmmmmmmmm