Friday, April 27, 2012

Vacation

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be on vacation for a couple of weeks, so I will be back later with fresh new posts! We haven't taken a vacation for a long time and so it will do us some good! I hope you all take care and have a peaceful day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today's materialistic lifestyle

I find that there is so much waste in today's modern world.

We have the best available medicine, foods and conveniences, yet North Americans are in a ton of debt and many are depressed and unhappy.

What is important for me is family, health & basic needs such as shelter, food, electricity, water, toileteries, some conveniences and clothing. Also, being debt free except for a mortgage and a used car is also important.

I haven't watched regular TV in a while and I don't miss it: it is full of commercials and a lot of TV shows repeat the same story lines.

What is important for me are good values and morals, good character and how we treat each other. The materialistic people who focus on things to make themselves feel happy will never be completely happy because that is not what makes people feel happy. Real happiness comes from within and with a connection with God.

As a homemaker, a writer and a musician, I enjoy a comfortable home with pretty, timeless things, as well as good homemade food. It doesn't take much for me to be happy.

It has been hard for me to make friends where we live but I will try harder. I just don't have much patience toward immature women who live to shop and have several boyfriends. I have never been there myself but I know that everyone must find their own maturity at their own pace! Perhaps I could teach others about being a homemaker because many young ladies come from broken or feminist families and they do not know what homemaking is because they were not taught.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Marriage takes hard work

I think that today's idea of romance is very superficial. People date and date, and once they are bored with the person, they either cheat on the person or move on with the next one.

I don't understand this attitude as for me, marriage is for life. It takes a lot of hard work, but marriage is a commitment that both people need to work at.

Today's idea of romance is about happiness and looks, but that is only superficial and doesn't last very long. Relationships now are comparable to things that used to be built to last in the 50's and now they are built for profit and to be thrown away. Part of it is the media and our consumerism society, plus romantic movies and novels that don't show life after the big wedding day.

A lot of women now are just so immature and focused on buying tons of clothes and shoes while they should be focused on real spiritual manners.

Hard core feminists have three or four marriages as they are married to their careers. Now, I think that in a marriage, both spouses need to have their own friends, hobbies and interests but at the same token, I think that they should combine their incomes and not lead separate financial lives! I know some married couples who don't even know what the other person is earning as well as their personal bank statements and credit card balances!

In our marriage, what my husband makes is ours and I have always for the most part managed the bills. We compliment each other with our skills and talents and we love to be with each other!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hilary Rosen says Ann Romney never worked a day in her life

Hilary Rosen recently made a comment about Ann Romney regarding the fact that she raised five boys and therefore "never worked a day in her life". It sparked yet another working mom vs. SAHM debate among women. Here is a news article about it:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-04-12/ann-romney-hilary-rosen-work/54235706/1

I don't know why feminists think it is sexist for a woman to become a mother! It is just plain ridiculous.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A move toward natural and vintage living

I am very old fashioned at heart and find great joy in discovering natural living every day.

I love to discover homemade recipes for basically everything, including beauty care! There is really no need to buy all the latest products being put out there for profit when you learn how to make some or all of it yourself. It costs less and it is more environmentally friendly.

I have a big way to go in order to learn more vintage secrets of the past as I am pretty much doing it on my own, but for me it is fun and worth it.

Cleaning is not glamorous but it is fun when you put on your favorite music! I love swing standards and old musicals, as well as beautiful classical music.

I must say though right now, I am frustrated being in so much pain (it has been over three weeks and I need to run some tests!) and the way our rental apartment looks like as I long to own our own home someday, but I am learning to have a content heart and appreciate the small things in life! Going back to the past helps me deal with today's crazy world in a sense and it is just so soothing to my soul!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

I hope you have a nice weekend surrounded by your loved ones! Holidays for me are about family and the meaning of the celebration, not about gift competition or putting on a fancy show!

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The disappearance of home economics classes

I think it is sad to see the disappearance of home economics classes. Being a homemaker used to be a woman's highest calling and girls used to be highly prepared for it, but the event of feminism has changed all of that.

I think children should learn how to run a household and how to balance a checkbook, which is another thing that is not taught in schools anymore. We see so many young adults moving out of their parents' home, accumulating debt and not cook and clean as only good grades are being emphasized.

I don't have children yet, but I know that I could not trust someone else to teach them about life, good character and values rather than me. Old fashioned homemaking skills are making a return to home life as they are not only greatly needed in this economy, but they are an important part of daily life.

I had to learn about homemaking quite a lot from the web when I first got married and I am still learning and adjusting!

I am so puzzled by all the latest technology and information out there. I feel that our "instant gratification" society does not know real hard work anymore. I think that children should be expected to do unpaid chores and not have everything handed to them. Before the term "teenager" was invented in the 50's, older children were expected to behave and work like adults. We have lost that and it has in term, turned society to the worst in my opinion. There are still great kids out there, don't get me wrong, but I think that good character and morals should take priority over good grades and material goods. I am sad to see how much parenting has changed compared to my beloved grandparents' generation!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'm back!

I am still not fully recovered but I am doing better today. The wonderful thing about being a homemaker is that we don't have to call in sick at work! We can rest when we are tired or ill, and we can resume our homemaking when we feel better.

I often times feel like I was born in the wrong era. I grew up as a musician: I play the violin, the piano and I sing opera. I have always felt older than my age and wondered why other girls would act the immature way they did.

I also feel different in the sense that I love being home even though the world doesn't acknowledge homemaking.

I love classical music, cooking, baking and cats. I like the classy victorian style full of rich colors such as burgundy red and green, and I love wearing long hair.

I still don't know how to sew and it is something I am fearing to do, but I want to buy a basic sewing machine and give it a try. Nowadays, many people say there is no need to sew as we can buy anything we want, but sewing gives the home a personal touch with much thought and love.

Through this blog, I have also discovered a passion for writing. I also love history and enjoy seeing beautiful opera dresses when I go to the opera.

I enjoy timeless movies, paintings and wearing dresses. I prefer having a small amount of sentimental decorations and clothing than having endless, meaningless "stuff" to buy. I prefer to eat homemade food rather than spend three times the amount in a restaurant. Being frugal is very hard, but it is fun and it is a good learning experience. It is something I work at every day because it is not easy to do with rising food prices!

I have yet to find real life homemaking friends and have been feeling quite isolated, but I hope to change this soon. With the springtime coming up, I long to take walks in the countryside and enjoy more sunshine!

Have a blessed day!