Archive for January, 2009

Weaving a tail on Welfare.

January 27, 2009

To my fellow bloggers,

I wanted to weave you a tail of being on welfare, but for some reason it’s hard to discribe to you. After being on it for almost 31 years, with a year or two off working, then back on. I’m not sure if you will agree or not. My tail begins back in 1978 when I went to look for my birthmother. I had no idea what life was like outside the home. I met my birthmother, knew her for one year before she passed away. She was only 48, and well, the rest of it is for another time. (I’m trying to working on a book that will weave yet another tail of my life.)

 I can not tell you how or what to feel, when to buy this or that, this is up to you to decide whether or not I should be worthy of asking for help. This help comes from blogging. Trying to sell you something that I can’t afford to buy myself. I’m asking you to trust me, that my words are true.

They are, but not with some new fad this or that, but with the knowledge of understanding. Understanding the internet, and ways to make money are as vast with the number of people online. We can upsell, downsell, but some of us have the need to sell something. If you believe in the product, then buy, if not, that’s ok too.

I could send you to this site

www.hubpages.com/hub/lillystreats

or to

www.lilly384blogspot.com

or even to this one,

www.lilly384wordpress.com 

 but I’d be lieing if I was to tell you that yes these are good and it lets people know how you are feeling about something, but don’t look for a quick fix on making money. I’ve been trying for over a year. I haven’t seen a dime. Why am I any different than those big shot marketers, I’m not. They just know how to spin a web that is pleasing to the eye, pull on the heart strings of promises of riches, that comes from hard work.

Yes, some will disagree, they say, with get up in the morning and have make money over night. It is possible, but for someone who lives on broke most of the month, like one’s on welfare, blogging is a great option. If anything, it lets others know how hard it is to get off of it. Living on less than six hundred dollars a month, well, more month after the money is gone, is no picnic! Unless your on welfare, you really don’t understand how many hoops one has to jump thru to even begin to get on or off of this system.

Yes, I am greatful for everything I have, including my partner. I just wish I didn’t have to rely on welfare to make ends meet, cause they don’t! Until next time Lilly384

P.S. I hope this comes in handy, but if you have a fireplace, and don’t want a build up of that nasty stuff in your chimney. Try using potatoe peeling once a month to clear it out. Use about a hand full on a very, very hot bed of coals, this should help. Please let me know if it works. I’ll be trying it soon. Sorry, spelling of the proper words I don’t have at my figure tips at the moment.

P.P.S. Sorry, On “DIAL UP SERVICE” video’s take forever to come in (six or more hours without a phone). If all possible please, please, PDF files work much better. Thank you

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History of Aprons

January 15, 2009

Hi my fellow bloggers,
Here is something that I came accross  that I thought might be a bit of a history lesson.  It has nothing to do with buying  or selling, but food for thought. 

I remember when my mother would wear an apron. Yes, it did all that this describes.

 THE HISTORY OF APRONS
 

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was  easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal  hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.  After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to  bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch,  waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know, and love, the story about Grandma’s  aprons.  Or it can be a good history lesson for those that have no idea how the apron played a part in our lives.
REMEMBER:
 
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.  I don’t  think I ever caught anything from an apron.

 But Love !!

Knowledge is one’s greatest strength

January 9, 2009

Hi my fellow bloggers, 
I’ve been doing some serious thinking of what treasures I can share with you.

The first thing that came to mind was this:

” Knowledge is one’s greatest strength.” 

Peroid!

Many of you, like me, crave it.  In the middle of this searching, making a small living would help too from this new information highway.  We get overwhelmed with e-mails selling this or that. How real are those offers, and how much of this information is or does work. 

For those, like me, who have no budget to speak of. Bills get most to all of any kind of income.  So we’re left with this thing called ” Free”.  Let me say that nothing but general information is free, internet or real world!  For those who would like to try, here are some places to begin your road to blogging.

www.squidoo.com

or

www.wordpress.com

I have found wordpress very easy. I maybe self taught on the computer. I am NOT a programmer or anything close to that.  I know just the basics to get by, and that’s it! 

Now, getting back to business here, ( no pun intented)
I was thinking of giving some reviews on things, but I have never bought anything online.  I don’t think I will with the  way the ecomony is going.  But for those who do. I thank you. Why? Well, just because your braver than I, that’s all!  I would like to give you this website address, now I joined this as an affiliate, why, well it was a good place to start.  You can join and do the same as myself.  I’m not upset one little bit. Cause I realize that there are some out there that are worse off than myself. If your curiousity has gotten the best of you, look here, and you make up your own mind.

www.dollarmonitor.com/affsites/afx/118086.html

In the coming days, weeks, or even a month, don’t know yet!  I will find more treasures to share with you.

Have a great week or weekend. Until next time

A new friend
Lilly384

I’m a very hard sell at broke!

January 8, 2009
1. Why am I a hard sell?
 

 

 

This question came from replying to an e-mail where someone was trying to sell a course and in the topic line I put this comment. For more than a year, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make money online. I’ve read until my eyes and head hurt, but no lightbulb moment until this day, Jan. 5th, 2009. I was always asking for a break, when I should have been asking where do I go for free, to build up an income before I just go jumping in with no brains attached.

2. Why or what could I have done differently?
 

 

 

I live on welfare, for nearly 31 years. (Can’t wait until I say, “Lived” on welfare.) I can say that over the years, I did try to get off, but didn’t last. Things changed as so did many things in my life. Until today, Jan. 5th, 2009, I never thought I would ever have a chance, a real chance of getting off of this welfare for good!

As I was stuck on complaining of what should or could do. I should have be paying more attention on what was right in front of me. The word, “Blogging” sat there and looked me square in the eye, didn’t see it! Didn’t have a clue what it was about, or how to do it.

Thought about the kind of software needed, but still didn’t do anything about it. So, wasting time, lots of time, a year or more. I began to see more and more blogging sites and got very interested in what this new thing was about. Would it work, did I have enough talent to write such a thing for the world to see. From two very special people, they said ” Yes, You can do this”. Thank you for opening my eyes.

3. Is there a way out?
 

 

 

Yes, there is a way out. It’s called blogging. For me, it will take a few months, maybe even a year before I see my self off of welfare for good, but in the meantime, in between time, it’s time to blog! Blogging is an art form unique to itself. Just one’s very thoughts to help someone from rages to riches in no time. For me, this is my beginning of what I thought would be a long learning curve, but no, just type as you would talk, and your off and running. While topic’s are very important, content is equally just as important. Start with a hobbie that you’ve done for years. Write down what you’ve learned, as it just might help someone who is just starting out in that hobbie.

 

My thoughts on this topic: My hobbie is woodburning with a little wood finishing on the side. I’m not an expert by no stretch of one’s imagination. I noticed one thing that bugs the devil out of me, is how some sharpen their chisels, not the curly one’s, the straight ones. I leave the curly ones for the pro’s. On a wet stone, lay your tool flat (flat side of the tool) on top of your wet stone, handle closest to the stone. In one pass over the wet stone, let the tool be removed from the stone and bring back for another pass. Repeat on the angle edge of the tool, by doing this same process. Do not rotate it, or wet the wetstone. This will help, but it may hurt more. What I mean is, that by doing it dry, you can get a sharper edge on the tool. Also by following the way the tool was made adds to the life of it too. By rotating the tool in a circler motion on the wetstone, it thins the cutting edge as it could and would chip or break. By doing this little trick, it may save you buying another tool for your woodcarving
4. Where and when can I start?

 

 

 

 

To begin, pick a topic or product that you feel passionate about. I like to write my thoughts down in word pad to get the creative juices going. Then, once I feel I got something going, I’ll move to “WordPress” and transfer those thoughts to my new blog. I am beginning to feel this passion, big time! I am excited of the possiblilities out there of what new topics I can touch on to help someone.

Where I started was by joining ClickBank. Very simple, and it’s free. One of the best places for digital everything. This is my first choice, I invite you to check it out. I’m not asking you to buy anything. Just your thoughts please. You can click this link, [ http://www.dollarmonitor.com/affsites/afx/118086.html ]

I’m sure your curious? I was too.