Friday, November 29, 2019

Housewife Radio: Senses and Sayings





Posts about the painter, Edmund B. Leighton  https://homeliving.blogspot.com/search?q=Edmund+B.+Leighton

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Dear Lydia,
Thank you soooooo much for reviewing your coffee table books with us. Now I know what I want for Christmas. I intend to order some of them and make a pile with a beautiful red ribbon and a little card with my name on it. I'll put it under the Christmas tree. A perfect present for myself. I can't wait to start delighting in their pages, starting in the Christmas morning. This way I'll make sure to love at least one of my gifts! :)

Amelia said...

I was so glad to see you here again, I've missed a few from the looks of it. Today, I unpacked some walmart boxes and juiced. I put some clothes into the wash and froze some pies left over from Thanksgiving for another time, maybe New Years Eve.

Enjoyed the advice on dealing with those who oppose us in a nosy, or not-so-nice way. Very helpful for anyone I think. (Past video).

I was surprised and am so sorry on what someone wrote in a comment who wrote such ugliness, and added 'uneducated'. It's very typical for some in the past decade or so to come out with the 'undeducated' accusation, so many educated fools (as one preacher put it) these days it seems. And also many people of an opposing spirit who know who we are and the differences sometimes even before we realize it,it's really quite evil. I was snidely chided by my mother's attorney years ago when I politely questioned her, she became extremely hostile and snide saying she thought she had a little more education then I did!... And the odd thing is she knew nothing about me except I stayed home with my little ones. It still has me reeling it was so shocking. I had and have friends who wisely left medical practices and various careers to stay home with their little ones. And what difference should it make?

My mother who is almost 90 and also from the waterfront thought you were cute and knows how I enjoy the talks. I thought I would include a link to who she is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnBqAtE8hj8. She went to art school at the prompting of their family dentist bacxk in the late 40s, my mother was one of the rare conservatives there as I'm sure there are some now too. She is very quick to recognize a good face so to speak! : )

You look quite lovely in your outfits with the sparkling jewelry, very pretty. I am a firm believer in putting my makeup on first thing after my devotions no matter what. I feel better if nothing else! : ) And I adore Walmart's clothes too and I enjoyed hearing about the history of it as well.

Take care, enjoy the radio! ~Amelia

Amelia said...

I'm sorry to add even more, I don't want to blog on your blog but I thought I should add this: My husband who is born in '53 has also remarked how young you look to be almost 70. Just wanted to pass on an additional compliment!

The books look wonderful by the way.

Lydia said...

I will be adding some more soon!

Lydia said...

Amelia I’m rather enthused about a few more gift books I will be talking about tomorrow I hope.

Walmart clothes are so fresh looking, colorful, bright and seasonal. They last a long time too. I’ve got my eye on a checked shirt there all cotton. Waiting for prices to be reduced.

I also buy children’s clothes there. They sell Wrangler brand pants for boys and the children really like them

Lydia said...

Yes I am always curious how they conclude that a homemaker is uneducated, without even finding out what schools she went to. I find many homemakers informed about different things and they did give up careers to be home.

Amelia said...

Yes, many homemakers are very informed on many, many things,and very wise. It's a delicate balance of keeping up with current events and always learning even if degreed. It's always funny to me when I'm talking with someone with feminist tendencies and how many of their thoughts and beliefs are straight from their college re-education professors back in the day as they are now. I have a friend, a former teacher (now stay at home mom and home educator) married to a doctor, she told me that in her feminist thinking days much of what was said to housewives is actually because of secret jealousy.

I too have many White Stag and Time and Tru tops, I love their cotton turtlenecks, I wear black turtlenecks quite a bit in the winter. For Thanksgiving I wore a dark brown White Stag long sleeve knit top with a leaf-print long romantic cotton skirt I made, paired with feminine flats and Victorian Trading Co. sheer decorative socks. So fun!

Lydia said...

Lydia,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the videos that you make. I especially like the housewife radio series. I really enjoy that I can do things around my home while listening to the videos. They are very wise, encouraging and motivating to me and I really appreciate the time and effort you take to make them. I'm unable to comment on the blog, but I wanted to let you know that the videos are very appreciated. Thanks again,
Melanie

Feminine Belle said...

I must be an old soul. I knew all the saying you spoke of. ;-)

Lit a candle...
clean out my sink..
washed dishes and pot..
put them up...

How to handle discouraging remarks:

Now days I don't see it as discouraging, but how someone really is which makes me twice as curious and I begin to smile because I find it so amusing.(yeah, how do they know me at all? ) LOL

What my family likes to do is say movie quotes from our favorite movies. It completely throws them off guard and the family member which is with you begins to laugh. Well, that shuts them down too. Even random things. "I live in the dryer or what letter of the alpha bet is your favorite smell." has marvels results!


The painting remark:

Reminded me of Georges Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Think of how many times he had to stand back and look at those dots! (we should stand back more too!)

It is anything like dipp' dots at Disney?


Bread:
1 or 2 oz a day

Lydia said...

Lydia,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the videos that you make. I especially like the housewife radio series. I really enjoy that I can do things around my home while listening to the videos. They are very wise, encouraging and motivating to me and I really appreciate the time and effort you take to make them. I'm unable to comment on the blog, but I wanted to let you know that the videos are very appreciated. Thanks again,
Melanie

Robyn G. said...

Hi Lydia, thank you so much for what you are doing, it is a great encouragement. We homeschooled our 3 kids and they've all gone on now, but I just LOVED that trip of my life! I will resist saying, I wish I'd known of you when I was in the throes of it (although it seems I did just say it!) ;) … anyway, the whole comparative (combative) nature of people ("if you do this...") has been around for years. I experienced it on many occasions! from my mom: "if you get baptised, you are telling me what I did for you as a baby wasn't good enough." From my sister, "when you take care of your Darrell (my husband) by making him lunch, you are telling me that i'm a bad wife because I don't do that for Lorne (her husband)." BUT, with the examples that you used. Couldn't we just turn it around? If someone says, "You're learning to play piano and that attacks those that aren't learning to play." We could say/ask, "but by not learning to play piano I would be attacking those that are learning." Then say, "Pray, tell me, what is the best thing to do? Whom should I offend/attack?"

Lydia said...

very novel idea!! I had not thought of it. Some people just get in a negative mind set. I first noticed this attitude in the 1980s and thought it might have come from the gifted program in the public schools, where everyone is "gifted."

Robyn G. said...

ah yes !! going hand-in-hand with the "everyone's a winner" -->PARTICIPATION badges/trophies. We are now, in this present era, experiencing the harvest of those seeds.