I love Ireland. My daughter Lisa and I went to visit in 2016. My grandmother’s maiden name was Bailey or Baylee. We were fortunate to get a copy of our family history, and were able to meet modern day Baileys in Kilkishen, County Clare. What a wonderful visit we had.
The Super Bowl ads for 2022 were mostly disappointing. Although a few had a good message, the overall feel of the game show was dystopian. A QR code drifting across the screen, ads for apps and betting websites I’d never heard of, and supposedly clever ads featuring stars from TV series I’ve never seen.
“You’re beautiful and gorgeous. You have lovely eyes and sexy lips that are kissable.” That’s what a stranger wrote to me on Instagram. Fortunately, since I write about fraud frequently, I can recognize a potential romance scam. Unfortunately, the FTC reports more consumers are falling prey to romance scammers.
Although February doesn’t have the reputation of being a time for the best deals, you can actually find bargains on a variety of items during the month. Sales often occur around the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day, and may occur at other times.
Since I wrote an article recently on the top consumer and personal finance stories of 2021, I was interested in a list offered by U.S. PIRG on the progress made in health, climate, and consumer issues in 2021. U.S. PIRG, a public interest research group, and its state partners worked on or supported many of these issues.
In the Seattle area, we mostly have rain storms. However, Saturday – Christmas Day – it started snowing. It snowed and stopped, snowed and stopped, and on and on. By Monday, we had a lot of snow. What do you need to be ready for a snow storm?
Merry Christmas, if Christmas is a day you celebrate. I got very lucky and my daughters came to visit me for a Christmas celebration in early December. We had a Christmas dinner, featuring the family tradition of turkey with stuffing made from hamburger buns, on Dec. 3 and opened presents on Dec. 4.
Covid-19 certainly is having an impact on this holiday season: flights canceled, schools closed, and vacation plans changed. And, supply chain issues continuing. With the omicron variant so prevalent, people need to keep being careful. Wear a mask inside and social distance when you can.
Most Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving Thursday. Unlike last year, when covid-19 cases were high, more people will be gathering with friends and family. Last year, I ordered a duck dinner from an expensive French restaurant. I wasn’t going out much and was ordering all my groceries for pick up.
To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.