November 13, 2012
Good morning. It's gray and wet outside, but it's warm still. (low 60's) I'm not complaining, because I'm hoping we get another winter like last winter. I only had to fill up with heating fuel five times last winter. It was a blessing because the cost of fuel is so high. This winter, if I only have to fill up five times, it will still cost more than $4000 to heat the house. I don't even want to think what it will cost if we have a "normal" winter. Groan, groan.
While I'm complaining about the cost of heating oil, I am still thankful that I have a job and am able to heat the house. There are a lot of folks who do not have jobs or warm houses.
I have a story to share this morning. There was an article in last night's newspaper about a lovely lady who lives a few towns over from here. The headline read: "Involved to the end: At 105, she casts her last vote." She was proud of the fact that she always voted, and even though she resides at a nursing facility, she cast her votes by absentee ballot. She continued to follow the election news as best she could, and on Election day she passed away. She would have been 106 in February. God bless her.
I also have an adorable cartoon to share. I found it on my daughter Deanne's facebook page. I just couldn't resist copying it to share here. I had to laugh, because it is so true. The stores have already put out their Christmas stock, and we haven't even had our Thanksgiving dinner.
It would be so nice if the stores would do their advertising and stocking a little closer to the actual holidays and seasons. We aren't going to spend more money just because they have their goods out so early.
I'm watching the Weather Channel, and I surely wish whoever is in charge of the weather forecasters' "on camera" wardrobes would try not to have all the women looking so tarty. Their dresses are so tight that every bump and wrinkle is glaring. A few times, a couple of the female forecasters were wearing dresses that were not quite so tight, and they looked really nice. I know, I know. If I don't like it, I don't have to watch. Oh well.
Remember all those super sounding promises that the president made when he visited New Jersey and New York right after Hurricane Sandy? He said I'm going to cut through all the red tape and get you the help you need right away. Well, a lot of those folks are still without power and heat, and for some, homes. They don't have the money to stay at hotels, and they are not getting any aid from the government. Obviously, it's not coming from anywhere else either. This is just too shameful. Makes a person wonder what the big promises were all about.
That said, I'm going to see what's for breakfast. Pogo has been sitting here, waiting patiently for some food. My friend who was coming today will be coming Thursday instead. So, after breakfast, I will see about chasing away a few more dust bunnies. Who knows, I might even get good at this! (Oh Lord, please tell me I didn't say that!)
That's it for this morning. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.