January 3, 2013
Good morning on this sunny, but cold (11 degrees F) third day of this new year. I've been watching the weather channel all morning. They've been talking about how low the Mississippi River is, and the really bad impact it will be making on the people and businesses along it's banks. This, in turn, will impact many more businesses all over the country.
They are talking about maybe diverting some water from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River. Gosh, I know I sound redundant, but how bad to things have to get before the decision makers decide that maybe it's time for some water pipelines. With all the flooding that we get, we should be able to pipe a lot of this excess flood water to drier areas.
They also showed where Southern New Mexico is having snow. The map also showed snow falling in Mexico. I never knew that this part of the country got snow. Next week this area of the country will warm up a bit, and will have some rain. It's called "climate change".
To answer Debbie's question (from yesterday's comments), yes, Pogo was rescued by New England Poodle Rescue right around the beginning of this past July. He was almost six and a half years, and I'm the lucky person who got picked to be his forever Mommy. He's been with me for a little more than five months, and now I can't imagine life without him. He is such a pleasure, and brings so much joy to everyone who meets him.
For anyone out there in blogland who might be thinking of getting a new furry kid, please consider adopting from an animal shelter. There are so many fur babies waiting for someone to love them. You can't imagine the joy awaiting you when you adopt from a shelter. And while we're on the subject of fur babies, here's another photo of my Pogo. Goodness, I think he's ready for another visit to the groomer.
Last night, there was another huge article about "the wise words and ways of elders". I just love these articles. It gives me hope that I can still have fun and play on my computer when I'm 100. The article highlighted four amazing elders. One lady who will be 100 in a few months, and still works part time in her local library's archives. Another lady, aged 97, sells her watercolor paintings, and has enjoyed a recent joint art showing with her daughter.
A retired judge, aged 93, is still active and joins his friends every morning at a local coffee house. Last, but not least, we have another charming lady aged 103 who lives a very active life and still maintains her indepence. The author of the article said that she stopped by one day to visit with this lady, and found her out in the yard picking flowers from her garden. God bless our elders!!
I find these articles very inspiring. If interested, you can see video interviews with these wonderful elders at Patriot Ledger.com. At the top right corner of the page, type "A Good Age" in the search box and hit the search icon.
I have another pretty photo to share with you. This photo was taken just before 7 a.m. the morning after Christmas. I was getting ready to go home (from work) and notied how bright the moon was even behind snow clouds.
I've been taking a lot of photos with my new point and shoot. Even thought the photos aren't quite the same as with my DSLR, they are still pretty good. I can't wait for my new manual to get here. I ordered it online, and it has already been shipped. Who knows? Maybe it will come today?
My one last thought to comment on is all this hubbub about Congress and their failure to act on helping our disaster victims from Sandy. The politicians have been playing games and holding up the needed aid so that they can fatten their own "pork" interests. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!
A few politicians have been very vocal on TV about their disappointment with this shameful lack of responsibility. I'm glad to say that it has made a difference. HOWEVER, Congress only did a partial fix. A little of the money will be processed and released for the victims, but the bulk of the funds is still awaiting a vote. Hmmmm - why can't they just get rid of all the pork and help these very needy folks.
YOO HOO, CONGRESS! These are OUR PEOPLE, and you will be needing THEIR VOTES again in the near future. It's time to OUTLAW PORK in all legislation!
Okay, that's enough of my bandbox for today. Now I'm going to see about maybe doing a bit of vacuuming, and play with Pogo. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.