October 5, 2014
Good morning. Today we have sunshine, with the temps going up to about 61F degrees. This will feel good after the last few damp gray days. I must say though, I'm really missing all that gorgeous weather we enjoyed this past August.
The news this morning is not so good. Ebola has reached our shores and has lots of folks worried, the enterovirus is spreading, with 538 cases in 43 states, and pneumococcal pneumonia is going around. Seniors, especially, should check with their doctor to see if they should be getting a vaccine.
Yesterday, the burner service guys were here to clean out the furnace. We are ready now for whenever we have to turn on the heat. As usual, I'm hoping that we won't have to turn the heat on till the end of the month as it's still a bit early. However, some of the nights lately have been downright chilly.
There's been a lot about drug addiction and drug abuse in the news lately. It seems that some cities and towns are filing lawsuits against large pharmaceutical companies for deceptive marketing of their drugs. These cities and towns are suing for huge amounts of money to cover the increasing costs of health care, substance abuse and addition. In one city, emergency room visits due to misuse of opioids increased 65 percent between 2004 and 2011.
So, I guess instead of making the abusers responsible for their own actions, it is much easier to blame and sue the manufacturers. I have never found (or heard of) a bottle of pills with an "invitation" printed on it asking people to please abuse it. Sorry, but I don't believe that suing these companies for large amounts of money is going to get rid of the drug abuse problem, nor do I believe that these companies are responsible for the abuse problem.
Nuff said! I could ramble on and on about this topic, but I'm not going to. Instead, I'm going to share a funny story from last Sunday morning. Our squirrels were insisting on getting at the bird feeders, and I was busy chasing them away. After a while, Joe handed me the comic section from that morning's newspaper and told me to read it. I had to admit that it was very appropriate for that morning.
I also have a photo that I took just before this beautiful rose began to lose all of its petals. This is most likely the last bloom of the year for this particular bush.
While I was shopping at Walmart this past Friday, I found a very pretty yarn that I just couldn't resist. I bought a few skeins of "Banana Berry" and matched it up to some of the yarn in my ever growing yarn stash. Of course, I had to work up a few rows to see how this new yarn was going to look, and oh my! It is really pretty. Later today I'll take some photos to share with you tomorrow.
Pogo is out in the pantry barking at goodness knows what, there's a load of laundry waiting to be put in the washer, and it's time for me to get busy here. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.