May 18, 2015
Good morning. My goodness, it is gray outside this morning. The weather man says we won't be getting any rain today, but I think I'll just watch and see. Today is a speck cooler, only about 69 or 70F, but still comfy.
Yesterday was just gorgeous. We had the door open all day with the bottom glass pane (on the storm door) raised up to catch the breeze. I napped on and off most of the day, while Pogo kept watch over everything. He is just the best little caretaker.
This whole bug/pneumonia stuff would have been a lot worse if I did not have Pogo here with me. He made sure I got up on days when I did not want to, and he kept me entertained with his adorable antics. I was ever so blessed the day the shelter folks brought this precious little guy to me.
This morning's wake-up coughing was not as bad as it has been, so I'm hoping that this is a good sign that the new meds are doing their job. Inside me, I feel better. Now I just need for the rest of the body to catch up.
Have you been noticing all the new Walmart ads on TV lately? They talk of how they are giving their employees a raise in pay so that they (the employees) can have a better life. It really does make Walmart sound like a super nice employer. Don't let the ads fool you. Minimum wage was raised, so that explains the increase in pay.
Walmart is normally quite cheap when it comes to giving out raises. They also don't have very much respect or appreciation for most of their employees. If they did, they'd do something about the way they treat the employees. Over the years, the inside of the stores has changed. Walmart stores used to look clean, neat and were customer friendly.
Now it's not quite so, at least in the ones that I've been in these past few years. The stores seem messier now, with lots of empty shelves. Popular items are not always re-stocked promptly, nor are the shelves kept neatly arranged. There are no helpful employees available if you need help or have questions. In many cases, the only employees available hardly speak any English. If you ask one of them a question, they just look at you, shake their head and walk away. (This happens all the time at the Walmart nearest to me.)
On the other hand, I'll be fair and say that I do still shop there because they are handy; and when they do have an item that I want, the price is reasonable. My one biggest complaint about Walmart (and a few other stores) is the way the handicap parking is set up. I think that all the spots closest to the store entrances should be for the cars with handicap tags. I see no humor in watching a little old lady with a walker park her car way back in a row of cars, and then have to walk all the way up to the store while the closest parking spot to the store is being used by a couple of very healthy young folks. Sad!
Ahhh, Miss Crabapples is coming back!!! That must definitely be a good sign!!
Today I have a couple of really cute minion cartoons to share that I borrowed these from the web. Aren't these just the cutest?? I especially love the second one.
The Woodsy lapghan is almost finished, only about six more rows to go. My new yarn order won't be here for a few more days, so I think maybe I'll make a red one next. I have plenty of red, white and blue yarn, and this is a great time of year for these colors.
Well, that's about all my news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be well and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.