September 8, 2015
Good morning. It's only 7 a.m. and there is a fantastic breeze coming in through the screen door. Oh my, does it ever feel sooooooo good! Today is going to be a bruiser in a few hours, but right now it is heavenly.
I'm watching the news and they are talking about Amazon's newest product to hit the market soon. It is a $50 seven inch tablet. So far they haven't said much about what this tablet will be able to do, but it is hoped to help expand Amazon's market. Hmmm. With so many children playing with tablets, maybe this will be a good tablet for them instead of one costing hundreds of dollars more.
I have to say, I'm really glad to have raised my kids before we hit the technology age. There is no way I could have afforded to buy video games, smart phones, laptops, I-pods, and tablets for them. I worked two and three jobs just to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table.
It wasn't until one of my daughters was in college that she realized we had never gotten above the poverty level. She asked me why I never told them that we were poor. I asked her if she ever felt poor growing up. She replied "No." We had everything important and we had each other. Actually, we had done pretty good. You can't count all your riches in dollars.
Back to the news...The clerk (Kim Davis) who was put in jail because she would not issue marriage licenses now has a lawyer and is appealing her sentence. Sad to say, I feel there is really too much time being given to this issue. The woman broke the law and should be in jail. She should never have taken a job where she did not feel able to abide by the law. Her religion should not enter this issue. If you are uncomfortable doing your job according to the law, then quit and find another job.
I read up on Kim Davis' background, and found it to be quite interesting. None of us is perfect, so I'm not downing her for all the bad decisions that she made. However, I do feel that she is not someone who should be deciding which laws should and should not be followed based on her religious beliefs.
On a lighter note, I found another pattern that looks really interesting. It combines two of my favorite patterns. The chevron and the granny square stitch. Hmmm. Maybe next year. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy for a while.
This morning, I'm expecting a pest control company to show up to get rid of the fat rat that is living beneath my front step. Actually, it has a little condo beneath the hedge by the step, and an extra room beneath the step. We'll also be getting rid of the ants that keep trying to come inside. I don't mind sharing, but I have a thing about rats and bugs.
I found this adorable pumpkin-mobile on the web, and just had to share it. This one is for you Queen Jester!
Have any of you noticed the trees starting to change colors? Oh yeah, it's that time of year already. Last week, I noticed several trees whose leaves had started changing. Wow, I just looked at the calendar, and Autumn starts in just two weeks!! Gosh, I hope we're going to have a long Indian Summer. I'm just not ready for the cold weather.
Well, there's not much else happening here. I guess I'd better get dressed before these "Pest" guys show up. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.