May 29, 2016
Good morning. Tis early, only 6:30, and Pogo and I have been up for about an hour. We've had our breakfast, and now my little guy is snuggled up next to me on the sofa. What a great way to start a new day.
My goodness, yesterday was certainly a warm day. Temperatures got up into the 90's here along with a bit of sticky humidity. However, Pogo and I managed to stay comfortable indoors. By mid afternoon, it was beginning to warm up indoors too, so I turned on a floor fan. That helped quite a lot.
It was a good day to put Pogo into the new sink for a bath. Woo Hoo!! He fit perfectly, and bath time became so much easier. Gosh, I really should have had this new sink put in years ago. What a difference it makes.
Another thing that makes a difference is Red Nose Day. So, were you sporting a red nose yesterday? As you can see here, Deanne and Eddie wore theirs. They would be celebrating a friend's birthday, and everyone wore a red nose.
According to Google, the red noses raised 31 million dollars, which is to be used to help poor children in all fifty states and around the world. I think it's a great way to raise funds, but I would like to see a dollar by dollar breakdown of how and where the funds are actually dispersed. I would like to see actual dollar amounts given to each city and town in this country, and how it is used. I'd also like to see what other countries received monies, how much they got and how it was used. Oh, and let's not forget a list of administrative costs.
I am all for sharing and giving, but I like to know that what I gave went where it was supposed to go. This is a Walgreen's charitable fund raiser, and according to Google, the 2016 funds will go to:
* Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which provides access to safe, enriching after-school and summer programs.
* Water Charity, which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
* Gavi (The Vaccine Alliance), which provides life saving vaccines to children in poor countries.
* National Council of La Raza National Council, which provides opportunities for Latino children and families.
According to this breakdown, I'm not seeing very many poor and homeless children in all our fifty states being helped. This is why I like to see cost break downs.
On a super happy note, I found this absolutely adorable image on the web and had to share it here with you. I don't know who the author is, but these little fellows are just so precious.
I also have a question to ask. Does anyone know the name of this plant? I lost the name tag that came with it (a couple years ago) and I can't remember the name. I've looked for it on Google, but so far have not had much luck finding it.
Today's temps are supposed to be in the seventies. After yesterday, this will feel really good. In a little while, I'm going to open Pogo's door and put the bottom window up so that he can enjoy a bit of a breeze. Here's a photo of him (from a couple days ago) sitting by his door as he watches Joe watering the plants.
Now I think I'll make myself a cup of coffee, and play a bit in Photoshop. I bought a few new scrap kits, and it will be fun to play with them. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.