September 6, 2015
Good morning. At the moment, it's quite nice out. Sunny, slight breeze and 67 F degrees. However, in a few hours it will be back up to the high 80's. For now, Pogo is sitting in front of the screen door, enjoying the breeze. I know I've said it before, but that door was one of my best investments.
The last couple of days have been sort of quiet for me and Pogo. Friday, we took a ride to the bank, and then went to the Post Office to mail a couple of boxes. We go to the Post Office in the next town over because they like Pogo and look forward to seeing him.
I read an article in the newspaper a couple of days ago. It was titled "Applications for US jobless aid rise." Basically, the article says that although more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, applications remain at historically near low levels, in a positive sign for the U.S. economy.
I wonder how they arrive at their figures. Do they take into consideration the fact that the government has added millions more people on to the "free living" list? That means millions more are given welfare, housing, food stamps and heathcare. This takes them off the "unemployed" list. A lot of them are illegals, so they do not get added to the unemployment applications list either.
I see too many folks who are looking for jobs, and when they find one there is no long term security for them. While these folks are "laid off," a lot of them are not lucky enough to be given the free food, rent, and healthcare, and only limited (if any) unemployment benefits. So this leaves me baffled as to how the government comes up with these rather hopeful looking statistics. Does it make sense to any of you?
How about some good news? I finally cooked a whole meal on my induction burner. Of course, it was not a very difficult meal. I made a pot of pasta, and cooked a hamburger for Pogo. I know, it's not a "biggie" meal, but it's a start in the right direction.
I found another cute pattern that I might like to try. This one is called a "Scoody." It's a hooded scarf with pockets. Hmmm, maybe a new project for next year.
Today, a lot of folks are celebrating this Labor Day weekend with barbeques and getting together with friends and family. Some folks are taking advantage of the long weekend to work on projects around the house. All my weekends are long weekends, but I think I'll pick one household project and work on that for a while today.
That's about all my news for this morning. Before I go, here's a really cute image that I borrowed from the web. Hopefully, this will start your day with a smile.
Now I'm off to make a fresh cup of coffee and get started on the dishes. So, till tomorrow Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.