Topic of the Day
If you do not feel like reading this, I will not be offended, but I've been thinking about it all day. I am glad that the health care reform bill was passed yesterday. True, in a Bridget-centric world, it would be much more all-encompassing, but at least it's a start. Anyway, I have a theory about why a lot of people think that the healthcare system we have now is fine. And that's because I do think that most people are lucky enough that they never have to face a serious and/or life-threatening situation. They use their insurance for doctor visits - with a co-pay - and the occasional x-ray or test, and it's all just fine. It's only until something really unfortunate happens to you that you realize how crappy your health insurance can be. I am enough of a socialist to want to live in a society where everyone has something, even just a minimum amount of coverage.
Once again, just my opinion. You do not have to a) agree, b) care what I think, c) even finish reading my thoughts, or, d) all of the above. I just wanted to say it.
A Much Better Weekend!
You may recall that last weekend, it seemed to my self-pitying self that the universe had conspired against me, and I was highly dismayed with the whole thing. You will be glad to know that this past weekend made up for it and then some.
First of all, beautiful weather. Secondly, my sister Mary Ellen and my brother-in-law Patrick came to visit. We had a blast, and had plenty of opportunities to be outside enjoying the nice weather. It was fun to catch up, and since we don't get to see them just on their own that often, it was nice to just hang out and eat, drink, and laugh. Yesterday morning, we went to brunch at a new-ish place called Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar, and it was the perfect way to end their visit.
I did take a couple of pictures, which I have not downloaded yet, but needless to say, when we were taking a small hike along the Wissahickon Trail on Saturday seeing all kinds of beautiful scenery, my camera was in my purse in the trunk of the car ...
Jetsam and Tess also enjoyed the visit, as they got some extra attention, and, in Jetsam's case, more people to rub his belly. I think that he wishes we had more company. Garden Kitty, on the other hand, thinks that the 2-4 people who may visit us in any given year is far too many ...
Knitting and Reading Progress
Nothing major, but I am back to working on some projects, instead of just thinking about working on them. I've also been back in a frame of mind to concentrate on actually reading a book or two, which feels so much better than not even being able to stay focused enough to open a book much less read more than a page a day!
I tell ya, those Where's Waldo books will do it every time ...