Friday, February 6, 2009
Buried in paper
Yesterday I spent the day swamped by paper and boxes.
It is fun to rediscover familiar treasures with each unwrapping of the paper- sort of like Christmas as a child. Having a tough time finding spots for my stuff- rather overwhelmed at this point. My last house was smaller but had built in shelves and nooks and crannies that developed over the years. I need to give this space some time to speak to me. There are some places clear enough to sit but the walls seem so bare. I hung one of my husband's paintings on a hook left by the previous owner just to have SOMETHING on the wall.
I decided to avoid the news shows today- well at least for the morning- may need the radio this afternoon for company. I am just so dismayed at this whole "stimulus" bill. I know things are tough and there are folks out of work but I say let the market sort it out. I also believe that some of the news media and some of our elected officials are making this into something worse than it really is. We have spent a lot of time in restaurants with this move and a lot of time in stores as we have needed odds and ends. I have had to wait for parking spots, wait in line to eat and to pay for purchases. Not exactly the doom and gloom we are told is out there. Not saying I am unrealistic, I fear for my son's jobs as they both are retail based, however I fear more for their children's futures should we adopt this ridiculous bill. I am also thoroughly disgusted by people who do not pay their taxes. Especially worsened when they are people who are trying to raise ours and who make their living as a result of those of us who do pay taxes. What is it they say...you reap what you sow. Saw this all coming before the election. Why didn't the majority of Americans also see it??
Posted by Sue at 10:52 AM