That is how much I drove today—could have driven farther but had made reservations to stay in Elkhart, IN so decided to keep those and quit driving for the day. All but about 10 miles of that total was in the rain. Funny how the last time I made this trip to Ohio the weather was almost exactly the same! At least I have Chris’s comfy car and he resubscribed to Sirius so much of the trip I was rocking out to the 70’s on 7 and 80’s on 8!!!! Makes a difference when you don’t have to fiddle around trying to find a station that comes in or putting cd’s in and out! It is those simple things that make me happy! And really—isn’t that the truth to life??? The things that are the most simple almost are always the best things!
Reading in the paper all of the wonderful and uplifting news—the BP oil spill continues to dominate the headlines and there was a front page article in USA Today saying that the rate of children living in poverty in the US will climb to nearly 22% this year–the highest in 2 decades. What sobering news that is—-because with poverty come many other risks and health problems like low birth rate, learning problems, asthma and other health problems. All in all—our children are suffering from the recession just as much if not more than adults are . Trying to think about what that means and what one person can do. Any thoughts???