Sunday, August 10, 2008

Could Fall be Knocking on Our Door?

It's a wonderful bright cool morning in my little corner of the world. It may rain later but for now it's perfect.

Yesterday Harry and I drove to two or three stores which are in the part of town where my office was located. I was shocked to see several stores on the main street out there were closed. Not little stores but large, previously busy businesses. As a matter of fact, I was planning on stopping to shop at one of them on the way home. We are in a period of growing because of the jobs moving here from various places, but still important stores are closing. Not a happy note! I can only imagine what's happening in areas not in expansion mode. Let's not dwell on the negative, though. This is just an observation not a prediction of doom and gloom.

I haven't done anything constructive so far today and I'll probably continue the trend. I'm looking forward to having the kids here later in the day. Feeding them won't be a problem. I'll just do easy stuff that doesn't require a lot of work. Can you say slow cooker and salad?

I only slept a little over 4 hours last night. I don't intend to take a nap today. Maybe that will help me sleep better tonight.

Let's have a fun day even if we have to dream our fun. Come on, we can do it. What would your dream be? Mine will be spending a long lazy day in the mountains beside a cool stream. I think I'll go there now.

Thanks for dropping in. Please come back whenever you can.


Tee said...

My dream would be to live in my present house and have peace and quite off a busy highway.

Anonymous said...

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happyone said...

We had one of those perfect weather mornings too.
My dream would be taking a nice long hike along a mountain stream.

AlabamaGal said...

My dream would be to have plenty of craft supplies and good books to read and be in a cabin in the woods with beautiful trees surrounding me and plenty of windows. :)
I hope you sleep better tonight.

Cheryl said...

Driving through the old part of Petersburg was disheartening. Almost every business was closed down. It does seem like a lot of rehab is going on, but, the next exit ramp down had every major store. No wonder downtown is closed up. With the economy so bad, the closings we'll see will be more and more.

It feels like Fall here. I've been outside on my deck, then porch, for hours. I'm going to enjoy this last day before work doing nothing, I hope!