Monday, January 28, 2008

It's Working!

According to an article I just skimmed through on today's stock market news:

"The Dow rose 176.72, or 1.45 percent, to 12,383.89 . . . . Broader stock indicators also advanced Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 23.36 or 1.76 percent, to 1,353.97, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 23.71, or 1.02 percent, to 2,349.91."

See what we can do when we put our minds (and wallets) to the test!

I haven't checked my mailbox yet today--I'm kind of afraid to look. But if I find anything there later on, I'll post photos tomorrow.

Other news here has not been quite as cheerful. The Wild Child was in a car accident on Saturday when she was trying to pull onto a main road and couldn't see around a huge pile of snow. She thought it was clear, but as it turned out, there was a truck coming down the road. She stopped, but didn't have time to back out of the way, and the truck couldn't come to a full stop in time. She's fine physically, but she didn't have full insurance coverage on the vehicle, and since it was her fault, she's in a world of hurt economically. On top of that, tomorrow's the three-year anniversary of the death of her high school sweetheart. Justin died in a motorcycle accident when his bike slid into a tree. She's moved on with her life, but I know she thinks about him sometimes, and she's kept in touch with his mom. I just wish I could be with the Wild Child and give her a big HUG, but I'll do the next best thing and call her tonight.

Our younger cat, Spike, has been sick since the weekend with something intestinal. The hubby was going to call the vet today and take her in since he had the day off, but then he got sick too, so they both ended up laying around the house sleeping all afternoon. I hope whatever it is that's making Spike sick passes because neither of us is able to take time off work tomorrow, but we'll keep a close eye on her--it's just a bit worrying. At least she's still drinking water and doesn't seem to be in pain, but I can tell she's not feeling very well, poor baby!

Time for me to heat up some of the meatball soup I made yesterday, make a few phone calls, and then head into the Sweat Shop for a little quilting therapy. And remember: Keep the economy strong; go shopping!


Vicky said...

And your buying did it!! So what was in your mailbox? LOL

Sorry about the accident and your sick babies! Hope they're both okay tomorrow.

tami said...

You are such a civic minded person. It's so good of you to help out in our country's time of need.
I'm sorry about your DD's trouble. It's so hard when they are far away and you can't help. My DD had an accident yesterday as well. She was driving with friends back from a mountain weekend in snowy weather, lost control and hit a guardrail. Luckily, none of them were hurt. She sent the IM saying "at least we didn't go over the side of the mountain." Just what a mother wants to hear when she is thousands of miles away. She has coverage, but the only way she could afford it was with a large deductible so she and your daughter are going to be in the same boat. I thought it was going to be easier when they were somewhat grown up. :c\

Carol said...

KIm I'm so sad to hear about Wild Child's's so hard as parent's to see our kids hurt. Poor sick babies at your house...I thought the same thing yesterday when I saw how the stock market went up...we are doing our part...I hope the country appreciates our efforts.

mamaspark said...

I am sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to know she is ok though. I am thinking about adding your picture. It is important to keep the economy going. I am kind of surprised that President bush didn't mention your effort in his speech last night.

Linda said...

Poor wild child, hope mum is coping ok with it all. Yes and why didn't Presidnet Bush include you in his address? I would have thought that would have been at the top of the

Marcie said...

Sorry about your daughter. hope she is feeling OK. Accidents are so scary! You didn't give Spike a meatball did you?

quiltmom said...

Hi Kim,
I hope that the rest of your week is better than its beginning and that everyone is on the mend. It must been frightening for your daughter- I hope she does not have any ill effects. Accidents are too scary.
Meatball soup sounds wonderful- soup of any description is especially desirable right now as we are in a serious cold spell here in western Canada. We had a big snowfall on the weekend and now the temperature has plummeted to-35 centigrade with significant wind chills. It doesn't often get this cold here but when it does you just want a bowl of hot soup a good book and a warm blanket.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,