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!