When the financial crisis started in earnest, back in September, I wrote a post about McCain suspending his campaign and heading back to Washington. I was glad he did it, but have been pretty quiet since then. Truth is, I'm disappointed. He went back and didn't really DO anything. It was ineffectual. I will continue to say that any solution that includes the guilty parties (Dodd, Franks, and let's extend that to Pelosi, Waters and Reid) is no solution to me. And the bailouts seem to continue. Disturbing.
Closer to home, we can problem-solve in my skills class! Me--the advice-giver--I'm having a hard time with this. For the last two months we could only reflect and ask open-ended questions. The shift to problem-solving (admittedly, not the same as advice-giving) is tough. I find myself tongue-tied part of the time in my interviews. Practice again this weekend, with another twenty-minute tape.
And finally, the redecorating (here) which started so long ago is coming to an end. The drapes are being delivered and installed today. I mentioned that I like to sew, but NOT for my house! So those are arriving and things will be complete. Sort of. I could use a couple of new lamps, something for the hearth...it never ends, does it?
We are headed to the lake for a beautiful fall weekend. The rain should be over by this evening and then we'll sit outside and grill some steaks. And then back home on Sunday for all of our obligations. What a blessing to have a haven to escape to once in a while. Best wishes for your October weekend!