Good morning from Philly where the days are see-sawing between the 50s and 30's for the daily high.
The panic continues despite the fact that it appears certain that Congress will approve the 2 week funding extension. The panic was fueled by cuts of some funding that was not obligated yet, so they are in a frenzy. I even had one angst-ridden project officer ask me how I could be so calm. I replied that over the years I have found that I get more work done calmly than I do in a panic. Now all I have to do is convince them that endless status meetings slow things even further.
Marj and I are looking forward to Sunday when we take our grandaughter Natalie to the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Everyone have a great day!!!
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Well, it appears Ron that sometime today you'll be back to your grant work, at least for two weeks...... I personally don't think we'll have a government shutdown as it's a lose-lose for both sides.
Just Church on the agenda. If you want to see a mgnificent Charity website, www.karisheartfoundation.org it's worth your time and to see it properly will take some time. If you visit it, watch the introductory video. My cardiologist and friend and his wife started it when their 7 month old daughter succumbed to congenital heart problems at the age of 7 months on April 7, Easter Sunday, 2009. Then click on the video photo presentation, it's very moving to say the least. Then click on Journal (it may be under the "Blog" tab, I don't remember) and it will take some time to read, but scroll down to the bottom and read from the bottom up. Be prepared to get a bit emotional (to say the least). These two people are among the most wonderful human beings I've ever met and they've channeled their continuing grief into helping families with sick children, often children that will die. It's simultaneously extremely sad yet uplifting.
Another beautiiful day today with highs around sixty. I think I'll be mowing before too much longer if this eather keeps up.
Hope everyone has a great "Hump" day and of course, Prayers accompanied by Blessings continue, also at today's Healing Service at Church.
Morning all. The weather goes back and forth here too. It was sunny but chilly yesterday. I'd love a day of sunny and warm. Hope everyone has a wonderful day. For those cruising, enjoy. For those sick, please feel better soon.
Morning Mates, and thanks to Doug for posting those beautiful pictures every morning. It's nice to know there's GREEN somewhere in the world!
We continue to freeze, with a -13 windchill today, even though the sun is out. It looked nice and sunny yesterday so I took the kids out sledding, but we nearly froze our patooties off with the windchill!
Tonight I look forward to going to Trivia at the pub. We missed last Wednesday because James was not feeling well, and we missed Saturday too because I was not feeling well. I am suffering from Trivia withdrawl!
Thankfully, my cold is almost gone, with no bad cough hanging on, so I am happy about that! Now, just to stay healthy until we leave for Cuba!
We are having another sunny day and our snow is melting slowly but surely.
Not much on the agenda today, so we can start to go over plans for our next trip.
Enjoy your day everyone.
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Good afternoon, from in the upper fifties, Virginia Beach. Following my morning gym routine, I showered and then headed to Dillards where they had a 70% off sale. Being a "shopaholic" I had a "field day". Yes, I did buy more shoes; two pairs, and clothing for the grandchildren and myself. There is nothing like a "great sale" to get my adrenaline going! Hope all my fellow cruisemates enjoy their day.