I thought the bazillion-dollar bailout, or excuse me, rescue plan, was supposed to help invigorate our straddled economy. Obviously, it was insufficient in instilling any confidence.
The drop in the stock market yesterday felt as if the plague had swept in as the world responded negatively to the financial crisis brewing in the United States.
I hope by the time you are reading this the stock market has somewhat stabilized.
But what if it hasn’t? And then, even if it has, what is really happening to our place in the global market?
What will it take to recover from this?
Everyone I speak to has very personal concerns about their financial future, feeling as if they are in economic free-fall and can’t yet see the bottom.
It seems cutting back and living within one’s means is becoming very en vogue.
What are you doing without these days in order to survive rising prices and the uncertainty of the future?
Not all the decorations at the Noble Pig House are cute and pretty. What kind of Halloween house would we be? I bought this terrifying owl from Martha Stewart years ago. It’s very big, at least a foot tall. When perched atop a piece of furniture, it really scares the heck out of you when you walk by.
Of course we have crows, at least fifteen of them. I love to collect fallen tree branches, spray them black and make a spooky tree. It’s very eerie with these scavenger birds sitting on the limbs. These birds are very realistic and are the exact size of real crows. Freaky.
Yes, Martha had vultures as well. But we only have two of these.
During Halloween, beware of my request to grab some wine out of the wine rack. You will be scared out of your mind when you find who inhabits the empty bottle spaces.
And they have many friends. Again, blame Martha, she twisted my arm.