A good week so far.
All is right with the world. Or, at least with my world. Sort of, I mean in relation to everyone else's world, sort of, if you know what I mean.
Compared to families living in Haiti, my week has been GREAT! Compared to owners of stock in, well, you name it, Wachovia, WaMu, Lehmann Bros., AIG, my week has been very good. Compared to last week, when I could barely walk because I (foolishly) walked 26 miles in the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Cancer Walk on Sunday (Advice to those who believe that just because they are in good shape, they can walk ANY distance .... Don't Believe It), this has been a good week for me.
The peach was pushed through; the puppy has largely stopped peeing all over the house; the Appeal for the client accused of rape is DONE; and, we are headed to Charleston on Friday with the whole family to visit Will, er, uh, Trey for the weekend. We'll also see my brother, Rob, with his kids at some point on Saturday, and are all staying together in a friend's house by the ocean in Isle of Palms. You see? A good week.
Can you tell I'm not letting the doom and gloom of any bailout package get me down? Bill can't understand why we all aren't up at arms about the mere proposal of a package to help out people who bought houses they couldn't afford, to help banks who took risks they couldn't manage, and to provide stability for investment banks that certainly aren't going to ask for a return of billions of dollars in bonuses given. Where is our outrage? What about the impact this will have on our children's future, and on our country generally for the next several decades?
I think the bailout, not to mention the banks' actions, congress' inability to unite effectively, and the candidates' own inability to explain things to the American people in plain English, speaks for itself. Let's just leave it at that. Oh, and, enjoy the picture of our newest addition, Leila.