President Obama is coming to Ottawa. I think most Canadians are suffering from "President Envy" or "Leader Envy." "Harvey Milquetoast", our PM, ( catch the pun) has never engendered this kind of excitement. Oh that we had a leader that put our countries needs first. I think President Obama will be the best president the states has seen in a very long time. He will do what has to be done and hopefully we will benefit in the long run. In the meantime I think we are going to be the least of his worries. Our politicians are going to find out it was not good to ride on the backs of the Americans. It's that "all your eggs in one basket" syndrome. We have tough times ahead.
I am tired of working. I am getting old and I see no chance of retirement. It is frightening. I started working part time at 16 at the "Corner Store" for 65 cents an hour ( that was minimum wage). We sold milk, cigarettes (50 cents a pack for large), bread and newspapers, stuff like that and there was a little lunch counter. Since then I have, waitress ed, pumped gas and worked in a factory, an insurance company and Bell Telephone. I have sold Tupperware, and Sarah Coventry Jewellery. I have managed a video department, arranged flowers, made quilts,and designed and taught knitting and jewellery making. I have been an owner and an employee. I have been divorced and widowed and have seen 4 children grow to adult hood. I am worn out. At least I have health care and I'm debt free, 'nuf whining..... get back to work.