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  1. about 14 hours ago on Cathy Classics

    I always felt that economists preaching doom and gloom would actually cause a recession or worse. Sure they can forecast better times ahead but Cathy’s mom is right – it is up to the consumers to get their company back on its feet – one pair of shoes at a time. I never thought that governments could really help the economy a whole lot. Sure they can set the climate for people to feel confident that they can spend their money and not suffer for it but until people actually spend the economy does not improve. (hmmm – sounds like a rant to me).

    I hope everyone had a great day and, as RonnieAThomson said – have a great week as well.

  2. 2 days ago on Cathy Classics

    I just cannot see Cathy transitioning from casual to elegant or desk to date without trying on most of what she has in her closet before making a decision – even if her current outfit would handle the transition.

    Had a great time last night watching the Christmas parade then wandering through the Village Noel. Other than the amazing variety of food and handicrafts available to purchase, and the good French-Canadian entertainment I was really pleased to see a lot of children of all sizes enjoying the teeter-totter (aka see-saw) made of logs. A fixture in all the playgrounds when I was young that seems to have totally disappeared.

    Have a fun Sunday today – even it is is sleeting outside like it is here.

  3. 3 days ago on The Big Picture

    ‘Completely against the grain of popular opinion’? It certainly was not against the grain of my opinion. I just happen to agree with Lennie. But the masses need their bread and circuses and I guess football fills the circus part. Unless of course we are talking about real football aka soccer. I do enjoy watching soccer as there can be some incredible plays – some almost impossible. I do have some favourite teams but I often cheer a really good goal made by the other team. Guess I like the play and not the end result – well some of the time.

  4. 3 days ago on Cathy Classics

    I would love to do all my shopping locally but it is just not possible. We have no jewelry store, no shoe store, and no store selling baby furniture. Fortunately we do have a book store. We do have a Walmart (hence the lack of locally owned stores) but I do not like shopping there. I did not get to the Village Noel yesterday but we plan to go this evening right after the Christmas parade.

    I hope everyone had a great Saturday and managed to avoid shopping in a crowd.

  5. 3 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Thanks. I should have thought of that from my experience in retail many decades ago. Christmas season was the time to make or break the year so Black Friday makes sense now. I still don’t like being inundated with countless Black Friday ads for things I have no intention of buying but I guess I have to put up with it.

  6. 4 days ago on Cathy Classics

    I will be happy when this ‘black Friday’ stuff is done for the year. I have been inundated with ads for black Friday sales since the first of the month. This is one American thing that I wished has stayed out of Canada. So, why is called “black” anyway? Somehow I missed that. If I do go out this evening it will be to our annual Village Noel (say it with a French accent to get it right or translate it as Christmas Village). It has grown so big that it is no longer held downtown but on our fair grounds. It is village of cedar huts and tents selling Christmas related stuff like foods and handicrafts along with music and other entertainment themed around the fur trapping days. Since it is well below freezing they will have several wood fires going to warm everyone up.

    I hope everyone has a fun day today and stays safe.

  7. 5 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating it today. Happy Thursday to the rest of us.

    Enjoy the day.

  8. 7 days ago on Cathy Classics

    It is not often I agree with Cathy but today is one of those times. Driving across town to save a few dollars is rarely worth it – although driving across town here is a whole 5 minutes – and my time is worth way more than a few dollars. Funny how time becomes more precious as we get older.

    Have a terrific Tuesday.

  9. 8 days ago on Cathy Classics

    I never bought into the low-fat or fat-free thing. I know when my wife started buying 2% milk instead of 3.25% (that is whole milk) I stopped drinking milk as I did not like the flavour of the 2%. Now, of course, I have a lactose sensitivity and suffer when I have a milkshake. I also found that 0% fat yogurt is not yogurt as far as I am concerned. Now my wife does buy the full fat yogurt.

    I hope everyone had a full fat happy day. Hmmm, maybe just a happy day and never mind how much fat you ate.

  10. 9 days ago on Cathy Classics

    Now this is a strip I can totally agree with. If you are going to celebrate with food – do it right. Unless you are ‘on the wagon’ where food is concerned and one big, rich meal will knock you off that wagon.

    Please have a fun Sunday.