War Pony (LE)
Limited Editionby Sarah Richards
I have no "feel" for this market. This seems to be the common refrain by many. I've been using this time to look at charts etc, as I don't think that the action this week or even last is useful in dropping any clues. I'm surprised by the durable goods number, and I was surprised to hear a bit of a chorus regarding the recession perhaps not being so bad. I'll just watch the jobless claims and the unemployment number. I'm still among those who think that with the construction industry having so many illegal immigrants that the jobless and the unemployment numbers when compared with other recessions gives a false tell.
Today is my husband's birthday. He's 53. He is very fit. He's the kind of guy who can eat all he wants and not gain an ounce. Rather than kill him for that, I secured some rib steaks and baking potatoes to be accompanied with a nice salad. I also made (from scratch) a marbled chocolate cake with orange-buttercream frosting. I've not made this before, and I glommed the frosting from another recipe. I didn't like the idea of a raw egg yolk being in the butter cream frosting, so I found this orange-butter cream frosting.
No calorie counting for dinner. I've eaten very healthfully today. I'll only have a small piece of steak and a modestly adorned baked potato.
My daughter is a junior in college. She is taking a religion class (her second). That I've been rearranging my books is fortunate, for I have some that she will find useful for her studies. It was interesting to be able to share those with her, and to have her interested in talking about her class with me. My family is not generally interested in my arcane pursuits, and I don't foist those pursuits on them.
I'm miserable today from my multiple tick bites. I'm estimating about 75 to 100 bites. Each of them itches rather intensely. But...it is something easily born.