Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spell check, please!

I understand you're not able to respond, but are you responsible?

Today's photo is a sign for the cart return space at Big Lots in Terrell... they apparently need some QA work at the sign company before final production =)

I'm still working on my list of resolutions for 2010. Looking back, I only had 2 resolutions for 2009, and I've managed to keep them all year. My first was to invest in the stock market - which always interested me, but I never understood. The second was just to stick with my exercise program that I'd started in 2008 - and I kept up with that one too!

My will-power seems to be getting stronger as I age, and turning 40 in 2009 helped to keep me motivated... the focus will remain on self-improvement in 2010...

Christina over at Obvious Insight has a cool post about resolutions. I think spending more time with family and friends will definitely find a space on my list for 2010. I didn't make it up to Missouri at all in 2009, and I need to make sure 2010 includes a couple family visits to make up for the past. Chris also provided a link to the 50 worst gadgets of the last decade - some sound interesting, and quite a few are just ridiculous. Definitely worth a browse though.

Welcome back Obstructed Views, who took a short hiatus from blogging and is back full force with a link-filled blog post! =) One item of note is the healthcare costs for inmates housed in the county jail. Should we be paying $14,000 per month for dialysis treatments for a prisoner?

One final item I was looking into as an option for my resolution list was 'micro-lending'. I'm looking into the Kiva organization specifically, whose mission is " to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty." Basically, for as little as a $25.00 investment, you can select a recipient of your choice - a low income entrepreneur who is in need of a loan to start a business.

Through Kiva's website you can track the money you loan, and the recipients repayments... and when the loan is paid back you can then re-loan that money to someone else, donate it to Kiva or you can actually get your money back.... So for a few dollars normally sitting in a savings account somewhere, you can help someone better themselves with the option of getting your money back at some point in the future...

I'm back at work tomorrow, depending on the blizzard conditions =) Wow, I can't believe it's almost 2010!~


Janet said...

Looks like I'm not the only one who cringes at misspelled words, even my own!

Jim Klenke said...

No blizzard :-(

Anonymous said...

resolutions smesolution - can't commit to em!

Halcyon said...

Good spelling is always a valid resolution in my books!