We have friends in the Okanagan region of BC (a huge tourist mecca for Canadians and Americans alike), but the hotels, motels, and B & B's aren't getting the business they've had in previous years. At first I thought it could have been because of all the forest fires in the region, but the friends say that doesn't appear to be the reason. They feel it's the economy.
My daughter needs something "decent" to wear to an upcoming wedding this month. She's decided that since she's injured her knee and won't be able to dance anyway, she's only going to get a new top to go with basic pants. I bought a Nygard silk swirly printed skirt on sale about a month ago and am going to wear a basic black Tee with it.
Seems we all need to watch our pennies these days. I remember a little rhyme my mother used to say. It went like this:
Find a penny,
Pick it up,
All day long
You'll have good luck.
It might be a good idea to heed this bit of advice these days.