Am really getting tired of the cold and ice already. Even with the trip to Vegas, two days just wasn't enough. Fortunately, February has trips in store for me to Florida for a wedding and to Arizona for a softball tournament. Those are good to look forward to. Not to mention the Super Bowl, which doesn't take me anywhere warm....except mentally. Go Steelers!!!
Today I had a meeting with the finance committee of the Chicago Chapter of the American Red Cross. I'm not formally on the committee, but I head the Investment Sub-committee. Yeah, odd, I know. At each quarterly meeting though, I do present a status update and information that I feel is relevant. Well, what information is relevant to present when ALL investments have gone to hell? Fortunately we had a 30% allocation to bonds, which is currently closer to 40%. It's long term money, so we're hopeful of a recovery at SOME point in the future. Still, it's no fun to present awful news to a charity organization. Ugh.
Things I'm grateful for:
#70 The calmness of a walk in the winter night.
#71 Living so close to grocery stores. It's nice to be able to walk there when I'm out of stuff.
#72 That the Red Cross exists to fill the gap in care just after a tragedy.