Ah, the economy. We like to have an "attitude of gratitude" about having a job. But the waning benefits of regular employment can be a strain. I, for instance, have found Columbus Day to be a new work holiday. Unpaid. I don't blame my bosses. It's a way to save money, and keeping me employed and the business functional is the primary thing. And really, an extra day in the weekend can be its own reward. But I'm not sure it's going to lead to extra blogging. I'll let you know. . .