My header picture is of the orchid that is bloom right now. My son gave me this plant several years ago and it is just now blooming again. They are such beautiful delicate plants. The photo I chose to display here is just a picture I took last summer of a farm nearby. It reminds me of a nice warm summer day when the clouds were so beautiful! Today I took my daughter and grand baby to the airport. She had to take a car seat, stroller, small carry on bag and a larger bag to check. I pulled up to the drop off thinking a porter could help her get most of it all inside. There were no porters to be found. So I locked up the car and helped her get inside to a check in line. She called me when she got to her destination and said that no one would help her with the baby and all her things like they used to. It appears the stewardess's are not allowed to help anyone anymore. I don't know what was up with the porters. It makes me wonder how the airline industry is ever going to survive. I remember a time when people felt okay to put a younger child on a plane because 1. you could wait right there at the boarding gate with them until it was time to board 2. the stewardess would assure you they would be well cared for, and you knew the person picking them up would be right there when they got off. Now you can not go wait at the gate with anyone, and the stewardess are apparently not allowed to help anyone. I really wonder what the industry will be like 10 years from now.... or even 5 years from now. I am disturbed by this, but I guess you just have to do what you have to do, and make the best of it. I have never enjoyed flying and have never had to. I only fly to visit friends that live too far away to drive, and have gone on a few business trips with my husband. Fortunately he rarely ever has to fly for business anymore. Well....just had to vent a little bit there. Off to do a little knitting.