I don't know if anyone stopping by tats. I have been picking up the basics of needle tatting off and on for the last few months. In my journey through the google alerts this morning I found this blog and the Tatting Goddess has a really cute picture. Check it out. It brought a smile and an 'Oh, how CUTE!' from me and a giggle from Mom.
Ari LaVaux at Alternet has an updated analysis of the Food Safety Modernization Act (H.R. 875) and the Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act (H.R. 759). As usual any time we have a perceived crisis we also get a flurry of proposed legislation some of which may be needed and/or well considered but most of which is overkill. Both of these bills strike me that way. The food contamination scares that have made the headleadlines came from industrial processing sources that should have been regulated by already established state and federal agencies. Those agencies simply did not do their job. Better to revamp the agencies and give them the money and people to do their jobs than impose a new set of complex laws.
Thanks to Kay at Kay's Thinking Cap for noting that Ronni Bennett's birthday is today. I haven't gotten to Ronni's blog yet but I will. I visit every day. So here's wishing her a happy birthday and many more healthy and vigorous returns of the day.