I think I have a handle on the economy. Before the Recession, our street hummed to the tires of the UPS and other delivery services. After the housing bust...silence. I am seeing the trucks more frequently again. I trust this more than the speculation on Wall St.
UPS has stopped at our door twice recently, and will be back again soon. DH got some soft kid loafers. Our Westie got three cases of his special-diet canned dog food.
I've ordered 15 tins of Twinings loose teas: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Darjeeling and Prince of Wales. (We have a pot of tea most afternoons.) Twinings has a Mothers' Day special with 20% off. My discount more than covered my shipping cost.