Friday, January 9, 2015

No News is Good News

January 8, 2015:  My back has been breaking a good part of the day.

All I wanted to do, all day, was go home, empty my mind.  Didn't work out the way I planned. Charles Krauthammer wasn't at his usual spot on Special Report with Bret Baier, and Greta Van Susteran did something to her hair color, but she's doing good coverage on the terrorist attack in Paris.  I missed Charles. Yes, I watch Fox News.  I watch a lot of news.  I read online news from the local Orlando Sentinel and the New York Times and CNN.  Old habit die hard, and I grew up in a home where my Pop read two or three newspapers every day and Walter Cronkite was a nightly visitor.   I followed in his footsteps, at least until I developed an allergy to newsprint ink.  Fortunately for me, cable TV and the internet came along or I would have perished from news deprivation.

Today's news is bad, and yesterday's news was bad.  Despite my kidding around on the blog, I am really a very serious person with very strong feelings about the type of events that show up on the news.  I don't discuss them much, at least not in public fora, because I am likely to offend somebody, and I don't like to do that for a variety of reasons.  But I think it's safe to say that I am very upset by the news.  Angry, really angry.  Time to move along before I become indiscreet.

I did not cook or bake today, because, well, my back has been breaking.  Work was stressful.  No time for lunchtime knitting.  Heck, no time for lunch.

January 9, 2015:  Another day, another backache, another panic attack.  God bless understanding co-workers!  The news is a little better.  The French police are not the buffoons we've been led to believe in Pink Panther movies.  Unemployment is down.  Gas prices are down.  I've managed to keep my food down.  

I did not cook today.  When I got home from the office, I ate a little, I knit a little, and then I napped a lot, with my little Chelsea girl tucked in next to me.  I've been thinking about eggplant parm for the last few days, and chocolate mint cupcakes.  It should be a tasty weekend.

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