Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keeping Current

I try to watch the news and or read news online. But if I am going to NOT be depressed, I am going to have to avoid both.

Everything on the news is showing the devastation in Haiti, which is so depressing to me. I think the fact that so many people are willing to contribute & donate is great. But hearing about people not know if family member are alive, or hearing that they just found out all or most of their family died. Makes me so sad.

So I read the local news and I read about 2 boys that have recently died. The 1st one was I think 12 years old. He died climbing into his bunkbed. How? A stray bullet from some idiots outside shooting. The other one was 18 years old and his mother is waiting for an autopsy; he apparently died in his sleep. But I always get sad when I hear that a child has died. I know 18 years old I wouldn't call him a child to his face, but he is younger than my son...To me he's a child.

I am thankful for my life & today before I read the sad news...I spent a quiet day with my son & his roommate. We watched a DVD & I beat them in dominoes. LOL! OK I ended on a positive note. AND I ate spinach today...Vegetables...sticking with one of my 2010 goals.


Freaky Deaky said...

I can feel you on all of the Haiti coverage. Maybe it's the cynic in me but it irks me when I see celebs jumping on the donate to Haiti bandwagon or how certain shows just seem to throw out a plea for donations out of nowhere. I doubt some people's sincerity I guess.

Did you watch something scary?

Not down with the veggies. Yuck!

Remnants of U said...

Yes, sincerity is questionable because I think many people could do things anonymously. But the media today is so into everyone's business so keeping secrets is harder too. I guess I can understand them making it public, because then it gets regular people to donate.

Ha nothing scary, a comedy that was soo stupid I'm not posting what it was. LOL

Umm, Umm good! Leafy green veggies!