Sunday, May 18, 2008

Depressing

I'm not usually greatly affected by the news. But these last few weeks have been particularly gloomy. The cyclone in Burma and the refusal of the regime to accept international aid. The earthquake in China and the devasting effects of substandard building. The senseless murder of Jimmy Mizen, contrasted with the quiet dignity of his family. Gordon Brown. The credit crunch and the accompanying feeling of guilt as I shop in Tesco and realise I should look even more closely at every price label...

Then of course there are all the things that have been happening here. Earlier this week a phone call from the hospital, saying that son 1 had done a runner, sent me into a panic. (He hadn't, he was chilling out in the grounds but hadn't told anyone and they didn't search properly). Hubby has been away on a short break since Thursday, so son 2 and I are home alone. So far so good, but I'm exhausted due to sleeping worse than usual.

I've upped my medication temporarily and am floating around in a cloud of relative detachment to get me through this grey, feeling sorry for myself and others phase...

Three notable things:

1. During this difficult period bookersatz is being updated slightly less regularly, but we still welcome contributions at any time and aim to post up at least one review every week.

2. I loved the idea of this poster to encourage kids to read.

3. I so wish I had seen this last month. I'll never be able to go to Liverpool Street station again without thinking of Rick Astley!

6 comments:

Anne Brooke said...

Lordy, what a difficult week for you - sending love & hugs ...

A
xxxxxxxxxxxx

SueG said...

Sometimes I wake up and think I;'m witnessing the beginning of the apocalypse. then I see that Rick Astley thing and think, if people can somehow get together to organize something like that, then maybe we can still accomplish something more important with that energy. I'm sorry you've had such a hard time lately. I'm thinking of you....

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It has been a difficult time in the news lately and you sound as though you're getting weighed down by it all. I saw Rick Astley once, in his car. It was a long time ago when he was in his prime. I used to work near Newton-le-Willows where he onced lived (and I think was brought up).

Crystal xx

Cathy said...

Thanks everyone ((hugs)).

Jan said...

Hoping you feel better soon.
You deserve to, ASAP!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

That all sounds a bit pants to me. Hope life improves soon.