Thursday Thoughts

I think today I reached Bad News saturation level 10.  Found myself bursting into tears half way through reading the newspaper this morning, I was in the middle of an article on Erdogan and bosh! off I went.  It’s not been a good week, Phil is on nights and where normally I’d have a little furry friend to keep me company, she isn’t here anymore, and I’ve been trying not to think like that, but the back of my head has been ignoring me.  Also I’ve not been sleeping too well which doesn’t help when it comes to eye leaking propensity.

1.30am, all quiet on the western front. Actually it’s the northern front but that doesn’t have the same ring to it 🙂

The terror attack in London yesterday was pretty awful and kind of shocking but not really as everyone was waiting for it to happen, but up here I’m just as remote from London as I was for the terror attacks in France, Germany, wherever.  I feel sad for the people injured, the families of the dead and the trauma everyone went and is going through, but the news is over the top with it’s reportage I feel.  The 24hr news means they have to interview every eye witness they can find and regurgitate previous clips ad nauseam, speculate on this that and the other, loads of talking heads, as if nothing else was going on in the world.  Report the salient details and move on! We didn’t even watch the news tonight as it’s still nothing but London.  Oh and the footy results of course, nothing gets in the way of those!

So I stopped reading the paper and did the crossword.  I try to be quiet in the house as Phil is asleep, find quiet things to do. Read a book, take some pictures.  I’m currently growing herbs from seeds planted last Thursday, the sweet basil is charging ahead followed by chives and coriander, but parsley has not poked it’s head up as yet. I made a crude time lapse of the basil, taken over a 3hr period this afternoon, and got a 15 second video.  Amazed at how much they move!

might have a proper go tomorrow and do a better one. Tonight I’m going to find a good movie and go to bed early, and tomorrow I’m not going to read the news 🙂

17 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts

  1. Things are bound to be tougher when you are missing Skye. I am trying to find positives still myself.
    When all that was going on in London yesterday, I was at the funeral of a friend and former colleague. He spent most of his career in the Diplomatic Protection Group, and would have known the officer who was killed. many of the mourners were serving officers from the same group. They were talking about being better off in Bury St Edmunds yesterday, and though aware of the loss of their colleague, feeling lucky to have been off duty.
    Best wishes as always, Pete.

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  2. It’s always hard to deal with this kind of reportage. As sad as this loss of life is, we know how many much worse atrocities are completely unreported, and that’s very frustrating and somewhat embarrassing.
    It’s also serving as a trigger for your own personal loss. Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re feeling it keenly. Tears need to be shed.

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  3. Ugh. Such a tragic event. I have found that I can’t watch too much news. It’s way too depressing. Good decision to unplug! It’s great to stay informed, but they just take it to the next level. In a way we become their pawns, sucked in to the drama, only so they can get higher ratings and make more money.

    Cool basil video– hope to see more as they grow!

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  4. News are about football (I’m happy to don’t need to say soccer xP) and the worst news possible to get more rating. So I stopped to see them years ago, I prefer science articles, or anything else, and to help but discretely, there is no need to be in such a circus of media…
    Hoping your nights are better, I remember I used to woke up thinking I was hearing familiar sounds as our desire or guilt can create with respect of our loved lost ones. Anyway, if it’s quite late there remember that it’s day in this corner of the world and if I am here I can divert the night, as it tends to make things bigger, with some talk.

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  5. ive gotten to the point I will only watch local news, and even that gets to me. the world seems to be such a sad place these days. and #notmypresident doesn’t help 😦
    believe it or not I go out with one of my cameras every day ,and I’m in such a mental nothing seems good enough to show anyone.

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