Thursday, January 29, 2009

No news

An article in The New York Times said yesterday that No News Is Better Than Bad News, so I guess that means they're going to stop publishing or something. I am starting to think that all the bad economic news just isn't good for my already-in-winter-slump-mode-psyche. So I started reading up on all the things people did in the Depression besides make money. You know, visiting with their neighbors, going to church functions, reading books, listening to radio shows--stuff like that. I guess the pessimist in me just wants to get ready so it's not too much of a shock to my system when the bottom falls out. Why can I can hear my mother, who was born in 1930, laughing at me?

I don't have any bad news myself, but I don't have alot of new news either. Annie is plugging along, getting used to the wires in her neck and all. She really doesn't seem to be aware of them--of course, they're not turned on yet either. But overall, she seems to have taken another step up in her alertness and interaction. When I picked her up from school today and gave her a big kiss on her cheek, she started with the kissing noises too. Bright eyes and big smile too!

We go back in for a checkup in about a week, and then a few days after that, the nurse will turn the VNS on. 'Til then, let's quit with the bad news and go visit a neighbor.


“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:31-34


Gretchen said...

Loved the scripture for today...You are so adept at putting just the right one at the end of each post.

If you think of it, I'd lurve some pictures. I want to make that book soon. :)

All the imitating and babbling and repetition...all good sounds, Jean.

Sue Powell said...

Hmmmm first you say you don't have any good news and then you say Annie is making kissing noises back at you with bright eyes and a big smile. Now which IS it? :) (Sorry, I just could NOT resist). ===chuckling===

Jessica said...

Thanks for the somewhat positive outlook on the economic situation... It's nice to hear that people started to become a true community during the depression. Maybe we can get back to that and this will teach us a lesson that $$ isn't all that maters in life. The stereotypical things parish but relationships last. It's wonderful to read about how Annie's doing - though I'm not sure what the wires in Annie's neck are going to do for her, but I'll continue to read on and maybe my question will be answered. All in all I pray that it works and that she has a positive reaction to it.

-Jessica Garin