Tuesday, March 17, 2009

No News Is Not Always Good News

I wish I had some good, exciting news or photos to show off for you.

Even my update will be boring. But, here goes.

No kayaking on the weekend for me. Kids are still sick. I'm having a hard time getting this neck pain under control. Blog changes are progressing along in the background. Not as quick as I had expected, but I'm working on it. K is now an official 'babysitter'.

I had been remarking of late about the 'economic downturn' and questioning whether it would be so apparent in our small town as it seemed to be in the larger centers. Because in my little world, things had been ticking along all happy and regular-like. Leave it to me to open my big mouth. Last week a beloved cafe closed it's doors. This week, it seems the economic downturn will strike closer to home. It will take some time before I learn how the changes on the table will effect my extended family, but change is here and it is not welcomed.

We're all feeling a little sad, tired and discouraged. It will pass. One day at a time.


Anonymous said...

Sorry the kids are sick...sending healing vibes their way.

My BIL has been out of work for a few months. His wife is a teacher, so they have plenty of money to live on, but it's not good for his self-esteem.

In the past year Starbucks, KFC, Wendy's, Happy Chef and a grocery store have closed. A few other mom and pop stores closed, too.

I heard on the news this morning 45% of the people think we're going to have a depression like 1929.

Scary indeed.

I think I'll hide in my little world.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that was me, Jo http://www.feetinthewater.com

justjen said...

I too will miss that lovely place to have a fresh lunch! And meeting you there to chat. Good luck with the changes life always like to throw at us. I'm here for you.

Anonymous said...

It's a matter of just tucking our heads in and rolling with it. Dh has been unemployed for 4 months with nothing on the horizon. I have been VERY lucky to have not only kept my job, but had an increase in my hours. Still....the future is a little scary.

I didn't know about the cafe. I am more than a little shocked. It makes it all that much more nerve-wracking when it is that close, doesn't it....

Hope everyone in your world starts feeling better very soon!