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The news of life

21 Mar

In an effort to crawl out of the little bubble I live in, I have attempted to read the news online for the past week. And I hate to say it, but I find the news so…boring. All the useless facts, people I don’t know, countries I’ve never heard of, and conflicts that never end just don’t hold my attention. Unless Travis tells me the gist of the major news, I am embarrassingly out of the loop.

I’ve had the thought to just watch the news but the local news would do me no good with the stuff I actually want to know about, like the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, the fight going on in Libya, and the iPad 2 coming out (ok, so the local news would probably cover that last one). Usually, it’s just fluff and stuff on the evening news. I could turn on CNN or MSNBC since I’m home all day but then I’m still at the mercy of whatever they think is newsworthy, and that is usually either politics (yawn) or finances (gag me). What I need is a website that dumbs down the basic news for non-newsy people like me. You’d think there would something like that out there…

In other news, I still don’t have a job. I haven’t heard back from the 2nd company I interviewed with so I’m assuming that’s a NO. I have still been applying for jobs but nothing more than a few emails indicating a small amount of interest. I have made some good progress on my book, however, so there’s still hope for me. I was just thinking last night that if I didn’t have this book idea in the works, I think I would be going crazy right about now.

On the bright side, we finally sold our Pathfinder, which means I finally got to buy my tri bike! I will definitely be doing the triathlon on June 12th (I started training the last week of March). Woohoo! Travis and I ordered my bike yesterday so I should have it in a week or so. I am very excited.

Since it is warming up outside, our perennials are starting to grow again, which is exciting to watch, and I am especially excited about our tulips! We are also going to plant a vegetable garden this spring. Travis and I figured out where we’re going to put it, how big it’s going to be, and marked it off with twine on Sunday. In about a month or so, we’re going to rip up the sod, till the dirt, and then plant a whole slew of veggies! We are planning on planting potatoes, onions, zucchini, squash, rhubarb, strawberries, garlic, sage, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, and lettuce. We talked to our neighbor, Patty, last night about gardening – there is so much we don’t know! I am going to check a book out from the library about gardening. I am really looking forward to having fresh produce this summer!