NEWS FLASH is basically news or thoughts that may be changing over time - an update or an evolution of thought that covers a multiple of topics. It is what makes a blogger tick and it is the reason why we read. So, with that in mind, I came up with NEWS FLASH as an acronym that stands for what is going on in life:
News (or current events)
Entertainment (movies, TV, celebrity, etc.)
Work (thoughts on the job or employer)
Spirit (thoughts on God and/or the supernatural)
Family (or friends)
Anxiety (a rant or a trouble)
Sports (also considered should be contests, reality tv, recreation, cards, games), and
Home (house, yard, or even another family type of thought.
NEWS: We finally had a little rainfall here. Not much, but every little bit helps, I guess. We are in a long drought here and plants and lawns are dying. Even though it rained, there is no mud. The ground had way too much to absorb before mud can form and the rain is over.
ENTERTAINMENT: I can't seem to find any "official" information on "Big Brother 8," which is supposed to debut the first week of July. When one checks the CBS website, there is nothing there that I can find. I don't watch much TV anymore, but BB was one that I allowed as a guilty pleasure each summer.
WORK: Still behind at work. Still hard to concentrate. Each passing day puts more pressure on me to get caught up. That's okay, though, because that pressure will help me get caught up. I am the only one that does what I do at work, so I will be the one that catches up.
SPIRIT: The character Job has been in my mind a lot. Job went through a lot more than I will ever go through. What did he get out of it? He received a nice endgame in his life plus he has a blogger named Jeff looking to him as example lo these many years later. He is one of history's best teachers.
FAMILY: My wife is still gone. She was going to come back last week, but thought better of it. It looks like this will be the week. Come Thursday, she should be here.
LOVE: Tricky question. Real tricky. I can't believe I set myself up for this part of the meme. Love conquers all so maybe I will just leave it at that.
ANXIETY: See "F" and "L" above. Plus, I am being called for jury duty again Thursday (I guess it will be a busy day). My wife also wants to quit her job and work from home and I think it is a deal beater. We can't afford it. Anxiety . . . sheesh!
SPORTS: Indiana University (my alma mater) lost its football coach to cancer. He never really got a chance to settle into his coaching position. He has gone through a lot of treatment, but was always determined to come back to work - till this morning. He was such an inspiriration to his players. I guess cancer is an equal opportunity curser.
HOME: Because of the drought, I hadn't had to cut grass in a couple of weeks. I had a couple of people interested in buying that house, but it all fell through. Back to the drawing board.
That is the news in this blogger's life this week. Maybe next week will be better!