I'm a pretty optimistic person. I try to look on the bright side, or I just see the bright side for the most part. But lately, my optimism has been waning.
Today as I read the news (why oh why do I do this to myself?) on cnn.com I started to feel panic. Even though the headline loudly says "Anxiety Makes it Worse" and "Calm Down, Be Brave". Frankly I feel a bit anxious and not very brave right now.
I googled Depression era recipes. I also looked up Victory Gardens. I perused some of my favorite blogs and after awhile came to the conclusion that I need to do something in order to feel like I am doing something.
I've been paralyzed by the mortgage meltdown. Frozen by the Dow sliding into no-man's-land. Held hostage by the drama of a desperate Republican Party.
It's like someone pressed pause on my normal life. I don't like it one bit.
Now, I realize that I can't change the past, or help with crude oil prices, but I can do small things at home to prepare for whatever is headed our way.
So in the interests of distracting myself from the current disaster at hand, I am going to do the following during the next 3 days...
Harvest tomatoes that have been ripening under my WT Greenhouse (WT = white trash hehe).
Cook down said tomatoes into sauce and freeze.
Whip up some curtains to save energy and make our home more cozy.
Finish organizing and mouse-proofing my new pantry area in the garage.
Bake stuff. Not only does it warm the house, it warms the soul.
And last, but not least, log off the internet and stay off of it until Monday when I am back at work.
I seriously need a break from all the dire news.