Monday, September 15, 2008

Blue Monday

I am normally not a person who dreads Mondays.  That may change today.  Before I had both eyes opened, I listened to the news.  In less than five minutes I am up to speed:

  • Lehman Brothers is filing for bankruptcy.
  • Merrill Lynch is being sold to Bank of America.
  • Ike's destruction and the horrors they are enduring in Texas is mind boggling.
  • News that the engineer in that California train tragedy may have been texting.  Texting?
I am going to hold on to my seat this morning as the stock market opens.  I do know that everything is a process.  The cycles turn around.  Eventually.  This one seems to be a particularly nasty one.  I hope the free fall stops soon.  

23 comments:

Sara said...

One more good reason NOT to turn on the TV!
I was so impressed by what Christopher Reeve once said in an interview with Larry King. He said whenever he felt himself getting down he'd immediately tried to reach out and help someone else. He said it took his attention off of his problems and in the process made him feel good about helping to make a difference in someone's life.
I figure if it works for CR it should definitely work for us. What can we do?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

If I hadn't read this here, I'd never know what the headlines are for today. I can't stand the so-called news anymore. Too depressing and at times very ridiculous when the headlines include the latest antics of Brittany Spears, for example.

Sigh.

TSannie said...

There is no bottom - at least it certainly isn't in view yet. Buyt you're right, what comes around, goes around. Always has, always will. I'm going to go bury my head under my pillow now.

Caution Flag said...

But you know what the bright spot is? Your blog! Always.

Kacey said...

The news is particularly gloomy these days, isn't it? Here in the midwest we're having a gray day to go along with it. Add to it all the crap I have to sort through from Ike wrecking my office roof and dumping water all over my stuff...and I'm just not a happy camper today. So I'll join you on the Blue Monday thing.

Living on the Spit said...

I know what you mean. I watched the news about Lehman Brothers on Friday ans was just sick to my stomach. My job is driven by commercial loans and one of our clients use to be Lehman Brother's a few years back...it is a tragedy but as Alan Greenspan stated, in order to get economical balance there will be some winners and there will be some losers...it just makes me sick.

Thanks for this post because people need to know.

Living on the Spit said...

Sorry...Blogger went crazy.

Bear Naked said...

What is so frustrating is that as far back as three years ago, all the big money men knew this would happen.
Bet THEY all got out ages ago.

Bear((( )))

Mary said...

Yes, very depressing, a little scary... frankly, the political news is what is turning me blue. This time next year, we may have someone in the White House whose only foreign policy experience is the fact that she can see Russia from her back yard. Yikes!

Mental P Mama said...

Mary,

If that is the case, then I may move to Russia!

Trisha said...

All reasons why I don't listen or watch the news in the morning. I would rather not know until later. Why start the day off in a gloomy mood?

I just try to think positively!

Sassy said...

I HEAR YA!!!! So far our gas hasn't started rising back up as of this morning but I'm expecting that too....life...wow!!!!! Gotta ♥ it!!!!

Judi~Gmj said...

Good Grief! I stumble to the kitchen get a cup of coffee, stumble to the computer and check up on everyone, then read the news. I do so love retirement! Today, I don't have to read the new. Thanks!! :)
The cycle will change you r right.
That will be todays chant, it will change, it will change :)

Adventure girl wanna be said...

The older I get the more I dislike mondays! Especially monday mornings.
This morning I was REALLY tired and so............UGG!
But then the light shined down on me and I got "the" call. I was offered the job I needed and wanted;)
I'll be wishing you something great as well!

Daryl said...

The world is about to implode ... hard to believe the economy could be further down the tubes than it is but according to a friend who works for a financial institution this is just the beginning ... thank you Repugs for all you've done!

So if you want to laugh, check out the post I did just now ... trust me its funny

:-Daryl

Camellia said...

antidote: "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it."

Maybe it doesn't piss God off, but you miss a lot if you are living in black and white.

Life,she is full of strife. So for every Blue Monday occurance, substitute a Color Purple gratitude. Pollyanna

Alias Liz Jones said...

I have a habit of watching the news also Mental P Mama. It is depressing, but then again, I also have the need to know. There is something that we can do about it. I'm just trying to figure out what, which may never happen.
I have to agree with Chesapeake Bay Woman about the Brittney antics making headlines. What's that about? There is a war going on and we need to know that Britt has put on 2 pounds? Who's running the news? Lindsay Lohan?

Oh and I agree with Bare Naked. These loan companies were handing out loans, knowing that if the rates went up, lots of people would lose it without a fixed rate. It's frustrating. Greed is frustrating. Oh, I need a mother's helper, or at least a decaf drink. No, I'm going for some coffee. Keeps me edgy.

Flea said...

I haven't turned on the news. Sleeping all day. Thanks for the sobering heads up.

noble pig said...

I swear some days it feels the world is coming to an end, and I wonder if our economy can stand another downturn and loss. Kills me.

Country Girl said...

It's a hell of a crap news day, isn't it? It's certainly worrisome.

Egghead said...

I try not to look at first section of our local newspaper which I call the death pages. It is just filled with gore and depression of the world. I go straight for the comics.

Lisa J said...

Oh my gosh, I have not heard the train wreck may have been due to texting!!!! Good fricken'grief!!! I just can't believe that. Yes, things have been kind of crappy this weekend huh? But it has to get better. I have not seen the news lately, maybe that is best. Thanks for "CHEERING" me up!

Snooty Primadona said...

I guess we have to go through grim times to appreciate the better times. But that doesn't mean we have to like it.