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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Late Night News....

I have made it a point to never watch the news at night.
It seems that it is never filled with much good....and I don't like going to bed with my head and heart filled with doom, gloom, and often sadness.
This world seems to have gone crazy!

Tonight.....after work...I decided to plunk in front of the TV...too wired to sleep just yet.
If nothing else.....watching the news with "Lloyd Robertson" put my week in perspective!

There was an update on the Chilean Miners trapped 700 feet underground...for WEEKS now!

And while I am out enjoying this:

...they are underground in darkness.

 While I get to watch this.....

....they are away from the people they love- and those who love them.

As I go about my day in "normalcy".....

......they are wanting their "normalcy" back.

I cannot even imagine what their days are like.
Can you imagine being in darkness for hours, days, weeks...?

On a LIGHTER note.....
We happened upon this Big Guy in our yard this week:

Needless to say- I'm feeling a little nervous every time I go out for a run.
I don't think a Bull Moose is something I would like to come upon and surprise.
But he was amazing.
You don't realize how big they are until you are face to face!
He was massive....and tall!
And in a funny way..... beautiful.

Going to start another day~ with a new perspective.


Gerreke said...

Thanks for your message! And I think you are right!

What a beautiful picture from the sun!

Have a very nice weekend!

Jayne said...

They keep saying that they are close, but it seems to me that the size of the hole they are making wouldn't be large enough to bring a man up in? Maybe I'm misunderstanding it all. No, I can't imagine it either, and am so impressed that they are all keeping their wits about them.

Deb said...

watching the news does make you appreciate your life more...love your photos...

TexWisGirl said...

Loved your message. Yes, sometimes all we need is a little perspective to make our lives seem perfect. And they are!

The moose is fantastic! I hope they would leave you alone if you ran into one and not see you as a threat! Yikes!

Leah J. Utas said...

I don't know how those trapped men can do it. I hope they get out soon.
Love you pic, and a moose is always a delightful sight.

Nancy C said...

You hit the nail on the head... sometimes I feel a little guilty in that my world is almost perfect compared to what others are going through. All we can do is hope for the best for those less fortunate. Love the moose pic --is it unusual that this one is such a dark brown color? I haven't seen that before. Cool!

noone said...

wonderful pictures, hope you enjoyed your tv time and have a great weekend!

Tiffany Kadani said...

My heart breaks everytime I hear about the Chiliean miners. I cannot imagine! And they say it will take until Christmas, but it looks like they'll be getting out sooner. But still... it is so sad.

Hope said...

I hear you about now watching the news before bed. Normality can change in an instant. makes you appreciate the 'moments' in your day all the more.
thank you for your post.
Your photo's are awesome

Have a great weekend!

GardenOfDaisies said...

what an amazing moose! I know what you mean about the miners missing all that is going on in life for all these weeks. But they are just so lucky to still be alive! Now if they can just survive the media frenzy that will surround them.....

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes a moose and great pics! Love the attitude also

our little love nest said...

We used to have a moose that ate apples off of our deck when we lived out at Pigeon Lake. I adored him. :)
(praying for those miners)
Love and hugs,

this free bird said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Dawn - the news and special days have a great way of putting everything into perspective. At least Lloyd is fully dressed. We've got half-dressed ho's and LESLIE FREAKING MILLER! remember her?? i moved to seattle, she showed up there and messed up the news. i move to LA, she shows up here 2 years later and hasn't left yet. UGH!!


Tiggeriffic said...

I don't watch the news.. It's too sad and I'd rather not know.. I feel bad for the miners trapped that long, but I'm glad they are alive. I'll bet they are too.. Can you imagine when they are back on top how much they are going to appreciate seeing the beauty of the earth?
I loved your pictures and had to chuckle at your two boys smiling faces.. I have never seen a moose and would love to see one. I know they could and can be trouble. Thanks for the fun time looking at all your pictures.. Nice blog and I do enjoy reading your blog daily~ It's tiggeriffic~!~!

Liesl said...

I am also not into watching the news these days,didn't they find those miners yet? Be careful out running with the bull moose around,is it mating season? Then be extra carefull!

angela walker jewelry said...

Hi Dawn, Loved your post......as always. :) I too hope all goes well for them and sunlight is not too far off in their future........So sad.
Health and happiness to you and yours!

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Unknown said...

I don't even want to think about being in darkness for days on end. That would be horrific. You have beautiful pictures of your normal life though. I hope you have a great weekend Dawn and look out for the moose. Scarry, but cool too.

Carole Barkett said...

I agree about the news and the world. It sounds like they will be out soon. Great photos, hopefully the moose moves on

Lynette Jacobs said...

It is when we hear sad news like that, that we really start to realize how much we have to be grateful for. Wow...a moose in your yard!