I'm all for keeping my PL real. I put in the good and the bad.
This is all wandering around in my head so stay with me here...
I've been thinking over the past week or so how I never add in news events in my PL books. I go back and forth on this issue since most of the news out there is pretty bad. I wanted to document the ebola outbreak and how it came to US soil for the first time ever. But I didn't. Same with the other recent news events (terrorism in Europe). In 5-10-15 years from now when I go back to look at these books I'd like to see what was happening news-wise at the same time as learn what we were doing as a family. Does this make sense?
My other thought it that maybe I can just keep a running journal of what's going on and add them in their own separate thing. I started doing digital PL this year so this would be pretty easy and I wouldn't necesarily have to print these out...or I can and just tuck them behind my regular PL pages.
As of now the only time I add news items is things like, say, the Oscars, Olympics, etc. I also do a top 10 stories nationaly as a journaling card on the last page of my book for the year. I'd do the same for local news but our newspaper does that. I just throw that section in a 12x12 page protector and call it good.
So, do you or how do you incorporate these events in your story?