Archive for December, 2010

Best Blog Neighborhood Ever

I live in the best blog neighborhood ever!  Thanks y’all for your supportive, kind and encouraging comments.  Still no sign of my dog, but I wrapped up a few more loose ends that I didn’t want dangling into 2011 today in between shouting matches with Pap.

Have you ever had one of those days?  Your spouse is having attitude, you call them on it and then spend the rest of the day bickering over stupid, inane stuff.  No?  I’m the only one who does that?  Sheesh, maybe I ought to check my attitude!

If I don’t get back here before, I’m wishing you a joyous and safe New Year.  2011 is going to be the best year ever even if it kills me making it so!

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December 29, 2010 at 9:30 am 7 comments

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2010

While I won’t say 2010 was the worst year of my life (that honor goes to 1995), this year has sucked enough to nearly take over the title.

My husband, Pap, spent half the year in the hospital, lost a toe, and went sufficiently crazy to leave our marriage as strained and stretched as it’s ever been. My youngest daughter got married, pregnant, toxic and had a baby with colic and acid reflux. She screamed in High C for the first four months of her life. These events combined with my inability to get a job managed to drain our savings. So here we were living paycheck to paycheck when Pap totaled our car (you must look both ways before entering an intersection). That’s when he told me he hadn’t paid for the car insurance. Alrighty then, fast forward through the fines, tickets, and increased insurance premiums to the lawsuit by the driver’s insurance company. His hospital bills are costing us more than the car we had to pay for.

But it just gets better! Pap didn’t pay attention to the mail after his court appearance, his license was suspended and then he got a speeding ticket. The fun just never stops around here. We’re struggling to pay rent and utilities, daughter is struggling with credit cards and babysitting. They have a big house, sounds like a good idea to join forces, right? Well….it’s seventy degrees outside when we make this decision, snowing and below zero a few days later when we actually move. The men pile everything into the garage helter skelter because of the weather, two weeks before Christmas. I couldn’t find a change of clothes for days.

We survived all this, made it through Christmas and I was really beginning to think we’d slide out of 2010 with no further damage.  I miss all my extracurriculars and being able to see my friends on a daily drop in basis , but all in all, the move was a good thing.  That’s what I get for thinking….today, one of my daughter’s friends called frantic for a babysitter. In the process of bringing  the toys, the food, the clothes, and the baby into the house,  my dog ran for the hills.  He’s never been gone this long.  So right now, 2010 has made a clean sweep:  my house, my lifestyle, and my dog.  Pfffttt on this year, good riddance.

December 28, 2010 at 11:44 am 10 comments


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