Sunday, December 28, 2008

Everybody sing!

In the year of 2008, the evils gave to me:

Twelve investments falling
Eleven solicitors hounding
Ten kidney stones passing
Nine insurance arguments
Eight years of sick cat dying
Seven months of bed rest
Six torched houses
Five broken bones
Four engine issues
Three ailing parents
Two shattered windshields
And an elk slamming into my van.

It's almost over ... 2008 is almost over ... just three more days ...

Happy freakin' new year, everybody!

Edited to add:
This post is mostly tongue-in-cheek. There have been good things that have happened in 2008. I recognize this. I don't want to appear ungrateful. I know that this past year has brought its fair share of blessings to counteract all the bad. And much of the bad stuff has just been inconvenient. And many people have been hit harder than have I. But I'm irritated right now, because both of our vehicles have broken down yet again, with a vengeance, and it's getting a bit ridiculous. This too shall pass.


Captain Dumbass said...

Hold on! You're almost there!

mrsmouthy said...

Yes, but it also gave you one healthy baby.

Momma Trish said...

Cap'n - Soon ... very soon!

Mrs Mouthy - Oh, I know. There have been good things about this year. Baby N is a miracle for which we are forever grateful. We've just been hard hit with a lot of not great stuff lately, and it's getting rather comical. It's hard to see the good sometimes, but I know it's there. This kind of entry is largely tongue-in-cheek. I know we have lots to be thankful for. And we are. :)

Cameron said...

Hey, no need to edit. Bitch if you wanna bitch, and so what if there are people worse off. There are people better off too, those people should feel like shit for having it so good :)

Michelle said...

I'm SO READY for 2009. 2008 can kiss my... well, you know.
Here's hoping for a happy,healthy and FUN new year!
And I agree with Cameron. Nothing wrong with a little vent every now and again.

Momma Trish said...

Cameron - Yeah! Those people should feel like shit!

Michelle - 2008 has been uncharacteristically bad. It's had its good moments, and that bears mention. Bu I sure needed to vent ... I just can't believe BOTH vehicles are in need of EVEN MORE repairs, and NEITHER is roadworthy right now!! GAH!!! o_O

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

K that was seriously so clever! I need your brain when I am looking for creativity! :)

Hope you have a GREAT NEW YEARS!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to get kind of preachy on you earlier. I've just been feeling sorry for myself lately and I had to take it out on someone!

Momma Trish said...

No worries, my dear Mrs. Mouthy. I think we all had a pretty rough 2008. I hope the coming year brings you rich blessings and that you have no need to feel sorry for yourself ever again. :)