Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 ----

New Year's Eve, 2008. The last day of the year. And what a year it has been.

Today we're having a family day. I think my days of partying 'till dawn on NYE are over. Gosh I could tell a tale or two about those times!! I did some crazy stuff in my young single days. Today we're taking the kids to the NYE "noon" bash at the New Orleans zoo. Then tonight we're going hang out with friends for as long as the kids will let us. We'll likely be home by 8 or 9pm, lol!

I am glad 2008 is over. I usually go back and read over my entries and write a year in review post. I can't do it this year though. I can't relive those memories right now. The year has passed me by and much of it is a painful blur. No need to say it -- but this has been a difficult year for me, if not THE most difficult year thus far. The first four or five months were typical, happy even. I never expected things to take such a downward spiral. I never expected many months of grief and sorrow. I never expected to feel so broken. It has definitely been a learning experience about myself and others. Death is such a sad way to learn though. Such is life I guess and you should always expect the unexpected. I just never fathomed any of this would happen.

It's kinda nice to start fresh every January. A new calendar... a blank page. Time to introduce the new and improved Me. I'm not sure what I hope 2009 brings. Peace perhaps. To find peace. For my heart to heal. For the heaviness weighing me down to lighten. More quiet instead of chaos. Normalcy. Brighter days. Fewer tears and fewer sleepless nights. A little less heartache and a little more happiness. Mostly I just hope that 2009 is better than 2008. Maybe that's asking a lot. I can hope though, can't I?

Happy New Year, everyone.


  1. Hope your have a wonderful 2009 and that the kids let you celebrate a bit tonight. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. Anonymous9:13 AM

    We will survive this new year . . .

    Trust me.

  3. I have to say, I don't know anyone who has had more good than bad in 2008. It seems to have been a terrible year for everyone all around. In my opinion, it's perfectly reasonable to ask for a better 2009. I hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the new year with your family.

  4. This really seems to have been a bad year for most people in one way or the other. 2009 has to be better for all of us.