The year is fast drawing to a close, Chuck is asleep after a day at the doctor’s, so it seems like a good time to reflect on the year that was.
As for most everybody, it’s been a weird seesaw year. There we were, innocently lving our lives, working, playing a bit mnding our own beeswax when the economy took a big dump on us all. Okay, it’s not like I was planning to retire next week or anything, but now next month is also out of the question. *sigh*
Then just about the time we rallied back from all of that, we get a notice from the IRS that we’re being audited. Yeehaw! And just about the time we wrapped our heads around THAT particular piece of news, Chuck gets diagnosed with cancer.
All in all it could have been worse, I suppose. We survived and as the year whimpers to a close, we’re still standing, still employed, still, well, here.
So as I thumb my nose to the year that was and bid a far from fond farewell to the pile of crap year that was 2008, I have to give thanks for all of the good things in our lives: good friends, a loving family and the certainty that life does, in fact, go on.
Here’s to 2009, and all of the possibilities the new year brings!