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out with the old, already

By Tara Zandra | November 16, 2007

2007 needs to go away. I’m tired of all the bad stuff and need it to be a new year. This year we’ve had financial problems, parenting problems, car problems, house problems, and I’ve had personal problems. Usually the good stuff outweighs the inevitable bad stuff that happens in life. But this year feels like loads of bad stuff with only a few glimmers of good here and there.

My car is back at the mechanic. It tried to overheat on Tuesday and turns out the fan is broken. This is not a very old car and we do take care of it. I’ve determined I cannot possibly have just been a used car salesman in a past life. I must have been some type of car mobster who went around killing people’s cars for no reason. I don’t know.

I do know I’m drained of all energy to constantly deal with stuff that keeps getting thrown at me time and again. I’ve put on my big-girl panties and I’ve dealt and attempted to moved on, but then there’s something else, and then another and another and there is no time to recover. It’s a great snowball effect and I need it all to just STOP already.

I am grateful for this time of Thanksgiving for it does help to focus on the bit of good. I know it’s important to remember it’s not all bad, and I know it’s not, it’s just it feels like the bad is burying the good. But the two areas that are consistently good are the family’s health and our marriage. Obviously two very big things and I cling to those like a life perserver in stormy seas.

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3 Responses to “out with the old, already”

  1. Mandi Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    I am SOOOO with you on this! This year has been a 10 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst! We’ve also dealt with personal problems, had severe financial problems, Dave’s brother died, possible health problems of mine, etc. It’s been so awful.
    It needs to end.

    I am sorry you’ve had a tough year Zandra. I really hope your car problems go away and that life starts looking up soon for you all.

  2. Jill Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    At least 2007 is winding down! And you are right, you do have a wonderful family to be thankful for…Hang in there!

  3. Vanessa Says:
    November 17th, 2007 at 7:50 am

    I’m with you — so long, 2007, and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!

    Here’s to a better 2008!