This past year has been so insanely tough on so many families throughout the US, mine did not come out unscathed, that’s for sure. While my personal life has been pretty damn good, with a generally awesome little kid, a solid marriage (other than the fact that Thomas gets on my nerves sometimes haha), and a handful of awesome friends (quality over quantity, right?), the rest has been kind of a mess.
The first half of the year was pretty decent.. The second half not so much. With Thomas losing his job right before Holden’s 1st birthday, it sort of went downhill from there. We still haven’t fully recovered from that and it’s put a serious strain on our finances and essentially killed our hopes of buying a house. Money is never something I enjoy thinking about.. i’d prefer to not have to think about it at all- but life has a way of throwing curve balls when you least expect it.
Here I am on New Years Eve, sitting home with my husband having a few drinks, our child fast asleep (for the time being) in the next room over.. Not exactly excited for the new year, but relieved that this one is over. Fuck 2008, seriously. Screw it. It sucked, hard, and i’m glad it will be over in a matter of hours.
Let’s all hope 2009 brings much better things for everyone. Less struggling, less stress, less shit-ass drivers (not holding my breath on that one).. Hopefully a new home without black mold and now a large hole in my kitchen ceiling that won’t be patched until after the new year (yay for maintenance!).. And maybe better TV programming. Seriously, Elf is a funny movie, but do we really need a 24 hour nonstop marathon of it? I think not.
Anyways, happy new years y’all. More funny and bitching (i’m sure) to come in ’09.
I've never had a near death experience, but I DID find 2 spiders in my house this morning, and that's pretty much the same thing.
If you like to be constantly criticized over your peanut butter to jelly ratio on sandwiches, being a parent is definitely for you.
It's called "Mom Tax" and it applies to ALL SWEETS OBTAINED BY CHILDREN pic.twitter.com/VExGwIOdBn
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Kid: When do I get the tablet back? Me: Thursday aftern--- Kid: *Yelling* I'LL NEVER GET IT BACK! Me: Okay, I guess never, then. #kidlogic
Being an adult is stupid. pic.twitter.com/ghkAP7UbIt
Me watching #AmericanNinjaWarrior: HAHA weak ass grip strength! Also me: Can't open a pickle jar.