It has to be. 2008 just really sucked.
Now, before you start thinking I’m just a grumpy gus, let me explain. In 2008, I was sued wrongfully, Ron was almost laid off, and D was hospitalized 6 times.
Yes, 6 times. The visits ranged from 4 days to 2 weeks. And we had to put our lives on hold every time. I stayed in the hospital with her 24/7, so T had to stay at my folk’s and Ron had to live in an empty house, go to work and worry.
But, there are some good things that happened. Ron did not lose his job, D will survive, and the lawsuit? Well, that’s still ongoing. But if the world is fair, the judge will see that the whole thing is wrong and will throw it out. One can hope…
But, 2009 will be better! And I’m taking some steps to ensure this. My 2009 resolutions are: (drum roll, please)
1. I will knit more! I put this one first because I know I can keep it. I didn’t knit much last year until mid September. I’m not waisting that kind of time this year.
2. I will lose weight! I know that everyone says that, but I really need to. I need to set a good example for the girls. Before I got preggo with D, I had lost 35 pounds and felt great…then I got pregnant…kids run everything
3. I will find some way to bring in some money! This comes with a disclaimer. It must be doing something that I can bring the kids to. Ron works and goes to school, so I have little or no childcare. Wish I could make money knitting…
4. I will make this blog have readers and commenters! I see all kinds of blogs that have hundreds of readers and dozens of comments on each post. I try to follow their examples, but I think I’m doing something wrong. I don’t know how many readers I have, but I only get the odd comment from 3 or 4 people. If anyone has any ideas of how to get a larger audience, let me know.
I’m sure there are other things I probably need to do this year, but I’m keeping things simple.
Happy New Year!!!