2010 brought us difficulties in the job world this year. The merger and acquisition challenges combined with the new company entering into an unfamiliar business during a recession kind of challenges. One might think that a sharp decline in income from corporate America would make this a bad year.
I'll tell you why (assuming this lasts until midnight) 2010 is a banner year. So far (knock on wood, and hoping not to jinx myself) we have had no deaths of participating and loved family members, friends, or our personal canines this year. A client did loose his dog, Petey, who I have known since puppy hood this year. That was very sad, but (again knock on wood) our current dogs remain alive and healthy. To me that is a good year. We have gone seven years in a row of loosing human and canine family member friends. At least five of whom were in five different years but in the same month of December.
You can imagine why I get a little blue in December and expect that some horrible thing is going to happen. As a matter of fact, I should have accompanied my husband to the grocery store just to keep a watch out. Traditionally, we stay in on New Year's Eve because there are a record number of drunk or tired drivers out that night.
I did hear that the Monster got sick on Christmas Eve, and had to cancel the celebrations at her house. My cousin picked it up instead (we did not get the notification personally). I would like to share these comforting words that my father had to say about my mother in law dying and other difficulties he was unable to be a human being for:
"Join most of the human race. Life is tough some times, people loose loved ones, they get cancer, they get hurt, bad things happen all of the time."
Only I am not that cold hearted or selfish because an event is inferring with my self interest. I wish I were. I was tempted to inquire that nothing was seriously wrong with the monster. It does figure into the realm of reason, knowing how she truly felt about preparing the Christmas Eve fest, that she simply did not want to do it and lied. Course she is also morbidly obese with diabetes (supposedly or that was the excuse I was given for behavior), so she could be seriously ill. I do figure that she is such a martyr, she would have to be very ill in order not to "suffer through it".
However, the thought above is more thought than the monster deserves, and does not change what kind of a human being she has been or how Spermy has aided and abetted her in her mission(s). Or the fact that they take such horrible care of themselves. I'm just thankful that I am not as miserable as they are OR trapped in that particular marriage.
Karma, she is a bitch. That's two for two for Karma this year, as Eggy got someone stealing from her in cyber space as well and harassing her. Karma did just fine by me in 2010. My more materialistic donors would think I had a horrible year though:) Hence, most likely, why they seem so miserable.