Thursday, January 1, 2009

Waving goodbye as 2008 crawls back into the muck from whence it came

I have great expectations for 2009, mostly because 2008 was so awful for me.
Really. 2008 was one of the worst years I've had in a long time.
Had my heart broken twice, had health problems, had financial trouble, had problems with friends, problems with family, and.... did I mention I had my heart broken twice?

So, what did I do on January 1st, to usher in the new season of hope and promise and goodness?

Spent most of the day sick in bed with a terrible headache and backache.

The kicker is, I didn't even drink the night beforehand. I actually spent New Years Eve with my folks. We had homemade pizza and stayed up late watching the Twilight Zone marathon on the Sci-Fi channel. It was nice, even if it highlights the sad fact that I have no social life whatsoever.

Not sure what gave me the headache.
Perhaps it was one last kick from 2008, as it got hit by the door on its way out.

Good riddance.


Just a Blogger said...

The headaches are from the caffeine addiction or perhaps overload from all the Christmas candy. Hope you have a better 2009.

Giggle Pixie said...

Oh honey, I'm sooooo with you on both the heartbreak and the health problems in 2008. I'm wishing for the best for us BOTH in 2009!! Hang in their, this has just GOT to be our year!!


Travis said...

I wish you nothing but good stuff for 2009!

Janna said...

JustABlogger: If only I could easily attribute it to something as simple as that. All things considered, I don't think I drink much caffeine. Sigh. Maybe it's just aliens from Neptune trying to intercept my recipe for chili.

GigglePixie: Here's hoping!

Travis: Same to you! :)

Anonymous said...

That was kind of a suckalicious year. On the bright side though, you didn't get any terminal illnesses and no one shot or stabbed you. AND it can only get better in 2009, right?

whall said...

If you're the kind of person who responds to positive stimuli, I say to you - go get'em girl! I believe in you! You're the awesomest person I've had to pleasure to meet online. May 2009 make 2008 less than a memory. Give us some more of that good ol' Jannergy and spice it up!

If you're the kind of person who responds to comiseration, I say to you - don't I know it. Last year sucked so hard it created a black hole that put the LHC on high alert. And if health, financial and friendship issues weren't enough, we got terrorists, the economy, global cooling, er warming and Brangelina issues to deal with! Why don't they make harder drugs legal! ah, screw'em all, girl, we'll go down fighting!

If you're the kind of person who responds to stern criticism, I say to you - you'd better straighten up and fly right. Stop yer crying before I give you something to cry about.

If you're the kind of person who responds to apathy, I say to you - why should I care about your troubles? I don't even care about my own. Ah, why am I even commenting here?

Janna said...

XUP: Well, no terminal illnesses as far as I know... and, oh, look; there's someone coming up behind me with an icepick and a shotgun...

Whall: I think I'll have the freshly-steamed commiseration, with a side salad of positive stimuli. Herb vinaigrette dressing, please. And croutons.

Lynda said...

2009 just has to be better. It HAS to be.

Janna said...

Lynda: I really really hope so!!

Marilyn said...

Whall pretty much covered it all... 2009 just HAS to be better.

Janna said...

Marilyn: If it gets any worse, I'm moving to Mars.