Sunday, January 1, 2012

365 days

2011 was better than 2010, but that's not saying a lot. The bad stuff:

  • I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and depression
  • My back is getting progressively worse
  • Spent far too much money on car repairs
  • My mother had health and financial issues that required me dropping everything and going to take care of her
  • My stepson has dropped out of college, and has shown little desire to go back
  • My wife has had her own health issues-physical and mental
  • I wanted to walk away from something I'd created and cared for because I didn't think anyone cared but me
  • And I'm still out of work
The good stuff:

  • I have friends, some of whom went well out of their way to help me when I was at a very low point in my life. They know who they are, and I will never be able to let them know how truly much what they did meant to me
  • I can't count how many people told me they would have missed me if I hadn't been to Southern Comfort this year. It meant a lot to know that.
  • My family is doing better-mom's better, my wife is losing weight and feels healthier than she has in years, and my stepson is slowly realizing that school is better than real life
  • My wife got to take her first real vacation since we moved to Dallas five years ago
  • We are not saddled with huge amounts of debit 
  • My family loves me and accepts me for who I am
So it's not really that bad, is it? I'm actually looking forward to 2012. I have hope, and love, and that's what matters, isn't it?

A happy new year to you all,

Zelda Rose


  1. Happy New Year Z!

    Yes .. hope and love. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

    Hope you have a great year!

  2. Hi Zelda, So great to hear things are coming around for you! Actually, Cyndi & I are headed to New Orleans in 2 weeks for my nephew's wedding. It'll be our first time there and I am so looking forward to it. Have a great new year and hope to see you in Sept.


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  4. Hi Zelda, So great to notice things tend to be coming around for you! Actually, Cyndi & I tend to be headed to New Orleans in 2 weeks for my nephew's wedding ceremony. It'll generally be our very own first-time there and also I am so hunting ahead to it. Have a great unique 12 months and also hope to see you in Sept.


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