Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday 55 7 Da Count- Out with the Old, In with the New

FRIDAY 55

Old Man 2010,
you've brought a lot of trouble.
You were a colicky baby,
a petulant child,
a defiant teen.
You turned into an irascible old man.
Yes, you mellowed out at the very end
but not enough to make me hope you linger.
Be on your way.
There's a new kid in town,
2011.



DA COUNT

So there you have it.  I won't be sorry to see 2010 pass into history.  I can't say it's been nothing but heartache but it's had more than it's share of trial and tribulation. But you know that...and this is Da Count, time to take note of the good stuff I've got rather than bemoaning the crap.  Through it all there has been provision.  Friends, both 3-D and virtual, have been there to offer a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. I don't know what I'd have done without them. Really,  I'd have gone out of my mind.  I'm also deeply grateful that my kids have endured.  The health and emotional issues have been manifold and deep.  I'm grateful there seems to be a slow upward trend and praying it continues in that direction.  As for the seemingly unending financial surprises too, frustrating as they are, I'm thankful I was able to absorb them without it meaning more debt. 

2010 did bring me a new job that is in a great place with great people and allows me access to all sorts of free care for myself and my family.  That's been a HUGE help with the various health issues among my kids.  There's a particular situation I don't address on the blog that has seen considerable improvement too....enough that I've dared to hope where I hadn't before.

So ok, the whole year wasn't entirely bad.  It had some important good too. And it's important to count that even as I look forward to 2011 and leaving the rough parts of 2010 behind me.


27 comments:

Eric Alder said...

My 2010 was a pretty good year, all-in-all... no major complaints (at least none that come to mind) and plenty of minor victories and joyous events.

Nice 55, Lady Lime!

Craig said...

I kinda felt that way about 2001. . . But just speaking on my own behalf, 2010 wasn't half bad. . .

Hope '11 and beyond treat you more in keeping with your innate wonderfulness. . . ;)

S said...

2010 was an incredibly active year which started with one of my crziest India trips ever, then was filled with teen angst, lots of expenses, death of my sister in law, tons and tons of sales! ( yay!) , some family therapy, some self help psychology books, and learning how to not let my teen crush me with her newfound distaste for me.

And here I am on New Years Eve, in India again, starting the year off right!

Happy New Year, Lime!

G-Man said...

Trini....
You are one of Life's Treasures.
Thanks for your loyal friendship, and have a Kick Ass 2011

Kat said...

I pray 2011 continues on the uptrend and brings you lots of happiness and peace. :)

Mama Zen said...

Hoping that 2011 brings lots of good stuff!

Teresa said...

I hope your 2011 is a wonderful joyous adventure!

hedgewitch said...

I share your sentiments on 2010--it wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that good either--a year of changes, but that's how it goes, eh? Sincere wishes that things continue on that upward trend, good luck on your new job, and Come on, 2011!

Yvonne Osborne said...

2010 was a bit of a disappointment. I'm with you ...bring in the new kid.

Happy New Year!

Brian Miller said...

the new year could not have got here sooner...i am with you in that...smiles. hoping yours is grand lime!

Alice Audrey said...

A week ago I wasn't ready for 2011, but now I am.

quilly said...

For me 2010 was a major improvement over 2009. I am hoping that 2011 is the same for you!

moondustwriter said...

yes 2010 has been wrought with trials but you are still hanging tough lady.

blessings for 2011

Dave said...

Michelle, glad you came through 2010 OK in the end, regardless of trials and tribulations. I had some too but time is a great healer and the year has ended well for me too. Happy 2011 - Dave

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's like there are a few political undertones in this. It's very good.

Mine's posted, if you'd care to come visit. Happy New Year to you.

Cad said...

55 words in tribute to a year's worth of days can't be bad! :)

Cheryl said...

When that clock moves from 12:00 to 12:01, I hope it rocks your world in a good way. A real heartfelt 55er.

izzy said...

It does grow old- but there is always hope around the bend ! and gratitude is a good way to end the year! Thanks.

crazy4coens said...

As far as I'm concerned 2011 better be better.......

TALON said...

Wishing you a glorious 2011...one that doesn't grow into a teen with 'tude! (loved your personification of the year!)

My 55: CURRENTS

Jingle said...

lovely 55.
best of luck 4 2011...

lecram said...

LOL... we have similar counts.

Cheers, Happy New Year... and thank you for keeping the flame of Da Count alive.

secret agent woman said...

Oh, met, too - so glad to be moving on to a new year. Wonder why we always picture the year as male?

Mona said...

Old order changeth yielding place to new...

Happy New Year Lime & co.

Hilary said...

Wishing you and your all the very best for 2011. Happy New Year, Michelle!

Moannie said...

Dear Lime, 2010 was not good for me and mine...I hesitate to empt fate and say, 'it can't get worse' so I am going to live in hope, and deal with what comes. It is only a date on a calender, after all. But I can wish for others, and I do.
Happy, healthy, and maybe a bit wealthy New Year to you and yours.

Jocelyn said...

Wish I could raise a glass right now, clink it with yours, and yell a hopeful "Cheers!" to the ceiling.