Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Sober New Year

I had some sad news today - a dear friend's husband passed away on Monday, and services are tomorrow (Wednesday). I am so sad for the family - they are very close-knit and loving. I know they will find comfort in their faith, in each other and in the love of friends.

I visited Mom very briefly on Saturday, but a virus is going around the assisted living facility, and she was not up to a visit. I have been fighting a scratchy throat for about a week, and it has finally decided to turn into a full-blown sore throat. I was sick for New Year's Eve last year, but this cold (so far) is not nearly as bad. I've had lots of colds over the last 2 years. Guess my childhood immunities don't recognize the new batch of viruses, and my immune system is gearing up for the next several decades. I'm glad I got a flu shot this year.

So this is a sober New Year (truly, no pun intended) for me. I suppose it's appropriate, given the condition of my little world and the condition of the larger world. I'll have a small celebration at home, and I'll be asleep shortly after midnight. Time to gear up for the hard (but worthwhile) work ahead in 2009.


Pax Romano said...


I've been fighting a cold on and off since Xmas eve, so it has sort of put a damper on my holiday spirit ... and then the news of the death...all in all, this has been one year I can not wait to see end.

Here's hoping that 2009 is better for all of us.

Merci said...

We'll just have to get well in time to celebrate on January 20th. With the inauguration comes hope for the future.

citizen of the world said...

It's always especially sad to lose someone during the holidays. I'm sorry.

Merci said...

citizen of the world-
Thank you. Yes, this is an especially tough time for my friend, Mommanator, and her family.

Joe Tornatore said...

let's hope 2009 is better for all of us. prayers and thoughts for Mommanator.