Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011... A Look Through The Rearview Mirror

Looking back, I must admit 2011 hasn't been the best of years for us. A huge chunk of time was spent going to doctor appointments, countless hours on the phone with AT&T trying to get our services to work, trying to redecorate for showing the house (someday) and attending far too many funerals for family and friends. Somehow, we were able to survive a record setting drought, late record setting freezes that jumped straight to record setting heatwaves, the wildfires from Hell and city imposed water rationing because there are so many idiots in our city that just didn't get it that we are seriously running out of water. Soon.



The entire year has been riddled with repairs in and around the house and we've still only taken a tiny chunk off the *Big Picture* of things that need to be done. We still have so many things to update and repair. However, if we keep hiring people who are slow as molasses, then we've still got a few years ahead of us before we're even ready to put the house on the market, much less move. Luckily, I've also learned many things already, about the way things are done and not done.Always good to know, right?



 
Whew! That is the most we've ever had to deal with in one year. Maybe one other year. The year we lost both of Mr. Snooty's parents to cancers (7 months apart) was gut wrenching but we didn't have insanely drastic and unpredictable weather to deal with, in addition to what was going down in our lives. But I'm getting off track here.







So taking everything that has happened this year into consideration, I'd say 2011 ranks pretty low on my list of the *good years*. That said, there have been some pretty grand perks to the year. I was able to see Celine Dion for the first (and last) time, zip-lined for the first (and second) time, learned I could successfully do my own home decorating, discovered the joys of spray painting and Goodwill, taken 4 or 5 nice trips together, and I had one of the highlights of my year, going to Seattle and getting to know my *blisters* (blog sisters) better.



Probably the best part of 2011 Christmas was having Mr. Snooty's brother and his family come to visit after Christmas. We had so much fun with them and we all found one another to have mellowed over the years, allowing us all to have nothing but fun times. However, we all went bowling yesterday (which neither of us have done in years) and today we are both miserable with muscle aches, back aches and various other pains.....



What were we thinking?



So, for a HUGE laugh today, go here to see the top 25 Twitter auto-correct fails. Never have I laughed so hard at the many reasons I don't text...

6 comments:

Tammy said...

Life has so many ups and downs from year to year, I know my year was full of them! I'm glad your 2011 ended on a positive note. On to 2012 for more ups and downs!

Lori Browning said...

Vol Fan and I have been playing beach volleyball on the Kinect and are both so sore we can hardly raise our arms...

Bodacious Boomer said...

Doug and I went bowling a couple of years ago. Why is something that used to be so very easy so very hard now? (the next day anyway)

My thighs were screaming at me. They were seriously pissed.

Beth Dunn said...

Cheers to a happy and hopefully pleasant weather 2012 to you. What lovely family photographs! And I'm jelly you zip lined--dying to try it!
xoxo
SC

Roan said...

I hope you have fewer weather issues in this new year, and I'm glad to see the family visit turned out better than you thought it would. I'm late getting around, but wanted to wish a happy and healthy new year for you and all your family.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm trying not to laugh about the bowling strains ;) if it makes you feel any better, my two boys walked around a zoo yesterday & complained of aching legs all evening. They had had a two-week break from their sports & spent it lounging. Slugs.
That was a tough year, surely 2012 is going to be a great one-- don't good and bad years go in cycles? (just say yes)

 

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