New Year's Friday Five

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New Year's Friday Five
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 2:32pm

It's the last weekend of 2012, it's hard to believe.

Did you like this year?

What were some things you wish hadn't happened?

Do you have any good memories from this year?

Where will you spend New Year's Eve?

Do you make resolutions or do you believe in them?

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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 9:52am

It's the last weekend of 2012, it's hard to believe.

Did you like this year? This has been one of the worst years ever for me.

What were some things you wish hadn't happened? I was up for a huge promotion at work. I didn't get it. The one in charge of hiring, a new hire to my employer, started his job and reopened the position so more people could apply. Shockingly, he hired his best friend for the postion that I had been groomed for for the past 4 years.
My air conditioner went out and the whole thing had to be replaced. my furnace went out ($200 repair), my hot water heater went out and had to be replaced.
And now I hear my yearly taxes may go up $3,00 a year. I live paycheck to paycheck. This year wiped out my savings. I am in financial agony.
Need I go on??

Do you have any good memories from this year? My kids played great baseball and softball all season. I love watching them play.

Where will you spend New Year's Eve? Home

Do you make resolutions or do you believe in them?  Never

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Sun, 12-30-2012 - 4:02pm

Did you like this year?  Yes, I can't say anything awful happened in 2012 directly to me.

What were some things you wish hadn't happened?  Just normal daily things, like I wish DH didn't get stressed out at work, I wish my FIL was easier for him to take care of, I wish my kids didn't have to struggle with their ADHD, etc.

Do you have any good memories from this year?  I can honestly say there were far more good memories than bad.  We try to celebrate our lives together as a family as much as possible and had so many fun times with just the 4 of us and with my extended family.  My DS is always changing and improving (I guess he's growing up, sniff, sniff).  I have my family and my kitties.  I have very true friends.  I even have Zumba, haha.  I am truly blessed.

Where will you spend New Year's Eve?  At home as usual.  We have lots of good food to span over the course of the evening:  lobster tails, haddock, clams cascino, cocktail meatballs, and shrimp cocktail.  My sister asked if we would join them, but we just don't like to be out on the roads on New Year's eve.

Do you make resolutions or do you believe in them?  I make resolutions all through the year.  I am always trying to be a better person, to let things go, to be more understanding, etc.  I am not always successful, but each day is a new one.

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Mon, 12-31-2012 - 1:15pm

Your year did suck, nothing like having a snake for a boss.  Yell

It's too bad we couldn't do the same thing to congress and let them try to find anything good in their plan.  Sealed

I on the other hand had a pretty good year, in my love life that is.  Kiss

I hope next year brings great things for all of us.   Money Mouth

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