2011 was a brutal and ugly year. It started off bad with my being sued by Allen Adkins And Associates on behalf of CITIBANK (more on that coming soon) and went downhill from there with numerous multi-hour power outages, ice and snow, Sandi hurting her knee falling in an ice covered parking lot at work, illness, drought and fires and more.
Like a country and western song the hits just kept coming with Sandi going on unpaid medical leave back in May, having a stroke within weeks of that and spending a week in the hospital, finally having the knee surgery, only to have days later on October 17 Karl being wrongfully suspended without pay from Kroger #581 here in Plano (more on that coming soon as despite being completely cleared he still is on unpaid leave), and then a horrible November when we learned of Sandi's brutal cancer diagnosis after two very rough weeks in the hospital.
December started with tests and chemo therapy and has ended the same way. Sandi's next test and visit with the cancer doctor is later this week. Round three of chemo will be in the middle of the month and one hopes the snow and ice will continue to stay away as with my car dead and hers barely running, we don't need any extra complications. Whether the chemo therapy has done anything besides make her feel very sick most days and caused her hair to fall out we most likely won't know until June when the first six sessions have finished and they do another PET scan to see what, if anything, has changed.
If I could fold the year 2011 all up into something physical that I could set fire to I would in a heartbeat. It feels like there is a need to make a burning sacrifice out in the parking lot to cleanse one from all the garbage that has happened. Obviously I can't do that as one can't fold up the year and burn it. Not to mention the fact that starting a fire in the parking lot buring something would excite the enighbors way too much who already think I am weird because I sit outside and read when the weather is decent.
Good riddance to 2011---- a year of unbelievable ugly crap!
From all of us.....
.....and Karl and I, we wish you a Happy New Year and a waonderful 2012.
You out there have been our only ray of hope. You know who you are. If it wasn't for your support, your prayers, and your generosity we would not still be here. We thank you. Again and again we thank you as it means the world to us.
Hopefully 2012 will mean better days for everyone!