Monday, December 29, 2008

She Holds a Smile Like Someone Would Hold a Crying Child

We had a lovely Christmas, complete with a huge dinner, gluten-free apple crisp and 3,561 new Lego blocks coming to live at our home.

It's after Christmas that the shit hit the fan.

Friday night we had a horrible storm, which knocked our neighbor's 20+ foot tree into our yard, toppling the honeysuckle trellis and three evergreen bushes.


The storm also blew off a few of our roof shingles, which we now need to figure out how to fix. Fast.

Saturday, Tuckie the Turtle passed away. We're all very sad, Griffin took it really hard. Both boys are dealing with it better today, but it was rough telling them.

Then yesterday both boys woke up with pink eye.

Two thousand and eight has not been the best year. And she's doing her best to be a mean, evil bitch the last few days of her life.

12 comments:

TD wool design said...

at my house too. good riddens, i say!

Chickenbells said...

2008 is being sent on it's merry way in my life as well! See Ya...

I'm so sorry for your loss...it's so tragic and sad to loose such an important part of your family. I hope that you're all able to recall the happy times in your moments of sadness...

And good luck with the shingles and the tree debris.

And Happy New year. (dammit)

jac said...

Oh no! Sorry about your turple. And your roof. And, um, the pink eye. New Year in 3... 2... 1...

LauraJ said...

aw sorry about poor Tuckie, the pink eye and the toppled tree. that's 3 things, things happen in 3's. so nothing else can happen!

oh wait a minute my verification word is badder....maybe i shouldn't have shared that.

beki said...

Come on 2009...I can't wait.

Gina Perry said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Tuckie and the whirlwind of natural disasters. At least you have legos to soothe everyone until the New Year arrives.

misschris said...

That wind was something awful.

Hon, I am so so so sorry.

Come ON, 2009!

PamKittyMorning said...

Sorry about Poor Tuckie. I liked that fellow.

sltbee69 said...

Sorry to read about Tuckie passing. I enjoyed your posts about him. Thank goodness the damage wasn't worse, at least that's one good thing about 2008, right?

Keyona said...

Goodness! Just a few more hours!

lera said...

Poor Tucky :-(

Hope that 2009 starts off better than 2009 ended. Happy New Year, friend.

Angelina said...

Good bye poor tuckie!

Hey, Bush is doing the same thing in his last few days.