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    I for one, will be glad when the year is over.
    Hopefully, this last unpleasant incident is the end for the year. All the work I had to do because of the snow we had the Winter of 2009-2010 caused me to have to have surgery on my shoulder. And it has been one thing after another since then: my favorite Aunt died; I pulled a muscle in my back and neck and couldn't turn or tip (up or down) my head; both hips are shot and causing sciatic pain; and finally yesterday, I had a doctor appt. and my truck battery was dead. I know that isn't nearly as bad as the other things I've listed, but, the truck is just 3 yrs old and only has 24,500 miles on it and it was a total surprise, just the last straw, I hope.

    I am thankful for the new friends I've made this year, especially from this board. I know many of you had a great year and I pray that the years to come will continue to be great for each and everyone of you.

    Bye....bye 2010. Welcome 2011 and come on in with a better year for all of us.

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    It does seem like rough times come in waves. Soon a new year and fresh beginnings. My wish for you is to have a Happy and Healthy new year.:)

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    I feel for you Sewze. Except for the truck problem, I have all the same physical issues. I'm 67 & way too old to be digging myself out of the snow storms of 2009 & the one we got this past Sunday. Our street plowing is being done by non-speaking English guys who don't know how to plow in preparation for the next snow & not create hardships for home owners. I'm sure my current shoulder, neck, headache, & back problems are from too much shoveling, but I can't afford to have someone come to clear out the foot of my driveway several times in one day.

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    A new year a new start. I know how you feel it has been the same on this end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewze
    I for one, will be glad when the year is over.
    Hopefully, this last unpleasant incident is the end for the year. All the work I had to do because of the snow we had the Winter of 2009-2010 caused me to have to have surgery on my shoulder. And it has been one thing after another since then: my favorite Aunt died; I pulled a muscle in my back and neck and couldn't turn or tip (up or down) my head; both hips are shot and causing sciatic pain; and finally yesterday, I had a doctor appt. and my truck battery was dead. I know that isn't nearly as bad as the other things I've listed, but, the truck is just 3 yrs old and only has 24,500 miles on it and it was a total surprise, just the last straw, I hope.

    I am thankful for the new friends I've made this year, especially from this board. I know many of you had a great year and I pray that the years to come will continue to be great for each and everyone of you.

    Bye....bye 2010. Welcome 2011 and come on in with a better year for all of us.
    Yes, it has been a rough yer for me. Luckily my health issues were easily solved by adjustments to my meds. But all I seem to have done this year was spend money; sump pump failed and flooded the basement. In June when we had that terrible storm and was without power for 5 days in opressive heat. I had just come home from a week in Michigan when that happened. My dog had diahhrea all over the carpet so had to replace that; separation anxiety. Got the driveway repaved, then the dog hurts his knee and had to have ACL surgery; still recovering from that. The garbage disposal committed suicide the weekend before Christmas. My truck battery died the same day the refrigerator repairman had been here. And it goes on and on and on.....May the next year be a wonderful one for all of us :lol: :roll:

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    Yes, 2010 was a trying year for my family too. I'm looking forward to 2011. There may be additonal challenges in the new year but hope springs eternal. May you (and everyone here on the board) have a Happy, Healthy New Year!
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    I think the last few have been very trying around here. DS had a horrible motorcycle accident, he and his new pup moved in for 7 months, my Mothers health has continually declined ( I took care of her daily) she is going on 8 weeks in the hospital. I found a new job last Jan and was laid off this October. Luckily Dh and I had a vacation planned and paid for just before I lost my job and we will away for 10 glorious days to Aruba in Feb/11

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    it has been a very (EVENTFUL) somewhat traumatic...busy, crazy year...and i too look forward to it ending...definitely looking toward the future. there is already trauma coming for the new year...3 family members who will be gone soon, one of which is my younger brother...it is all pretty hard to deal with...work, home, family...non-stop
    so i am looking forward to the new year with an attitude of...
    no matter what the new year brings it is good to -- BE ALIVE; BE LOVED; BE EMPLOYED; HAVE A ROOF; HAVE AN AUTO THAT RUNS; HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO CARE and have this great *hobby* to help me pass the time while sitting in hospice houses, hospitals and during down time at work.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE...MY WISH IS FOR A HEALTHY, SAFE NEW YEAR!!!

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    Hope for a Wonderful, stress free New Year for you :!:

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    I had my share of hardships (the worst was coping with Mother's death in Sept. "09 But once I asked God to help it got easier} God won't give us more than we can handle...God is good..We should count our blessing.. May God bless each of you and have a wonderful New Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by sally's girl
    I had my share of hardships (the worst was coping with Mother's death in Sept. "09 But once I asked God to help it got easier} God won't give us more than we can handle...God is good..We should count our blessing.. May God bless each of you and have a wonderful New Year
    Aretta,
    You are so wise to seek God's help. HE can get us through anything. Nothing is too big for God, HE can handle everything.

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    Looking back, this hasn't been too bad of a year. Of course I'm ignoring the fact that I was diagnosed with cataracts, my arthritis is getting so much worse that I'm in pain constantly, I'm pretty sure that I have a stress fracture in my foot and I got sick for three weeks after Thanksgiving. There's been other things--bad knees, hips, shoulders, my favorite cousin had a really bad stroke, etc. but, I won a Janome 3160, I'm alive, my daughter is healthy, no one had to have any surgeries this year, so I guess it hasn't been too bad. Sometimes we all get so focused on the fact that they glass is half empty that we forget to quench our thirst with the half that isn't.

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    All in all I've had a great year. I learned to cope with certain family members...nothing I can do to change them, so I either accept them or at times just ignore them. I have found my inner peace with not working anymore and have accomplished many things. In addition, I have stumbled on this board which is full of so many wonderful, caring, helpful people. I believe the Good Lord led me here.

    Peace to all and Happy New Year!

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    I hope this next year is much better for you. Happy New Year.

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    When the year hasn't been that great for whatever reason I find it very cathartic to focus on a fresh New Year.
    We've had a lot of challenges this year and frankly I'm glad it's almost over. I really don't like to rush time but it's the way I feel right now.
    Having said that I'm still full of gratitude and give myself a good lecture when I start my famous pity party.
    I agree about the half-full/empty cup :D:D
    Happy New Year, all my wonderful friends!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

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    At least we all survived and we still have each other.

    Our holidays have been bittersweet this year as we know it's the last holidays we will have with my dad. I am thankful for the time this year with my parents and I've had the opportunity to say everything I needed to say. So many don't have that option. I just pray what time my dad has left, he doesn't suffer. And that God helps my mom adjust to the changes once he's gone.

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    I just lost my mom too, and have not handled it very well I have been out of work since I became her caregiver and am heading back next week. My hope is the experience I have gone through with my mom and the horrible pain of loosing her will one day be something the Lord will let me help someone else and make their journey a little softer.

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    A very gratifying thank you to all of my wonderful friends on the QB, for your wonderful insight, wisdom, and advice. I truly love you all.

    May we all have a much better New Year.

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    I have had a rough year and can't wait for the new one and hopefully 2011 will be a much better year. Things were good until I had surgery twice for flesh eating disease on my leg and then after 2 1/2 months recuperating, I lost a job I loved with a cancer research group. I am thankful that although I have some nasty scars I didn't lose the leg. It would have been hard sewing without my right leg!My DD, DGS and I had to move in with my son and his family as we couldn't afford the high rents in the city with me not working. Have not had any luck finding a new job but I keep hoping as we need to get into a place of our own. I know a number of people on this board have also had a rough time in 2010 and I hope that 2011 is better for everyone here.

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    I too have had it rough with medical problems this year. I am so grateful that I found this board, it has helped me so much.

    All of you on the board are very compassionate and helpful to me and one another.

    It's out with old and in with the new!

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    I have read all your messages and I pray that the coming year will bring all God's goodness and mercy to each and all. I get to thinking how tough I have it sometimes and then I read the board and I find out how really blessed that I have been and I feel so ashamed of myself. My New Years resolution is for me to have more concern and compassion for all my fellow friends, relatives and most of all my dh. I know I get a little short with him sometimes. He didn't ask to get cancer. But God is good. He is in remission now. I want to with each and everyone of you a Safe, Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year 2011.

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    Try to put all the troubles behind, count your blessings, I bet you can't and be for sure The good Lord always gives us more than we ask for and always something to look foward to.

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    After reading about all of you, I have to say it's been a better year than I anticipated. Our Christmas was special with our children and families around and all week we have had people coming and going. I hope for all of you a very Happy New Year with nothing but wonderful memories and no more pain.

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    Reading what many of us have been through this year makes me think I have not had it so bad. I turned 77 on th 7th of April....I said to myself 3- 7's sounds like a winner but it has not turned out that way. I have thyroid eye disease and there is no treatment just a lot of pain and discomfort. It usually last 2 to 3 yrs. so with every passing day I say "One day closer to healing." It can't drive, read or quilt so it has taken my pastimes. I know I will get through it but it has been very humbling. God grant me a better 2011.

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    When you are down the only way is up . Hope things are better next year.

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