January is Gone & I Hope the Curse Went With It!







I can't believe it's already February! I guess with so many things going on, I just about skipped January. (I wish I could have skipped it!) Things have finally calmed down a bit, but I never expect it to last because the moment I let my guard down...WHAM!!! Hit with another mack truck. So, I suppose I should finish my "cursed" story or at least the "humbug holiday" part with this post. So we continue with Part 3, "The Curse Continues" or I Have Had Enough".



If you remember, in the last post, the curse took my car. In the first chapter, it was my computer. This is the culmination of the rest.



During the holiday season, it always seems that more people than usual pass away due to depression of the season, health problems due to the cold or various other circumstances. This holiday season, a period of about 2-3 weeks, 4 people I knew passed away. Three were guys I have known for some years, 2 my age & the other maybe 10 years older. I am 42. Two were from heart attacks & one died from falling on the ice & hitting his head. The fourth was my hubby's aunt, his father's (deceased for as long as I have known hubby) sister. She died from cancer. It was just found about a month or so before. She didn't really have many symptoms. She wasn't feeling well. Thought she had a bad cold & was constipated for longer than she should have waited. By the time she went to the doctor, she had stage 3 cancer of pretty much all digestive system. They wanted to do surgery but the organs were too far gone. She was finally put it hospice & passed a couple of days later. The Lord took her fairly quickly so I believe she didn't suffer too much. My daughter took it pretty badly because she stayed at her home many weekends as grandma lives there as well. Too many passings in such a short time...sigh.



This part can be considered curse/stupidity or blessing/luck. Maybe a little of both. A couple of weeks ago, my middle sister, who is 40, somehow ended up totalling her car, getting out of it with no damage to herself or others. She was drunk, doesn't know why she was in that area & says she woke to the car crashing. Apparently, another car was involved but the guy, who must've been drinking also, left before the police came. She was taken to jail & no one knew where she was until later that day. It happened at 6:30 in the morning. A friend of hers got her out in the early evening after we found out where she was & how much it would be. I thank God she wasn't killed or killed someone else. There is a whole story with this but I only mention this as part of the "fun" I have been going through since the end of '09. We also have a great aunt who my mother lives with that fell down while at the doctor's for a stress test. She tripped over some mops that were in the hall & broke the bone under her left eye in 4 places. So, she was in the hospital for a few days.



I think that's about it for the major stuff (for now anyway). So, if anyone wonders why I seem a bit pessimistic, I hope this gave you a little idea. lol.



Things have calmed down some & I have been busy as ever. I still have no sound on my computer. It looks like I need a new sound card. I will pick one up tomorrow (later) & hopefully that will take care of that problem. I love my 2005 Cobalt. So, does my daughter. Now she can take this car for her driving test to get her license. Soon another teenager on the road. (I will be praying the rosary constantly...lol) This car is very good on gas, too. So that helps a little with the financial situation that we're all in these days. Hubby & I are working. (even if we'd rather hit the big lottery) The weather here in Michigan hasn't been too bad this winter, yet. But, of course, they are calling for a good amount of snow Tuesday into Wednesday this week. But at least it's not like "Snowmageddon" that the east coast just had. Or it's not "supposed" to be...I shouldn't even think that! Put the thought right out of my mind before I jinx it!



I guess I have held you captive long enough. (those of you who have stayed this long) I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed week full of love & good things! Till we meet again...






Babushka Blowin' In the Wind,



Collette



(((HUGS)))

24 comments:

Quirkyloon said...

Oh me, oh my!

I hope the curse is over too. I feel so trite, writing I'm sorry! But sometimes that's all a person can say, but I can do something else for you.

{hugs}

And I promise I won't send any zombies your way, k? Last thing you need is to worry about a zombie nipping at your heels!

{hugs}

Ron said...

So sorry to hear about the deaths, my friend. It's so hard to lose people we are close to, isn't it?

It reminds me of how fragile life can be.

For some reason, I think January was a very challenging month for a lot of people. I've read more blog posts last month about similar type things.

Well, at least February is a short month. And before you know it...SPRING will be here!

So glad to hear you're enjoying your car!

OMG...we're also getting more snow this week in Philly. Not as bad as last weekend, though.

Sending ya a BIG hug, dear lady!

{{{{{{{ Collette }}}}}}}}}}}

X

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! That was a tough January. I'm sorry for your losses and I really hate that I had to use the plural of that word.

It's been raining here. My yard is a lake.

Stay warm!

Jientje said...

Oooh my. I hope ( from the bottom of my heart) you had all your bad luck in one month and the rest of the year brings you nothing but good tidings and happiness. Hugs xxx

Kelly said...

Oh, hon... here's to hoping February is rainbows and unicorns compared to January!!!
And don't worry, I got plenty of snow here on the east coast, more than enough to share with you... and more coming tomorrow night!!!

Collette said...

@Quirky-Thanks but I don't think they'd be nipping at my heels...lol
@Ron-It really does seem that the holidays take a toll.
@Reffie-If it freezes, you can ice skate :)
@Jientje-Thank you. I hope 2010 is wonderful for us all!
@Kelly-With my luck, I'd trip over the rainbow & get stuck in the a$$ by the unicorn.LOL.

dana said...

We enter every new year with hopes and before January bites the dust, we usually find ourselves making a list of what we wish for the NEXT year. Bad luck and loss gets very OLD after a while.

MomZombie said...

Wow, that is a lot of bad stuff in a short period of time. Sorry about the loss of your aunt as well as your three friends. I suppose we must always savor every moment, good or bad, since we don't know what tomorrow holds for us. I hope February and beyond holds good things for you and your family.

Kathryn said...

Oh, my dear friend....your January sucked!! You simply must be done for the next 14 months....I shall proclaim it so. You will find dollars you didn't know you had and everyone will stay healthy and happy.

Oh, and you shall have great hair days every single day and your daughter will win an award for her excellent driving skills.

And then, she'll win a new car and give you back yours.

I'm so appreciative of all your sweet comments at my place...with everything you've been going through, my complaining feels so very insignificant.

Be well, my friend.
(((HUGS)))
xoxo

Zombie Mom said...

sorry for all the loss... sometimes there are those periods that really remind you of mortality and brevity/value of each life. Hope things smooth out and that you get some time thats not so challenging soon. Hope you are not being snowed in wherever you are.

Collette said...

@Dana-So true.Maybe if I just look at each new day as a blessing!
@MomZombie-Thanks.So far so good...lol
@Kathryn-Finding money would be awesome! And I realize that no matter how big or small, we each have our own problems that mean a lot to us. :)
@ZombieMom-TY. Sometimes we just have to look for the positive. Only about 6 inches of snow here. I feel bad for the east coasters! UGH!

LceeL said...

Dontcha just hate it when those curses grab ya and won't let ya go? I know I do. Hang in there, kid.

Mrsblogalot said...

Here's another hope for all curses away!

Enchanted Oak said...

Thanks for your hugs on my blog. With all the craziness in your life, I'm really touched you came by. Here's to a really fine February.

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Double Wide Mom said...

So sorry about the deaths in your life and your sister's accident. Hang in there.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!

Blessings,
LMM

VE said...

Yeah, yeah...and by the time I finally make it over here...FEB is almost gone too...

Elizabeth Patch said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my SITS day. this IS the longest, darkest part of the year and I hope things are turning out to be "sunnier" in your life!

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Lets just do the goddess dance and scare back the curses. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Thanks for stopping by my circus. Spring will be here soon.

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v said...

i have sooo been meaning to stop by and say hello to you. i'll have a look around while i'm here. hope all is well and things are better.

Collette said...

WOW! I thought I'd stop by & check if anyone else stopped by & lo & behold, YES, more bloggy buddies! Thanks so much to all of you! You all make my day!
Now, onto a long awaited post! (((HUGS)))

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