Wednesday, January 04, 2012


I've noticed a trend.  By scrolling through Facebook and twitter I'm seeing a lot of "friends" celebrating the end of 2011 in a different manner this year.  Usually it's the same old "looking forward to next year" or "had a great year, looking forward to continuing that this year" kind of stuff.

This time?  Not so much.

The trend is that 2011 sucked.  Across the board.

It did for us!

T was on the shelf with the stress fracture/chondral injury from May 5 until the end of the year.
We lost family members:  T's great uncle, my father.  Which brings the total of family members no longer with us to 7 since July 2010.  Fun 18 months there.
I spent the last 10+ weeks of the year on the disabled list with the ankle surgery.
Add in the usual work stress, shitty economy, etc and 2011 is by far the worst year of my adult life.  Hands down!

So I'm joining the chorus of voices out there in the interwebs - thankfully 2011 is behind us.  On to 2012!

In fact, T and I are doing everything we can to make this year as positive as we can.  In fact we've taken to calling 2012 the "year of the Parkers".  A bit presumptuous of us?  Maybe, but I don't really give a shit because it has to be better than the last cycle around the sun.