October 17th, 2007

Sydney - couch

I'm not sure how many of you remember...

...this post - of my uncle and aunt's 69th wedding anniversary party that we attended back in 2004. Well, I just found out today that my aunt in the photo passed away the other night. :(

What a year it's been... :(

January - Our house gets robbed :[
February - My aunt is diagnosed with Lymphoma :(
March - My Grandma is sent to the emergency room with gall stones and refuses surgery! :( (which is the beginning to her being confined to a care home) :(
April - Our house gets robbed a second time! :[ :[
May - Sydney dog winds up the hospital :( (which, we later find, is really the beginning of the end) :(
June - Sydney has her vertigo attack (and really is never the same again...) :(
August - Sydney passes away :( :( :(
September - My uncle passes away after a long battle with diabetes :(
October - My aunt passes away :(

That's enough for the year, I think. I'm really ready for the rest of the year to be tragedy-free.... Can't we start 2008 early this year? I'm really ready for this year to end. :P

And my apologies for the depressing post - I know that in the grand scheme of things, there are so many others who have been through so much worse this year...

It hasn't been a good year for any of my friends either...

My co-worker's one year old son passed away in March :(
A friend's mother had a stroke in April
A co-worker and friend's father had an aneurysm in July
Another friend's mother passed away in July
Another co-worker and friend's cousin had an aneurysm this past week!

What is wrong with this year? SERIOUSLY??
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Now, just to balance things out...

... I stole this from dreamstoearn and alligatorandme :) and it seemed only fitting after my last post that I do this meme now.

The rules are easy, just post 10 things that recently made you happy! Tag up to 10 people and have them post this meme on their LJs.
  1. Planning my LA trip in a couple of weeks to see the International Sign Language Theatre Festival!! YAY for my two favorite things being combined in one weekend!!
  2. Hubby - plain and simple...
  3. Helping out at Game Night at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind - and interacting with everyone there.
  4. Hysterical Wonderette You Tube videos being sent to my MySpace page from a certain talented (and insanely funny) Wonderette! :)
  5. The Ovation Nominations!!!! (This should probably be higher on my list)
  6. Playing Scrabble on Facebook (Yes, I'm addicted!!) :)
  7. Memories of my last INCREDIBLE LA theatre trip and seeing Misty, Bets, Tami, Patrick, and meeting Kevin O (woo) :)
  8. My co-workers - I can't say enough how much I adore them - they really keep me going when work gets impossible.
  9. Wonderful, wonderful people I work with in Maui (reps, branch people, managers) - I just adore all of them out there!
  10. Russell friending me on Facebook. :)
And just as the other two did before me, I'm not going to tag anyone.
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