When 2007 had begun to wane, I was glad. It was a suck year, and I had high hopes for 2008. After all, I was hoping to start on my grad degree, we’d be getting orders for what we hoped would be a shore tour in Colorado, and there would be no more deployments for a long while.
Then the Effing Shrub and LT Happy stepped all up in our shit. We ended up with a follow-on surge deployment in January, the IA report date in June, and yet another year gone by living fully the single mom life plus –bonus- new graduate degree work and $150k loss in house value. 2008 sucked more balls than a M/M slash-fic character.
Let’s hope 2009, with all its promise (not to mention the sense that it would be hard to match much less surpass the suckage of 2008), brings us more reasons to be happy, stress-free, and thankful. I don’t know about y’all, but I was hard pressed to find a reason to smile last year.
Ahhhhhhh. That felt good. Last year. As in, the one that is no more. Glory be and pass the tofurkey.
Hey, 2008! Kiss my starfish. Buh-bye.