Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Brand New Year

I can't say that I'm sorry to see 2013 go--the last week was seriously too much. I was sooo happy to wake up this morning and not have to go play chess with a bunch of smarmy and painfully talented children. That in itself signifies the start of a nice new year to me! Even if I never want to touch another chess board in my life...Apparently though, our eldest has a talent for it that goes far beyond what I originally thought.

Things have been upside down and inside out this last couple of weeks, which is kind of to be expected. I have slipped majorly in many ways though, and I didn't expect the slide to be quite so extreme. If I'm at all bright, I'll get it together before the consequences become more extreme than the fall.

Did I mention that I got my ass handed to me by a few smarmy kids across a chess board this week? Yea...Being property really sucks sometimes--he wouldn't let me quit for life.


It seems only natural to begin the year with complaints. Of course, last year...

Ahh, 2013...
I have high hopes for 2014 though

please, please, please, please...
 Lofty goals, huh?


  1. I hope you get that and far, far more!
    Happy New Year.

    1. Jz,
      Well, I'm trying not to be greedy, but I may have my hopes just a tad higher than previously stated.
      Thank you! Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Yes to the first one, Yes to the second one, Abso-fucking-lutely to the last!

    Happy New Year!

    1. scarlet,
      lol. Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well.

  3. The last one brings me back to the good ole days.

    Here's to a better year!

  4. You're bright, you'll get it together!

    Love the 'bonus' picture!!!

    Interesting story, when I was in high school, a classmate and his brother were arguing. His brother finally had enough and stabbed him in the thigh with a fork. The tines went all the way in. Then his brother pulled it it. That ended their argument, for a few minutes. I'm sure it started right back up once the shock wore off.

    Yes I realize this isn't the place for this little side note, but you brought up the whole fork stabbing thing! :)

    1. Sarah,
      don't feel too bright most days.

      I love it! *Pauses to muse about the punishment should one of her sons decide to stab the other with a fork*

  5. Hi Lil, totally agree with you on all three! ... although tea for me please on the last one :) I need to get it together too!


  6. I get it, but on the other hand, there is something special about watching your child move past you in something they love to do. I hope the new year brings you some rest, and a boost back on track - cuz I know what you mean about that too. Good luck with all of it.

    1. gg,
      Oh, he moved past me and the entire chess club in the span of a semester. I don't mind that he can hand me my butt across a chess board (lord knows, it's been an investment for us). He's a good winner, not smarmy, tells you where you went wrong, happy to help anybody improve their game. I'm actually quite proud of him--this is something that could have a huge and positive impact on his life.
      No, I mind loosing on time to the smarmy one's...They don't listen after that lol.

      Thank you! I need back on track something terrible at this point lol.
      I hope that you find yourself back on track too--sometimes it's hard to get back when one has been wandering of necessity.

  7. My kids went back to school after the holidays and I'm in noise-withdrawal now.


Play nice.