Happy New Year



Or as I like to say don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, ’13.   I’ve stopped greeting each new year with “it has to be better than last year”.  Actually I never did that until the end of 2011, again in 2012 and now .. well you get the picture.  Apparently the universe likes messing with me so I am keeping my hopes for the new year to myself. I won’t write 2013 off completely. It did bring the amazing gift of my first grandson and I’ve surprised myself with things I can handle that I never in a million years thought I could or would ever have to.  

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I say what didn’t kill me makes me want to mess someone up. Unfortunately there is no one to blame for any of it.  It’s just life and you know none of us are getting out of this alive.




  1. Jackie · December 31, 2013

    Love you Daize.


  2. myeyesareuphere · December 31, 2013

    Susan, I with you much healing in the upcoming year and no awful, unexpected life changing events.


  3. tw · December 31, 2013

    Like you I never used think about what kind of year it was or whether the year ahead had to be better. Now I joke with my Dad that there’s just one thing we have to do – win the lottery and move somewhere warm and tranquil while we both still have the chance. Life is difficult, no other word for it and yes, if I could find the orchestrator of our respective difficulties I’d hold them down while you messed them up! Then we could change around 🙂 I still live in hope that things will improve for all of us, no matter how slim the odds and I do hope the year ahead is without further difficulty for you xoxox


    • mainelyhopeful · January 1, 2014

      If only there was someone to hold responsible! Happy New Year 🙂


  4. Scorchy · January 1, 2014

    Loved this short post. Here’s to a decent 2014. xoxo


  5. Elyse · January 2, 2014

    At this point, Susan, I am just hoping that 2014 doesn’t suck for any of us. That’ll be a start, anyway! (Happy New Year!)


  6. lmarieallen · January 2, 2014

    I love the saying about time “healing wounds and broken hearts and shit”. Thanks for making me laugh on the first day of the year:)


  7. Tina Levy · January 2, 2014

    Susan, I am going to wish (for you) for a major shift in “luck” for you and your family in 2014. You certainly have a right to be as skeptical as you are. Until and if you can even consider things will improve, at least your friends can be hopeful on your behalf. It’s what friends do. they wish only good things for each other. I realize that you don’t know me other than an old acquaintance of Hanka’s, but that doesn’t keep me from feeling compassion and angst for someone who has had a very tough year. I do want to say that your gift of a grandchild has brought much joy to me as I get to watch little Fox in all his tiny glory. Thanks for sharing your great genes with him (and all of us!) HUGS of peace are being transmitted to you right now if only for an instant you can feel them! Tina (LaVerdiere) Levy on facebook.


  8. lightscanceraction · January 5, 2014

    I think of you often, Susan, and I do hope 2014 is better to you than the past few. It’s great you can see the blessing of your grandson between all the other heartache. Peace.


  9. karen sutherland · February 2, 2014

    dear susan,

    just checking in on you and letting you know that I am thinking of you, wishing you big hope for better days, and sending you some warm hugs. I hope you FEEL them!

    much love and light,



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