Ah, yes, of course. The gypsies, they gave you your soul. The gypsies are filthy people. Ptui! We shall speak of them no more.

Ilona Costa Bianchi ,'The Girl in Question'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2015: Goodnight moon  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Thanksgivukkahmas, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering.

Go away, 2015.


-t - Dec 07, 2015 6:08:07 am PST #27 of 251
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Oh, don't wish for that. Tranquility, yes; less life in your life - I understand why, but, well, we should know to be careful with wishes, right?


Kate P. - Dec 07, 2015 6:15:32 am PST #28 of 251
That's the pain / That cuts a straight line down through the heart / We call it love

No, you're right, of course -- I suppose I should come up with a better way to phrase that, at least. Let's just go with tranquility, then.


Glamcookie - Dec 07, 2015 10:12:54 am PST #29 of 251
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

Goodnight moon...so perfect and heartbreaking. 2015 has been a hard Buffista year and I hope the coming year is brighter.

Personally, 2015 has been pretty positive. We have:

  • Relocated to NC from CA
  • Experienced first snow (my boys, that is)
  • Moved into our new home
  • Turned 2 (F) and about to turn 6 ( !!!)
  • Visited often with grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts (previously saw them ~1 per year)
  • Started Kindergarten (!!!!)
  • Got a new job (me, last month - same company)
  • Stopped nursing forever (sob)
  • Visited CA (DW and I in separate trips)

Hoping for a lovely, peaceful year for you, my Buffistae. Hugs and love.


Dana - Dec 07, 2015 1:35:03 pm PST #30 of 251
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I was looking back at my DW to refresh my memory of what happened this year. The third entry is about ita. Not long after that is me talking about needing my AD adjusted. Not long after that, my great-aunt died. In August, my husband got fired, in an unfair and traumatic way.

This has maybe not been the best year.

There was good, of course -- I went to cons and saw friends, shrift came to New Orleans and we did Mardi Gras, husband and I went on a cruise.

I've been so angry for the past several months, because so many people are hateful and wrong. Guns, gay rights, women's rights, poverty, tolerance -- I just don't understand why people are like this.

And then Ginger. It's a hell of a way to end the year. I'm going to try to be less angry and more productive, in several ways.


esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:39:38 pm PST #31 of 251
S to the A -- using they/them pronouns!

Is there still time to hop on Secret Santa?

It's been a ... transitiony year for me. I was laid off last November, in poor health and a great deal of pain, and spent 3/4 of this year recovering. (I was fortunate to be covered by unemployement.) It was for the best in so many ways, but the result of dropping a ton of stress has had intensely positive physical and mental result. I kind of hibernated 2015. The time I allowed myself to heal has proven to be what I've needed, probably for awhile.

In September I was fully grant funded to return to college for additional training! At the end of my first term I have all A's and a great chance of continuing to receive funding for the near future. It was the best move I could make for myself. That's pretty much all I've been doing for the rest of the year.

It's been a rough Buffista year. Losing people I've know for nearly half of my life is quite devastating. But I am grateful for all the ways I've gotten to reconnect with folks this year and feel the love shared here. Thanks for being a place I can come home to.


meara - Dec 07, 2015 8:42:03 pm PST #32 of 251

What are you (re?)training for, SA? That sounds great!


esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:52:52 pm PST #33 of 251
S to the A -- using they/them pronouns!

Accounting! It's what I've been doing for the last few years, but with all my education in the humanities I skipped, you know, math. Business. More math. Excel! I'm doing pre-reqs for about a year, and then the goal would be to transfer to the local uni and either complete a certificate, or more pre-reqs for an MS.

I was worried at the beginning that I was going to be bored, covering stuff I already did. But I never took math in high school or college (apart from one very sad trigonometry class). Turns out, as I discovered nearly two years ago, that I experience a substantial learning disability in math. So I avoided it because I couldn't comprehend it, further provoking the diminished capacity to learn. And it didn't get caught effectively when I was a minor.

Now tho, I have Accommodations. And Services. Let me tell you about how in love with the testing center I am, the testing center with its individual rooms and soundproofing.


esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:54:00 pm PST #34 of 251
S to the A -- using they/them pronouns!

Also! ::tacklehug:: meara! I love you! I miss you! Oh baby, oh baby.


Zenkitty - Dec 08, 2015 3:37:29 am PST #35 of 251
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

It's good to see your font around here again, SA. I'm glad it's been a good, healing year for you.


-t - Dec 08, 2015 3:54:09 am PST #36 of 251
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That's wonderful to read, SA.