Sometimes when I'm sitting in class... You know, I'm not thinking about class, 'cause that would never happen. I think about kissing you. And it's like everything stops. It's like, it's like freeze frame. Willow kissage.

Oz ,'First Date'

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2018: The Real Bad Place Was The Friends We Made Along The Way  

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, 2018. You have a lot to turn around, 2019. Be a Good Place.

-t - Dec 10, 2018 5:43:31 am PST #21 of 131
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh my goodness, Fred Pete! That is a lot. It sounds like you are making good choices for yourself right now, so I hope that continues and the things outside your control go your way. Hugs.

Jesse - Dec 10, 2018 5:47:50 am PST #22 of 131
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh man, Fred! Here's hoping the coming year is more settled and better.

Calli - Dec 10, 2018 6:11:55 am PST #23 of 131
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

Wow—that's a lot, Fred. I'm glad you were able to move forward with the changes you needed. And I hope 2019 is a better year.

Laura - Dec 10, 2018 6:19:21 am PST #24 of 131
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Fred, that is so much upset and turmoil for a year. It really does sound like you are getting things under control and taking much better care of your physical and emotional health. I agree that continuing working really does add a great deal of stability to life. May 2019 be free from excess drama.

amyth - Dec 10, 2018 6:34:08 am PST #25 of 131
And none of us deserving the cruelty or the grace -- Leonard Cohen

askye, you've made amazing progress. I'm so glad.

Wow, Fred. I hope 2019 is a good year for you. It sounds like you are doing some important work towards taking care of yourself, but none of that is easy. Wishing you all the best.

amych - Dec 10, 2018 7:41:41 am PST #26 of 131
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Oh, Fred, I had no idea so much was going on with you! It sounds like you've found a way to build some stability and that's much needed right now -- wishing you continued improvements in all things (and pls give my scritches to the cats)

Beverly - Dec 10, 2018 9:23:59 am PST #27 of 131
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Fred, that's a lot. I'm grateful you've found your way through to where you are, and that you're making choices mindfully, and continue to work toward health, both mental and physical. All best thoughts that things work out well for you--and the cats.

askye, I am awed and impressed by all you've achieved. You've always been beloved among Buffistas I've known (and actually met!). I'm glad you're finding that self-knowledge and self-love now, too.

Fred Pete - Dec 10, 2018 12:39:14 pm PST #28 of 131
Ann, that's a ferret.

Thanks for the thoughts. When things calm down a bit, I'm going to take a vacation. I'm thinking Vermont in May or June -- it's the only state east of the Mississippi River that I've never been in.

NoiseDesign - Dec 10, 2018 12:54:58 pm PST #29 of 131
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

Oh Fred! I just want to give you a hug. That's so much.

sj - Dec 10, 2018 1:44:49 pm PST #30 of 131
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Fred, I had no idea you were dealing with so much. Hugs and ~ma for you.