Oooh there is nothing like a good pity party
I so understand. Last year at this time - Between January 1st and March 1st I was dealing with: Moving my mom (alzheimers)into a memory care home which she hated and hated me for, had to replace my furnace, pipes burst in my attic causing huge damage in my apt and the one below me, I fell over my dog right on my face breaking my nose and loosening my front teeth.
As the year progressed my dog took a bad allergic reaction to anesthesia and was very, very sick for 6 weeks, after that he needed eye surgery. While that was happening I suffered a back injury and could not sit down...horrible pain.
But 2008 is a new year. My mom is adjusting, dog is happy and healthy and my back feels good...not perfect but good enough.
My house is still standing with no major systemic issues.
Sometimes life sucks but when things get good again it is blissful