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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-22 22:49
Subject: Ups and downs
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Mood:depresseddepressed
The last 5 months of this year have been a mixed bag.

I've now had yet another bad bit of news this evening - my ex-mother-in-law (a woman who I respected greatly - it's far from easy to cope with triplets when you are literally single handed) died on Monday.

The funeral isn't till early January.

I'm going to remember some highlights from this year - we did greatly enjoy our trip down under - but the good things were almost all pre-planned (the exception being that lunch last Friday), whereas everything seems to have broken down (we've had to replace both the toaster and the oven this month), and there's been a number of deaths.

I've got at least one more bad thing coming, though how bad it will be, I don't know yet.

Here's to a better 2011
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All Over The Map
User: jemck
Date: 2010-12-22 23:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sympathies, and yes indeed, a better 2011 is definitely due all round.

Break a match - old Yorkshire/Lincolnshire ritual to avert the third bad luck thingy. But you have to light it and blow it out first. So said Granny Hucknall.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-23 11:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm, a ritual I've never come across. I guess it's one of those using a small physical token to catch the bad luck (fire going out would traditionally be a fairly obvious symbol of bad luck) and then physically breaking the token to symbolically break the incipient run of bad luck.

(And they say magic is dead!)

Do you know if anyone has ever tracked how far back it goes?
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2010-12-22 23:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm very sorry. Hopefully 2011 will work better.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-23 11:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
On the whole, I think our 2010 wasn't that bad by any objective standard. But yes, let's hope this run of bad stuff clears up soon.
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-12-23 09:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm very sorry to hear that. I do hope 2011 turns out better all around. *hugs*
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-23 10:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's not been entirely down - and the first half of the year was pretty good, on any objective scale. And we have good friends.
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Kimberley Verburg
User: sierra_le_oli
Date: 2010-12-24 06:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry and wish you strength for the next bad thing as well.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-24 13:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks.
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