Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 High's and Low's

In a tradition unlike any other, Beth's dad always asks us each year for our high's and low's for the year. It's a great chance to take stock of the year and to look forward to the next year. So, without further ado, here it goes.

The Low’s are always tough for me to think about because I’m a mostly glass-half-full type of guy. It’s MUCH easier to ramble off a bunch of High’s from the year. But, after thinking through them here are the Low’s (saving the best—the High’s—for last)

#3: Sports teams having good years, but coming up short (Steelers' inability to tackle Garrard in the playoff game, Pens' flop in Stanley Cup Finals, Davidson missing a 3-pointer to go to the final four, the Pirates--ugh….)

#2: The four week span right after Thanksgiving where it seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
-It started with the speeding ticket in WV on the way back up from Thanksgiving at Becky’s
-Then, hitting a rock on Route 28 and damaging TWO rims on the passenger side on the way to choir practice
-Finishing dealing with a school discipline situation with some students

-My grandma being in and out of the hospital with complications from back surgery
-And, finally, the most persistent congestion I’ve ever had that just wouldn’t go away for this entire time period.

#1: The biggest low is certainly the passing of Beth’s grandmother from cancer. She was such a great person in so many ways and we certainly miss her.

I'll start a new post for the highs. Stay tuned....

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