A Few Things I Won’t Miss from 2008

Ridiculously high gas prices at the pump…and the strange reasoning behind why it was so high and why it is now so low.

Elections. Any and all. Everything that goes with them, too. Commercials, junk mail, billboards.

One day 500 point drops in the stock market. And then it keeps dropping.

Droughts and fires in California. We welcome every cloud! Every drop of rain!

Brad and Angelina, Tom and Katie, Jennifer and John.

I think the very top of my list, though, is…

Phone calls from the Board and Care that my dad has disappeared and I have to go find him. I do not miss those. Not one little bit, no, no, no. Those panicky phone calls aged me. Blood pressure spiked, hair turned gray. The works!

Got a list of your own? What’s on top?

Tomorrow…the things to look forward to in 2009. And please celebrate wisely tonight. Be safe. Keep others’ safe. Wake up rested and promise yourself that 2009 will be your best year ever.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Hard to pick which one to put on top. So in somewhat chronological order. . .

    My FIL’s move to an Alzheimer’s care facility (and the long process involving a personal care home, wrongly attached siderails, a broken femur, and 2 hospitalizations).

    My mom’s decline, death, and funeral.

    Hurricane Ike, which happened the weekend my mom died and affected the whole process of getting her buried in Houston.

    My broken foot and my depressing bone density test.

    I think I’ll stop there. I am ready for a NEW year!

    Happy New Year, my friend!