Change. That's the buzzword for the 2008 elections. We're gonna change things. We're gonna change the way things are done in Washington. Democrats are saying it. Republicans are saying it. Change, change, change. That got me to think about what's changed for me and Pumpkin over the past 12 months, both good and bad.
I lost my job, and was unemployed for six months: BAD CHANGE
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer: BAD CHANGE
I have two undiagnosed health issues: BAD CHANGE
My vision is slipping: BAD CHANGE
Pumpkin's grandma had to move in with her parents (Pumpkin's parents, not her grandma's parents) after breaking her hip in a fall: BAD CHANGE
Brett Favre is now a NY Jet: BAD CHANGE (for how it all went down)
My investments have taken a dump: BAD CHANGE
----though I'm buying a lot of stock on the cheap now: GOOD CHANGE
The value on my house has plummeted: BAD CHANGE
If you're scoring, that's eight "bad change" and one "good change", and the good change is an offshoot of a bad one. Point is, most changes are bad ones. Job loss, illness, divorce. People don't like change, but boy are they responding to that word this year. They want to change the changes that have happened to them. Or they want to change what hasn't happened to them.
I'm gonna go and walk my dog now. That's one thing I hope never changes.