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The Spirit of 2009 | Mom to Bee

The Spirit of 2009

4 Jan

It seems like now that the new year is here, everyone is declaring their two-thousand-and-hate for 2009. For some reason, I was really surprised at all the “OMG, 2009 sucked my cornhole! Happy NYE!” updates on Facebook last week. Maybe it’s just me (and I’m sure that there is some likelihood that it is just me), but I didn’t think 2009 was all that bad.

But hear me out, people, because gawd knows I didn’t have a smooth ride of it.

First let’s remember that I spent roughly 8 months of 2009 shitting myself. On my awesome scale, that ranks right around getting my vag sewn up for 45 minutes after getting Bee ripped from my vag.

Side note: it occurred to me the other day that I haven’t written, in detail of course because duh, about my Bee birth story. It’s more of a Bee-forcefully-ripped-from-my-baby-hole story, but I’ll get to that later.

Next, to deal with my ass-exploding problems, I started pooping, I mean popping pills (legal and prescribed, just to be clear) and saw a therapist for the first time in my life.

I made new friends and lost some friends.

I/we struggled to get pregnant for 12 months. That’s a lot of sex, people. 2009 was exhausting, yo.

Mr. Bee lost so much blood that he got a free trip to the ER with a complimentary blood transfusion. Oh wait, that shit wasn’t free? Damn!

But even with all that (literal) shit to deal with, I still can’t say that 2009 was total suckage. Mr. Bee is now back to 90, okay, 80, okay 75 percent, but with all those issues I think we’ve gotten a better hold on some of his symptoms.

Through my poo issues and therapy, not only did I recognize behavior and symptoms I’ve been having all my life in response to anxiety and agoraphobia, but I also got amazing feedback on difficult personal relationships that I was dealing with.

Mama Bee’s Advice to Live By: Don’t make someone a priority in your life when you are only an option in theirs.

And even better, I came away in 2009 with a reconnection with a old friend that, sweet Flying Spaghetti Monster, I really needed! The timing really couldn’t have been better.

Probably most frustrating was spending all year “trying” for a baby. As every month drifted by, I couldn’t help but think of how much bigger the age gap between kids was getting. But struggling for Cletus reminded us to be thankful for what we have and to not take anything for granted (especially how easy you think it will be to get knocked up).

So even though 2009 was filled with our fair share of bodily fluids, and I can’t believe I’m actually going to post these words, everything we went through had a purpose.

If the only lesson I took away from last year is that needles in your vagina can impregnate you, then I consider 2009 a success.

Song title: The Spirit of 2009 by Dada

10 Responses to “The Spirit of 2009”

  1. Kassia January 4, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    I totally agree. All your poo/blood/vagtastic stories made my 2009 better. That was the point of this post right?

  2. Pearl Wisdom January 4, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    I kindof felt the same “huh?” when I was seeing all of the 2009 SUCKED ASS posts. I mean, cant we think of good AND bad things for EVERY year of our lives? I think people were just bandwagoning (bandwagon can totally be a gerund right?) and 2009 wasnt really any worse than any other year. Unless everyone was just bitching about that whole economy thingamajiggy.

  3. sissy2mom2b January 4, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    I didn’t think it was such a bad year… Then again, nobody in my family got laid off, our house didn’t go into foreclosure, everyone is healthy.

  4. Erin January 4, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I had an awesome 2009 but didn’t feel it appropriate to gloat admist all the self pity. I am sure you were talking about someone else, but I just wanted to say how wonderful it has been to recoonect with you and in a weird way, feel that you are more a friend now than before. I know, I’m a weirdo.

  5. channa January 4, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Well in the U.S. there were over 3 million home foreclosures and probably 5 or 6 million jobs lost, probably well over a million bankruptcies for which they estimate that medical bills are a major factor in 60 percent.

    Those are the Americans who experienced the worst consequences of the economy’s shit year, not even counting the ones who just had their pay or benefits cut, the worth of their homes plummet, their retirement funds evaporate, or the ones who had the same misfortunes befall them in 2008 and saw no improvement for all of last year.

    Personally my year was fine and had some really good points, but knowing the hard times that were going on all around me gave it an edge of sadness for other people and fear that it could affect me and my family.

  6. Mama Bee January 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    Hey Channa!

    First of all, HI NEW COMMENTER! :)

    Secondly, I totally get what you are saying. I think that’s why I was so surprised about so many friends hate-orade on 2009 because I know that none of them were affected as severely by the economy.

    Also, I feel like 2009 is getting the blame for the shit economy instead of people hating on the economy itself. Don’t ask why I’m so protective of 2009! Ha!

  7. channa January 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    It’s the fear. For people who were paying attention to the economy, 2009 felt like trying to enjoy a picnic with gun pointed in your face.

  8. Aunt Becky January 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    At some point, all you can do is laugh and look for the silver lining.

  9. Erin January 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    Thanks for making me feel like I was with you in ’09. Hope to see you in person in 2010 since it’s my 30th birthday and all ;)

  10. Sheila (Charm School Reject) January 13, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    Going to therapy was the best thing I ever did for myself. Seriously.

    Don’t stress to much about the age gap between kids – my son and daughter are six years apart and really, it makes it easier. When she was a baby he was kinda “meh” about her but now that she is older (two) they have a blast playing together, wrestling, etc.

    I think 2009 had it’s high points but it was also totally sucktacular – I’m hoping and praying for a MUCH better 2010!!

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