My cousin’s 15-year old daughter was diagnosed with lupus and spent a week in hospital the X’mas/New Year break. My parents-in-law’s house was burglarized . . . while they were at home (the thieves were caught.) My friend Anne’s bike got stolen while she was in a bike store for two minutes dropping off some flyers. 2004 is less than two weeks old. And I thought 2003 had been dark and lackluster.
Dismal start to new year