Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's PROBABLY Not a Bad Omen

My husband and I went out for New Year's Eve this year. Being old, and married, and generally boring, that's not something we do very often. But this year we thought we'd be a little more exciting, so the kids stayed with Grandma, and out we went.

Figuring we deserved a reward for surviving the whole crazy year, we decided to start with a really nice dinner at a steak house. Live music, festive atmosphere, spectacular view of the city, and a live bull out front. Could you ask for more? I was enjoying a wonderful evening with the love of my life, and everything was great. Until the steak arrived. And on the very first bite... I broke my freaking tooth!

To be fair, that was not a reflection of the steak. This tooth and I have had issues for a while. But still. Ouch! It was not exactly how I had seen the evening going. We still managed to have a fun night, mostly because we can always have fun when we're together, but my broken tooth did put a little bit of a damper on my spirits.

Now, I know there are those of you out there who do not believe in signs, or omens, or whatever you want to call them, just as I know that there are some of you who do. And if you do believe in signs, there is a good chance that you also believe that not everything that happens is a sign. Sometimes things just are what they are. But there are some things, like having a really painful accident just hours before the end of the year, that just feel symbolic. So of course I had to ponder what it might mean.

You might want to think that having something bad happen just before the start of the new year as a bad sign of things to come. (Is this year going to be filled with pain, or tragedy, or loss?) But if you read my first post, then you know I can't think that way. So I decided that instead of being a bad sign of things to come in the new year, it was actually a good sign of leaving the bad things in the past year, and starting new. It's a chance to make some necessary repairs, do some much-needed healing, and move on as a stronger person.

Yep. There's even a bright side to breaking a tooth.


  1. Oh, you're awesome! I hope you got the tooth fixed without further incident. :)

  2. Thanks. I was finally able to get it taken care of today. (If nothing else, living through the past 11 days has definitely been an exercise in patience.)

    Today was an interesting experience, too. Hmmm... I think I feel another post coming on. :)

  3. As I was reading (before I got to your conclusion), I had the same thought. Getting the bad stuff out of the way in the old year, so you could start fresh in the new year.

    If it had broken AFTER midnight, though, you would have to find a whole different bright side. :)