Never before have I felt such utter dread about the New Year. I have NO optimism in regard to 2009, I just want to get through it as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Perhaps all of this is because I live in California and am watching the State collapse around me. It's going to be a painful year for many people. There's no other way to look at it.
God watch over us all!
Update: 11/30/2009 - things turned out worse than I expected and 2010 isn't looking too good either. I don't think we've hit bottom yet...