That's B.S. of course, but I got to thinking well this new year maybe I'll accidently have a run of okay luck if nothing else.
That old saying if it weren't for bad luck I'll have no luck at all. Any way it started with a gift of $500 from my eldest brother, Jack, who passed last year. This would be classified as "mixed." His widow sent it, saying Jack wanted me to have it. I put it in a savings account (he would have liked that).
Next, I was approved for a bank loan that let me close out a very high interest credit card (I was bleeding interest payments, they had some rule that I had to pay off the loan within 3 months to prevent high interest - I couldn't do that with all our medical bills).
Finally, a blessing (?) in disguise. Woke up on the 2nd with busted pipes. I turned the water off, called my local handyman, he came over and fixed it for $20. Wasn't nearly as bad as I feared (except doing without water for a few days wasn't real pleasant).
Looking back in these things, they were not exactly earth-shattering, but I'll take what I can get.