Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring 2016 updates, it has been a while...

Since my last blog entry, several months ago, a few things have happened.
The most exciting news is that I am now the proud grandmom of a beautiful baby girl! My oldest daughter had her in March 2016 and both are doing great! I may put some of her on occasion :) She is such a cutie, and yes,I know I am biased as her grandma, but really- she is adorable!
I was not really excited about the thought of being a grandmother, mostly because it confirms that I am, indeed, getting older.. no matter how badly I want to ignore it.
The other smaller event was my turning fifty. woohoo..yippee :/ whatever. It was a long year from 49-50. I was and may still be somewhat depressed. My hormones are up and down, hot flashes occur at any given time and my mood swings are lots of fun(Not)!
Since it was such a big turning point for me,  I was really hoping my family would have a celebration of some sort, as most of my friends' did.I was expecting my family would do a small party or dinner, at least a cake.😟. They did say happy birthday, and a few friends posted facebook greetings. I guess it should have been enough, but I felt greatly let down.
 Anyway, turning fifty and becoming a grand parent are enough, but my middle child graduated from college and now my baby boy is finishing elementary school and going into middle school! Geez!😲 They sure are growing old ;)  My son is not very enthused about it because he will be attending a smaller,private school in town and not public with most of his friends. It is going to be good once he settles in, but he isn't so sure just yet.
 My middle kid is moving from our home to her sister and brother in law's house.She babysits for them, so maybe now she will be on time in the morning ;) They were all living here from October 2015 til the baby was born. They just bought a house and are settling in to the every day task of keeping their head above the red- line water, known as homeownership. I wish them the best and they know we are right down the road if they need anything <3
 One thing my husband went through is having an eye stroke. I never even heard of such a thing until it happened to him. He has been having extremely bad headaches for several years, no known cause at this time, but they have been wicked bad for him to live through. He was sleeping and woke up to literally a blinding pain in his left eye. In the morning he realized he couldn't see in his left eye. He went to have it checked out and was told he had an eye stroke. He has peripheral vision but not central. They gave him steroid injections right into the eye ball,which helped minimally, but not a lot. His headaches are currently being held under control mainly by Excedrin migraine pills and indemethicin.  If he forgets them he knows by the slamming pain in his head.😥
 My worst ailment is being allergic to things, such as menthol, mint, latex, coconut, tree nuts, cats and a few other things. I will be having allergy testing to find out more, just what I need..more of life to avoid. sheesh.
 Thanks for keeping with this post the whole way through, and as a special treat for continuing on, I will post a photo of me holding my grand baby =D

She is so adorable! <3
Love and blessings,