Monday, November 10, 2014

Ten Minute Monday - I'm Baaaack and sharing some BIG NEWS!!

OK, it's time to get back into the groove of things.  I'm giving myself ten minutes to just write.  No major editing and no major rearranging...just ten minutes to throw out my thoughts on Monday morning.

I've been missing, again.  Two and a half months since I sat down and just wrote.  A lot has happened in that time...

First BIG, exciting news:  I'm going to be a GRANDMA!!  Baby Girl is expecting her first child, Button! Actually, her pregnancy is already half-over.  And it's part of why I disappeared again.

The first week in September, just when I was getting my act together enough again to sit down and write, I got a call at 5:30 in the morning from Baby Girl.  She was in the local emergency room and was about to go into surgery for an emergency appendectomy, while she was pregnant.  Having been through the fun experience of an appendectomy myself this past December, I believed that her recovery would be a difficult one and that she would need help just getting around afterward.  (I know I sure did.)

So, by 2pm that same day, I had loaded my car with stuff for a trip to Colorado.  I had no idea what I would find when I got there or how long I would be there.  We had left our home in January expecting to return in a matter of weeks and in the blink of an eye, almost 9 months had passed since we had been to our home.  I guess it's just how life is.

At the time, DH was in Las Vegas working, so Buddy and I drove to Las Vegas that first day.  It was a Friday afternoon and by the time I got out of Orange County it was late afternoon and there was TONS of eastbound highway traffic.  It took us an extra two hours to get there!

The next morning, Buddy and I left Vegas and DH behind and headed out for Colorado.  We got to Baby Girl's house around 9:45 that night.  Buddy was a total champ for the trip.  Baby Girl was a champ during and after her surgery and had already been released from the hospital and I probably wasn't really needed, but I was there and it was really good to see with my own two eyes that Baby Girl really was doing pretty well.  And her baby was just fine, too!

I'm really excited to be a Grandma!!  I tell you more about my trip and the new member of our family in posts soon.

What have you been up to lately?

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