I should probably call this Happy New Year, or Best wishes in 2019 or something creative like that, but instead I am going to go with…When One Door Closes, another one opens. I am closing the door on 2018, and looking forward to a NEW YEAR!
I’m not real big on new year’s resolutions, but I am looking forward to some changes that will be happening in 2019.
I will be watching my grandson’s when my daughter goes back to work in March. While I know that twin infants will be a lot of work, I am happy that not only do I feel strong enough to do it, I know that they will be safe with me. (A future post about the most horrific daycare experience ever will be coming)
The next new change is that Thing 2 and her boyfriend will be moving out in the next few months (the plan is for them to purchase their first house) While I love both my kids tremendously I don’t want to live with either of them, and the fact that Thing 2 and I are so much alike makes some of our “battles” pretty brutal. Purchasing a house at 21 years old is pretty damn impressive, so I am very proud. When they move out, I will be living alone for the first time in my life, and while it is a bit intimidating to me, I believe the pros will outweigh the cons, and I don’t want to move back in with Einstein.
Speaking of Einstein, things have been much better on that front. I think I wrote about that last month, and I don’t need to rock the boat, so I will leave it there.
Other exciting news is that I have finally been released from Physical Therapy and can walk for a bit of a distance without any pain, as long as I am wearing very hard soled shoes…. ( I also have a shoe story for another time) I will have to dust off that step counter I bought this summer and work back up to a mile at a time, but I’m optimistic so there is that.
As far as blog writing, I am kind of on the fence about that. While I always have 100’s of stories, and I love interacting with everyone, I still have no “one subject ” focus. Ok that’s not true, I do have a new focus on becoming healthier, but I am by no means an expert on that subject. In fact, I feel like a complete idiot when it comes to healthy eating. Do I want to blog about that? ( I have several stories about smoke alarms etc also)
I think the real reason, I started writing tonight, is not only because I have been drinking, but because holidays make me nostalgic and I am missing my blogging friends. While 2018 brought a lot of loss and pain to me, it also brought my two grandson’s into the world. I’m gonna close here, and wish you all a Happy New Year. I will be back soon, in some capacity. For now, may I introduce you to my grandchildren….
Danny (on the left) and Joey (on the right)
The boys were born at 31 weeks, and will still be in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for a bit. They are now one month old (or 35 weeks which I can explain more later) and they continue to get stronger every day.
Happy New Year to Everyone! Good luck with your resolutions (if you make them), and I will see you next year!