Monday, January 31, 2022


 Here we are on the last day of the January.  Where did it go?!  Looking back it has been a pretty wild and emotional ride.  Like everyone else in the state we woke up to snow the day after Christmas.  It was beautiful!  It also meant we were snowed in for several days.

 Once the snow melted I went in for a Moh's surgery to remove a basil cell from my face. One of those times when I was grateful that wearing a face mask is the norm around here. Lol!  A few days later I started getting headache's and tingling in my back, face, hands and legs.  My doctor put me on immediate stroke protocol and sent me in for a brain MRI.  Those few days were extremely scary and stressful.  I am so happy and thankful to say all looked well and most of the symptoms have subsided, although I still get some occasional tingling and am keeping watch for any new symptoms.  I have been wearing a heart monitor for a few days to be sure everything is going okay with the heart ablation I had in November.  So far, so good!

The next weekend we took our 14 month grandson for three days while our daughter flew to Georgia to go house hunting.  Her husband accepted a job with an international company based outside of Atlanta and they will be moving in a few weeks.  It was fun having our little guy, but stressful as I was still recovering and he is a very busy little boy!

The only time he ever stopped was when he was sleeping!

Every moment was a treasure though, as we won't be seeing him in person very often after this.  

Five days after our grandson went home, our two granddaughters came to spend five nights with us while their parents flew to Texas to go house hunting too.  Yes, they too were thinking of moving out of the state!  The girls are always a joy to have.

Even so, we were pretty tired by end of each day! Is it time to go to bed yet?

I was so sad thinking of all my grandchildren growing up somewhere else.  I am happy and grateful to say that my son and family have decided not to move at this time. The girls will be here and continue to be a part of our lives. Amen!  We hope to now plan to spend part of each year in Georgia so we can stay connected to our daughter's family and especially our grandson.

The second half of the month has been a little less stressful.  I spent some time at a friend's by the lake.

I have slowly been getting the house back in order after the holiday seasons.  

I am relishing these few days of quiet.  My daughter's family is moving out of their duplex the end of the week and will be staying with us until their house closes in mid February.  Her husband will go ahead to meet the furniture, and then we are flying back to Georgia together with our daughter and grandson to help her get settled into her new home.

It's been a crazy and emotional roller coaster couple of months but, God is with us and goes before us and we are resting in that.

A belated Happy New Year to all of you and may God bless you richly in this year ahead.