You might have noticed I've not been around much. I've paired down my message board reading and unfortunately that creates havoc with my mojo since I thrive on challenges.
Other things that have created havoc with my mojo:
Over the holidays, I learned that I'm going to be a grandmother for the first time. This isn't a good thing. The baby's parents are idiots. I already feel bad for the baby, whose arrival date is supposedly in August. We'll see, I'm thinking more like July. Anyway, if it's a boy, his name will be Oliver Xander, which isn't a bad name, but they plan on calling him OX for short. They think it's funny. :-(
I was contacted late last year by my sister, whom I haven't talked to in 21 years. This isn't a good thing. Long story, lots of drama, suffice it to say, there's a reason we hadn't talked in 21 years. Only a few people know about the dysfunctionality of my family, so for those of you who do, you know that this is not a happy reunion. We've been exchanging emails sporadically, but it's awkward.
Most of you know my father in law lives with us and has for 10 years. He's almost 86 years old now. He has been given a clean bill of health after his latest procedure (well, as clean as the bill can be for someone who has heart disease, prostate cancer and a AAA) and I've been working towards one of his other 5 children to come get him for awhile. This has been a major project this year, as it has entailed MANY doctors visits, scans, tests, surgery and recovery. I love the man as much as any girl could love a father, but I'm tired, and I need a break. I'm tired of feeling like I'm 85 years old and am giddy with the thought of a glimpse of what a 47 year old life looks like. Not just a day here, or an hour there, but LIFE. So, next weekend, one of his other sons is coming to pick him up and take him to HIS home for a visit. It will be an extended visit, two weeks with the son, and then to his daughters house for two weeks. This is a very GOOD thing. :-)
My plan is to RELAX, REENERGIZE, AND REJUVENATE!
I want to thank you all for being faithful readers and more importantly, FRIENDS. I've been keeping up with all of your goings on through your blogs, and think about you all often. I'm grateful for my "old" friends that still keep up with me also. I love you all and hope to be back to my normal self (such as it was! LOL) in short order. :-)