Sunday, October 27, 2013

Catching Up

Its been awhile since I have posted anything. A lot has happened and yet, not much really. When you don't have kids time sort of stands still - each day like the next, and then one day you wonder where all the time has gone?

I turned the big 4-0 this year (while Daisy turned 10). So the dream of having a family is officially over for us. No more hormones and meds, etc. We needed some new hobbies and goals so Paul finally got his dream car - a 73 Mustang Mach 1. It needs a ton of work, but it runs and we take it cruising when the weather permits. So now we are also looking for a new house -- one with a garage.

Paul's Nan passed away. She was the head of the family and will be very much missed. I have one of her older watches, which the younger ladies in the family didn't seem too interested in. I love it and wear it every day to work. And I finally caved and for my birthday admitted I am huge and will probably be pretty big most of my life, so I went and got my wedding rings< sized. Now I can finally wear them again. Now I have rings and a watch I wear ever day --- geeze this is a lot for someone who doesn't wear much jewelery. LOL.

We also had the first family reunion at our house this year. It was the first without Nan. It was not the same without her, but it went well I think. Now that the kitchen and bathroom are renovated (well 98% done)I wasn't embarrassed to have people in my house for a change. It was nice. Soon after we had a storm and a tree fell on our shed while Daisy and Paul were in it. Thankfully it wasn't one of the big trees, which we are now working on getting taken down before they fall.

Paul's uncle had a very bad motorcycle accident with a SUV and thankfully will eventually recover, but no one knows how he is even alive. I think Nan was watching that day.

I really wanted to something a tad adventurous for me this year and go to Tree Go, where you climb around in the tree tops on ropes. Also was going to start horseback riding. But the universe had other plans for me. I had to have my gallbladder out suddenly and had some complications and ended up back in the hospital, so I was laid up for a month and then still had to take it easy for another. Now I am in the worst shape of my entire life. Oh well. So I took up knitting instead. I wish I had paid more attention when Nan tried to teach me 30 years or so ago. Made some dishcloths and now am working on a scarf.

The Paris trip is put on hold until spring. But if we buy a new house, that won't happen. Someday I will see you again Paris!


Alberta said...

Jen, I'm so sorry to read about Paul's Nan passing away, sounds like you have a nice treasure to remember her by.

I can't imagine the pain and sadness you and Paul have gone through trying to have children. I'm sure the meds and treatments were expensive too. You have been through a lot.

Are you still cross stitching?

{{{ hugs }}} to you both!

Stay in touch :)

Jen, Paul and Daisy said...

Not cross stitching lately, but I have started knitting and am really loving it. It doesn't bother my CTS like stitching does.