Monday, April 5, 2010

Long Time, No Blogging

I didn't intend to take a break from blogging....but life has just seemed to get into the way!  Lots of changes to adjust to, last semester of my undergraduate education, getting my house in order (a never-ending job, but I have made some headway), and looking for a job.

The job hunting has been making me CRAZY!  Yes, unemployment is at an all-time high, and yes, I am 58 years old, but damn, I'm still GOOD!  Am putting myself out there each and every day, and am trusting that the right job will happen when the time is right....

Life is good, and I have much to be grateful for.  I spent the last week in San Diego with my daughter's family...little 16-month old Ashlyn was hospitalized in the PICU with pneumonia.  Mom and Dad spent most of their time spelling each other at the hospital, and Emma and I got to hang out at home.  Tough times for a three-year old, but her parents are awesome....they made sure that one of them spent time with her each day, and that she got to speak with her sister on the phone.  The hospital even allowed Emma to come and visit one day when Ashlyn was on the road to recovery...Emma was a trooper and handled it all so well!  We did dishes, played Candyland, "camped out" on the living room floor and watched movies, had reading parties in my other words, did all of our favorite things!  I am so blessed to be a part of this family and to be able to be a support in a time of need...Ashlyn came home on Saturday and is in fine spirits! I came home to rest up myself, and will be headed back down to San Diego tomorrow to help out with the girls so that my daughter can get some rest....never a dull moment!

I've missed you all, and am glad to be back!  OXOX


  1. Your grandkids are so blessed to have you!

    I am so glad you are back. :)

  2. Welcome back and I am happy to hear your granddaughter is well, it sounds like you had a really good time with Emma and now to go back and help your daughter so she can get some rest...well that just tells me what a wonderful mother you are.......:-) Hugs

  3. Oh bless your heart. My prayers are with little Ashlyn. My son was 3 1/2 when my daughter was born with a congenital heart defect and spent most of her first year in NICU five hours away from home. Let me tell ya'll...I had to call on the grandmas! I had two about 90 miles apart I could bounce him between.

    I just told Hubby the other day I didn't know how I was going to keep up with bloggin' this summer. Summers are very busy here on the Ponderosa and I have a dump truck load of mulch commin' in this week for my flower gardens. I shovel and haul this to my many flower beds 'till it's gone. What a workout! Ok...sorry...rambling goin' on here.

    Have a super spring day!!!

  4. Nice to see you back. I so admire your ambition. Good luck with the job search. Being a grandmother is so rewarding. DAMN, you ARE good!

  5. Welcome back and I am so thankful that your sweet grandbaby is better! Hugs to you all and enjoy your time down there again. There is nothing like a mom in times like those. God bless!

  6. Good to see you posting again! You´ve really been busy and life is more important than blogging. I´m glad your granddaughter is doing better and you got to help out your daughter.
    Hope you find a job soon. I´m sure you´ll be an awesome teacher!

  7. Phew! Your plate is full but it's nice to see you back.

    Hope Ashlyn is 100% again. And Emma is very lucky to have you.

    Hope the job market is good for you. I'm cheering you on.


  8. So glad your granddaughter is doing better. Good luck with the job hunt!

  9. So great for your family that you were able to help them out...what a stressful time. I'm glad it's all on the mend. Good luck on the job hunt.

  10. So pleased to hear that little granddaughter has got over the pneumonia. It is a terribly stressful time. I know because many years ago my 4 yr old daughter had the same thing happen to her. She has grown up into a lovely mum.

    Nuts in May

  11. Praying you find a job with an employer who recognizes your "awesomeness"!! My hubby is 56 and he's been having a similar challenge.

    It can be discouraging, but we keep trusting God is waiting until the perfect job comes along.