Saturday, July 29, 2017

Catching Up

Wow, so much has happened in the past two months.  My daughter is of course blissfully married.  They honeymooned in Scotland and the UK.  Daughter number two spent 2 weeks in China on a cultural exchange program.  She is now playing hostess to 8 Chinese students who will be here for a year.  Mike is doing well.

I turned 68 years old on the 27th.  My sweet former sister-in-law passed away on the same day.  Dottie had been part of my life since I was 6 years old.  Even though her marriage to my older brother did not last our friendship did.  She will be greatly missed.

Ron and I will be attending our 50th class reunion on the 12th of August.  It's fun that we graduated from the same class and share the same high school memories.  Looking forward to seeing other members of our class.

We are now in the dog days of summer.  The heat came on with a bang.  It's hard to keep the flowers from dying in this heat.


I was happy to see the ACA survived yet another vote to repeal.  Every day it is something new with this administration.  My biggest fear is that it has become normalized. 

Oh another exciting bit of news.  My daughter's 1/2 brother, wife and baby girl are moving here from College Station, Texas.  It is hard to believe the 3 siblings have only known each other 3 years but their relationship is flourishing.   The girls are so excited to be able to love and spoil their little niece.  I'm excited that we will have a little one in the family.  Since this is the grand daughter of my ex-husband does that make me an ex-grandma once removed?

It is still so weird that my daughters and I had gone over 30 years with no knowledge of their father and now suddenly his son is in their lives (and mine).   It is surreal that I will get to play grandma to his grandchild.  A role that I am happy to fill.

3 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Thanks for catching us up. I have been thinking about you!

Deb said...

It's great to read a post from you! I'm sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law. My older brother married when I was five, and his wife was a beloved sister to me, closer to me than my biological sister. Sounds like Dottie was a real sweetheart, and had a wonderful attitude.

Life can throw some unexpected curve balls at us, it's all in how we play the game. Sounds as if otherwise things are going well for you and your family. So glad to hear it. When you didn't post for so long I worried about you! :)

Cheers from Canada,
Deb

oklhdan said...

Thanks Olga and Deb, I really don't know where the time has gone but I hope that I was at least being productive and not just lazy. I am going to try and keep up with everyone. Hope you are both having a good summer!