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I can't believe it has been two years and yet sometimes it feels like a decade.
I miss blogging and I have tried to keep up. I needed a break because it was taking so much of my time and in that period of my life, I didn't have that much time to devote to it.
I want to blog without rules and pressure. I invite you to do the same with me.
What has happened in the last two years?
Grandson finished college in three years - a double major in Marketing and Finance. He moved out of the house and took an apartment in downtown Atlanta about two blocks where he took his first real job!!!!! Sorry about bragging - I am - but I am super proud of him. He worked very hard to get here.
I took his photo at the start of every year of school since kindergarten - this is the first day of his last year of college.
Daughter still teaching school - 8 more years until she can retire. She is looking towards that - she has worked hard, but it is hard to be a teacher. I think she needs a new pup - but she is not ready yet.
My husband last November 2021 was diagnosed with Acute Heart Failure. I was told he would die. His heart was working at 7%. It was months and months of doctors and treatments. He had to change his diet - no salt - which was traumatic for him. He had a pacemaker and defibrillator put in. He lost 25 pounds - looks too skinny to me. He doesn't think about eating! And his heart is doing better - a miracle. It is up to working at 47%. A MIRACLE.
We had to put our BELOVED Disco to sleep - he also had heart failure. He just couldn't breathe and was wheezing and coughing all the time. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do - my daughter is still broken up over it. One of the hardest things we have ever had to do.
Swimming with the sharks.
My family did, I went on the boat, but I did not go in the cage for physical reasons. The boat was rocky, and the cage was rocky. My poor grandson came up so seasick.
PS I still did not get it out as planned in September. Another emergency. My 47-year-old son got news he had appendiceal cancer - appendix mucinous neoplasm - 1% of all cancers and possibly fatal. So, life changed again. He came to Emory, here in GA, to see a appendix cancer specialist. You HAVE to have someone who knows what they are doing. He had surgery on September 15, and he and his wife stayed here.
Well, God gave us another MIRACLE - after 4 doctors saying it was cancer - it was totally cancer free - and they had a specialist check it. They took out the appendix. The mucus ball that was attached without bursting it. Part of the colon. And the margins. NO CANCER. Thank you God!
So, what have you been doing the last two years?