Thursday, December 31, 2015


After 4 days in labor, 12+ hours of active labor, Sister #3 has had her baby.  Sweet little baby M is a wee 5 lbs 7 oz, 17 1/4 inches long.  She arrive precisely on her due date!  She's so tiny, yet so precious.  Sister had to have a c-section in the end because things just weren't going the way they were supposed to.  But Mama and Baby are both doing fine.  Thank the Goddess!

And now here we are on the cusp of a new year.  On the East Coast where I was born and raised it's already 2016.  My body tells me it is and let's go to bed.  (I'm so dang exhausted! After spending 8:30 am to past midnight at the hospital waiting for the little jelly bean to be born.  I just ache all over and feel like I could sleep for a day.  LOL)  Yet here in my time zone, I still have 50 minutes to go.  I'm trying to stay awake!

I want to take this moment to say Happy Hogmanay and Happy New Year! May the coming year bring you good health and prosperity, peace and joy, love and harmony.  May it better than the last in every way.  Thank you for sticking with reading my humble posts and continuing to follow the blog.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Good News and The Waiting Game

I was able to see the other doctor I was referred to.  The good news he said is it's nothing, every thing looked fine.  Just some small polyps.  He offered the option of removing them.  NOPE!  Not happening!  We can just leave well enough alone if that's all it is.  I am relieved that it's nothing serious.

Now we are playing the waiting game.  Cue "Jeopardy" theme!  Sister #3 has been having contractions since late Saturday night.  Started at about 30 minutes apart.  Yesterday she came over and the were 15 minutes apart.  They got to 10 minutes or so apart and that's where they've pretty much stayed.  Even through today.  There's been a few strong ones, but nothing to make her say let's go to the hospital.  She's still walking, talking, joking and laughing through them.

We're hoping baby comes today/tonight.  Big Brother and his wife leave in the early morning hours to go back to FL.  So fingers crossed that we have baby before they leave.

We're also hoping for a smooth and uneventful labor and delivery!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

So Much Going On, So Much Has Happened

Boy did I ever suck at posting this year!

Let's see...some where around March or so Sister #1 and her man and little spawnling moved out and back to their "old" place.  Her DD stayed here to finish out the school year and then went home in June when school let out.

Sister #3 is expecting her first little hatchling.  She's due by the end of this month.  Tomorrow is her birthday and we'll be going to pick out the Christmas tree as is their family tradition.

I got to see Elton John in October.  The man put on a fabulous concert!  It was his farewell tour.  Even though we had last row in the building seats it was still a great concert.  We joke now that "Crocodile Rock" is going to be Sister #3 labor song.

I've been fighting off-getting over a cold this last week.  While the cough for the most part is gone as is the stuffy nose, I still feel like something is sitting on my chest.  Doesn't hurt really, just uncomfortable.  Been having some not normal for me issues in between cycles.  So I went to the doctor and he ordered an HPV screening and pap test.  He didn't like how my cervix looked so he has referred me to another doctor who I see on Friday.  The "C" word came up in that first visit along with other scary words.  Thankfully the labs came back normal so far.  Had my first Mammogram in about 10 years last month as per that doctor's request. Came back clear!  Woohoo!!  Friday's appointment has me nervous.  I don't like getting poked in my lady parts to begin with (I know who does? Right?).  But I'm even more uncomfortable as it is a male doctor.  Though, I have it on good authority that he is an excellent doctor since he did save my Beloved's Mom's life around 20 years ago.  The thought train is that maybe it's early signs of going into menopause.  So the hope is that maybe that's all it is.

I spoke with my little hatchling on my birthday.  My girls are all grown up and such lovely young ladies.  It's hard not to think of them as little girls anymore.  They'll be 23 and 20 come next year!  My how time flew!!!  She told me that "HE" wants to file for divorce, but I've been hearing that for a couple of years now.  It keeps coming down to money.  I had a dream that I was back down there and told him I wanted a divorce.  He said he had the papers and would get them for me to sign.  Then he disappeared and never came back with them.  In the dream, just before that he said something about money issues.  I told him well you can't blame me for your money problems, I don't live with you anymore.  There was something liberating in that statement, even if it was just a dream.

In a couple of weeks, the Brother will be coming with his wife to spend Christmas here.  This will be the first time I will be meeting them.  I keep joking that I am going to just hide in my room for that week. Everyone is excited since they haven't seen him in 4 years.  The hope is that they'll be for the birth of Sister #3's baby.

Writing and art have had their ups and downs through the year.  I didn't write or art as much I wanted to.  I just can't seem to get myself going.  Or I keep procrastinating.  Really need to work on changing all that.

Hoping that everyone has had a good year and will have a wonderful rest of 2015.