Monday, October 19, 2015

Everything changes

Now I understand why everyone says if they had known grandchildren were so much fun, they would have had them first! Isn't he the cutest thing?I just can't get enough of that face, he is so silly and happy that he makes me happy!

 I haven't been blogging much, mostly because every single blog would be a raving review of my grandson and really, ain't nobody got time for that!

My daughter is getting ready to leave the nest. Hailey has found an apartment that she can afford and is getting everything ready to go. My girl has really surprised me by being thrifty and creative when it comes to personalizing the things she will have in her new home. I hope to have some pictures on here of some of the things she has done.

I'm having mixed feelings about this. What am I gonna do with all my free time now? Who is going to sing Itsy Bitsy Spider with me and laugh like it's the funniest thing he's ever heard? I am also fiercely proud of my little girl. It's hard to be a single momma but she is rocking it.

Hailey works every day and takes tremendous care of Bubba. I am so proud of her for standing on her own two feet and working hard to create a wonderful life for her son.

As for me, well, it's time for some changes here as well. I've been piecing together an income since I left my job in May and I have to say, while it is not without it's difficulties, it is amazingly freeing.

I feel like I'm retired. I don't set an alarm in the morning and I pretty much get to do what I want, most of the time.

The biggest change is that it is time to let go of this house. I was so determined to have a home for Hailey, and I did that, so it is still something I'm proud of, but I no longer need it. This house is much too large for just me and the maintenance is killing me.

My water main has had to be fixed three times since July. Of course, my homeowners insurance didn't cover any of it. I am so fortunate to have some of the best friends in the world who have given up their free time to make sure I have running water.

So, it's time to let this particular dream go and move on to the next one. I'm ready to travel a bit, see some new places and meet some new people.

I'm also hoping to get my blogging mojo back for good. We'll see.

I'm off to pack some boxes and dream about what comes next.


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