It's been a while...
To begin with, I've made 3 business trips in the last 5 weeks, and have 3 more coming up in April. I must have walked more than 30 miles last week at the largest construction and aggregate equipment conference in North America, which only happens once every 3 years...thank goodness!!! My feet and legs hurt for 2 days after I got home, and my shoulder feels bruised from carrying a briefcase full of crap that I picked up at the show. The late night events and early morning conferences didn't help much, either. However, I'm good as new now and volleyball has started up again...you just can't keep me down for long..... :)
My hubby is having surgery the end of this month; this has been an ongoing ordeal for some time and is all related to the motorcycle accident he had nearly 3 years ago. Hopefully, the surgery will alleviate the pain he's having. And yes, we're still trying to collect from the other guy's insurance company. We had to resort to a lawyer and a lawsuit before the 2-year statute of limitations ran out, but we're moving along with that also. Between Ken's physical health and the legal stuff, I sometimes wonder if life will ever return to normal, or at least to some semblance of normalcy that resembles life prior to the accident. It has been a long, long haul.
I'm also in the process of setting up an office at home...as our small, 2-person office will be closing this fall. I'm looking forward to working from home, but I have so much to do to get the room ready...aarrrrggghhh!!! I have to erase 20+ years of boys from the room with alot of patching, texturing, and painting. Traveling alot doesn't help with that very much either.
On a much happier note, after a couple of heartbreaking miscarriages last year, Seth and Katie are going to make me a grandmother in September. Wow, I love the sound of that. She has passed the critical first trimester and everything is going well. It's just now beginning to sink in, though, because I wouldn't let myself get very excited about it at first. I was so afraid that the same thing would happen again and that it would just destroy her this time. She's a strong young woman, but that kind of thing is hard on even the stongest. She's doing great, though, and is feeling good, so I'm getting really excited now. The thought of Seth having a kid of his own just floors me, though. He's such a character...and a mess. As Katie puts it..."I'm going to give birth to the spawn of Satan"...I couldn't say it any better myself..... :) I do love all my babies, including the girl brave enough to marry one of them, and will love my grandbabies just as much!!!