I know it’s been a while since I posted, and the few I’ve put up have been farther between than normal. But life’s been rather hectic here this summer, and I’ve been either too down, or too busy to really keep up here. Hence, a small blog-cation.
And boy, has there been a lot going on!
Of course, the longest-lasting story, is, of course, the flooding in my city. It’s still going on, but the water levels have begun to drop slightly. People are being allowed back in their homes, to assess damage, try to begin cleanups, or… salvage anything they can before the demolition begins. There are a lot of homes here that will have to be torn down, as the local government is going to have to “mitigate” a portion of the lands in town to offset the possibility of future flooding, and build new, or larger dikes. I’m lucky in that my house is on top of one of the 2 hills of Minot, so my house is safe. OnlySon will be attending next year’s school at the local auditorium, as his school was completely inundated, but he still has his home. YoungerDaughter’s school is up high enough on the southern hill that it wasn’t affected, so she will graduate next spring from her own school. We are blessed.
I’ve been… *gasp*… dating someone for a little over a month now. I’m taking my time. He’s funny, sarcastic, and makes me feel good about myself. I’m not sure, though, if we’re really right together, so I’m keeping my options open. Time will tell.
BUT, the biggest news of the summer…… is concerning EldestDaughter.
Due in March, EldestDaughter is now baking up my first GRANDCHILD.
This means I’m gonna be a…..
Wow. I’m still rather processing this fact.
EldestDaughter is also going to be getting MARRIED next summer, and she and her fiance’ have started telling everyone their news. I had to wait till now to be able to share our news, since she wanted to tell all the family members in our area herself. It almost killed me to keep my mouth shut about this, but I did it. Phew.
I’ll be blogging more about this later, but I wanted to fill everyone in out there in the blogosphere on the major news of the summer so far. It’s been pretty wild!
Hopefully, this will be the last of the major life-changing events for a while, and I can get back to just laughing about some of the little things. Like OnlySon’s and my conversation about monkeys, kittens, and opposable thumbs.
But that’s a story for another day.