When One Door Closes…

I should probably call this Happy New Year, or Best wishes in 2019 or something creative like that, but instead I am going to go with…When One Door Closes, another one opens. I am closing the door on 2018, and looking forward to a NEW YEAR!

I’m not real big on new year’s resolutions, but I am looking forward to some changes that will be happening in 2019.

I will be watching my grandson’s when my daughter goes back to work in March. While I know that twin infants will be a lot of work, I am happy that not only do I feel strong enough to do it, I know that they will be safe with me. (A future post about the most horrific daycare experience ever will be coming)

The next new change is that Thing 2 and her boyfriend will be moving out in the next few months (the plan is for them to purchase their first house) While I love both my kids tremendously I don’t want to live with either of them, and the fact that Thing 2 and I are so much alike makes some of our “battles” pretty brutal. Purchasing a house at 21 years old is pretty damn impressive, so I am very proud. When they move out, I will be living alone for the first time in my life, and while it is a bit intimidating to me, I believe the pros will outweigh the cons, and I don’t want to move back in with Einstein.

Speaking of Einstein, things have been much better on that front.  I think I wrote about that last month, and I don’t need to rock the boat, so I will leave it there.

Other exciting news is that I have finally been released from Physical Therapy and can walk for a bit of a distance without any pain, as long as I am wearing very hard soled shoes…. ( I also have a shoe story for another time)  I will have to dust off that step counter I bought this summer and work back up to a mile at a time, but I’m optimistic so there is that.

As far as blog writing, I am kind of on the fence about that.  While I always have 100’s of stories, and I love interacting with everyone,  I still have no “one subject ” focus.  Ok that’s not true, I do have a new focus on becoming healthier, but I am by no means an expert on that subject. In fact, I feel like a complete idiot when it comes to healthy eating. Do I want to blog about that?  ( I have several stories about smoke alarms etc also)

I think the real reason, I started writing tonight, is not only because I have been drinking, but because holidays make me nostalgic and I am missing my blogging friends.  While 2018 brought a lot of loss and pain to me, it also brought my two grandson’s into the world. I’m gonna close here, and wish you all a Happy New Year.  I will be back soon, in some capacity.  For now, may I introduce you to my grandchildren….49052667_271236043510333_7619168873824124928_n

Danny (on the left) and Joey (on the right)

The boys were born at 31 weeks, and will still be in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for a bit.  They are now one month old (or 35 weeks which I can explain more later) and they continue to get stronger every day.

Happy New Year to Everyone!  Good luck with your resolutions (if you make them), and I will see you next year!


19 thoughts on “When One Door Closes…

  1. You don’t need a “subject” to hang your hat on. Your life experiences are interesting enough. Use the platform to unload whatever is cluttering your mind. Consider it a mental enema. As a matter of fact, that would be a great name for a new blog

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  2. Oh Grace, those boys are just GORGEOUS! I know you’re looking forward to being able to spend lots of time with them. Congrats on being released from Physical Therapy. I hope your foot continues to heal and that you’re able to wear whatever shoes you want soon.😊 Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!


  3. Ms. Grace!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours. I wish you a wonderful, healthy and exciting 2019.
    I have been MIA from WP/blogging and I too can relate to missing friends, missing writing but also…who the hell wants to hear me blather? I’ve thought, for 2019 I will try to write one post per week. Your grand babies are adorbs. Once I’m ‘free’, I plan to connect with you again.
    Take care…

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  4. Oh dear Grace, I am so sorry for my delayed response. Your grandsons are absolutely adorable and so lucky to have an amazing grandmother like you! They are going to have so much fun with you because you have a very young and loving heart. I am with you 100% about not doing resolutions because they tend to not work out how we plan. There’s no use adding that stress to our lives. I am looking forward to your upcoming posts and really can’t wait to see more pictures of those adorable babies!!! I think you are right about not putting too much into Einstein. Life works out the way it is meant to and if y’all are meant to be, it will happen!!! Just please take care of yourself because you and the grand babies are most important. Lots of love sweetie!!

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  5. Congratulations again! They are absolutely adorable! I’ve heard being a grandparent is really just about the best thing ever. I find myself tickled for you, that you are getting to experience this joy and love in your life. And also knowing you are feeling better is great news too! Wishing you and your little guys a wonderfully happy and healthy New Year! ✨❤️


  6. Happy New Year Grace! 2019 sounds like it’s gonna be a blast for you, different but exciting 🙂 I’m very behind on reading, trying at the very least to catch up to this year! I’ve recently reciprocated a long overdue shout-back, you’ll be forgiven for having forgotten about it 😉 But I told everyone to come check you out. Keep doing what you’ve been doing, when you have the time and energy, but those babies come first. Looking forward to reading whatever adventures 2019 brings.


    1. Shoutout? I will have to check it out… The people in the NICU are like mini nazis, and for fear they would tackle me for my phone it stays hidden mostly ( as well as any other reading material) . They made me dump my coffee out the other day… saying only water was allowed on the unit nevermind that I have brought coffee up at least 20 times with no issue. My dumb ass thought “I will show them” and poured the coffee into a styrofoam cup with a lid and straw…. to keep the story short, let me just tell you dont EVER drink hot coffee from a straw…doh!


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