It’s certainly been a minute, huh?

A minute = a year?

Without cheating and actually looking at the last time I said, “Hello”, to the wordpress world, I would guess it’s been a year, since it certainly feels that way.  Putting all emotions aside though, factually I am sure it hasn’t been a year.  Where has the time gone though?  How have you all been?  I know …. “Check your reader Grace”…pick up the damn phone….”

So where have I been?  I can’t really tell you.  Not in the “if I tell you I have to kill you” sort of way, just that I truly don’t know where the time has gone.  I have done many, many things this year, and have been involved in many “stories”. The thing is, most are not MY stories to tell.  I have been taking more of a caregiver, or assistant role this year.

I’ve tried and failed numerous times to quit smoking.  I’ve gained some weight.  I have had a couple more falls, but nothing out of the “norm”.  I spend as much time as I can with my almost one year old twin grandsons as I can.  Einstein and I are doing well.  My MS has not gotten worse, although the weight gain has not helped my walking ability, or lack thereof.

My heart still aches from the loss of Snuff in June.  In fact, there was a period of time that depression took control of my life.  I slept, I ate, I slept some more….. you get the picture.

I’m still here though.  I hope you are too!

I look forward to seeing everyone again soon!





28 thoughts on “It’s certainly been a minute, huh?

    1. Hey lady

      Wow time flies. When I saw your post pop up in my email my immediate thought was holy shit! What has Karen/Grace been up to???

      So glad to hear you are alive and kicking!!!🤣🤣🤣😜🤪😘


      Megan – aka BBH 🙂

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      1. Hello my friend! I won’t claim that I have been able to keep up with all the happenings in your life, but I do catch glimpses on fb or instagram from time to time. It looks like things are moving quickly for you, and in the right direction. I am so happy to see/hear it!


    1. treading water. That is a great way to put it Mishka. Yes I am. I have to say I have been “dealing” with the loss better, I get out of bed, I can look at her pictures and even talk about her a little bit. The moments that still knock me on my ass are when I see a picture somewhere else, or I find one of her toys ( yes I am still finding them) It’s great to hear from you. Hope things are going well for you!

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      1. I think unless one has owned a GSD they don’t get it. I remember when people who saw him would say, with a teary far away look, I used to have a GSD. I didn’t get it, entirely, but now I do. They take over your heart. My son is still really struggling. I just want to hug the pain away from him but I know I can’t. It takes time and even then it’ll always be there. My cat (they were besties) went into a depression and I don’t think it’s going to pass. We tried to donate all the toys, rain jacket (yep😊), and other stuff to local shelters but stuff still pops up. I think the only person who was thankful was the housekeeper. Less fur and fear (she was terrified of him). Sending you big, big hugs 🌸

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    1. Sometimes not being present in the online world is a good thing. Good that is, if you are spending your time in the “real world”. It sucks when you find comfort here and don’t come in. Does that make sense? I hope that you have been “absent” because you have been busy living. I bookmarked the wiki page you shared about the finger knitting. It does look interesting!

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      1. I totally agree, it’s important to not get too sucked in to the virtual world, and to engage with real life. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing through the warm weather, now that it’s cooling down I can find more time to surf. Finger knitting is awesome, and finger crocheting, even easier! I’m making Christmas tree garlands right now. Makes me feel productive even when sitting on my butt! 😊💕

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    1. Thank you Bojana! I have missed you and thought of you often. When I am about to offer “friendly advice” to my daughter about the boys, I remember your post about you stay with your parents. Thing 1 and the boys are doing just fine, my tongue however hurts a bit from the biting 🙂

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  1. Aww Grace, I’ve missed you!
    Quitting smoking isn’t easy… that’s why I still smoke! It probably is no consolation what so ever, but I’m totally with you on not knowing where the heck the time has gone. It’s like you can be busy and never have much down time, but can’t say what you’ve been doing or where the weeks and months have disappeared. It’s pretty worrying. I know it’s easier said than done, especially if it’s detrimental to your mobility, but weight gain can go to the bottom of the worry list. You’ve had a lot on, you do so much for others, and losing Snuff is a huge ongoing heartbreak. We’re all still here, and will be whenever you write again.
    Sending hugs  ♥
    Caz xxxx

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  2. Miss ya, Grace! I totally get the time-lapse thing. A couple of times this year I almost walked away from TBT because a week went by, then another, then another, when I just didn’t feel up to writing (or reading). Don’t tell anyone. 😉

    But when the moment struck and I felt “motivated” again, all was back to norm.

    Come when you want, stay as long as you like, and tell those stories we love to hear. When you’re feeling like something else, do that. We’ll wait.

    Glad you’re all alright!

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful sight, seeing your post in my email. I have been gone for years right along with you, and it is wonderful to emerge and see you here again too. I have been under a rock…and never did send those blankets I made (I am so so sorry); please send me the address again and I will send them. I made them huge so they will still be big enough when the boys are 3. Sending so much love your way!

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  4. I am a little late with responding, but it is so good to hear from you again! I am glad you are doing well and the MS hasn’t gotten any worse. I know the quitting smoking is difficult. My husband has been a smoker since he was about 14 or 15 and he is 41 now. When he has attempted to quit, he was terribly ugly and started again. I didn’t smoke anywhere near as long and I quit in the mist of a relapse, on a high dose of steroids and PMS. I was not pleasant at all and thought evil things! I didn’t act on them of course of goodness I would be in jail for life! I went through bags of jolly ranchers!!!
    I am glad you and Einstein are doing well. I hope he understands what an amazing person you are and you deserve nothing but the best. I bet those little grandson’s are adorable!!! Hint, hint for pictures!!! Take care my sweet friend and I look forward to more posts from you. Don’t forget you can email me anytime as well!!

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