real life: part two

Thank you so much for the kind comments, texts, and tweets after my last post.  It’s nice to be assured that others feel overwhelmed sometimes, too.  It’s been a stressful week.  Husband away working in London…Now that he’s almost home, I can say that without feeling like I am advertising to the wide internet world that I am home alone.  Although that’s probably an overblown fear anyhow.

Anyway, my grandmother also fell and broke her hip on Tuesday, and she had a major surgery with a total hip replacement on Wednesday.  So Thursday, I spent most of the day with the baby in a sling at the hospital.  And y’all, hip surgery is no joke.  I was there the first time the therapist had her stand up and walk, and it was so so so hard to watch.  And harder to endure, I’m sure.  It cuts like a knife to see someone you love hurting so much, and I’ve been lucky enough to avoid that feeling most of the time in my life.  So if you are the praying type, say a prayer for my grandmother.  She needs to get back in her vegetable garden and her flowers when her heart wants to which is soon.  She is a tough lady, and I have faith that she will make a complete recovery, but it’s a long road.  This is also her second fall since January, and that one required surgery as well.  She needs a break.

Yesterday’s hospital time was not fun, and this turn of events is terrible.  But in light of my last post, there are some things seeming not so important anymore.  Dirty floors or not, I am happy to have some little ones close by to cheer me up a bit.



Kids are so good at that.  They remind you why life is good, and most importantly, that life goes on with or without some obstacles and disappointments.  And for the most part, it’s a sweet life.  I also started the latest Mary Kay Andrews, by the way, and it’s deliciously funny and fluffy southern lit that is just what I needed to decompress.

It’s over 100 degrees outside in Atlanta this weekend.  Movies and fort-building inside and popsicles in the shade are on the agenda this weekend.  Hope you are surviving the heat wherever you are.  Happy weekend.

2 thoughts on “real life: part two

  1. Definitely sending the prayers for your grandmother. She sounds tough and wonderful and I’m wishing her the best. Glad you’ve found some opportunity to decompress with a book and some sweet babies. 🙂

  2. Ooo, I didn’t know there was a new Mary Kay Andrews book out!!! Glad you’re having a little time to read and relax.

    I will start praying for your grandmother. I hope that she feels stronger every day and will soon be even better than she was before!

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