Friday, April 8, 2011

The Speed of Life

Wow-wee! It has been a whirl wind of a month, and lots has happened that's for sure! I was thinking about redesigning my blog, giving it a new facelift for the spring (which is why it has been down) but life got the better of me...
My baby sister (well not so much a baby, she 29 and only 10 months younger than me) had her first baby, a baby girl weighing 6lbs 11 oz on March 22nd at 9:48pm. I was at the hospital with the rest of my family waiting patiently for little Elaina Lillian to arrive. 12 hours later... LOL She was dilated but never really got the urge to push, the doctor finally broke her water at 2:30pm but still never felt that "pushing" urge... Around 9pm things started to speed up and all the males ran out of the delivery room!

I've gone and got a few parts for my car in the past week or two, things you can't buy off the shelf like a new knob for the radio and a new heat vent to replace a cracked on. It doesn't sound like much fun waking through a sea of ghostly cars but I am like a kid in a candy store! Its pretty exciting, almost like finding gold, but kind of eerie seeing cars such as my own that were once loved but now forgotten, however everything is running in perfect condition and I can't wait for the first sunny day when I can put the top down and go for a cruise - I think that day is going to be tomorrow! :)
Other wise everything is great, I've got some great new blankets and crochet patters that I've been working on for the new baby and for my Niece Ksenia and Nephew Quinn. I'm happy to say too that we've been slowly patching things up with my other sister and Dad. It feels nice to get the family back together... We're taking things slowly.
The past belongs in the past; I'm not one to hold on to it, and to painfully relive the bad memories... Why? Why would anyone put themselves through that? Live evolves, new friends become old friends, some broken bonds and reformed and the mending process begins and you forgive. That's life. How sad that some have to life in the past - not a life for me though...
We'll its 9:30 and I have an early day tomorrow so we are tucking in early, if I can get Ben away from his paintings.
Embrace the Journey
Bret xoxo


CrystalChick said...

Welcome precious Elaina!
Enjoy her, the years go by so quickly. My grandson is 4 today. FOUR! wow
Sushi ... yum! There's an all-you-can-eat place not too far from us that we absolutely must indulge in from time to time.
I think when it's time to make a move the signs will come, or something will happen so you'll know for sure.
Nice to see you've posted. I did come by awhile back and it was marked private and I didn't know how to reach you to ask that I be put on your list. I know you don't post frequently though, I go in stages too.
I'm glad there's enjoyment and love in your life.

Dia said...

How wonderful!! My daughter just had HER third baby 2 1/2 weeks ago: a little boy, Zander Michael!! He was born in a birthing centre near us, & everything went beautifully! He's my 2nd grandson, my son has a 5 year old, Gregory. Life is good here - glad to see your post! I was just looking for my rhubarb tapioca recipe on MY (usually neglected) blog, which you'd posted a comment on ... time flies, life is good!!

Pam said...

Bret, so glad to see you back here.
I've popped in now and then since November, ever hopeful.
I am so happy for you with your family news and the photo of beautiful Elaina and her Mum is lovely.
Congratulations on your extending family and hope things work out with where you decide to settle. My daughter is preparing to tear herself away from family in Australia to live with her loved one who's work has taken him back to Germany! These things are always a matter of negotiation - (and in my case of a long-term marriage of 30 years,lots of compromise. Love always finds a way.

Dia said...

Hi there!
Zander grows like a weed - he has two teeth, & is quite interested in FOOD (tho still nursing!)
I've been slacking on blogging, (just did a post & was 'checking in' with some of my favorites!) ...
I sure enjoy him! I get to hang out with him several mornings each week while mom n dad are at work ...

I bet Elaina is a real gem - & growing great guns, too!!
Hope all is very well in your lane

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