Actually, truth be told, this is my 1004th WordPress post since September 2008! There were many more before that on my old Soliloquy Blogger blog. How does one miss their 1000th post?! I’d been watching the numbers, getting ready to pop a cork! Busy with the distractions of Life, I guess, and there have been a few in the past while.
My grandson has had three rather worrisome seizures and finally had to be placed on anti-seizure meds until he sees a Pediatric Neurologist. That, combined with his diabetes, has been very concerning. Well, let’s tell it like it is: I’ve been worried sick. He’s doing well on the new meds so far, and an MRI and original EEG were completely normal, so it’s a bit of a mystery. And not of the fun kind. But he’s such a tough and bright little man, he seems to take it all in stride, though I wish he didn’t have to. Anyone in our family would trade places in a heartbeat.
My aunt passed away this morning, my mother’s oldest sister. It was the first break in the chain of six kids on her side of the family. Though my aunt had suffered from a variety of maladies over the years, her sudden passing was still unexpected.
It’s been a very long winter. Just ask Jodi. And more snow is on the way for today through Thursday — is there anyone in North America who’s escaping this one? I keep telling myself, “It’s February…next month, the peepers will be singing!” (If they can dig their way out.)
On a much brighter note, we finally felt ready to adopt another kitty and on January 9th, a little girl from our local SPCA moved in with us. :) We called her Neena (which supposedly means ‘beautiful eyes’). She’s been a constant source of amusement ever since and has already captured our hearts.
So, here’s to another 1000! As always, I thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments and Picks. It’s a “dry season” as far as gardening goes this time of year, but hopefully, all this snow will present some lovely photo ops and that soon, we’ll all be chatting about readying our gardens for another season!
Oh, and the new template…well, you know what They say. A change is as good as a rest. :) I’m not finished with it yet. I had actually had some trouble of late uploading photos to the other template, and I like the simplicity of this one, so we’ll see how it goes.