Monday, December 19, 2016

Just Passing Through

I'm sure the lengthy silence is not unexpected to those of you following me on social media -- I'm currently midway through a week in Puerto Rico with DH, my best friend, and her boyfriend. We escaped Missouri in the nick of time, as a major ice storm and then subzero temps descended within hours of our our flight out. 
Although I'm having a spectacular (and warm!) time, yesterday I received some news that cast some gloom over our time here. My grandmother, who had been suffering from increasingly poor health over the last few weeks, passed away surrounded by my family on Sunday. I'm trying to enjoy the remainder of my trip, letting it fortify me for what will surely be a difficult Christmas season and following week as we deal with services and burial. Death is never easy, even when it's not unexpected, but I am glad she is no longer in pain, and know she was ready to be reunited with my grandfather. I will miss her quirky sense of humor, and her insistence on referring to my dachshunds as those "ugly little dogs". She was one of a kind. 
Although I haven't been commenting, I am still following along and keeping current on everyone's blogs, and enjoying reading about everything from small victories at schooling shows to entertaining Christmas lists. I expect content here will be somewhat sparse through the end of the year, but hopefully 2017 will bring a fresh start. 

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  1. very sorry to read about the loss of your grandmother. so hard, especially around the holidays :(

    hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your vacation before coming back home to spend time with your family!

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  2. I was very sad to see that your grandmother passed. The holidays are a rough time to also be dealing with a death. I hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your vacation. *hugs*

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    1. Yeah last year our holidays were rough and this year is right on track to be even worse...Yikes. but that's life! And thanks, I'm trying.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother :( Sending hugs <3

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  4. So sorry for your lose. I hope you still had a good vacation.

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    1. Thank you, we're trying to finish up strong. Especially since vacation is like a once every 5 years thing for us.

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  5. I am sorry about your grandmother. But I'm glad that you have time to relax and spend time with your husband.

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  6. I'm really sorry to hear about your grandmother.

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    1. Thanks. We knew it was coming, but still hard.

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  7. So sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope you're able to enjoy the last bit of your trip!

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    1. Thanks, we're still managing to eke some fun out of it even with the sad news!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. Glad she was able to be with the ones she loved. :-)

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    1. The last time I visited her there were 3 of her kids and another grandchild there besides me -- one thing that side of the family takes seriously is family time! My grandma had several visitors a day for her last few weeks.

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