This may be a repeat for those of you who know me on FB. First, difficult child and E have postponed their wedding. difficult child had become manic and E still hadn't cleared up the visitation court stuff for his boys. It became apparent to H and me that difficult child was more into it for the show and not fully understanding what it means to be married. Not in a mean way, but I had to pull out of the wedding in terms of support. I told them that I believe they are a great match and that we loved them very much and when the time is right or, if they choose to go ahead anyway, we will be a part of it just not be as fully vested as we originally were. difficult child, in her then manic state, chose to pretend she never read my letter and sent a blanket email to all family stating that she and E had chosen to postpone their nuptuals until they had reached some personal goals. Honestly, I don't care whose idea it was, I'm just thankful that they have put it off. They live together and are happy...why rush? So, difficult child is no longer manic and I can see the downward spiral coming, but she is kinda sorta holding herself together. Unfortunately, she quit her job in the interim. Granted, the boss was a jerk to her and did some underhanded things, but it would have been better if she had at least found something else first. H and I are set to move upstairs to our new space this weekend and next! I'm so excited to finally do this already! After 7 freaking years, it's about time, right?? I bought beautiful curtains and drapes and have already put some things in the giant closet. Yay! H also built me some raised garden beds. I have three: two are 3'X6' and 6 inches high and one is 3'X6' and 12" high---perfect. I had compsoil delivered and they are ready for planting. Tomorrow H is taking me up to this amazing farm to buy all the goodies and then I can put them in. Another yay!! easy child is finishing up her semester and has changed her degree focus. She had been going for education as a Family Consumer Science major but has finally (I hope) decided on nutrition/dietician. She seems to love it, though she loves going to school...a true academic. She is still seeing her boyfriend, J, and they seem very happy and to have balance. They went away to northern Cali for a week and had a blast. I think she is taking another class over the summer at a local community college so she can finish sooner. I'm sure she would like to get that degree already. My mom is hanging in there at her nursing home. Her memory continues to decline, though her physical health seems to be holding for now. She is very obese and confined to her wheelchair so circulation is a concern. I don't go over as often as I used to, but I still see her and spend quility time with her about twice a week. With the nicer weather I am able to take her outside for some sunshine and Vit D!!! Nala, my sweet lovey cairn terrier will be 14 this year. She has three tumors, all on her right side. One is on her hip, another on the right side of her breast/side and another in the socket. So she is on NSAIDs and tramadol for inflammation and pain. It is apparent that this may be her last summer. I am not ready to let her go yet and, in fact, I am in denial over the entire thing. I just love this sweet love and will be out of my mind to lose her. I have been experiencing a lot of pain and inflammation for a little while now and although all the blood work came back negative, my Dr would like me to see a rheumatologist...I am not sure about any of it right now and don't really know what to do. I'd just like to stop feeling like barbed wire is growing from the inside of my bones and muscles. So, I've kicked my juicing into high gear and am considering giving up meats for a while to see if that helps. For now, it's just day by day. And lastly, mother in law has moved up here to CT. She signed a 6 month lease at a nearby senior retirement community. She has met a few other residents, helped out in the garden round back and has even taken the community van to the library. While she seems to be settling in okay, she had become increasingly paranoid and believes that people are coming into her apt when she is not there and when she is out on the balcony...she thinks they are listening to her conversations on the phone and spying on her...she thinks they want to know how much money she has so they can take advantage of her...and she even called the police and her insurance company and had her locks changed without our knowledge because she was certain her pearls and turqoise jewelry had been stolen. Two days later she found said jewelry in her underwear drawer, wrapped in a paper bag. Sigh. It has been very trying helping her settle in, but as long as I remember to set limits and carefully schedule the amount of time I spend with her, it's not so bad. She imposed on my alone time last weekend which really sent me over the edge...I will not allow that to happen again. She drives H crazy and I can see that some of her neighbors look at her a little oddly...because she is ODD. Hahahhaaa. There is a lot of stories I can tell you about the short time in which she has been here, but it would be a mile or two long! Suffice it to say, I have been drinking too much since she got here. So, that's the update...nothing too earth shattering as you can see, but wanted to say hello and catch up.