So, here I am. I'm officially retired from the workforce and ministry. I'm officially a full time Grammy. It's been 4 years since I left the outside workforce and 1 year since I retired from ministry. This year has been filled with trying to bring some kind of order around here.
Now that the school year has begun, Josh is in morning kindergarten and Julia is in Pre-K on Tues, Wed, and Thurs. Ally and I have those mornings to ourselves.
I'm not into the new swing of things yet because last week I had unexpected gallbladder surgery. I had 2 gallbladder attacks in 1 week. Not pleasant. The sonogram showed 'more gallstones than could be counted'. Not pleasant. Surgery was scheduled for the next day. Very quick and the surgery itself was in at 7am and home by 2pm. However, it was still surgery and I am now missing one of my organs so I've been slowly getting my energy back this week. It's not as fast as it used to be. However, I do believe that was the last of my expendable organs. I'm surprised there isn't an echo when the doc listens to my heartbeat 'cuz it's kinda empty in there these days!
One thing I love about taking care of the grandkids is when I get to see them do something for the first time. Today Ally (2) tattled on Julia for the first time. She shyly came up to me and whispered that Julia pushed her. She had a very impish look on her face. She'd seen Julia tattle and decided she wanted to do it too. I told her, 'thanks for telling me, Ally' and she grinned and ran back to the playroom, perfectly content that she'd done something just like Julia!
At lunch she announced, "I love Julia!" and threw her arms around Julia's neck and squeezed her until their cheeks met, both faces with sweet, sweet smiles. That was a definite flashback moment to all the times Kylene did the same thing with her friends.
Life is sweet when it's flavored with granddaughters.