Sunday, June 21, 2009

3 months?!?!?!

Yep, it's been 3 months since I last posted.

I get on here EVERY single day, but I am just too lazy to post. I won't say nothing exciting has been happening, because several major events have taken place.

On May 16th, my boyfriend's only sister passed away. She was 61, and had a 22 y.o. and an 18 y.o. daughter (both were adopted as infants). People, if your affairs are not in order, get them in order TODAY. Leave something in writing, have it notarized and just tell someone where it will be. If you don't have a POD (payable on death) at your bank or credit union, do it TODAY! We never know when our last day on earth will be, and you don't want to leave your loved ones with this burden. My boyfriend had to borrow $5K for funeral, and this was a low-key cremation, and $2K on top of that for lawyers fees to get paperwork in order to give him access to bank account, etc. Yes, his nieces are LEGALLY adults, but how many 18 and 22 y.o.'s do you know who know about life and what needs to be done?!? Poor boyfriend, he is overwhelmed at the sudden onslaught of being a "parent". But he is strong, and I am being strong right along with him, and he will prevail.

On a much brighter note, I AM A GRANDMA AGAIN!! Adrian was born on 6/9/09 and he is such a joy! My son and DIL are a little overwhelmed because they want to do everything "right", but I tell them to just enjoy the newness of being first-time parents and the rest will all fall into place.

This is Adrian, 4 hrs after being born.

This is my only son, proud as he can be of being a first-time Daddy.

This is Mommy, just loving on her newborn son.

This is proud Grandma, amazed at how much Adrian looks like his daddy when he was first born.

And this is the face that wakes my son & DIL at 2 a.m.!!

Weight-wise, I am still the same. Every day, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I say to self, "Self, today you will start liquid diet," and every single evening I am disappointed in self. Weight loss surgery or not, it's still the same old battle, mouth loves to eat, brain hates mouth. I still weigh 220 lbs :-(

Thank you Joann, for bringing me out of lurkdom, and reminding me that people still want to hear about this end of the USA.


  1. SO GLAD to see your beautiful grandbaby boy!!! He's ADORABLE!! Very pretty baby!! CONGRATS to YOU and to the proud parents!!! Now STAY in touch!! LOL!!

  2. He's a beautiful little baby! Thanks for sharing these pictures!

  3. Glad to see you back.

    So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.

    Very happy to hear about your grandson. He is beautiful. Enjoy! They grow so fast.

    Looking forward to seeing you more often.

  4. Well, well, well....its about time! LOL Actually it had been a month since I had blogged as well. Glad to hear from you again. Sorry to hear about your boyfriend's sister. That is really hard.

    Beautiful grandson! Congrats! I know you are proud!

    Keep in touch more often!!

  5. Joy and Sorrow at the same time. Glad you are back.

  6. Congratulations on the new family addition. He's adorable!

    Don't be a stranger!

    Have a good week.

  7. Estela, My sincere condolences to your BF and family for the loss of his sister. You speak very wise words. The husband and I have been talking about getting it done too. We're not getting any younger and we need to make sure all these things are in order, because you never know.

    Beautiful Grandson! He is absolutely wonderful! I can see why Daddy is proud already!

    Blessings to you and yours and good to hear from you again!

  8. Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful new grandson! He's adorable!