October 10, 2012

Exciting News to Share

Yes, yes, yes, you, my blog family, have been ignored.... but .... I have been busy with family,  

My oldest son and his wife have recently announced that they are expecting a baby in March.  This will be our first grand baby.  I can hardly believe that I am going to be a grandma, something I have been hoping for, for a long time.  Now my thoughts turn to things I can make for the baby and ways I can help my son and his wife throughout their pregnancy and after the baby is born.

My youngest son leased an apartment as of yesterday and will be moving in to his new place this weekend.  He is in college and wants to move out and live on his own.  So we spent today getting utilities set up and fine tuning his budget.  I was at Goodwill purchasing two lamps and a little plug in hamburger maker for him.  My thought was that it will be easy for him to buy a lb. of hamburger and take 1/3 of it and make a hamburger quickly in a hamburger maker vs. going to a fast food restaurant.  He will be on a tight budget but he is excited to be living on his own.  

I will be going back to Goodwill tomorrow to see if they have any dishes that would have come in on tonight's truck and other kitchen items.  Then it is off to Wal-mart to get a microwave and toaster and then to Dollar General for some cheap silverware, a shower curtain and shower curtain rod. 

He has already had a lady that is going to give him a table and chairs. We have a bed, living room chair, love seat, end table, floor lamp, desk and bookshelf he can have.   I have been hanging on to some of our old furniture for just this purpose.   We also have plenty of towels and sheets for him to take with him.  He can raid my pantry for food and cleaning supplies that he needs too.  I really hope he wants the cleaning supplies and he uses them.  My feeling is that when he has his own place, he will keep it picked up and clean, because it will be his place.  

Our college girls will be moving out at the end of December and in January we will be "Empty Nesters."  So, life is changing in our family and it is very exciting.  

But don't worry, I will be back to blogging regularly from now on.  In fact I have already written a couple of posts but wanted to post my news first.  Next up . . . creating that price book we talked about last week.


Debby said...

Congrats on being a new Grandmother!!!! There is nothing like it in the world!!

Juhli said...

Congratulations to everyone! Lots of exciting changes for your family.

Rose said...

Congratulations! I hope all goes well with the pregnancy and delivery.

Anonymous said...

Your first grandbaby. How exciting! You will be going through a major life transition with your last child out of the nest. I trust that you are able to thrive during this big change.