AHEM…Let’s Try This Again

The older generations have always told me, “The older you get, the faster time goes.”  Sonofabitch, they weren’t lying.  It’s been over three months already since I last logged on here, and I swear it feels like last week.  I had NO idea it had been that long, and to be honest the only thing that made me think to check in was the email I got from WordPress reminding me that my renewal was coming up.  If I’m gonna pay for it, I might as well get some use out of it!

There’s no way to possibly catch up on everything at this point.  I’ll do some throwback posts here and there to hit the high points I’ve missed, but I feel like I spend ALL DAMN DAY playing catch-up.  I don’t need that kind of pressure here too.  haha  So I’ll start with the here and now.  Right here, right now, this is my big news.  Let me preface this photo with NO, SHE’S NOT MINE!

7-16-2016 - Emma 9

This, my dear friends, is my great-niece Emma.  But we’ve all agreed that this “great” shit just makes us sound too old, so we’re ditching it.  haha!  My niece and her husband had their first baby last Saturday, and this great-aunt is positively smitten.  She made her way into this world a tad too early at 35 weeks, but you’d certainly never know it.  She’s absolutely perfect.  All whopping 5 pounds of her.  I just saw her yesterday and I already miss her so much and can’t wait to see her again!  She’s the first grandbaby on both sides… shoot, she’s the first BABY to be born in the family in forever.  The last one was my youngest niece, and she’s 16 years old.  But it’s been even longer than that for me.  All three of my nieces and nephews are by marriage, and they were all already here when I came along.  My uncle had a baby in … 2005? 2006?  But I never saw her as a baby and haven’t seen her much since.  Before that, my sister was the last one, and she turned 30 this year!  HA!  We’re not big on procreation around here.  hahahaha

I’d like to say I promise to be back more regularly, but we all know how that’s turned out for me in the past.  But I’ll be back.  Hopefully sooner than later, with a recap from my most recent half-marathon back in April.  I have another one coming up in August, so my short-term goal is to get the Garmin Half report done before the Madison Mini gets here!  26 days… can she do it?!?!

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