New Adventures in 2014

Published January 9, 2014 by The Hip Grandmother

Sorry I haven’t been writing any stories lately. The whole house has been sick on and off since around the thanksgiving holiday. A lot of new things have happened but there are also things that haven’t changed at all. I want to plan a baby shower for my daughter only inviting my side of the family and a few of my friends. That’s all.

She was sick with the flu/sinus infection as bad (and maybe worse) than I was. Coughing and drainage everywhere from the both of us made it a very dreary situation to live in. The house was always dark and cold as the medicine stacked up on my bedside. I couldn’t find the strength to lift my head and make something to drink. Luckily my daughter felt well enough to serve me drinks on the days that she was able to get up and in turn, I was able to help her when I was well enough to get out of bed. Thank goodness the month was over and we can begin cleaning and sterilizing the house.

As I lay in bed, I had a lot of time to think. I thought about where we were going in the next few months…my daughter is going to continue in a long line of single mothers in my family. Monmae was basically a single mother (given the time in her generation when a woman wasn’t supposed to be raising children on her own), my mother Geema who was a single mother of three children which turned us into Latch-Key kids of the 1980s, I was the one who was responsible for raising my daughter on my own and finally, my daughter…who is about to do this alone. Most of the fathers were in the children’s lives, some were non-existent.

Now that we have a new year upon us, we can strengthen our minds and hearts with planning towards the future on the things that mean so much to us. What are the things that you are hoping for this coming year? Leave a comment about what you are planning this year for your family. 

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7 comments on “New Adventures in 2014

  • Sorry to hear that you’re sick – that’s a bummer. What I’m hoping for this year is acceptance. I seem to be always striving and living for the future and I want to get off this roller coaster and learn to be at peace with whatever is. Celeste 🙂

  • I hope you both feel better! I have just gotten over a nasty winter virus which lasted for over two weeks and has left me feeling tired and fatigued, although my energy is finally starting to come back.

    This year my goals are to get excellent grades at university, travel with my mother (she was seriously ill last year and I want to make sure we have lots of quality time together this year) and generally try to enjoy all the little things in life. Happy New Year!

  • I’m sorry to hear you and your family have been sick! I’m glad you’re doing better now. Happy New Year to you! I actually don’t hope or plan for anything – I take each day as it comes and make the best of it. 😀

  • I hope you are both feeling better by now. Probably the only thing worse than being sick is being pregnant and being sick, and having to be so careful of what medicines you take. My hope for this year is that my daughter gets the promotion she has been training for, which will involve a move to another city for all of us. I am preparing for whenever that happens by working a little bit each day to pare down my ridiculous amounts of “stuff” before we need to move. – Fawn

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