It’s been a hectic year. My oldest daughter and her husband moved back to NC in October. They lived part time with my youngest daughter and part time with us, so it seems there’s been extra people in the house ever since. I keep my youngest granddaughter on Fridays, and now, my oldest granddaughter is also here on Fridays.

In November, my husband was diagnosed with an ednocrin carcinoid of the small bowel that had already metastisized to his liver by the time the cancer was discovered. Stage 4 cancer is a devastating diagnosis, but we’ve adjusted to the news. The condition isn’t curable, but it is treatable. He has to have monthly shots to stop the hormone production of the tumor that causes it to spread. God willing, he’ll live another 10 to 20 years with the treatments as opposed to the 3 month to one year diagnosis he was given before he started the injections in January.

Of course, there are medical bills, but he’s still here, and he’s no longer throwing up everyday or experiencing weight loss and severe abdomen pains. He’s even gained weight, and the pain is less frequent and less severe. He’s now retired, and his new job is Papa John Daycare, as he babysits our oldest granddaughter three days a week. He’ll get a bit of a break by mid August when she starts Kindergarten.

My oldest daughter and her husband both have full time jobs now in NC and have moved into their own house. They’re adjusting to being in NC again after living for 9 years in Germany and 3 years in Mississippi, and I love having them back home.

With everything that’s happened this year, life is finally settling back down, and I am getting back to my writing. My current WIP is another time travel, which is set in Hartford Connecticut. With any luck, I hope to complete it by the end of the year.