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My Absence Lately

It has been over a month since I last posted an article here. The birth of my daughter's fifth child has kept me quite busy. When I am not giving my two-year-old Grandson the extra attention he needs of late, I am able to sit and simply enjoy holding my newest Granddaughter. She is now five weeks old and has been pretty much the perfect baby. It can be difficult to give up holding her.

Because of the youngest ones here, and helping out with my older Grandkids, I haven't had much time for writing here. I have managed to do a bit of reading here everyday or so. As my daughter's energy level increases I know I'll be able to have more time for myself.

In the meantime, life has been very, very good!

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alexdg1 wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:32 AM

I've been MIA a lot because I've been busy with Mom, trying to write more at, and posting away at The Other Site That Shan't Be Named to see if I can get one last redemption before it closes down. Nice to see you back, though.

Feisty56 wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:38 AM

Who can blame you for spending time with the new granddaughter and lending an extra helping hand to your daughter? Just glad to see you're still here. : ) Keep on enjoying all those lovely, fleeting family moments whenever possible. We'll still be right here.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 3, 2015, 11:00 AM

You have the perfect excuse for being missing in action. Keep enjoying that new grand daughter cause we know how fast they grow up.

Ellis wrote on March 3, 2015, 11:06 AM

A new addition to the family is far more important than spending time here...

j2jworkz wrote on March 3, 2015, 11:43 AM

Definitely a good reason- who can resist little ones.

snerfu wrote on March 3, 2015, 12:22 PM

Life can be goooood sometimes and we have to make priorities to balance our attentions. Enjoy!

Harmony wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:07 PM

i was absent also, it looks like writing is just for fun now, earnings are too low. Time with grandchildren is very quality time.

WordChazer wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:15 PM

Congratulations on your latest grand daughter. Hope your daughter feels up to the task of Being Mum soon so you can have some time to yourself again too. People like me who have never (will never) have children blindly imagine that by number 5 the mum is just popping them out and carrying right on with life as if there was no new baby to take care of, but your daughter proves me totally wrong. Enjoy the youngsters, take care of your daughter. As others have said, that's much more important than being here.

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 3, 2015, 1:41 PM

Congrats with the birth of your newest grand child. It is good to see you back here.

AngelSharum wrote on March 3, 2015, 2:20 PM

Congrats on the new grand baby. Spending time with the kids is much more important than writing here, even though you are missed.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 3, 2015, 3:49 PM

Congratulations on the new grand-baby. I suppose we'll let you slide just a little. :)

allen0187 wrote on March 3, 2015, 9:32 PM

Between spending time here with us and spending time with your grandchildren, it is understandable that you'd spend time with the latter. Enjoy your grandkids as they grow up real fast!

BarbRad wrote on March 4, 2015, 3:24 AM

It's wonderful you can enjoy your grandchild and be an important part of their lives. So many grandparents don't have that opportunity.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:00 PM

Thank you. I've completely given up on the other site. I like being here and have missed the interaction. I have a lot of catching up to do!

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:02 PM

Getting back on here after an absence is like meeting up with old friends again. My "new" Granddaughter is already almost 6 weeks old - definitely fleeting moments!

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:10 PM

I certainly shall!

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:12 PM

Your are certainly right - thank you.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:13 PM

I know I'm a complete pushover when it comes to the little ones.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:15 PM

Thank you! I am certainly enjoying my life.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:18 PM

You're right. The tiny bit I make here is not the reason I come here. I enjoy writing and the interaction.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:21 PM

Thank you! My daughter is doing quite well - better every day. It actually feels quite good to be needed and I enjoy my Grandchildren so much. They are growing quickly and one of these days I know I'll miss these times.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:22 PM

Thank you! It's great to be back.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:25 PM

Thank you so much! We seem to be falling into a good routine that is slowly freeing up more time for me. But, yes, my Grandkids are a priority for me.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:27 PM

Thank you very much! :)

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:28 PM

Thank you! They do indeed grow up quickly. My "baby" will be 40 this year.

SLGarcia wrote on March 8, 2015, 12:30 PM

Thank you Barb. I have always been extremely grateful for my situation - being able to be a part of the daily lives of my Grandkids!

arthurchappell wrote on March 22, 2015, 11:45 AM

the best possible excuse anyone could have for not writing - congratulations to you and your daughter