I didn't realize so much time has passed since I have created a post or been any where near to read or be reminded to post. So much has happened. Let's see if I can remember all that has happened since my last post.
I moved. Moved from Killeen, TX to San Antonio TX. Stayed with my brother and his girlfriend for a year. Oh My!! What a disaster. The girlfriend hated me and made living in the same house for the term of our lease very difficult. I had 1 room for all my things so crafting was very limited. Had to give up most of the zoo. Started a new job. Had some up and down moments but over all the company was pretty good. Finally moved into an apartment with just myself and my youngest daughter.
Got back in touch with my older two kids I don't remember if I ever mentioned it but I lost contact with my older two kids for a little over 10 years. Long story short: Their dad and I met and fell in love in High School. I got pregnant and we married young. We started having problems early on and were too young to know how to deal with them. We separated and I went a little crazy and hung out with the wrong people. Finally woke up and realized I was putting my babies in a bad situation and made the hard decision to let the kids live their father while I got back on my feet. Many moves and loss of phones (at that time cell phone and home phone plans were not what they are today) and lost their address and phone number. Finally found them on Facebook and contacted them and after many phone calls went to visit my older daughter in FL.
Had my older daughter and her son move in with me when things fell apart for her. I love having them with us but it has been kinda hard since the 4 of us are in a 2 bed 1 bath apartment. We stayed in the same place because I wanted the youngest to finish high school in the same school she started. I was supporting the 4 of us mostly by myself and couldn't find a place affordable in the same school zone.
My father got sick.Got a call that my father's heart was having issues. During the process of resolving that they found a mass in his lung. Can't remember the name of the type of cancer though. The heart and cancer doctors didn't want to perform the quadruple bypass or remove the mass because they were afraid the cancer would spread. So he went through radiation and chemo. Was able to go spend a week and take him to his multiple doctor visits. They thought they had everything under control but then his heart gave him more problems and they had to preform the heart surgery anyway. Another visit to Florida. This time I was afraid it would be the last. He was a tough old bird though and came through it. He retired and started the move to Texas. Not long after he started the move he started having seizures. Come to find out the cancer spread and the doctors found another mass, this time in his brain. Within 2 months of finding the mass he was gone. It's been hard but the good days are starting to overcome the bad days.
Was laid off and was out of work for almost 3 months. Finally found a new job and am really enjoying the new position. As many of you know begin out of work for any length of time is difficult. The only slight downside is that there is not quite enough to do yet. The controller is new so she is working on increasing my workload. I am just happy to have a job that will help me support my family. Now that I am working and the youngest has graduated we are looking for a new place. Hopefully we will be moved by the middle of November. Just in time for Thanksgiving.
During all of this I have been stitching. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Still crocheting. Picked up diamond painting. I plan on becoming a more regular poster again.
Ta Ta for now,
Angela CG still in TX
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