I am also grandmother to 5 in our son Michael's family. They just lost their father to lung cancer, and their mother had died 4 years ago. Michael's 2nd wife is the mother of the 2year old. She has taken on the houseful of kids lovingly. I am so proud of my family. Lately I have gardened in pots and planted succulents out front. We are under water rationing. This digging exercise is fun, but I have lost my pool family by not going to water aerobics. One of the grandkids does Irish Dancing. I am on Facebook where you can see videos of Logan Porter. Maria, bragging grandma.
I do things sitting or kneeling on the floor now. My moves have to be deliberately safety conscious. I fell in the kitchen, the broken glasses cut my eyebrow. The skin peeled on my forearm and it is purple now. I fall into the mud and accidentally sit on flower pots that I just planted carefully. I wish I had a low scooter board for housework and gardening. Most shopping I do on the Net and sit pouring over presents for Christmas. Life on the slow lane is too fast.