Sunday, October 4

I Had My Cake And Ate It Too

Today I am 51.

What a day, indeed. But don't they all end up ultimately that way?

The city-girl daughter worked a lunch shift then waited patiently while I took my birthday cake out of the oven before taking me to dinner. That was quite a treat! I am so happy she is living close to me--living with me--so I am a part of her life (as she is mine) every day. That is a wonderful blessing. And yes, I tell her that at every opportunity.

But, this morning I went to visit Pop because he has a suspicious bruise on his side that is totally unwarranted. Looks like more of a large (12X14) blood blister...

He and I and Momo went to the ER to have it investigated. He is scheduled for a follow up with his personal physician tomorrow. The city-girl daughter is going to hoard in with the premise of birthday cake and then phone me to see if I need to cut my afternoon classes.

I'm sure Pop will be fine--he is a tough old buzzard. Sitting with him in the ER reminded me of visits with my children. You spend the bulk of your time finding conversations that are completely distracting in an effort to get them to forget where they are and what why they are there...

I feel so bad for not posting. There is so much going on and often I just have a difficult time putting everything into words. I will try to do better, because I know inquiring minds want to know, and the practice will do me great good as I have a ginormous number of papers to write this semester. Be patient with me as I am still learning so much...

I'll leave you with these shots of the city-girl daughter playing tennis last Thursday...


If nothing else, this is an example as to how very important is is to remain focused on our goals.

5 comments:

Linda and her Twaddle said...

Happy Birthday. Lovely photos. Nice to see what other people are up to in other places.

Nessa said...

Happy Belated Birthday. You're like two days younger than me.

We are all still learning, or should be. Seems to me you have yourself properly focused.

ashleigh burroughs said...

Happy Birthday from one crone to another :-)

Jen on the Edge said...

Happy birthday.

I hope Pop is okay.

Dad Who Writes said...

Happy birthday indeed! And I hope everything's ok with your pop...don't worry about posting rates. There's no point in writing a blog out of a sense of guilt and toil...
I do love hearing about City Girl's comprehensive re-engagement in your life (and your capacity to reinvent youself). And I also find the contrast in our parenting lives fascinating - I'm only 4 years younger than you but I'm still at the beginning of my parenting career.