Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 June 28

I spent a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms at the VA Hospital today.  
X-ray, EKG, blood work, physical and fitting for crutches.
All to get ready for knee surgery on July 6th.

So, what to do when waiting?  
Drawing sketches on my Droid Razor with one fat finger.
Not too bad considering the size of the screen and the size of the finger.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 June 26

Great granddaughter, Lorelei, knocking pollen off the Poppy flower. And then trying to fix the broken bubble wand.  I love the way she says "probably".

I tried something different for lunch.
I rolled some string cheese into some thin sliced ham and then fried it just long enough to 'seal' the ham slice.  The girls ate them.  I think that they might work for hors dourves if they were sliced.

We had the great granddaugters today until after Daddy's surgery.  Charlotte and I spent some time reading the Sunday Funnys and then several Dr Sues books.  We've been reading "Oh Say Can You Say" which is full of tongue twisters.  We take turns reading the different pages as fast as we can without mistakes ... it always leads to giggles.

Grandma and the girls went swimming for a couple hours while I was working on a few things on the computer and also scrubbing applesauce out of the carpet (don't ask).

I worked from three thirty until a little after 9 p.m.  I'll be glad when the holiday is over.  It's not that so many people checked into the resort this afternoon/evening ... it's that they all came at once.

Grandson is home and resting ... maybe not so comfortably ... but he has some little girls to be his helpers for a while.  Charlotte got to 'babysit' Daddy for a while this afternoon when Beth, Lorelei and William went to the pharmacy for Daddy's prescriptions.  I think she took th
e job very seriously.

Monday, June 25, 2012

I cried today.

I cried today.  I stopped at our mailbox at UPS and dropped of some bills and checked the box.  Just a few items, a credit card offer, a bill for something that I’ve recently paid, and a Father’s Day Card from Arik and family. The card read:
            “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
            I crawled into bed with Beket last night when I came home.
            He was already asleep since I came home so late.  I realized
            that there would be many times like that.  Ones I would
            treasure but the kids would probably not remember.  They
            would be loved and cared for and supported but much of
            it would happen without their recognition.
            So thanks.
            Thanks for coming home late from work because you were
            supporting the family.  Thanks for the quiet, behind the scenes
            love, care and support that I don’t remember and probably
            never noticed.  I notice now.
            I love you Dad.”

Today was a day off from work forboth Ella and I.  Plus we had no great grandkids to watch.  So I took some pictures of our flowers.

Sunday, June 24, 2012