Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday Mish Mash showing up late on Tuesday

I cannot believe it is the middle of May already!  What happened to April?   And for that matter January, February and March?  This half of the year seems to have just whooshed by and it doesn't show any signs of slowing the pace.

We've had another busy weekend.  My Dad turned 80 years old on Saturday.  I can hardly believe it.  My mind does not compute that he is 80.

We threw him a surprise coffee party in his condo building and he seriously had no clue and was totally shocked.  Which totally cracked us up because there were so many clues that something was not quite normal,  not the least of which was me showing up out of the blue at 9 in the a.m. insisting to play pool.  In everyday life this would NEVER happen.  Not the playing pool thing, but the 9 a.m. thing.

No matter how early, it was fun and a nice surprise for my Dad.  BTW, don't you just love the "1960's" editing on the pic.  Funny how I hated it way back then but love it now for certain pictures.

My youngest would have had her end of year orchestra concert on Saturday too, except she ended up having to pass as she was pretty ill.  She went to the practice but just couldn't handle it.  She has now missed 3 days of school which is really scary because her school is on the quarter system rather than the semester system.  Which basically means missing one day is like missing three.  She'll have a lot of catching up to do.  Another doctor appointment Monday night, another doctor appointment today and we walked out with a referrel to an ear specialist.  Also today.

Not much fun that ear specialist.  After a pretty painful visit we walked out with yet another prescription, our fifth in as many days and another appointment for Thursday.  Can I say I am tired. I can't imagine how this poor kid feels especially with this being Day four of regular doses of Tylenol 3.   I just want to do what this guy is doing.  As I'm sure she does.


Barbara H. said...

How neat to surprise your Dad! A belated happy birthday to him on this milestone.

I feel for your daughter -- my husband has had some kind of monster ear infection over the last few weeks. He went back to work and the ENT released him, but it still hurts. Hope she feels better soon.

Mountain Mama said...

So sorry to hear your daughter is ill and I sure hope she is well soon.

How wonderful to have your father with you still. Mine passed away at 54 years. I still miss him and mom.

I love surprise partys and it sounds like yours was a great success.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! What a great surprise and celebration.

I hope your daughter feels better soon. It's so hard when they have the pressure of missing school on top of being sick. I hope the newest medicine does the trick, and quickly.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! I LOVE that picture of him blowing out the candles on his cake. He looks so very happy. Nice shot!

But your poor, poor daughter! That does not sound fun at all! I pray she'll be on the mend very, very soon!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Oh those trips to the doctor don't sound like fun...and another prescription. Poor kid. Hope your girl is feeling better soon.

Love the pictures of the surprise party! How fun!

Faith said...

How great that you got to be with your dad for his 80th!! you all look great in the pic....
I'll pray for your daughter!! UGH....I've had something weird going on lately too in a physical sense...will email you so you can pray if you feel led....here's praying this new med works for your girl!!!

nikkipolani said...

That is so terrific that you were able to surprise your dad. And the photos are terrific. So sorry to hear about your daughter's health issues. Schlepping around to doctors can't be fun when you're feeling unwell.

Donnetta said...

How fun that you had that party for your dad.

Hope your girl is feeling better soon!

I'm with you, where did (and does) the time go?