Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Currently 11.24

I'm back! Quick update on my dad: He came home from the hospital two weeks ago tomorrow. He is doing so much better. He has a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, and I'm anxious to see how that goes. Hopefully, they will send the recommendation for him to begin cardiac rehab, and he can get started on that after Thanksgiving.

It is currently sleeting outside with no chance of it stopping until some time tomorrow afternoon. So, obviously, it's cold out there. All the dogs are burrowed under blankets except for Roxy, so I managed to snap a picture of her, which isn't easy to do!

Now, on to the Sunday Currently link-up with Lauren. I haven't participated in this for a while, so I thought it would be a good way to jump back into blogging.



READING - Dark Places by Gillian Flynn...This has been a slow read for me. It's good so far; I just haven't gotten into it like I did with Gone Girl. I'm planning on reading some more of it after I finish this post.

WRITING - A list of possible Christmas gift ideas for will be here before I know it!

LISTENING - To the rotation of the fan and the faint sound of the TV in the living room

THINKING - That I need some winter clothes!

SMELLING - Farm House Cider Sprinkles from Pink Zebra...such a yummy smell!

WISHING - For a positive phone call this week

HOPING - My swap partners are announced soon

WEARING - Black exercise pants, comfy blue t-shirt, and zebra print slippers

LOVING - The time I got to spend with Mallory and Emily yesterday at lunch and Color Me Mine (more details about that AFTER Christmas)

WANTING - Lunch...I'm hungry

NEEDING - A new charger for my phone...I left mine plugged into the wall, and it melted the part you stick in the phone!

FEELING - Thankful. I know I should feel thankful all year round (and I do!), but something about the holidays makes me think about everything I love and am thankful for. Things that can't be bought with money. Things you sometimes don't really appreciate until they're gone. Things you take for granted every single day.

CLICKING - On Amazon Wish Lists and Pinterest for gift ideas

That's all I've got for today! I think I'll be posting again before Thanksgiving, but if not, I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Through the month of November, I think I'll write a Thankful Thursday post each week in anticipation of Thanksgiving on the 27th. I'm still at the hospital with my dad, so I'm using my iPad to write my posts. I can't get pictures to load in my posts using my iPad, so they will be picture free for awhile. Sorry about that.

*I'm thankful for...the thoughtful comments and emails I got from some of you about my dad. He had his heart surgery yesterday. He needed 5 bypasses. He is in recovery now. He's in lots of pain and is very sore, which is to be expected. His doctor says he is doing very well. He's just been told he's about to take a walk, which he's not too happy about. ;-)

*I'm thankful dad's incredible doctor. He is one of the best surgeons in our area, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience with him. I completely trusted that he would take great care of my dad.

*I'm thankful dad went to the doctor when he did. Although he had a mild heart attack to get him there, it could have been much worse.

*I'm thankful sister. She's been here with me this whole time. She is the best sister ever, but I knew that before all of this. ;-)

*I'm thankful for...warm showers and a good night's rest. Those have been few and far between for the past week.

I'll keep y'all updated, and I have a few posts rattling around in my head that I need to write.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Not What I Expected

Well, I'm back, and no, there isn't a weight loss update to accompany this. 

It's crazy how much your life can change in such a short amount of time.

I'm writing this post on my iPad in my dad's hospital room where he is currently waiting to have triple bypass surgery.

He was admitted to a general hospital on Wednesday and was transferred today to the heart hospital. 

Truthfully, I don't think any of us thought it would come to this. Worst case scenario, we thought he might have a stent, stay one or two days, and go home.

We're all doing okay right now, but I'm sure our nerves will all be on edge the day of the surgery. 

He's a tough guy, and he's at one of the best hospitals in our area, so I'm sure everything will go smoothly. 

I'm going to keep this post short. Any prayers or good thoughts for my dad in the next few days would be greatly appreciated!

I'm sure I'll pop in now and then through the week. I'll need something to keep me occupied through the long waiting times!