Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Soooo Much Going On

I mentioned in my last post that I’m behind and that I have a list of things to accomplish in a short time. It’s amazing how life works. In the midst of all that’s going on, this weekend brought two phone calls that made me stop and pay attention.
First, my sister called me on Sunday to tell me my dad had suffered a heart attack on Friday. Helloooo?!  Nobody called me.  My parents have this weird idea that they shouldn’t worry me with these things. Seriously?  For crying out loud, maybe I’d like to know so I can be in touch and talk to the man.  Anyway, he’s okay. My dad has a long history of heart disease, which is ironic, because he’s the healthiest and most active member of our family. It’s just bad genetics and bad cholesterol.  It’s been a battle for him for years. He had a quadruple by-pass in his fifties and will continue to fight this battle. I spoke to my dad yesterday and he’s home and taking it easy (I hope)  He’s very active, as I mentioned, and it’s hard to keep him down when there is a tractor to ride, trees to cut, and a garden to tend.  It’s hard watching the strongest man in my life start to get weak. I am struggling with this.
After the drama with my dad, my oldest daughter, who lives in Hawaii with her Soldier husband, called to tell me I’m going to be a grandmother. Oh My Gosh… I wasn’t quite prepared for that!  They haven’t been married very long and are starting a family already.  I’m very happy for her and Jimmy, but I wonder how I’ll deal with being so far away from my first grandchild.  I have a feeling Nick will be sending me to Hawaii a lot!
Shalynne & James

Anybody else think these two will have beautiful children?
Callie flew in last night and I’m thrilled to have her home. It’s tough being the only female in a testosterone filled house. I’m looking forward to cooking, baking, shopping, pedicures and even going to a tea house with her. We’ll have fun!  She will also be a lot of help as we get ready to move. Ugh.. I can’t believe it’s that time again.
Callie's visit 2
Now if I can just get her out of bed.. we can get started!!


Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

A grandbaby??? Congratulations Paula! And there's nothing wrong with an extra reason to visit paradise either.

Sorry to hear about you dad though - that's hard. Maybe being a great-grandpa will keep him going.

My Army Life said...

Paula, I've had similar experiences with my Family ... they're all together in one town and I'm all over the map. That leads to a lot of "You could've at least TEXTED me!" from me to them. =) But mostly ... CONGRATS on a grandbaby! I'm excited for you!

Renee said...

Paula - I'm finally getting around to reading (and responding) to blogs! Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother! I know you are excited!!

I glad to hear that your Dad is doing well! He's got a great-grandbaby on the way so he's got to keep on keeping on!!

Jane said...

When it rains it pours! Glad your dad is doing better and congrats on a grandbaby!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Oh my heavens!! A grandmother?? You?? :) Congratulations!!

I'm sorry to hear about your dad as well...I have one parent who tells me everything...and I mean everything about her health...more stuff than I want or need to know usually. And, then I have another parent who, like your dad, tells me nothing. Oy.

Enjoy Callie...as my oldest is preparing to graduate this Friday, and we begin to make our lists for move in day at school, I can appreciate the idea of her coming back home :)

USMCWIFE said...

Firstly congrats on being a grandmom Since my son is going to be a Military man I anticipate being away from my future grandchild one day. I told my son the thought of his father and I living in an RV after retirement sounds better and better especially when we could park it in his drive way lol!! Lastly I wish your pops a quick recovery, it's good he is active. My father had a stroke when we were stationed in Japan and no one told me to a few years later, again because he didn't want to bother me...ugh. Good luck on your upcoming days, sounds as though you will have your hands full, so happy your daughter will be around to help!

Paula said...

Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes.
It's amazing, that at this age, I'm still transitioning so much. Kids leaving, marrying, having their own kids. I'm still not adjusted to them being gone, how can I be a grandmother??

Quiltingranny said...

Thanks for the post, I thought my parents were the only ones who tried to protect me at 55! Keep us posted on the baby watch, how exciting! Where is this move to? Wow!