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!
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.
Now if I can just get her out of bed.. we can get started!!