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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Going with the flow

As of yesterday, I have been in San Antonio for a month. Seems weird to think I've been away from Houston that long. I have enjoyed my time here getting to care for Dad, but also getting to talk with him, watch movies with him, and just hang out with him. People should really consider just listening to their parents and being with them for a few days. You can learn a lot from them.

Dad is doing really well! We are walking every day as the doctor recommended and he's even driving again. He's eating healthy and has lost weight. I'm really proud of his recovery efforts!

Right now, my tentative return to Houston date is October 3. I am not looking forward to it to be honest. I have enjoyed getting to relax and not worry about schedules and such. It's just been me and my Dad along with the doggers and we plan our days out one day before or when we get up. 

Nothing is set in stone and we can just go with the flow. So nice to be able to do that. But real life cannot be ignored as much as I wish it could be. I will be doing some work here before I leave so I won't feel so behind when I get back to Houston - answering e-mails, drafting some legal paperwork, and so on. Right now though, my bed beckons me. Good Night All!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Post for Pets! Thanks Pedigree!

PEDIGREE will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide for each person who mentions the Pedigree Adoption Drive in a blog. This ends on September 19th, 2010, so go to your blog and make a post. Oh, and read the rules here: Write a Post, Help a Dog!

It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog. Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19,  the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some of this, some of that, a little bit of the other

It's been a little over a week since Dad was released from the hospital and we are figuring out our routine. It's pretty laid back, but there are still things that have to be done every day. Dad has to walk for a few minutes a day outside so we make sure to do that. There are also breathing exercises that he does. Otherwise, we hang out, watch movies, talk, and just generally enjoy each others company. 

It's never a good thing when someone has major surgery or is ill, but I believe everything happens for a reason and it has been good for both Dad and I to be able to relax and spend some time just doing this and that without having to adhere to a particular schedule. We will be seeing his surgeon and his cardiologist on Monday to assess where he's at and what needs to be done from here. We are both expecting good news.

In the meantime, there are things to be done. I will be driving to Victoria on Saturday for a mandatory practicum meeting. This was not something I knew I'd have to do. It came up just recently because there are issues to be discussed with all the students. Yes, there's a story there involving a professor who seems to be easily offended and lacks a sense of humor (in my estimation). It's best I say no more than that, but that should give you an idea. Why no, I am not happy about having to do this, why do you ask?

While I'm in Victoria, I will attend a colloquium series on body language. I'm required to attend two of the four they present during the semester and since they have one on Saturday and I have to be there, I figured I'd get it out of the way.

To close, here is my Random Thought of the Day: Placing a medical office next to Sonic is rather efficient. Once someone keels over from the delicious fatty, cholesterol-filled goodness of Sonic Tator Tots and or the chili dogs, they can just be carried about 10 feet to medical help. I'm not sure if that encourages eating said tots and/or chili dogs, but there it is.