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My dad's coming home today!

June 24th, 2007 at 04:13 pm

My dad is coming home today! He is strong enough to come home, although he will continue to be under medical supervision via home health care.

Ironically, our local paper has a very heated discussion going on in the forums about the rights of smokers vs. non-smokers. Gads. If they could all just spend a few minutes with my dad and see the effects of COPD (from years of 40 years of smoking... which he quit 20 years ago!)

Anyway, back to this blog. I am thrilled to have my dad back home again...I hope he and my mom enjoy some quality time. The doctors have asked them both to think about whether he wants to return to the hospital next time, or if he wants to be made comfortable at home....but that is a worry for another day.

My 401k continues to grow nicely. I am contributing 15% of my pay and my employer contibutes it is growing at a nice pace.

We managed to eat all meals at home this weekend. Tonight we are bbq-ing steaks...I found a great sale recently and stocked up. Last night we bbq-d the whole chopped veggie, rice and meat with soy sauce...kinda fun twist to a Japanese meal...and it was fantastic. Ordinarily, I wouldnt have steak two nights in a row...but we had a large pack of steaks and decided to marinate the remainder in a Chicago marinade (yum) for tonight. dad will be home and he loves bbq-d steak.

I am still LOVING my job. I am enjoying the people I work with and having such a wonderful time learning my new duties...I can't believe I've been back to work 2 1/2 months!! Last week was stressful...I organized a 3 day planning session for 20 people and had to arrange facilities, food, etc...However, it all went off without a hitch...and now I can get back to my usual routine.

I cancelled a 2 week trial to blockbuster last night...and started a 2 week trial with netflix. We enjoyed a free movie night after the wonderful dinner.--It felt great to eat inexpensively and to enjoy some free entertainment.

And to top everything off, I did laundry yesterday and got to hang it all outside to dry for free! Life is good.

Its gonna be a gorgeous day today!!

6 Responses to “My dad's coming home today!”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Glad your dad is home. Hope you have a great day. we are bar b quing steaks tonight too!!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    I'm so happy to hear your dad is stronger!

    I'm sure if you were organizing the event for work, it did go off without a hitch! If anybody can do a terrific job - its you!

    Congrats on a thrifty weekend. I know with DH working nights and you working days, the weekends are probably heaven just to hang out and relax together!Enjoy!

  3. nance Says:

    I'm happy to hear your dad is doing well, and can come home. Enjoy his company!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wonderful news, Ray!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad everything is going so well right now.

  6. fern Says:

    So glad things are going your way.

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