Saturday, February 13, 2010

44/365 Valentine's Flowers

My sweet husband surprised me with a lovely bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine's Day Flowers

Friday, February 12, 2010

43/365 Dinner with friends

We enjoyed a much needed dinner out with friends.

Sushi.... yum.................

Sushi.... yum.................

This was the light fixture over our table

Cool light fixture

Thursday, February 11, 2010

42/365 After Care fun

Life is slowly getting back to normal and the kids I work with are glad to help out!

After Care

After Care

After Care

Happy Birthday little one!

After Care Birthday girl!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

41/365 - Finally home from Miami

This morning I woke up in Miami. I took two quick photos of my dad's orchid before heading to a nearly dawn meeting at the hospital.

Day 4 in Miami  - Dad's orchid

Day 4 in Miami - Dad's orchid

Day 4 of the hospital visit. We went very early to the hospital to meet with the doctor and got some good news. The scan showed no malignancies!!!!!!!!

My dad was able to go home today, so I went home too. What a long few days.

This is my message to those of you who smoke (like my father) - QUIT.

Quit. Just quit. Don't wait till next year, next job, next whatever. Quit now.

Quit before you get pneumonia, emphysema, COPD or cancer. Quit before you have a heart attack or a stroke. Quit before it's too late.

Just quit.

This was the notebook I jotted down names of medications, test results, questions and such while dad was in the hospital.

Finally home - my notebook

Finally home - my notebook

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

40/365 3rd day in Miami

This is the orchid Dad chose for himself just 2 days before this hospital ordeal happened. It's so lovely.

Dad's orchid

Dad's orchid

3rd day in the hospital. The big scan was today, but we won't get results until tomorrow (hopefully).

Dad is feeling better and better. He was able to get up and walk around today. We're hoping he'll get to go home tomorrow.

Playing on FB

Playing on the computer

He felt good enough to show my mom all the things he hated with the new Facebook change :)

Showing mom the new Facebook

This is the view I have of my brother most of the time. Face down in his cell phone :)

I do have to say, he's been a rock during this ordeal. My baby brother really stepped up and held things together when I wasn't here. I'm so thankful for that.

How I see my brother most of the time...

Monday, February 8, 2010

39/365 Day 2 in Miami

Second day in Miami and I took two quick pics this morning. This is Sundae cat, who is still a kitten and oh so cute.


This is the cat my family has nicknamed Grandma Kitty. She belongs to a neighbor, but comes over to my parents yard to sun herself in the mornings.

Grandma kitty

Day 2 in the hospital and things are ok. No heart attack, no stroke, no clots. Tomorrow there is a very important test to see if something in his lungs might be malignant. Today we are waiting and glad to be able to do so.

This is the view we had from the window in his room. Thank God for a private room and a lovely view from the 6th floor.

View from the hospital window in his room

View from the hospital window in his room

View from the hospital window in his room

My dad is starting to feel better - as you can tell. He can't stay away from Facebook and work. :)

Dad checking in on FB

He got these socks on Sunday and fell in love. He loves that the gripper stuff is on top and the bottom, so they fit either way. Very cute!

The socks

My mom has been by my dad's side nearly the whole time. She exhausted, worried and stressed, but still so lovely.

Mom waiting in the hospital

Sunday, February 7, 2010

38/365 Really hard day

Today was not what I expected at all.

It's been a really hard day. My brother called me with the unexpected news that my father had been taken to the hospital with chest pains. I took these pictures as I drove into Miami - nearly 35 minutes before kickoff for the Superbowl which I passed with barely a thought.

The good news is - no heart attack. The hard news is that he's sick and we'll have to figure out how to get him healthy again.

So here are the only pictures I have for today - the Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday.

Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10

Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10

Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10

Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10

Miami Sky Line on Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10