Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Life: It Goes On - March 23

Happy Tuesday! I returned from spending a week with my dad on Sunday evening and didn't have time to get a post written. It was a tough week for both of us, as we worked at helping him find his way; but I'm grateful to have gotten to spend the time with him. He told me some stories about my mom that I'd never heard, we took care of some things he's been worrying about and set up some things to help keep him safe, and we marveled again and again at the kindness of so many people. Leaving him yesterday was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do but I am feeling confident that he will be able to stay in his own home. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: Rachel Joyce's The Music Shop then I switched to music, including a lot of musicals. 

 Some volleyball, some baseball, and some basketball with my dad. Also, I found the 1966 television version of Brigadoon. During bookclub we had been talking about the first albums we had ever bought with our own money; the soundtrack to that show was the first album I ever bought after seeing that television performance and a high school performance - I couldn't have been more than seven years old. 

Read: I'm back to reading Alice Hoffman's Magic Lessons, which I never finished when I had the digital ARC. 

Made: Not a whole lot. So many people have brought my dad food that cooking was needed. I did make him reubens for St. Patrick's Day and introduced him to risotto another night. 

Enjoyed: A lot of time with my daddy. Of course there were tears, but we also found time to talk and even laugh. We accomplished so much!

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On knocking out some more bags for 40 Bags In 40 Days. I'm sure it won't surprise you to hear that The Big Guy didn't knock out any bags of his stuff last week while I was gone. 

Thinking About: Having to return to working in the office full time. A date's been set. Being back to normal will be good, on the one hand. But I'm so going to miss that extra hour I have on the days I don't go in, being able to start meals while I'm working, and having a cat purring next to me. 

Feeling: Excited - my first vaccine is scheduled for this week!

Looking forward to: Seeing my brother and his wife again this weekend. After a year of not seeing them, it has been nice to get to spend a lot of time with them recently. 

Question of the week: Have you gotten your vaccine yet? If so, how did it go for you?


  1. I'm so glad you were able to see and talk with your dad and get some things squared away for him. I'm so glad he has a great support system too where he's at.

    I've got my first jab scheduled for the first Friday in April! And DH has gotten his first already with the second one in a couple of weeks. Things are starting to look up! He had some aches and pains and a headache the day after but he was fine by the next day. We shall see what the second dose does. I've heard it's a bit worse but still nothing compared to getting the actual disease!

    I hope you have a lovely week.

    1. How did you both fare with your second shots? We had a worse reaction with our first doses than the second but we think that was because we had both had CoVid already. For a few months I felt safe again but now I'm worried about the Delta variant and the newer one that starting up. Fingers crossed the booster will help with those.

  2. I am happy that your vaccine is on the horizon and soon. Mine is scheduled for 4/6 and it can't come soon enough. I've taken a few risks this past weekend. Double masked when I took them but too many in one weekend. Plus the high school begins in person classes on Monday and that will open the door for all sorts of germs to enter my home. I just need to get to that vaccine.

    I am glad you were able to spend some time with your dad and set some stuff up for him to make his life a little easier. My father was never the type to take action or allow help so it made everything so much more difficult by the time he left this planet.

    1. My dad is slow to take action so there are a lot of things that are just not getting done these days but nothing major. Luckily he's been more than willing to take any help that people will offer. That's helped him be able to stay in his house.

  3. I'm glad you are getting your first vaccine shot!