When you've taken a siesta from posting, is it difficult for you to get back into it? Is it for me, but I missed you so much!
Back now, caught up enough to put my feet up and chat. And check out your blogs!
My brother had his hernia surgery. I got to look after him for five days, a real treat for me because I adore the lad. Dear grumpy old Dad? Well, he was there, too. This time his youngest daughter arrived prepared. Soup enough for all. Coursework to continue. Snowshoes to try out. Road bike and its trainer stuffed in her car and lugged upstairs into his house, beyond his prying eyes. I got some great riding in. In three weeks, I have not missed a day of my alternate day training schedule, and I wasn't about to miss one up there. Snow outside, oodles of it of course, but in front of the TV upstairs I rode around the hills of Maui. Sweet. I tried out my new snowshoes in the serene Berkshire Hills, too. Magical!
Dad I pretty much steered clear of. He was wrapped up in preparations for his month long stay in a respite care facility, starting tomorrow. He'd carefully put black tape round the hands of a small clock, so he can know the time. He'd assembled his collections of bolo ties. I think he should bring one, don't you? And a sports coat, too. This facility is full of sweet old ladies, and he may take a shining to one. It is hard to picture him out of the house he's occupied for 70 years, but I'd like the chance. I know every one of dad's four kids will breath a sigh of relief once he's settled in somewhere he can't get into trouble. Rather, when he does get into trouble, it's they who will have to clean up. The last week or so grumpy old dad has been putting us on alert. He may just stay there more than the month we have paid for, because his house is so cluttered (NOT) he can't even find the comb he uses anymore! I secretly hope he chooses to never leave the lap of luxury he's moving into, but as of now he's scheduled to return home before I've returned from Hawaii next month.
Oh, dear. I started writing with the intention to catch you all up on my coursework on Loving relationships. I will save this for another day. Just want to say now, I'm happy to be back.
Good Sun ny day
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