Saturday, May 17, 2008

My awesome dad



So. My trip home to surprise dad went incredibly well. Mom picked me up at the airport, drove home and walked into the house saying "look who's here!" Dad looks up at me and then stands there stunned and speechless....heheh.

I spent Friday hanging out with him, talking about his accident and his current recovery. He seems to be dealing with it quite well - he said at one point that after his triple A surgery (abdominal aortal anurism) and his double bypass surgery, he's finally figured out that he's not going to bounce right back...that healing takes time. SEE! You're never too old to learn!!

That evening I did dinner out with mom and dad. Saturday I took my niece B. out for lunch to celebrate her 18th birthday, then went back to my parent's house. That evening my Mom had her piano student recital. She teaches piano to about 15 people - ranging from 1st grade to 12th grade - and ends her teaching year with a formal recital at a hall. It was cute. What I found really sweet was the way all the parents stopped by afterwards and said hello and good-to-see you to my Dad. That was quite touching.

Sunday being Mom's day, Mom and I went to my first High Tea. I didn't realize it takes a LONG time to do a high tea...ours went on for just over 2 hours. It was quite fun, with live music supplied by a harpist and very yummy food. At the end, all the women got beautiful pink roses. When we got home, my brother J. was there, hanging out to say hello....and shortly his two sons showed up too (19 and 21 years old). We sat around and talked a while, but at 6:00pm J. had to leave (he works midnights). The two boys wanted to hang out longer and talk to their Aunt though! After they left, mom and dad and I played Scrabble - where dad whomped both of us!! sigh...

Monday was the flight home, and it was nice to come home to a happy puppy and a loving hubby. I'll post pictures later....promise!

6 comments:

lettuce said...

sounds like a great weekend, i'm glad your dad is doing okay.

and intrigued about the High Tea - was this in a restaurant or hotel or something? like tea at the Ritz maybe? (which I've not done, but i've heard is pretty fabulous)

wordwitch said...

There's a little place in a town near my parent's house called a Tea House. They had a wide variety of china tea cups and tea pots and everyone got their own pot of tea. The first course was soup, then next a multi-tiered tray with mini quiches, tea sandwiches, and mini meat pastries. Next were some delicious scones, followed by a very tasty desert - which, being diabetic I shouldn't have eaten, but heck...
It was a very sweet time!!

Philosophic Bard said...

HOLY CRAP!!!! B's 18 already?!?!?!?! Oh man . . . I'm getting joint pain just thinking about how old that must make me. :)

Glad you had fun! I have some interesting thoughts to discuss with you soon.

Gary said...

Isn't it great to spend time with family?! I'll be heading back to Florida in two weeks for my nephew's wedding. It is hard to believe that he is all grown-up when I remember so clearly changing his diapers.

High tea is fantastic. I went to The Plaza for high tea once and it was a surprise how involved it was. It seems like the height of fancy living.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

surprises are so wonderful! your visit undoubtedly helped the healing process too...

high tea....did you wear a hat? do tell!

wordwitch said...

nope - no hat, but I did wear a skirt!! That is unusual in itself, but I realized Mom was well worth it.