Friday, August 19, 2011

TGIF HOPS! And an update

FIRST, an update:

Dad's surgery (yesterday) went just as the surgeon hoped it would. He seems to think that they got all of the cancer but, of course, took a few cells and lymph nodes just to be sure. Dad feels great and his spirits are HIGH! He gets to leave the hospital tomorrow morning! Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

The same day Mother was in AFib- (the parents are divorced so this was going on in a different town/state). Good news is that her doctor was able to get it under control with meds so NO HOSPITAL but she does have to see a cardiologist.

And that was Thursday.

AND NOW- It's the end of another week!  That means it's time for the FRIDAY HOPS! If you are here for FIVE QUESTION FRIDAY only, then just scroll down!

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

First is Hilary's Follow Friday Four Fill-In at Feeling Beachie!  

Hillary says:  I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop!

This week’s statements:

1. My favorite piece of advice my mom ever gave me was--not sure about that. Most of the great advice I ever got was from my grandparents. So, I'll go with this one: my dad's mother told me to never compare the lovelies with each other because they were all individuals- and I never did.
2. I overcame my fear of nothing. I still hold to my fears with a healthy (HA! Right) respect. And I plan to keep them that way.
3. Chick-fil-A is my favorite fast food restaurant. Although I never go to any fast food restaurants anymore. They aren't exactly healthy choice friendly. But, Chick-fil-A has the BEST WAFFLE FRIES EVER.
4. The last time I was sick I probably had something allergy related. It's been a long time since I was last sick. When I do get sick, it's usually allergy related- hay fever or a sinus infection.

Next is Five Question Friday from Mama M. at My Little Life. 

This HOP is a great way to get to know each other better and to meet new friends!  If you click on the button, it'll take you right over there to join in the fun! 

Questions for Friday, August 19th:

1. Do you close the bathroom door when you are home alone? No because Tucker stands at the door and scratches it. He can't stand for a door to be between us. Kind of like having the lovelies home and little all over again.

2. You have to walk around with a word on your forehead. That word describes you. One word. What is it? Explosive. And this can be a good thing or a bad thing. Depends on the mood. 

3. What store do you refuse to shop at and why? Dick's Sporting Goods. Because they totally ticked me off about 6 years ago during an after Thanksgiving Day sale- We were in line a full 10 minutes before the end of the sale and they cut us off. I was so pissed. I never have and never will shop there again. There were quite a few people behind us who were also angry. One man went off on the manager so bad I dropped my items right there and left. Probs should have stayed - I bet he got his items at sale price. Maybe he should walk around with explosive on his forehead. 

4. If you participated in arranged marriages for your child(ren), who would you choose for your child(ren)? I have no idea because I can't see myself EVER doing something like this.

5. If you could pick how and when you would die, would you? The how- YES. The when- NO. Unless, of course, NEVER was an option. 


  1. Sure looks like your plate is full right now, and that's not referring to the food type! I'm glad to hear that things went well with your dad AND your mom. I know these are difficult times, especially with Birdie having flown the coop (and even the whole chicken yard!)

  2. So glad your dad and Mom are doing well. I can't believe both parents in the same weekend! That's a big worry.

    Good answers this week.


  3. So glad your Dad is doing so well, and your Mom too? I wonder why it always happens like that. I am glad things are okay today. You know we just got a Dick's sporting goods here. I have only went in once, I wasn't that impressed. It is sad they did that to you when you were in line.
    I hope you have a great weekend.

  4. Great news about your dad. You'd really want to live forever? I find that so interesting.

  5. you poor thing.. It is so hard when your parents aren't well. My prayers are with both of them... Your grandma sounds like a very wise lady!

  6. Good news on the home front (in a manner of speaking). Glad both parents are doing well. I can't believe that happened at Dicks's...not that I'm a devotee of the store, lol, it's just so rude. I loved your q&a 's this week...


  7. Glad to know the parents are doing well...I always love reading your answers!

  8. oh...and I FINALLY grabbed your button!

  9. Good to hear the news about both of your parents! Goodness, it must have been a worrying time for you with everything happening all at once!

    Hope you have a good weekend now the worst is behind you all :)

  10. Oh I am so pleased that it seems to be good news with both your mum and your dad! Must have been a very worrying time for you. Hope they will continue to heal. Enjoy your weekend my friend.

  11. Gosh, what a difficult day you had yesterday.

    Good to hear your parents are recovering


  12. So sorry to hear about your parents. I'll say a prayer for your family.

  13. It seems like you've had a pretty worrying week. Hope you get to relax and chill a bit this weekend :)

  14. Judy-It certainly is! Look at you being all witty with humor this morning! LOL

    Susan-Thanks! It is a big worry but hopefully one with a good ending!

    FG-I don’t know but it royally sucks that it does happen this way. Dick’s is on my nevah list! LOL

    Michele-Thanks! My desire stems from my fear of death rather than really wanting to stay around forever.

    Hilary- Thank you! Both of my grands were very wise indeed!

    Sush-Thank you! Hopefully they will both be well now for a good long time. It really was rude and no need for it to have happened at all.

    Brenda- Thank you so much! I’m glad the parents are doing well too- it’s been a rough couple of days!

    Desiree-It was a worrying time- you’d think they could at least do this one at a time. LOL Thank you so much!

    Diane-Thank you! I really was a worrying time that is hopefully over for a long time. Hard to say though when they get older.

    Carol-It was interesting to say the least. Thanks bunches!

    Kara- Thank you so much! I told my dad that my bloggy friends were praying for him and it meant so much to him!

    lyndylou- It was quite the worry time for sure! Thank you! Have a good one!

  15. Great news on both have been on my mind.

    Wonderful hops.

  16. I appreciate all your help especially at this tough time for you. So glad to hear your parents are feeling better. My thoughts are with you and i hope you can now have a bit of time for yourself over the weekend.

  17. I'm so behind in my reading. So glad both parents are doing well. That's great news. Love your answers to these questions. You always make me smile and laugh. Especially the bathroom door one. My dogs would follow me in when I went and just lay down till I was done. There was no true privacy when I was home alone!! Hugs to you darlin and thank you for all those awesome comments you send me. They make me smile!

  18. Glad your parents are doing well. Both on the same day has to be hard on you with both in different places. ((HUGS))


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