35 hours and.......
Monday, July 14, 2008
.....counting down until I get to see my husband Bob again!! I'm so happy and excited and even starting to get a few butterflies! We are leaving Wednesday for 4 nights in Tucson and then 5 nights in Las Vegas. We are going to meet each other at DFW airport tomorrow night. I'm driving down from Oklahoma and he's flying in from Memphis, TN. I booked us a hotel room at the fancy hotel at the airport and we are going to spend the night there and then fly out the next afternoon for vacation. We will get to spend 11 nights together. That's the longest period of time that we have spent together in the past 2 years that he's been living and working in Memphis. We only see each other once every 3 or 4 months. But hopefully by this time next year we will be living under the same roof again!
My daughter Jeannine flew out to Georgia to stay 2.5 weeks with my parents and my son will be staying here working and looking after the house while I'm gone. My mom was hoping to take Jeannine and go rent a condo at the beach in Georgia for a couple of nights while she's there, but my dad is still in the hospital. It's been 3 weeks as of this Wednesday. And now they have him moved to a rehab center and said he may be there for another 2 weeks. He has no upper body strength and can't push himself up with his arms because of it. He tries to walk with a walker, but can't hold himself up on it. I feel terrible for my dad. This is a man that was always on the go and doing yard work and cutting firewood and now he's having to wear depends and use a walker at the moment. And he's only 69. It kills me not to be there to see him. My mom is beginning to think that he may have suffered a small heart attack during his hospital stay after surgery. Hopefully he wil be back home soon. There is this part of me that feels so guilty for going on a vacation and not going to see my father. But there is nothing I can do for him and we had no idea that his hospital stay would go from a predicted 2 night stay, to an unpredicted 4-5 week stay. And the reservations were already made and paid for.
Of course I will be taking a spark break while on vacation. Which means more than likely a weight gain. However I'm willing to make that sacrifice to spend this time with Bob. I'm not going to gorge myself and eat until I'm totally stuffed. But at the same time I'm not going to say no to desserts and treats. I'm going to enjoy myself and I know what the consequences are. But I'm hoping with all of the walking that we will be doing, that my weight gain will stay at a minimum.
I will maybe have computer access while in Tucson, and will try and check in with my spark teams, which by the way I took over as co-leader on another team yesterday, but while in Vegas I won't have computer access. Bob is bringing his work laptop but it's strictly for work matters and so I won't be able to use it. I'll miss all of my spark friends while on vacation. They've become like family to me!
See you in a couple of weeks!!