|My dad. The baby isn't me.|
It's the favorite child
My dad is no longer able to live independently, but his mind is as sharp as ever. When we talk, he is understandably ready to "go", especially since my mom passed away. He's not typically sad or angry, just very matter-of-fact and philosophical about feeling he's lived a good life. During a recent conversation:
Dad: I'm not sure why I'm still here.
Me: You've just taken such darn good care of yourself.
Dad: Yeah, maybe I should've been more foolish.
Words of wisdom?
Anyway, he's been a good dad to me. He doesn't like "Hallmark Holidays", but I can wish him Happy Father's Day on this, my blog. Also a shout out to Magnum, the daddy of the house!
In other Silver Liningness news, Meego and I had baseball duty twice this week. Wednesday and again today. Father's Day at the park was expectedly busy and a bit hectic, but the little kids were cute. The team gave out free mitts to the first 1,000 kids and let them play catch on the field prior to the start of the game. Very cute! Lots of little kids, lots of dads and grandpas.
My vocal chords are now a bit shot as I was, as is typical, on one of the cash registers. Four hours of "4 DOGS AND A PIKES PEAK NACHO ON 2!" over the din of everything ballpark can ruin my singing talents. Good thing I don't have any.
Chaco continues to relocate to the apartment. It's closer to the university and also closer to where he's working this summer than our house is. Wolfgang will move in at the end of summer.
P.E.O was also this week, and I'm glad I've gotten back into it. All the guys here lightheartedly tease me about this all-woman's "club" I'm in, but kidding aside, it's a good organization to be a part of. ... Plus I just gotta get away from the testosterone sometimes.
And happy first day of summer! It's currently quite hot here. We're hoping it will somewhat dry up the backyard swamp still plaguing us. The Great Ditch is helping, but we're still wary of things crawling up out of there...
...unless it's Reese, who continues with the hide-and-seek. *sigh*