Sunday, June 21, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

My dad.  The baby isn't me.
It's the favorite child
First of all, Happy Father's Day to all the good bloggin' dads out there!  And to my own dear soon-to-be 91 year-old dad!

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.

Sparse much?

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*



Linda Hensley said...

My brothers had some sort of lizards that escaped. So much time went by it was assumed they'd died a long time before... when one of them stuck its head out of the furnace duct. We found a couple more behind the drier. We only started with 2, so that's a mystery that can't be solved :)

Abby said...

Ha! Well, that's encouraging! (I think...)

terri said...

Your dad seems like he's in a good place - ready to deal with whatever life hands him next. That must be somewhat comforting.

I think it's good that you're in an all-women club. You seem to handle the testosterone pretty well, but sometimes it's just good to be around similar creatures.

ShadowRun300 said...

I agree with Terri - your dad seems to be in a great place. How cool to be ready to go, knowing you've led a good life. You kids had yourselves some great parents.
I got my fingers crossed that the sun'll dry you all out. And I got my fingers crossed that Reese will show himself soon. And ONLY Reese. Linda's story is a little disturbing.....

Riot Kitty said...

I love the family photo. Still no snake? Hmm. Good thing they only have to eat every month or so.

Abby said...

I really do need to get out and recalibrate every now and then!

Abby said...

I'm thinking it could be a loooooong time until we see Reese again. The only thing the snake lure is luring seems to be Napolion.

Abby said...

Our dogs ran off once (in their young and crazy days), but soon came back on there own looking for dinner. The snake could be a while.