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Monday, November 22, 2010


It's coming up fast. I don't know where this year has went truly. School makes everything go faster. I am never without something to do. I have homework all the time. I have tests to study for all the time. I finally look up and half the year is gone. Between school and family there is little time for more. It's the one reason I do like to go out alone with the hubby at least ONE night a weekend. I need that time away. I know not everyone is like that, but if it's a night out with the girls, or a night out with the hubby I just need to get away from home, from the books, and relax. It re-energizes me for whatever the coming week has in store for me!

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving quite a bit. I love the idea of doing this with my family. I want to just spend time with them without TV, or computers or HOMEWORK. I have bought a lot of the things I need. I forgot to buy the Yams. I am the only one that likes them anyway, but to me they are tradition. I love them and how my mom always made them. They were one of my dad's favorites. He liked them how I do, covered in brown sugar, butter and marshmallows!!! YUM. I am thankful for much but I miss my dad. He loved the Holidays. He loved being with his family. He loved getting his girls all together at his house. This is our first Thanksgiving without him. Last year we were to all go to his house, but he took a turn for the worse and ended up in the hospital on that day. We had dinner at my house, kind of rush and tense, but it was a good meal. We took dad a big plate and he did eat it. He never remembered it later, but he did eat it and enjoyed it. I won't ever forget that night. His voice was very very raspy because of the tubes that had been down his throat from when he was in ICU. My phone rang and it was that tune from a Clint Eastwood movie The Good Bad and The Ugly. It freaked him out first. Dad didn't know where the sound was coming from. I showed him. Then my brother in law told my dad he sounded like Clint. Dad thought that was cool. Brian asked him to say "Go ahead, make my day" I think "do you feel lucky" might have been in there somewhere but I forget exactly. The point was he sounded like Clint and it was great. I will always remember it. It was funny.

Miss ya dad!!!


cynthia hoover said...

I remember that as well. Dad was always willing to give us a good laugh even when he was sick.

Sandi said...

It's a great memory isn't it Cindi? I remember Brian's laugh. It was such a good moment at such a tense time. It was one of those break the tension kind of moments. You're right. When dad was sick he would pretend to die and stick out his tongue. Terrible! But oh so dad and he was always there for us even when he was the one who needed us.

the twitterer said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Unknown said...

I missed saying Happy Birthday to your lovely little girl - sorry its a bit late.

I hope that you have a happy holiday.
What is the traditional pudding that goes with the turkey?

Just Plain Tired said...

Have a super Thanksgiving!

Sandi said...

well thanks for the birthday wishes. Appreciate that! Traditional pudding...could it be plum pudding? I am not sure. And happy thanksgiving to you all too!