My week has been a bit crazy. Since my dad was coming one would think that it was busy because I was scrubbing floorboards and cleaning toilets, nope! One would be wrong if one was thinking that. I was cleaning, yes, but not a deep cleaning. Just the normal laundry, kitchen, straightening up stuff. I was busy trying not to fall over, most of the week. I had an ear infection that was making me nauseous and gave me the worst headache ever! I get them all the time, so I knew what I needed to do. First of all keep the damn q-tips out of my ear! That's hard because it feels so gross that I HAVE to clean it. It just makes it worse. Second of all, take Advil or Excedrin every 4 hours. That did the trick. Oh and sleep! I did a lot of that. Mostly because there was nothing else to do. If I walked around, I'd either fall or stop every few steps to keep the bathroom in my view. I woke up yesterday feeling TONS better. Just in time to go get my dad, YAY!!!
He and my sister live in Sisters, which is about 3 hours away. So he takes the shuttle bus from Bend to Portland. We usually pick him up at the VA hospital or my aunt's house. We picked him up at the hospital and took him home!
We got home about an hour before we had to get the children from school and were able to spend some time together. We sat and talked on the couch and he told me all about whats going on with my lil sis and my cousins and such in Sisters.
Once the children got home, it turned into a mad house. They were jumping all over him getting his attention. Mostly Zilla, he's always excited to see his Opa. Nae is excited to, but she's too cool to jump up and down on Opa's lap. 11 year olds act like this, that's what I was told anyway.
Seeing my dad with the children and in my home is a bitter sweet moment. I am happy to have him here and I always wish he could and would live with us, but it makes me miss my mom that much more. When he is here, it takes little to nothing to bring a tear to my eye and that really frustrates me. I know it's "normal", but it just needs to be gone.
Tonight we're going to watch the Blazer game and hope they win AGAIN and have a beer or 2. I hope veryone enjoys their weekend! I will!