Thursday, December 30, 2010

A day full of realisations...

Mostly that I need to take it easy and think through my eating a little more carefully! But also the following...

* don't think just cos you have had the odd sip on an empty stomach that somehow after eating a full meal to take a swig of lemonade (yes fizzy!)...I spent the next 20 minutes in the bathroom as close to PBing as I care to get - how can one mouth produce so much saliva?

* hair loss, I was just over at Stealing Skinny's blog and I was reading a comment on her In a slump post when I realised "duh" that is why so much hair is falling out, shoot I put on a clean shirt and five minutes later it is covered in hair, I pull all that off and five minutes later...again it is covered in hair! Yes it has been only 2.5 months but the hair has obviously decided to come out early! Luckily I was blessed with a lot of hair.

Today I spent the morning/midday at my fathers house mowing lawns and weeding, and just generally being. It was his birthday today and he would have been 71.

I miss him terribly, but luckily he always was one to tell us to get off our arses and do stuff. So after laying on his couch for ten minutes I could just about hear him telling me to get up and do some actual work...and no two hours on his lawn wasnt work!

Usually right now we would be getting ready to go to his place for a BBQ for his birthday.

Last years was special because he was organising a jamboree and all his friends were there, so we organised a surprise party and all our family came. He was unlike his usual self - he was lost for words and simply said he was so humbled and proud that all his family and friends were there (he is usually MC for things like this so for him to be lost for words meant a lot).

Love you forever Dad


Outback Bandit said...

It's so weird, I read about other people's experiences and in comparison it's like Im not even banded. I drink fizzy during my meals all the time. I started out not drinking with my meals, but the habit crept back in over time. *touch wood* I've not had any problems drinking with meals and I never had problems drinking fizz. I wonder if it will change with a few more fills.

Good work mowing the lawn!

Sam said...

I am glad for you that you can remember the good times with your dad, sounds like his last birthday was a great one :o)

Amanda said...

what a great way to remember his birthday. The further and further away from my surgery I get the harder it is for me to remember the rules. I am trying to ingrain them into my tiny brain...I'll get there and so will you!

-Grace- said...

Sounds like a great way to honor a great guy on his birthday! *HUGS*