I'll bet that particular blog post title made you wonder what turn my life has taken lately!
First, Jack and I 'celebrated' our respective birthdays this week. I hesitate to use the word 'celebrate' because we really don't do too much. We went out for supper on his birthday (Wednesday) so he wouldn't have to cook and he decided that he would treat me to a movie on my birthday (Thursday). We had intended to drive to Peterborough to see it, but left the house a bit later than we wanted to. We would have *just* gotten there in time, however we got behind a very slow moving tractor which had caused a huge lineup of cars. So, we turned around and headed for our theatre here where we managed to see the movie we wanted.
Proving that things quite often happen for a reason, we arrived home from the movie an hour earlier than we would have, to discover my Dad was in a great deal of distress and needed to go to emerg. An ambulance was called and he was ushered off, leaving us to follow. Most of you regular readers will remember that he has a cancerous tumour in his esophagus and has a metal stent in his throat to allow him to swallow liquid foods. He, being of a stubborn nature, refuses to eat slowly and ends up with the stent not being able to cope. So...several hours of sitting on very uncomfortable chairs in the waiting room later, we were able to bring him home.
Fast forward to last night (Friday)....we had friends here for supper who decided, because we were tired, that they should go home earlier than they would normally. Remember how I said things happen for a reason? Well, guess what - Dad was in dire straights again (having NOT listened to any advice concerning eating SLOWLY from the medical people the night before). So - another ambulance - and a MUCH longer wait at the hospital.
We didn't get home until 3:45 a.m., which brings me to the 'sleep' portion of this post - mainly lack thereof. I don't do well on less than eight hours of sleep!
Anybody want to hazard a guess on the odds of the same thing happening tonight?