Alexa & Tito…

They are back!!!

I have two new best friends.  There names are Alexa and Tito.
(If you get it …you get it.)

So….this morning:

MOM:  Dad will most likely be home Thursday.

ME:  Yaay…we have a lot to do to get ready.

MOM:  Yup…I need to practice.

ME:  Practice??  Practice what?

MOM:  His legs are weak….so I am gonna give him lap dances.

ME:  (crickets)

We have ramps that must be built, appointments to schedule and she is stretching like she is preparing for the final Track and Field Olympics


Tougher Than Ever!

Hey Family!!!

I’ve been quiet lately…on purpose.  So…I will dive right in!!

My Dad has been in the hospital for the last 2 weeks.  His spinal stenosis is getting worse and is causing severe weakness in his legs which in turn is limiting his ability to walk.  His last surgery was five years ago and we were told that it would not fix anything…it simply would prolong the narrowing of his spinal column.  We are now at the “prolong”.

These last few weeks have been filled with doctor appointments, surgical meetings, visits to the hospital and good ol’ family time.  I’ll admit it…I am clueless as to what to do next.  I am figuring it out as we go.  My Mom is a nervous wreck (yeah Mom…I said it!)   Of course, my Dad is more concerned about me and my Mom driving at night than his own potential paralysis.  That’s him!

Over the weekend, I was visiting with my Dad and we were shooting the breeze.   He had been quiet, so of course I asked how he was feeling.  He was sitting in the chair in his room, smiled slightly, looked at me and said:

DAD: “who am I?”

ME: (smiling)

DAD:  “I am Built Ford Tough…I got this”

ME:  (beaming)

So…we are on to a new journey…with you by our side.




Pretzels, Bunnies and Chocolate…OH MY!!!

So, this morning, I am talking to my Mom. There is a bag of chocolate covered pretzels in the bed. And then…..

ME:  Mom, why do you have chocolate covered pretzels in the bed?

MOM:  Oh..those aren’t mine.

ME:  Ummmmm

MOM:  Gloria gave them to me…I’m not eating them.

ME:  Well…why is the top of the bag ripped open and half of them are gone?

MOM:  She gave them to me like that.

ME:  (Smirk)

MOM:  …and I have a chocolate covered bunny that stays under the bed. He likes chocolate covered pretzels.

ME:  (side eye)

MOM:  I let him come out sometimes…just to chat.

ME:  Are you still sleep?

MOM:  No…

ME:  I got a message from Aunt Phyllis…I need to catch up with her today.

MOM:  My sister is crazy as sh*t. I am beginning to wonder which of my sisters is the nuttiest!

ME:   Mom….you JUST said that you have a chocolate covered bunny who likes chocolate covered pretzels that lives under your bed. And…oh yeah.. that you occasionally chat with!    I think YOU ARE!!