Where I’ve been…

I haven’t really been making much time for writing lately.  Part of it has been laziness, but I’ve also been really busy trying to enjoy the little bit of the summer that is still left.

Here’s a little of what’s happened since I was last here…

We celebrated Dad’s 62nd birthday…something we weren’t sure would happen 9 months ago…

Doesn’t he look great?

And we celebrated my brother’s birthday as well…

My brother, the Yankee fan, took this picture under duress!

We got the wonderful announcement that Ally had a beautiful and healthy baby boy

And also that my sister-in-law gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl…and my first niece…

I love that she’s got her hands tucked up under her.

There’s been lots of baseball, including a trip to see the Mets and watch batting practice…

My brother getting an autograph.

And a trip to see the Yankees from a luxury suite…

The excellent view courtesy of my friends at HSBC.

Mom and I also went to see The Best Man on Broadway starring James Earl Jones and John Stamos (among others).

As I said…it’s been busy.  But it’s also been a lot of fun and I’ve really been enjoying the summer.  Luckily, the fun’s not over either.  This coming weekend we are going to visit my niece for the first time and it’s also J’s 40th birthday!  And I just booked a plane ticket to Georgia to meet Ally’s little man and have some quality girl bonding time.

I’ve also got some good posts planned and I intend to be around a lot more often from now on.

 

An update…

First…I want to say thank you to everyone for the emails and comments and good wishes and prayers.  Those emails were a huge help in passing the endless hours, sitting in the waiting room waiting to hear news from the doctors.  Thank you all so much…for everything.  The blogging community is an amazing group of people and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it.

Now…an update…

My dad’s in the ICU, but he’s stable.  He’s awake and alert…talking and joking around.  He seems to be under the impression that the’s going to get in a wheelchair and go to work in three or four days.  The reality is that he’s going to be in the hospital for about three weeks and then in a rehabilitation hospital for about a month to rehab his legs.  He’s having surgery Monday for his arm and leg.  He needs rods and pins to fix all the bones.  Last night they gave him a morphine drip because he was in pain…and by the time we left the hospital he was feeling very happy and sleepy.

If you can…please keep the prayers coming…they seem to be working!