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Thursday Thoughts: Party with Grandma

The flight attendant handed me a small bag containing banana chips and who-knows-what-else, a cup of water, and a napkin.  Printed on the napkin were words listing reasons people might fly:  "vacation," "wedding," "tropical getaway," etc.  Nothing applied to my situation:  "Care for Grandma while Dad undergoes heart surgery."

 
My parents left last evening to stay in a hotel close to the hospital, so they wouldn't have far to drive this morning.  As they were walking out the door, I joked about the fact that they were going to be gone, so Grandma and I were going to party!  When I told Grandma what I had said, she responded with, "We might as well."  
What's a party without food?  We had a little bit of ham, mashed potatoes, and cooked peas and carrots.  While we ate, we reminisced, and several times talked about how strange it was to be in the house, just the two of us!  

The party continued with Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.  And then as suddenly as the party started, it ended (for today).  Neither one of us is a night owl.  

For those of you who are so inclined, prayers for my dad and his surgeon would be appreciated.  The doctor told Dad to expect to be in the hospital for 5-7 days following the surgery, but Dad wants to be home in 4.  

Until then, the party's here.  (And we might just be having so much fun that I won't be online as often as usual.) 

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Thanks for modern-day medicine and sweet grandmas.

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  1. I will definitely pray for your father, his surgeon, and your mother.

    Blessings to you and your grandmother, too.

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  2. Sounds like the kind of partying my grandma and I do when it's just the two of us. :)

    I'll be praying.

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  3. Prayers are going out for your dad's speedy and healthy recovery. Sounds like your grandmother is my kind of lady.

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  4. Best of luck and prayers for your dad.

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  5. Sounds like you have an amazing Grandmother.
    sending you prayers

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  6. Making the best of the situation! Wish I had my grandma around to have a party like that again. I miss her dearly. She was a great person to be with and it sounds like your grandma is that kind of lady too!
    My thoughts and prayers will be for your dad the coming days. Hope he will be home soon and as good as new. Lots of love, for all of you!

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  7. I hope your Dad's surgery goes well! You are so lucky to get to spend time with your Grandmother. The things I would ask mine if she was still here... Have a wonderful visit.

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