Sunday, April 17, 2016

Life Lessons




My husband walked by the bedraggled bouquet of tulips on the kitchen counter and said, "I didn't know tulips were blue on the inside." 
So I felt better immediately, thinking that my delay in disposing of the flowers was a little bit educational!

Just a quick post. My father, active and healthy as a horse, suffered a mild heart attack on Friday and I've been preoccupied with that and with the marking for end of term. I apologize for not commenting on your blog posts - I'll be back in a week or so.

My father is spending the weekend in hospital while waiting for some tests early in the week. He's quite bored and chafing to be back at home, so that's a very good sign. 

Back to the marking...accompanied by tea and the lovely scent of lilacs.

33 comments:

happywonderer.com said...

Sorry to hear about your dad but glad he is being well cared for...

Vee said...

Oh I am sorry to read this, but very happy that he is getting good care. Things have come a long way in cardiac care. (My dad had a heart attack at age 60. He's 86 now.)

Now I never knew that tulips were blue inside either!

Margie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, Lorrie, and wish him a speedy recovery.

Poppy said...

Hi Lorrie,

I'm sorry to hear about your father but so glad to know he is doing better.

Sending hugs and prayers to you,

Poppy

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope and pray your father makes a full and speedy recovery. His drive to get back home is a sign of a robust soul!


Take care, Lorrie.


Jane

Denise said...

Oh Lorrie, I'm so sorry your father had a heart attack, but I'm happy and relieved to hear he is doing fine now. I totally agree with Vee about the progress made in cardiac care. My MIL had a heart attack (a really bad one) when she was 59, and she's 77 now; it's really amazing. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and good luck with your grading.

Warm hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Denise said...

Oh Lorrie, I'm so sorry your father had a heart attack, but I'm happy and relieved to hear he is doing fine now. I totally agree with Vee about the progress made in cardiac care. My MIL had a heart attack (a really bad one) when she was 59, and she's 77 now; it's really amazing. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and good luck with your grading.

Warm hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

cucki said...

Your dad are in my prayers
Love and hugs x

mamasmercantile said...

My Dad had a heart attack about 20 years ago and is still going strong, there are so many things and medications available these days. Hope all goes well, you are all in my prayers.

Alex said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, I will be prayerfully thinking of you both, I do hope there will be no further complications and a full recovery.

Elizabethd said...

That must be a worry for you all, Lorrie. I do hope all will go well. You will be in my prayers.

aimee said...

Prayers for your dad Lorrie and for you. Take care.
Blessings,
Aimee

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that all will be well for your Dad. Sending all good thoughts and hugs to you both. xx

Mary said...

Thinking of your dear dad Lorrie and wishing him a speedy recovery. Cardiac care has made huge strides in the past few years it seems - hopefully his problem will be addressed, and with TLC, perhaps meds. and continuing with exercise and healthy eating (which it sounds like he already followed), he'll be "up and at 'em" again very, very soon.

Take care and know you are in our thoughts too.
Hugs - Mary

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, Lorrie and best wishes for a full recovery! All the best with marking papers and sitting indoors...when I am sure you would sooner be out enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

podso said...

So sorry to hear about your father. Hope the tests have come through good and that he can be home soon and recovering there. A lot going on for you. Take care.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm glad your dad is feeling better. Prayers for a full recovery.

materfamilias said...

I hope your father continues to improve -- and good luck with the marking!

Pondside said...

I'm sorry to read about your father and I hope his recovery is steady and complete.

Anneliese said...

Praying for your dad, Lorrie.

Mary Cromer said...

Lorrie, I so hope that the tests come back well and that your Dad feels much better very soon...lifting you all up~

ann said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. He will receive good care and be on the mend. Prayers for his healing.

Jill said...

Saying a prayer for his recovery!

Deanna Rabe said...

I'm sorry about your Dad. Glad it was mild.

Prayers for him and the end of your term.

Barb said...

Oh Lorrie,
I am praying for a full recovery. Remember to take care of yourself too.

xoxo

iris said...

hello
désolée pour ton papa
je lui souhaite un prompt rétablissement
j'adore la fleur en MACRO
c'est une tulipe ???
gros bisous à vous

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I hope your father is feeling better this new week. Love the end of tulip life.

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear about your dad...and praying that he is feeling back to his healthy and chipper self soon!

Maggie said...

So sorry to hear that your Dad has been poorly, sending all best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Your photograph is stunning, talk about a silver lining!

Pamela Gordon said...

Lorrie I missed this post earlier and am sorry to hear this news of your father but also I read your most recent post that he is now home. Quite a scare for you all. Trusting he is recovering and behaving himself. Blessings. Pam

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A very worrying time I know.
You are all in my prayers too dear Lorrie.
Shane x

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Lorrie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Dad, but I'm sure he'll be fine with all the wonderful care that's out there now. God bless all of you!

Barbara said...

Glad to see from a later post that your Father is doing ok.