It's no surprise to my followers that I'm not on here much these days. Maybe that'll change at least a little bit soon. I'M GOING HOME on Monday with hopes, and plans, to be home until at least mid-January or even late-January.
My dad has been doing well since his surgery. I had a private meeting with his primary doctor the other day and updated him and discussed some of the issues I see. When you have a man like my Dad with his mind-set, sometimes there's only so much you can do, and the rest you commit to prayer and trust God to take care of what you have no control over.
An example of my Dad's stubbornness: It's been just two weeks since his surgery. There had been a windy rain storm right around that time. A few roof shingles appeared to be affected. My Dad said he was going to get up on the roof (single story house) to check them out. He's 81 years old and thinks he's only 40. I strongly recommended he wait until his much younger brother (67) could come over and help him (he's been helping said brother a lot on some of his own house repairs). What happened? As soon as I was out one day, and it wasn't raining, he climbed up on the roof with no one around. He refuses help from others. Had I been here, I probably would not have been able to stop him, but I could at least make sure the ladder didn't fall, and should he have fallen, I could get help right away. His response to that. Don't you dare, you leave me where I fall. I will not go in an ambulance. Um, yeah.
Today was the first day I re-checked the comments on my last post since right after I posted. There was a third comment, I have deleted it. It was from that old familiar "Anonymous", whoever that is. I've never met anyone by the name of Anonymous. It had nothing to do with things posted on my blog, not even on my quilting blog. I can only presume Anonymous claimed he is an "American man". Anonymous seems to have issues with American women. He sounded very angry and bitter towards American women - describing them very negatively. He urges American men to boycott American women. He linked a blog-site of his own which he said was for the sole purpose of explaining why American women are inferior to foreign women. I did not click through. Well, I hope he can find that "perfect" non-American foreign woman. And I can't help but wonder just how perfect he sees himself as an American man. How sad to be so jaded.