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August 12, 2011

Update on my dad...AND what we've been doing lately...

Last week, my dad went back to the hospital for 5 days with my mom. This was the end to the 3 month period...and he is definitely getting meds through the gel in the pump, which goes right to his small intestine. He is doing a little better. Please keep him in your prayers, as there is no cure for Parkinson's, we are hopeful that this will improve things, though! The doctors said it may take time.
Have you read The Help by Kathryn Stockett? I read it last year and loved it...it's now a movie. I look forward to seeing it. I got a movie gift card that I will use...we rarely go to the movie theatre, as regular admission for an adult is $10.00 and a matinee is now $7.50. Our library gets most movies on DVD and usually I can wait. Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s when wealthy families had hired help, and treated them poorly, as though we are not all equal. I love all the aprons and dresses...and how the main character helps to expose the injustice.We had a wonderful time at St. Seraphim Camp in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania last week. There were lots of daddy-long-legs and huge crickets in the tents...which we tried out best to keep out. Above is a photo of Olivia in line (with her camp store card) with her tent-mate & new friend, Emma.We got reacquainted with old friends and made lots of new friends. Here is a photo of Hannah with Natalie (her mom and I went to church together in Boston, as children). It rained everyday, but we had a great time! The girls shot BB guns, used bows to shoot off 2 kinds of arrows, swam in the pool, made several arts and crafts, swam in the river, etc.This is a photo I took of 3 of the girls that I helped out with...such sweet girls!!!
My grandfather (who is 88 years old now) lives less than 2 hours away from camp in PA (in NJ). Here we are getting cold treats from an ice cream truck! I've never done this, but my parents bought my girls stuff from an ice cream truck once. A little over-priced, but fun!

Zoya, my cousin, and her daughter, Harriett, came from NY on Monday...it was so nice to spend time with them! They gave me a lovely new journal as a 34th birthday gift.These are some of the birthday gifts I got.

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

looks like a lot of fun! glad that Fr. P is doing a bit better... continued prayers to St. George for him!

Sarah in Indiana said...

I want to see The Help, too. I found the book completely engrossing--I didn't want to put it down. Looks like y'all had fun at camp!

Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday...nice to see you surface here and to be reminded how the different parts of life's journeys mingle when the generations generate and families take care of one another...ice cream truck and tents and hospitals and meds...all so important and tender.

Mimi said...

Continued prayers for your dad.

Wendy said...

Glad to hear an update on your dad. I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how he's been.

Regarding THE HELP - I loved the book and wasn't at all disappointed with the movie. It was great! :)

DebD said...

It all sounds so lovely and I'm glad it seems that your dad is benefiting from the meds. How nice that you got to meet Dorothy and Chris. We missed them terribly on our vacation.