Tuesday, 22 April 2008
eat mostly plants
Fall harvest. This colourful bounty arrived last Thursday like clockwork from the wonderful box fresh 'home of organic delivery'. I really recommend their service to all you Aucklander's out there.
This is really all I have to show for last week because there was a lot going on. Without going into all the traumatic details, my dad has been quite sick. We found out the persistent migraine he was experiencing over the last few weeks was actually more than just a migraine. The MRI shows he had a series of strokes. This news shocked me so. He is only 57!
The good thing is he has almost zero residual effects from his strokes aside from some impaired vision in one of his eyes, but that is already on the mend. He is on a few different meds now and is feeling much better, thank GOODNESS.
Yes it is very hard being so far away from my family at times like this. But the many phone calls from my parents, siblings, and friends have been an almost adequate substitute. In a strange way, it has been a good time for catching up, laughing, and remember what you've got- between all the talk of blood pressure, neurologists, and C.T. scans of course.
18 days until I go home for a visit. Timing eh? I had no idea how much I was going to need this visit when I booked my trip.
Anyway, this should explain my absence from blogland. I am looking forward to catching up on all your blogs.