Today I am celebrating still having a Dad. The past year has been full of turmoil, with Dad visiting the brink of death multiple times. He was so sick with C-Diff and Pneumonia and Sepsis, and I spent multiple nights at the hospital, wanting to be there with him if he died. It’s kind of incredible to me that he didn’t die. The whole family was prepared. Lots of tears were shed, believe me. But, Dad is a fighter and he loves his family like crazy and he doesn’t want to leave us! So, amazingly enough, we have made it to another Father’s Day. Each holiday and birthday is bittersweet, because I wonder if it’s Dad’s last. Maybe I don’t need to think that way, but I do.
Because I’m such a good daughter, I bought Dad a flashlight for Father’s Day. Wooooo!!! He should be overwhelmed. I’m so tired of trying to figure out what to buy him! He doesn’t need anything! He has enough shirts. But his flashlight is broken so boom! I saw something I could get him. I broke the bank at $6.97. I got cards for Dad and my brother at the dollar store, spent $1.14. The cards aren’t as good for sure but dammit I can’t spend six bucks on a card any more. My money is tight!! I’ll try to write something sweet to make up for the so-so card.
Because I am now a Crazy Bird Lady, I just have to include a tidbit about Peaches and Herb! Peaches laid a fourth egg today. She is staggering them in a weird way! She’s supposed to lay one egg per day and then start incubating them when the whole clutch is laid. Well, she started incubating two days ago. So I guess she is gonna have a train of babies born over the course of a week or some strange shit. Herb is super-excited to be a father. (Ya see how I tied that in to the post? Snazzy huh).
To all you fathers out there: Happy Father’s Day. I hope you can enjoy the day with loved ones and feel appreciated and cared for.