Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday Monday...

Father's Day was wonderful! When I came home from work a bit after 1AM, Dottie was up and gave me the gifts she had told me she hadn't been able to find when she shopped last week...a DVD of "The World's Fastest Indian" and (does anyone else remember?) the 50th anniversary edition of "The Phil Silvers Show", alias "Sgt. Bilko".

In trying to keep Laura in bed, my nephew had lent her his new (graduation and going off to tech school present) laptop to do her homework, but needed it back on Sunday. When Bill tried to get her homework from her GTA, the teaching assistant dropped her from the class, saying it's only a 4 week class, she can't just miss a week of it.

I had been planning on buying a bottom end laptop for a very long time so I could upload memory cards from my Nikon on longer vacations and burn back-up discs of them. I was looking at a WinBook, and planning on buying it the first of July at MiroCenter so the first payment wasn't due until after Christmas. Since I could find no Epinions reviews of it, and since we already had a clear account at Nebraska Furniture Mart, Dottie had me go ahead and spring for a name brand (Toshiba) for about 1/2 again more. We picked it up on Saturday, I came home from work and started trying to load ZoneAlarm and Norton. By the time I got done, I went to bed at 6:30, and got up at 9:30.

John and Noel came by on their way home from church and brought me a card and a gift card for the new movie theatre just west of us by the Kansas Speedway in the huge shopping district that's grown around it. We also got to talk for a while, which doesn't happen often enough with their lives as busy as they are.

When I called home from work on Saturday night during my break, Dottie told me Laura had spent most of her day at her desktop computer with "the leg" propped up on another chair, playing "World of Warcraft" online. The nurse had told her that would probably be OK instead of just staying in bed like the Doctor had said...

So when we got there she immediately started loading "WoW" on my laptop, lol!

I couldn't do the stir fry, as she can't have anything with Vitamin K in it for the 6 months she's on blood thinners, at it will counteract them. So Dottie had grilled 3 packages of brats (one of Laura's favorites) the night before while I was at work, and also fixed a 3-day batch of "chicken ala king" and mashed potatoes that we took, so they are set for a few days. When we called after we got home last night she was happily lying in bed playing their game.

We got home around 10 last night, and our dinner was frozen breaded chicken breasts w/Vidalia dressing, and asparagus the quickest thing we could throw together that sounded good. We watched the first episode of Bilko (never one of her favorites, but she put up with it for me, lol) and some of the extra stuff (the 1955 Emmies when it won 8 of them, Jack Benny and Phil Silvers on Dick Cavett, etc.). She showered and went to bed: I hung up one more load of laundry and joined her. I slept over 10 hours, sorted the 1500 mails from my inbox down to none (a bit behind I was!) and then started to blog.

For a one day weekend it wasn't bad; for Father's Day it was great!

I hope all of you are having a great Monday; by the time my workday begins most of you will be home or on your way, lol!

alan

13 comments:

MB said...

Belated Happy Father's Day! So glad her leg is on the mend.

Puffer said...

Glad you had a good day

Darius said...

Can't trust that day.

puhpaul said...

After that busy day I'd bet you're happy to get back to work so you can relax a little.

paul

Blogzie said...

You get more done in one day than I do in one year.

Please send me some of your energy.

ASAP

x0x0x

boo said...

world of warcraft! thats too cool :)

kath said...

glad you had a good fathers day.. and I am drooling over your laptop! lol
enjoy.. and take care...

robin andrea said...

My sister just bought a Toshiba laptop and loves it. Good for you for buying one for yourself. Sounds like Laura is on the mend. I am so glad. Nice Father's Day, complete with Sgt Bilko. What could be better than that?

CrackerLilo said...

I'm glad you had a good Father's Day! You deserved it!

dragonflyfilly said...

i remember Sgt. Bilko, and i'm glad to hear such a wonderful report about father's day...i thought of my dad, and wished that i could post a photo of him, but Blogger won't allow me to access those files...ref. Mikado: Yes alan,
all photos will go in the big scrapbook; they have a whole library of past performances in the office in the big storage space/workshop where costumes and props are created and stored. For an amateur group they are very "professional" in every aspect of the production.

meelo said...

you sound like a really deserving father. i'm happy for you.

cherish said...

Sounds like you had a great Father's Day!

TDharma said...

Belated Happy Father's Day Alan. You sound as if you're also a pretty darned good grandfather. Poor granddaughter laid up from her blood clot! Very scarey, and you're right, these things aren't supposed to happen to twenty-somethings!