The Happy: I woke up at an ungodly hour this morning to take my dad to the hospital for yet another procedure. We've all been very worried with the vagueness of what's been wrong for months and the requests for more tests. I decided to go in with my dad this time since sometimes, I don't get answers and with no surprise there since they make him all sleepy for the procedures! But in the end, I think that things with dear old dad are ok. Nothing that a better diet won't fix and some moderation. This may be challenging as my dad is already on a no cholesterol, no sugar diet and is as skinny as a rail with me always yelling at him to eat since the wind will blow him away! But I think we can work with fitting some good amount of fiber in his diet...good to hear he's ok. He still needs to follow up with his regular doctor but I think the end result is better diet and maybe some new medication.
The Sad: I work in public safety. I have friends who are cops and I have friends who are firefighters. Even in my annoyance that SFPD did not catch the guy who jumped *the boy* that caused him so much pain and suffering, I have deep respect and awe for policemen and firemen because they hold a job I wouldn't even touch with a ten-foot pole. But deep down, all these men and women want to do is serve and protect the community they were safeguarded to. They put themselves in danger everyday to serve and protect. Today, many people in the Bay Area are saddened at the tragic and senseless incident on Saturday that took the lives of four Oakland policemen. It really makes you think...how can this happen? Shouldn't cops be immune to this? It was only a traffic stop...the initial officers didn't even know what hit them. It's maddening. It's sad. It's a waste of life and all these men were trying to do was protect their community and a neighborhood.
It makes me more sad than my dad having a good test makes me happy.
Stitchy Tuesday is tomorrow and I have been stitching! Woo! Stay tuned tomorrow. Oh...and stitching makes me happy again now. Thank goodness!
Until next time...