Thursday, March 30, 2006

My Dad is 82 Today

I was driving home from the gym tonight and the freeway was backed up so I decided to take a big detour. I was sitting at the Crosstimbers light on the Hardy Toll Road feeder when I looked over and I see my father sitting in his car at the same light. Crazy!

I honked and then he looked over and I waved at him. He lifted his hands at me like asking, "Where are you going?" I motioned that I was making a U Turn. He nodded as if saying he'd understood. I went on my way. I kind of kept expecting him to turn around and to come to my house because I was sure that's where he was coming from. He always drives by my house around 9 p.m. I wonder where he was going because he wasn't going in the direction of his house.

Yesterday he came over and told me about his visit to the Veteran's Hospital that day for a thorough check up.

"Me checaron todo y no tengo nada!" But he said it in a way like he's disappointed that there's nothing wrong with him.

I laughed and told him, "So you're not dying any time soon!"

He did his usual "ah humbug!" answer. It was funny. If you knew my dad you'd know he's been dying since he was in his fifties.

I tried that elliptical machine today and I'm sore again! It's a good thing I worked out though because I probably won't be able to work out for 3 days, unless of course I walk on Sunday, which is a possibility.

3 comments:

Coco said...

What a blessing to have your father at age 82 still be with you and his family!! Cuidalo mucho!!

Happy Birthday to your papacito!

Take Care!

Sangroncito said...

Wow....I was just thinking about this very subject...my mother would be 83 this year and my father would be 81...you are fortunate to have your dad with you.

Le mando un Feliz CumpleaƱos para tu papa!

ShoeGirl said...

Thank you all for your kind words about my father!