…..but hey!Â At least we made it before Father’s Day rolled around!Â Last year we didn’t all get togethr to celebrate until alfter Father’s Day.Â At least we know it’s the thought that counts………
Every year we’ve gotten together, Mom and the girls for a dinner and usually a coffee afterwards.Â Well, seeing as this year’s just a little tiny bit different what with Chris in the hospital, and 3 of us on weird natural healthy diets – our plans were slightly off of normal.
The biggest thing was that Chelle didn’t make it.Â Things are quite busy for her, and she just couldn’t swing it between her schedule and the girls and work and well…..she was jsut really tired out, and needed to stay home.Â That was sad!Â Very Sad!
The rest of us met at the hospital just before 7pm (’cause that’s when the shift change is, and we can’t be there with Chris anyway) and decided to go to Cactus Club.Â We drove down Broadway, and when we passed Cactus Club, and parked up the next street, well – Earls was right on that corner, and so we just went there ’cause it was all ofÂ about 4 steps closer!Â
We laughed and talked and chatted about life and mostly about the food that we could or could not eat.Â It’s fun that there are 3 of us on similar eating plans.Â Makes it easier to not feel so left out when EVERYONE around you is gorging down on foods that you’re not supposed to have, and you’re gnawing on a plate of lettuce, and feeling quite like a rabbit.
Debbie had the most delicious mashed potatoes, and even bought a side order to take back to Chris, as he seems to be really enjoying his daily Mystery Meat Log – NOT!Â When we finally finished our dinner’s, we decided to forgo the coffee much to Debbie’s dismay.Â She had been waiting all day for her special drink, but we were thinking that Chris might be asleep if we waited too much longer.Â The pills they give him do a really good job of knocking him out for the night – usually!
He had fallen asleep when we showed up, but just barely, and when we asked if he’d like a bit of company, he told us to come on in.Â It was fun to just be in there and joking around with him.Â It was quite the party with the 5 of us girlsÂ in there, but he seemed to handle it quite well.Â It was nice to see him joking and laughing and even teasing Lisa ’cause she was a bit squeamish about his arm and leg.Â Nothing says “family loving” like a little bit of mental torture…Â
We finally cleared out ’cause it was getting late, and we were a bit loud.Â Oops!Â NOt only that, but Chris is only supposed to have 2 visitor’s at a time.Â Oh well!Â Not that it really matter’s now, ’cause he’s been transferred up to a regular ward.Â That just seems so amazing.Â It’s just one step closer to him coming home and being better.
If you want to see all the pics – not that there’s that many – just click on the picture at the top of the post and it’ll take you there.