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My Christmas trip!

I'm going the day after Christmas to Albuquerque to stay with my mom and dad for almost three weeks. I talked to my dad and he said he felt like I should come and stay for awhile because his coughing is getting worse and he's growing weaker. He thinks lung cancer is taking hold of him. So, I'm going even though I think he was just missing me,and it had nothing to do with the lung cancer. Poor thing, he must be worried about it. He also said he's anxious for my cooking. Bahahaha. What a nut. He was a chef and he's craving my cooking???? He made me laugh. He asked me if I knew how to make chicken and dumplings and I told him, "Of course I do." Then he asked if I knew how to make Taco soup and I laughed. I reminded him that most of that stuff he taught me to make. He also told me he's worried about leaving mom behind by herself. I told him not to worry. She'll be taken care of. But then I reminded him that he might just have a cold and that's what's causing the coughing. He never goes tothe doctor because he's a dying man, as he puts it. What's the use? I'm taking him to the pulmanary nurse when I get there. We'll see what she says. He's going to be 89 in two months and he just sounded tired. So, he's going to have three weeks of cooking, cleaning and laundry taken care of. They can just relax. Poor things.

YOu all have a Happy New Year!

Hugs, Patt

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briarwood
Dec. 23rd, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Have a great Christmas and a happy new year with your family. Stay in touch!

See you in 2013 :)
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
I'm taking my laptop, so I can be reached any time. :)
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
I forgot to say, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year back to you. I can't wait to start the story once in albuq. My nights are usually quite relaxing. :)
briarwood
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:41 am (UTC)
With my family, a happy Christmas is asking a lot. It's a good thing this country doesn't have America's attitude to guns or either sis or I would have killed each other by now.

Still this year's drama is leaving me out so far. I have hopes of being able to watch the Doctor Who Xmas special in peace...and no one will poison the mince pies ;)

But I thank you for the wish.
snailbones
Dec. 23rd, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)


Have a wonderful Christmas, and enjoy spoiling your mum and dad rotten. Just take care of yourself too. ♥

pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
I will thank you very much. They're at that age where they need to be spoiled. :)
bluewolf458
Dec. 23rd, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Have a good time!
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
grey853
Dec. 23rd, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a great visit with your parents. I'm sure it'll be a real treat for your dad for you to be there for him. I'm sure he's feeling tired and maybe even a little depressed about the situation. {{{hugs}}}}

Merry Christmas.
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:00 am (UTC)
I got that from him too. The depressed sound in his voice. He hates to think about leaving mom behind because she's not in great shape at all. The visit will be good for them both. You have a Merry Christmas, too.
grey853
Dec. 24th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
{{{hugs}}} to you, too. It won't be an easy trip for you, either.
tinnean
Dec. 23rd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
You're a great daughter! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and a safe trip to Albuquerque!
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
The plane trip there only takes 55 minutes. That's my idea of traveling. LOL And then my brother will pick me up and spend the day at mom and dads with his wife and me. WE play a lot of cards. :) Thank you for the holiday wishes.
dimity_blue
Dec. 24th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I hope it is just a cold and that your dad's feeling at least a bit better soon. I hope your New Year trip goes well too. ::hugs gently:: Take care.
pattrose
Dec. 24th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
I think he's trying to prepare me for his end that might or might not be coming soon. They say that people sometimes know it, so I hate to not listen to him. It's all just so hopeless, but I'm am determined to bake and cook for them and make the three weeks happy.
cluesby4
Dec. 24th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
Big (((((hug)))) here, Pat.

Take care of yourself and don't run yourself ragged. I know that is easy to say, and not do, in this circumstance, but it is still true!
pattrose
Dec. 25th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
I have the weakness in the arms, so it doesn't let me overdo too much. I'll be good and we'll still have a good time while I'm there.
stargatesg1971
Dec. 27th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Have a great time in your parents, Patt!! Remember to take some time to relax yourself too and if you get chance, touch base from time to time and let us know how you're all getting on.

((((HUGS))))
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