Monday, November 19, 2007

Good news

Well, my father's "lung spot" scan results finally came back, and they think it's scar tissue or the like. They do want to check it again in 3 months, but for now--we can all breathe again. And maybe plan a Thanksgiving dinner. Whew! (And there had better BE Thanksgiving dinner. Last year my family stood me up and I was by myself all day. Pathetic, I know.)

New Guy, kids in tow, had a relatively uneventful flight back home to Louisiana today. I miss him already, but I know he really needs this time with his family. Before he left for Texas Saturday morning (his kids live in Texas--he moved to Oklahoma from Louisiana to be closer to them--did I ever explain that?) he thanked me for the last three months and told me I had made Tulsa "livable." How sweet is that? (Not exactly a declaration of love, or anything...but sweet.) I told him I'd miss him, and that I was giving him permission to lie just this once and tell me he'd miss me. His response? "I WILL miss you." Awww. Sweet. Even if, as I then laughingly told him, I'm quite sure he'll be so busy with his kids and his parents and his childhood friends that he won't even remember my name by mid-week. "Liz WHO?"

I was going to tell you all the tale of the most interesting time I've ever had at church, which happened yesterday, but I think I'll save that story. It involves a guest priest, a whisk broom, an ambulance, a leaking baptismal font...it was really quite an experience. (Intrigued, aren't you?) I don't want to make too light of it all, though...the part involving the ambulance was really quite sad, and I don't know the exact ending to that part of the story yet.

That's it for today--I think somebody's got a case of the Mondays. Heh.

7 comments:

Stefanie said...

Good news about your dad! Whew.

It has been three months, my friend. You really need a name other than "New Guy" for him. Maybe at least switch to "Not-So-New Guy"? (Kidding. Pick a real name, Liz!) :-)

L Sass said...

Glad that your dad is okay--great news!!

I disagree with Stefanie. I think that he's now New Guy, for better or for worse. :)

-R- said...

I'm glad your dad is ok. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Stinkypaw said...

Happy to read your dad is fine. That is something to be giving thanks about.

Of course NG will miss you! On top of everything he's sweet.

And yes I am intrigued. Do tell!

Sauntering Soul said...

Happy news about your dad!

I also am intrigued about the church story.....

lizgwiz said...

stef, I know, I know! I'm still superstitious, I guess. If I give him a "real" name, he'll disappear. ;)

lsass, you may be right. He may be New Guy right up until he's Former Guy. (Which I am very much hoping doesn't happen!)

-r-, thanks! We still haven't made any actual Thanksgiving plans. Nothing like being on top of things, huh?

stinkypaw, he has been pretty sweet lately. Hmm...

sauntering, yeah, I'll have to tell the story, I guess. It was just such an odd day!

jazyjen said...

Who needs river development? Our city's slogan should obviously be-"Liz makes Tulsa livable."