Before I get started with the fill-in fun, I would like to thank the people who have expressed their concern for my grandparents and their various surgical adventures in the past couple of weeks. Your kind words mean so much to me. It is always difficult to be far away from family when stuff like that is going on, but your positive thoughts gave me a huge boost in the midst of the worry. Thank you so much.
The latest news is that my grandmother is out of the hospital and in what they call a “medical resort” to continue her recovery until she’s healed enough to go back to her own apartment. My grandfather’s surgery was also successful in removing the tumor, and the best news is that the doctors don’t think he’ll need to undergo chemotherapy after all. We’re all very relieved to have the surgical hurdles behind us so that my grandparents can focus on healing and getting on with life.
Does your Significant Other read your blog? Why is this a good or a bad thing? submitted by Mrs. Alana’s Miscellany
You betcha — he’s my biggest fan. Sometimes he even writes for my blog.
What is one item in your house that holds the most sentimental value and why? submitted by The Albrecht Squad
I’m awfully fond of my books. Some of them are very old friends indeed.
When it comes to water fun in the summer do you prefer the beach, the pool, a lake, or the sprinklers? submitted by The Turvo Times
I love the beach, though I haven’t actually gone swimming in the ocean in far too long. That’s pretty ridiculous, considering we live a stone’s throw from Virginia Beach (amongst other local seaside spots). I guess it’s easy to put off a trip to the beach when you feel like you could go “any time.” I noticed the same phenomenon growing up near DC — we didn’t go downtown to see the sights very often unless we had guests visiting from out of town.
What is the one special thing that you do for yourself to get you through the first week of a deployment/separation? submitted by A Creed and a Psalm
One of the first things I did was arrange the Netflix queue to suit myself. Childhood favorites (such as the entire first season of “Ghostwriter”) delivered to my door? Yes, please!
What is your biggest guilty pleasure website? submitted by Christine’s Little Blog
Lately I’ve been giggling an awful lot at Damn You Autocorrect. My dear, sweet mother actually introduced me to this particular hive of unintentional Internet naughtiness when I was visiting my family. She was over on the sofa, surfing away on her laptop, when suddenly she burst into a fit of red-faced, eyes-squeezed-shut, pounding-the-couch-cushion hilarity. She was laughing so hard she couldn’t breathe. When I asked her what was so funny, she tried to tell me, but every time she started to read, she would dissolve into another fit of giggles. I finally had to come look over her shoulder to see what was up, and DYAC has been in my “Need a Laugh” rotation ever since.
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