The Crazy Month of May

My life has been spinning crazy out of control lately. I've been traveling a lot for work, in fact, tomorrow will be my first day in the office since May 13! I've been to Raleigh, North Carolina for a GIS (Geographic Information System) training and then spent the following week at the Daniels Summit Lodge located 16 miles outside of Heber, Utah. Both trainings were fantastic and I plan to write about them in more detail very soon. But, in the meantime, I just needed to get back into the practice of writing.

As some of you know, my father was in town visiting from Florida. He is going through a tough life transition right now and my sister and I thought that it would be good for him to come to Salt Lake to spend some time with us. While he was in town he developed a serious medical issue and spent six days in the hospital. His original two week stay ended up being over five weeks long. He flew home yesterday morning.

While it was a horrible ordeal for him (and my sister and I) I also think it was a great opportunity. My parents divorced when I was 16 and he moved away from Salt Lake shortly thereafter. I've never spent more than a week with him since that time. His prolonged visit enabled us to have some long overdue conversations and gain insight into each other's psyches which would not have happened had he not had this terrible thing happen to him.

I'm happy to report that physically is doing great. I think the whole experience was a big wake up call to him. He's become very committed to exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. The healthy foods part may be a bit of trick since he doesn't possess much in the way of cooking skills. But, he called me tonight to ask advice on how to cook tilapia. Apparently, he'd stopped at the store to purchase fish and a salad for dinner. I am so impressed!

Anyway, it's good to be back! I'm looking forward to getting back on a roll and writing regularly.

1 comment:

minor catastrophes said...

Great post:) Glad your dad is doing well now, and you were able to use the additional time together to connect. That's pretty special.