Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WWTKW: Easing back into it.

I’m still here.

As some of you know, the past week or so has been an absolute rollercoaster for my family.  My dad’s health and survival has been our main focus; our main concern.  Between sitting around a hospital waiting for news, and sitting around home worrying, you tend to forget about the outside world.  We were living in our own terrible little bubble.   I’ve heard the words “one day at a time” more often than I can count.

But yesterday, with Dad stable in ICU, I returned to work – as I told my boss Sue, when she asked if I was sure I was ready, “Well I can’t take the rest of my life off!” - and then I started thinking about the blog again.  Not that I ever really forgot about it; I just wasn’t in the right frame of my mind to even think about posting.  I’m still not sure I am.  This feeling of being in limbo is grating on the nerves; I feel on edge and uneasy all the time.

But life goes on.  So today, I’m going to attempt to ease back into it with one of my ol’ favourite linky parties – We Want to Know Wednesday, hosted by Mamarazzi, Crazymama, and Queso.

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Here are this week’s questions:

{1} Which of the following phrases characterizes how you live your life?
    a. You only live once
    b. test the water before jumping in 
    c. stability is the key to life
{2} What were you doing the last time you had a really good laugh?
{3} Who is the last person you hugged?
{4} What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
{5} What's the first thing you thought about this morning?

My answers:

{1} Which of the following phrases characterizes how you live your life?
    a. You only live once
    b. test the water before jumping in 
    c. stability is the key to life

While I’d like to think I’m a., I think I’m more a combination of b. & c.  I like to test the waters before jumping in, and I like stability.  I’m the “I HATE CHANGE” girl.  That being said, I think if an opportunity presents itself, one should take it.  Regrets are a terrible thing to have to live with.  Last year at this time, I was in Cuba, and it was a trip I really couldn’t afford, but after losing two cousins the summer before, the “you only live once” mantra was in play, big time.

{2} What were you doing the last time you had a really good laugh?  This takes me back to Sunday evening, when my sister, her husband, and their kids were at my mom’s for dinner.  My 3-year-old niece Danica decided to “put on a show” for us, and made us all squish on to the couch together while she told us some story about a little brother going into the bush and finding some bears, and then “they kicked him out!”   We were laughing so hard at her silly little story, and she was giggling uncontrollably - the next thing you knew, she’d peed her pants…and that only made us laugh harder!  Thank God for kids to keep smiles on our faces!

{3} Who is the last person you hugged?  Well…last week was a huggy kind of week.  But honestly, I think the last person I hugged was my cousin Heather.

{4} What song always makes you happy when you hear it?  That’s almost too hard to pick…over the holidays, it was Bieber’s “Mistletoe”.  In general, I’d have to say “Jesse’s Girl” by Rick Springfield.  And I also just start beaming when I hear the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow”.  That’s my jam right there!

{5} What's the first thing you thought about this morning?  How nice it was to beat the Leafs last night!

Well, there.  I did it.  That wasn’t so hard after all. ;)

Many thanks to all who sent emails, Facebook messages, phoned, and visited last week.  The support of family and friends at such a difficult time truly makes these days a little easier to get through! xoxo

14 comments:

ashley said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad Jill. I hope he is feeling better soon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. x

Jodie said...

Jill, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers!! Love you girl!!!

Nicole said...

Yeah I was worried about you and emailed Lindsay to see what was going on. I'm so sorry Jilly!

Amanda said...

Glad to see you back! I didn't know about your dad. glad to hear he's in stable condition.

Stacy said...

Keep your chin up!!

Beth said...

*hugs* It will get better, or you will get stronger, day by day.

Jen said...

Jill, I had no idea about your Dad! Stay strong, you have a wonderful support system!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back Jillian. That's a good thing for sure. I will contiue to keep you all in my prayers.

Nancy said...

Sorry, Jillian, I hit the wrong button...its not annonymous, its nancy!

VandyJ said...

Oh, I hope everything works out for your dad--having a loved one sick is never fun.
Little kids are always good for a laugh.

Mamarazzi said...

oh sweetie. prayers going up for your daddy and whole family. i understand that kind of bubble.

boom boom pow...i feel that one!!

thanks for linking up with us!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I enjoyed reading your answers! Though so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending prayers.

allstarme said...

Hey, keeping your dad in my thoughts!

Stacie said...

Oh, Jill, I had no idea you were dealing with the stress of family illness. I'll be thinking about you and your Dad!