Thursday, 24 January 2013

A really good scare!!

I got a good scare last night. I was sitting back reading when my phone rang. It was my dad, which surprised me as he only calls around my b-day. I answered and he told me that my grandpa had a heart attack at 12:30 am that morning. In that moment I thought my heart stopped, I dropped my book.

He informed me that grandpa had a heart attack that was caused by a blood clog in his heart. As my heart began to break down and i could feel the tears welling up in my eyes, he then decided to tell me that he was admitted to the hospital. At that point I wanted to scream, why didn't he tell me that part first?

I got a call earlier today from him, saying that my grandpa is doing better to the point that he was joking around with the nurses in the hospital. I smiled at that, he's the type of guy that likes to kid and joke around a little with people.

A part of me feels heart broken knowing that we could have lost him. I know he won't be around forever and I accept that, I'm hoping and praying that he'll be around for a while longer. My older sister and I discussed making a trip out to see him in the summer. I've decided that starting tomorrow (pay day) that I'm going to start putting money away every pay week, to go towards the trip as it'll cost $460 (if I remember correctly that was both ways). I'm positive that if I stick to my savings for the trip, by the time it comes I should have the cost of the ticket, food and extra.

Knowing that he's doing better I'm trying to finish reading this book tonight. Wish me luck.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Work and a Xmas belated dinner

Last night we had our Christmas party for work. We went to a small little restraunt that specializes in BBQ, and everything we had was really good. The boss ordered two large platters, one of ribs and fries and the second of pull pork. We even got corn bread, which was a bit dried but good all the same.

We pulled names from a hat a week ago, to do a gift exchange. I got my boss, for the entire week I didn't really know what to get him. On Friday after work I went to look around acouple of small shops to see if I could find something I thought he would like. After leaving a couple of places, I was about to give up when I spotted something that he would like and I thought that if he didn't use it then his wife probably would.

I got him a small shelf with some tea light candle holders and I picked up a small blank canvas from the dollar store. After painting for an hour, I completed the picture on the canvas.

When the boss opened them, he was surprised by the painting as was his wife. When he opened the other gift he was just as surprised with it. Him and his wife thought it was a great gift as they needed a new candle holders as the ones they had broke during the week.

Sorry I ranted on about last night. I really did have a lot of fun.