Picnic in the woods like my parents used to do it 1987
There are many people I feel love towards today. First my lovely friend E who took me out on the town last night to see Buena Vista Social Club, perfect timing considering how low I was feeling about my dad (who was in hospital yesterday having surgery for an enlarged prostate). The music was fantastic and it cheered me up no end. By the end of the performance the entire audience was on their feet: swinging, clapping, stomping.
I also feel completely blown away by all the kind thoughts left on my blog yesterday. It makes me feel all warm inside knowing that there is such a large community of wonderful and caring bloggers out there who take the time out to send some good vibes when they are so desperately needed. Thank you so much Amy, Gattina, La Cubana Gringa, Mar, Blue Jude, Beckie, Brian, Dragonheart, Bearette, Harley, Cats-goats-quotes, Kelly, Sacred Suzie, Jamie, Nicole, Caro, Tricotine, Vanessa, Mrs Lifecruiser, Claire, Bex, KG, Gel (emerald eyes), Edvard Moonke and Sharon.
I spoke to my dad this morning and he sounded terrible. The operation was successful but it took fours hours, he lost four litres of blood (and so had to have blood transfusions) and then there were complications afterwards, which meant that they had to operate again. His poor 80-year old body is pretty battered and he is in a lot of pain. I cried buckets after we hung up. It feels terrible to be so far away when he is so unwell, and I want to be there for my mom too. So my darling has convinced me to go and see them. Which I am. I have booked a ticket today, and I'm leaving on Saturday. I can't wait...