I apologise for not writing! Life has been soooo busy lately. I’ll assume you’re the tiniest bit interested in what’s going on in my life so I’ll let you know. Lol you have no choice. Anyway, let’s start with the not-so-good news…
Papa got hospitalised again. He slipped and fell in the bathroom when he went in to pee dawn of Tuesday morning. We wanted to take him to the hospital right there and then but he insisted he was fine (save for the big-as-an-egg lump on his head) and doesn’t need to be checked. Because my dad has a looong history of being stubborn, we decided to wait.
We figured since he’s going to undertake another round of dialysis in a day anyway, the doctor could maybe see if anything was wrong. He went on to have his dialysis without any problem.
But by Friday, he was asking to be taken to the doctor because he’s been having persistent headaches and was feeling dizzy all the time. My mum took him to the hospital for a checkup, but the doctor recommended him to undergo a CT scan because it is possible that he had a mild stroke (again) when he fell. So he had to be confined.
I won’t anymore go into details (since it’s been a pretty uneventful hospital stay, thank God), but he got discharged yesterday afternoon and the results show that he did have a mild stroke. Thank God he did not suffer any big repercussion aside from the constant dizziness. It’s almost like he didn’t have one, but we all need to be really careful next time.
Me, the Student Driver
Throwback to this post I wrote more than a month ago. One of the goals I wanted to accomplish before the year ends is to learn how to drive, so I enrolled myself in driving lessons (didn’t really trust myself with anyone short of a professional teacher – I’m afraid their patience would wear thin with me) in Good Sign driving school last month. I basically know how to drive now but I still need to practice more!
Jobs’ Life Lately
Job has been in Riyadh since June of this year and finally, finally he was able to get internet installed in his unit last month! Now we’re able to video call each night. Hallelujah thank you Lord. He’s doing really well there and has adjusted finely. He’s made a lot of friends (although his housemate got sent back to the Philippines because of bad behaviour. No love was lost between the two though because Job’s always been annoyed by him since Day 1 err, maybe 7.)
Meeting Baby Mia
One of my closest friends, JM, gave birth a couple of months ago, but since she and her husband are now based in their hometown, Kidapawan, we’ve never had the chance to meet the baby yet. Until last Saturday! They were in the city and there was no way we were not meeting the beautiful Baby Mia. (This baby is particularly special because she’s the first baby girl in our group!)
And meet Ingrid!
Here’s my new baby! Okay, she’s not a baby baby and she’s not actually new (because I bought her secondhand), but I’m loving her so much. Cheers to my first-gen Avanza!
She’s not very young (because she’s first-gen duh *cue Karen Smith from Mean Girls*) but she runs like a dream. I’m glad we didn’t have to deal with a shady seller either. In fact, he was very professional (works for the government actually), easy to talk to and always adjusted to our needs. He even invited us to his wedding next month haha. Thank you Lord for this sweet deal!
(I haven’t fully decided on the name “Ingrid” yet but for now, I think the name fits her. Yes I am corny.)
What’s your life like lately?