An Unexpected Trip To My Mother’s House, Or, Saturday Morning at 11:03am

I will be leaving for Santa Barbara in an hour or so. My mother’s husband had surprise successful heart surgery last week. Successful is good, surprise is never what you want. He comes home today, so I’m going to drive down and help my mother get used to the new routine.

My intent is to participate in the blogosphere in any case, as the situation permits. I have no doubt that you dear people will understand. None at all. You’ve been very supportive of so many things and I thank you in advance.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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  • Best wishes for his speedy recovery. You're a doll to help your mother out … we'll be here when you get back!

  • Hope he has a quick and uneventful recovery.

  • Warmest wishes for his recovery, we will await your return!

  • Hope all goes well and wish him a speedy recovery!

  • Hope all goes well for him and your mother.

  • you have a kind heart… hope all goes well… x pam

  • Hope all will be well …..
    We'll be waiting for you on your return.

  • I hope all is well with everyone! Looking forward to your return.

  • I hope he gets well soon. Surprises like that are stressful for everyone. Both of my parents have had heart surgeries (Dad had a quad bypass, Mom had most of her heart valves replaced with bovine valves…we still moo at her). After a few months of taking it easy they were back to roaming the country side and working.
    Technology has come a long way thank goodness.

  • Hope all goes well. Travel safely!

  • Hope his recovery goes smoothly. We'll be here when you return!

  • I am certain that your mother will appreciate the support and company. Hope all goes well. Take care.

  • I'm sorry for the circumstances, but I hope you have enough time to enjoy my favorite town while you're there!

  • Your mom is lucky you are there for her! Have a safe trip; we'll be thinking of you.

  • Your mom is lucky you are there for her! Have a safe trip; we'll be thinking of you.

  • Best wishes for his speedy recovery. I am sure your mom would more than welcome your presence and support. Take care.

  • Found you via Fab Over 50! I look forward to visiting often but for now, I wish your mother a speedy recovery. She's lucky to have you!

  • Hope all goes well for you. Your mother will be so thankful to have you there. xoxo

  • I'm sure your mother will appreciate it. We'll be here when you get back.

    I posted a comment in your "Casual pieces" post about a buffalo plaid jacket for sale at Macy's right now.

  • Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery. I do give you permission to wear scrunchie during these times ;)


  • Lisa,
    Isn't a privilege that we are able to assist our parents after all the years they assisted us? have some soup receipes if you want them–email me.


  • Wishing your step father a very speedy recovery.

  • of course you daughter just as selflessly as you mother. love and recovery to you and your family, L. perhaps you can indulge yourself when everyone's settled in by driving home via PCH instead of the 5?

  • Hoping for a speedy recovery. SO kind of you to help out – family is so wonderful!

  • All best wishes for a speedy recovery for your stepfather, and tons of patience and energy for you and your mother!

  • Echoing the above. Know having some additional support during such a difficult time will be much appreciated….

  • Sending heaps of love and good wishes your way for both you and yours, Lisa.


  • Best wishes to your mother and her husband- they are lucky to have you. I will miss your posts while you are away; look after yourself too. All the better to help them. Maureen

  • Have a good trip. I hope your mother's husband will have a speedy recovery.
    Best of luck!

  • All the best, Lisa. Good luck to your family.

  • Glad it was a successful surprise!

    I hope the recovery phase is completely uneventful and you have a nice visit with your mom.

  • May all be well and all be well and all manner of things be well.

  • Hoping everything is okay Lisa and sending lots of good thoughts to you and your family for his speedy recovery!

    xo Mary Jo

  • I hope she continues to heal. Thnking of you both!

  • I hope all goes well.
    As my father says:

    Keep a tight rein.


  • Here's to a speedy recovery, glad the surgery went well. We will be waiting……

  • So hope your SF's recovery is going positively.

  • Just a quick drop-by to tell you I'm thinking of you. (Know all about both parts: the surprise and the good recovery. All will be well.)


  • The "success vs. surprise" statement is so true Miss LPC, it really hit home. We send hopes things are going well for all involved. :)

    And we send you a hug, knowing how stressful it can become.

  • The most healing of wishes to you and your family. x

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