I definitely had a better holiday weekend than most of the people from Cherokee County, SC, where I'm from. As you probably heard on the news (it's been all over CNN and Fox!) there has been a serial killer on the loose in Gaffney, and 5 people dead. Most people knew at least one of those killed. It's been a sad, scary week for everyone. At least they think it's finally over. Supposedly a man killed by police today during an attempted burglary near Dallas (a little town that's not too far from where Hubby & I live!) is believed to be the same man as the Gaffney Serial Killer, so I'm so glad that our prayers were answered & no one else lost their life to this crazy man.
Today, my daddy had his surgery to remove his tumor. This morning Hubby & I got up and met my parents so that we could be with her while he was in surgery. He did well and has a 3 inch or so incision where they removed the tumor, with stitches. Once it heals and they take out the stitches, he'll start radiation for 4 weeks. Thanks everyone, for praying for him & my family. Cancer is a very scary word, but I'm thankful that his doctors believe his will be easily treated. I'll keep everyone updated in the weeks that follow.
Also, this is gonna be my last post for a week or two. We are heading down to Pawleys Island & Myrtle Beach this weekend for my best friend's birthday and for a fun weekend on the Carolina coast, and then embarking on our first real road trip as hubby and wifey. We'll be heading to Fort Myers for a week and spending our vacation on the gulf coast, then cutting across Alligator Alley and driving up the A1A before stopping by a the home of friend who recently moved to Florida to spend the next weekend with him. A few days after we get back, we're going backpacking and camping at Crowder's Mountain with my cousin & his wife. Needless to say, I have about a 3 week vacation ahead of me. Ah, this is the life! We've saved and saved for this and I'm so ready for it!! :) With all this vacationing, I might not be able to update the blog for a while, so bear with me, I'll tell you all about it when I get back and catch my breath.
I'm currently in a tizzy to get everything I need to be done finished before the weekend. My research papers for class are all half-way done and due TOMORROW so I need to get off here and finally finish those off. My class, which as you know I've thoroughly enjoyed, ends on Wednesday and we leave for Pawleys on Thursday, and somewhere between there I have to get all our laundry caught up,get the house clean, and recruit our lovely friends, family, and neighbors to be house-sitters, garden harvesters & flower waterers, pool cleaners, dog-sitters, fish-feeders, and mail-getters while we are gone, on top of packing, making up our vacation itinerary, and finishing up everything for summer school. ACK! I'm slightly overwhelmed!!
Well, the coffee is now brewed and the blog is now updated, so I've gotta get to work on these tiresome research papers. Wish me luck. I can't wait to tell you all all about our wonderful vacation when I get back! Love to all!
Here are the pictures I promised to share!