Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family fun, a new run, and my Dad is back

Keith and I took the girls to the Improv in San Jose last night to see Wanda Sykes perform. We had dinner at the club before the show. When our dinner came to the table it was not hot so the waitress took it back to the kitchen. She told us the manager would bring our plates out when they were done and he wanted to buy us a round of drinks. Since Keith was the only one drinking, the girls and I each chose a dessert! Why not, right? Wanda Sykes was very funny. I haven't laughed like that in a very long time. Laughing feels so good too!



This morning I went up to Oakland/Berkeley and played around in the hills for a couple of hours. I've been hearing (reading) about how nice these trails are so I decided to go see them. I went to a trailhead off of Grizzly Peak Road. Again, I had no trail map so I just turned whichever way I thought looked good, usually choosing the one less traveled. I managed to find my way back to my car without any problem at all. I want to go back up there again when the air is not so smoke-filled because it appears there are some gorgeous views of San Francisco and Mount Diablo. I get so amazed at the beautiful trails I have so close to where I live. The drive was only 35 minutes. No snakes or furry animals today, but a few nice photos:



My dad is back in the hospital in San Francisco. He developed an infection from the bypass surgery he had back in June. He had to have emergency surgery to clean it out today. I went up to the hospital this afternoon to pay him a visit. We have talked on the telephone a number of times since his surgery so seeing him again was not awkward at all. He has put some weight back on and he was in very good spirits. If you have to stay in a hospital for a number of days though, it has to be much easier to handle when you have views like this from your room:


Tomorrow I swim before going to work. Yes, I will! The snooze button will not win this time.
Until later.............

11 comments:

John Bryson said...

If I could go swimming before starting my day, I could conquer the world!!!

Stuart said...

Snooze you will be my bitch!

HEATHER said...

those trails look awesome!!

JenZen said...

Improv clubs are always fun - and Wanda Sykes - she's hilarious. And free dessert to boot!! Woot! Sorry to hear about your dad. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

cami said...

I hope your dad gets to feeling better soon. He does have some amazing views from his room.

Lily on the Road said...

Nice!

My dad went through exactly the same thing and once the infection clears up, your dad will be good as new!

René said...

Healing thoughts to your dad. What is up with the smoke in the air in the Oakland hills? If only I could get up that early to go swimming!

RunningLaur said...

your daughters are so pretty!

Missy said...

Sorry to hear about your dad but it sure sounds good that you're on speaking terms!

Great trail pictures and get up for the pool young lady!

Irene said...

I hope your dad will continue to get better.

Wanda is hilarious! I'm glad you all had a great time. It feels good to get out and just laugh, doesn't it?

Have a good swim tomorrow AM!

aron said...

hope your dad is getting better!

looks like you found another georgeous trail... now lets just find us a date so i can join you :)