Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Stepfather Is Doing Well, And We Send Thanks

Many of you who will read this know that my stepfather had emergency heart surgery about a week and a half ago. I came down to Santa Barbara to help my mother when he was released from the hospital.

He does a little better every day. It was an extremely serious situation, and is by no means now routine, but the trajectory, if I can use that word, is good. To illustrate, he is sitting in his usual chair, paying bills, as I write.

My mother's sister arrives today to take over. I will go home tomorrow, and am planning a return to -Privilege posting very soon. I wanted to be sure to let you all know, however, that my family and I think it is lovely, wonderful, that you have left so many well wishes. Thank you very much.



Blogger Duchesse said...

Good news indeed! Bill paying never sounded so good.

January 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Glad to hear he is improved!

January 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Suburban Princess said...

I am glad to hear he is doing well!

January 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I hate paying bills...I would have milked the heart surgery a bit longer!

Cheers to your padre.

January 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am so glad he is home and doing better. What a relief to you and your mom. He must be happy to be in control again!

January 27, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Good to hear things are getting better, slow and steady, very wise. Nice to know that your aunt is coming in as well...your Mom is surrounded by family, what a great feeling that must be for her.

January 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger the gardener's cottage said...

Ahhh, true love and beauty captured in the mundane act of bill paying. Precious.

Best Wishes,


January 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

A return to the routine is good and, I think, healing.

January 27, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

That's great news, LPC. Have been sending my best.

January 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Semi Expat said...

So pleased to hear he is doing well....

January 27, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Barbour and Madras said...

What a relief to be able to return to normalcy. So glad to hear he is doing well. Thanks for the update.

January 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger What Kate Wore said...

Good news Miss Privilege, that's nice to know, we have been thinking about him, and all of you. :)

January 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger myletterstoemily said...

i love that you aren't afraid to announce your 'privilegeness'. i am
still in the closet, but might put my big toe in after a few visits to
this really fun blog!

January 27, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Her Preppiness said...

Glad that he is doing well.

January 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Bumby Scott said...

Lisa,it's good hear that your stepfather is doing so well. You be sure to take a moment for yourself.
Always Bumby

January 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Susan B said...

Glad to hear that he's doing well! Hope you get some rest soon too.

January 27, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Great news! So glad he is doing well. xoxo

January 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger The Broke Socialite said...

Y'all have been in my prayers. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

January 27, 2010 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger The Daily Connoisseur said...

I am very glad to hear he is doing better... my thoughts are with your family xo

January 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

So glad to hear this Lisa!
I'm sure your presence has been a huge relief for your mom.

January 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger QueenBeeSwain said...

so many major thoughts and prayers coming your way, my father had emergency heart surgery too, I feel the pain and shock your family is feeling LPC.



January 27, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Maria | Vintage Simple said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear he is doing well, considering what he's gone through. I am sending you a big, giant hug... (Did you feel it?)


January 27, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Lipstick said...

Oh my...LPC! I think I missed a post! I am so thankful that he is doing well after such a serious procedure.

I hope Mother Privilege is doing alright too and that you have a safe trip back home. Tight hugs to you and many thanks for your kind comment today.

January 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger ELS said...

So sorry to have missed the worry and drama and so pleased to hear the old boy is on the mend.
Love from freezing London

January 28, 2010 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger Miss Cavendish said...

Wishing you and your family well!

January 28, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Reggie Darling said...

Glad to hear it. God speed.

January 28, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

I've been so busy this last week I've barely had time to throw together a post on my blog, much less comment on others. However, I have been reading and I am SO glad that your step-father is doing well. I hope he continues to have a smooth and speedy recovery.

January 28, 2010 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Mouse said...

Good energy to you and your family. xo

January 28, 2010 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm glad to hear!!

January 28, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Tish Jett said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your good news.

All the very best to you and your family.


January 28, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Sending good thoughts and white light.

January 28, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Twenty Four At Heart said...

Well, that's a relief. I'm so glad he's doing well with his recovery!

January 28, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger A Refocused Life said...

You've been missed. Glad to get the update and know you are able to return.

January 28, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Happy to hear things are looking on the good side now. (hugs)

January 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger Sahildeki Ev said...

wish a speed recovery for him and a speedy rest for you..

January 29, 2010 at 2:43 AM  
Blogger Buckeroomama said...

That is good to hear. :)

January 29, 2010 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger tippchic said...

Marvellous news- I am glad he is doing so well as to be occupied with such a mundane task! Missed your writing and look forward to having you back. Maureen

January 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you!

January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Tickled Pink And Green said...

Glad to hear he is doing well!

January 29, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger The Mrs. said...

So glad he's doing okay!

January 31, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

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