Today my dad is going to have quadruple bypass surgery, which, from all accounts should go smoothly. He was supposed to have it on Friday, but things didn't go as planned, naturally, so now it's today. One good thing, my mom isn't panicking, which says a lot, so I should feel pretty reassured. But it's my dad, and this is really the first serious health issue that's ever come up for him. He's 65, has a horrible diet despite my mother's rantings and her cooking, and doesn't really exercise unless their dog Chewy, a half Rottweiler, half German Shepherd drags him out of the house, so he should have seen this coming. Anyway, so at 11am CST today, he'll be wheeled into surgery. Needless to say, I'll be a little distracted at work today.
Tomorrow, I have a job interview. Technically it's for a job I already do, at least that's what my boss tells me, but now I should get the title, and the salary, for it. I hate interviews. Who doesn't? There will be a panel of about 6 people, so I'm trying not to freak out about that. I knew I wasn't going to prepare all weekend, so tonight I'll cram in some studying. That seems to work better for me during times ike this. And there is always the chance I won't get the promotion, so I'm being realistic about that. The cool thing is if I don't get it, I can always self-nominate again next month. But I really hope to get it over with tomorrow. Geez, I can't wait til it's Wednesday....
So that's what's going on with me. How are things in your world?
Update: my dad made it through surgery just fine, and it took less time than the doctors expected. He can drive as soon as the pain meds wear off, then he can begin to really drive my mother crazy. And vice versa. Life is good.
Thank you all for your your prayers and caring thoughts. They helped tremendously :)