Friday, August 21, 2009

Dear So and So

Dear Admissions Office at HUP,

Thanks so much for NOT letting us know that John was supposed to be admitted on THURSDAY! It's a good thing he decided to call his doctor's office to find out when he might be going back in. Now he has to wait until I finish work today to go.

His Significant Other


Dear Dr. Transplant Specialist,

This transplant BETTER work! And it would be nice if you showed your face this week. I'm beginning to think you're a figment of John's imagination.

just sayin',
Tired Caregiver


Dear Youngest Offspring,

It would be nice if you got all your shit out of my living room and kitchen. I know it's your stuff for college. Still, I can't wait to get my house back. And nice of you to leave the front door OPEN all night!

Mommy Dearest


Dear Self,

One more week. You can put up with this crap for one more week. Then you'll get your house back and your life back.

soon to be celebrating empty nest,


Dear Junk Food,

I'm sorry, but our love affair has to end. We've been together on and off for years, but the time has come to say good bye. The vegetables, fruits and healthy grains are terribly jealous. I need to spend more time with them. My blood sugar levels will be happy too, I think. Please don't fret. There are many others who still love you and want you. You'll be just fine.



Dear Older Daughter,

I'm sorry you have to drive Ruth (the 1988 Honda Accord previously driven by the teenage sister) until your insurance claim is settled and you can buy a decent car. Hopefully, it won't be too long until that happens.



You know, you can do your very own Dear So and So. Hop on over to Kat's place at 3 Bedroom Bungalow To Let in Crazytown and grab the button and click on Mr. Linky! Why not go over now and see what others' have to say to So and So. Go on. You know you want to!

Pssst! There's a love letter to Mary Ellen just below this one! Check it out!


Ice Queen said...

Good luck with everything! I'll take care of the junk food while you're away!

Sally's World said...

OMG! so if he didn't phone, he would have missed it, and then what...bottom of the list...i'll be thinking of you, life is certainly hectic for you ((HUG))xxxx

darsden said...

Love the dear So and So, isn't it amazing how people DON'T do their jobs and if YOU didn't call and ask about their would never get done they would just get the paycheck anyway! Drives me insane!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Can I steal your Dear Junk Food letter? I need to send one too, but I don't want them to know it's from me. :-)

Kat said...

Sending you and John love! Please let me know how this transplant goes (or if it doesn't happen).

Kat said...

PS- I totally had a strawberry cheesecake icecream in a waffle cone bowl today, so the snack foods are totally covered!

Joanne said...

If you can give up Junk food so can I - I think - -I hope!!

Take care of yourself this week - sounds like you have a lot of stuff on your plate (cept junk food).

I understand reclaiming your space - I am still waiting and my son moved out a year ago - ok officially just six months ago but soon so very soon once he is gone 100%

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Joanie, your Dear So and So's keep getting better! Fantastic.

Alix said...

Dear Joanie,

Send the junk food far far away. Not to me, and for Gawdsake, not to Jim and Garret.

I LOVE your Dear So and So's. They seem so effortless. I'd like to do some too, but find them awkward. Maybe I should count my blessings since I don't have a lot to gripe about.

As always - you and John remain in my thoughts and prayers. And I have it on very high authority that the stem cell transplant is going to work.

Chin up girlfriend. Good days ahead!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Yes, junkfood, far, far away from Jim and I. Ugh.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I love these too!
So frustrating what you guys are going thru with the hospital crap.
Just keep taking deep breaths and think about the Long Run, the Future.
You're never far from our thoughts.

Joanie M said...

Well, it's good to know they aren't quick to toss people out of the hospital if they need to still be there. It's just frustrating, waiting.

Jen, go right ahead and use the junk food letter.

Alix, Jim and Garret, I'm sending this junk food to some really skinny people who need to add a few pounds.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love finding out the bits and pieces through these lively letters. Here's to your empty nest Joanie!