Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Hey, Dad. Where you going?

 

Friday is here, and we can look forward to a super weekend.

I want to let you all know that I will be taking a sabbatical from my blog, twitter, and Facebook beginning Tuesday, August 14th. My last post will be on Monday.

My leave is due to a needed knee replacement procedure on Monday, August 13th. I’ll be hospitalized for at least two days.  I’m not sure how long my absence will be but want you to know, so you won’t wonder where I went. I don’t think I’ll be stopping by to leave comments on your posts until I’m sure my brain is clear. There is nothing worse than having to apologize for an incoherent response with the phrase, “That was the oxycodone talking.”

I hope my absence won’t be too long but in situations like this one never knows.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Today’s JohnKu talks about absence. Have a great weekend.

Absence by John W. Howell © 2018

We appreciate,

Those we are used to seeing . . .

And miss when absent.

83 comments

  1. I hope the operation and recovery go well.
    Are we supposed to apologise for incoherent responses? Oh, dear – do you think I should go back over some of mine?

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. John,

    I am sending good wishes and vibes a few days ahead of time. I will miss the heck out of you, but take the time you need. And be careful with the Oxy, that stuff is sweet talking goodness.

    Peace, love and best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  3. Good luck with the operation and hope you have a quick recovery. I’ll keep a margarita ready for your return.🍹(They don’t have a margarita emoji. 😭)

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    1. Thank you, Charles. I can’t imagine not having a Margarita emoji but the one you sent was delicious.

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      1. Glad you enjoyed it. 😀

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  4. All the best, John. We’ll miss you too. I’m supposed to have that operation in future but I can’t decide when. Are you having one or both knees replaced? —- Suzanne

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    1. Just the left right now. We’ll have to see later on the right.

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  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    Take good care of yourself, John. I’m pretty sure the hospital angels are in for a surprise, one we readers selfishly look forward to every day. Prayers are forthcoming, my friend. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen. I appreciate you.

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  6. Hope surgery goes well and recovery is quick and complete

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    1. Thank you Pamela. 😀

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  7. I’ll be praying for you, John. Thanks for letting us know. You know I would have been worrying and then I’d email Gwen. Take care! ❤

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    1. Ha haha. I wouldn’t want you to worry . Thank you for worrying, Jill.

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  8. Just take care of yourself, John. We’ll all be here when you return!!

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    1. Thanks, GP. 😀

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  9. We wish you well, John, and we’ll keep a good though until you return. I’m already looking forward to the 10-things that rise from this.

    I hope the operation goes smooth as ice and that the recovery is short and easy.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  10. With bated breath we’ll wait,
    the time apart we’ll hate,
    but soon there’ll be a date,
    for improvement in your gait.

    Be well. see you soon!

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    1. Ha haha. Very good Pamela. Thank you. 😀

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  11. harmonykent · ·

    Here’s thinking of you, John, and hoping the op goes well. As with Dan, I’m looking forward to more ’10 things’ 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. :-D. I’ll take notes.

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  12. If you’re going to keep up with that four-footed crew, and a knee’s gone wonky, replacing it is a very good thing. Best wishes for pretty nurses and a quick recovery!

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    1. Amen on the nurses part. Thanks, Linda. 😀

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I hope your surgery goes well and you have a quick recovery! Sending lots of healing!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😀

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  14. Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Sending you healing hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Cathrine. 😀

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  15. Prayers for steady hands and a quick healing, John. We’ll miss you.

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    1. Thank you, Audrey.

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  16. Thanks for letting us know, John — yes, we’d have worried. All the best for a successful procedure and an uneventful recuperation. Tell the girls everything’s okay and you’ll be dancing again before you know it! In the meantime, I’ll say some prayers.

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. 😀

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  17. Sending you my very best wishes John.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, David

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  18. You’ll get through it fine, good John! My right hip was replaced several years ago & I was home in four days, wallking – not so tall, however! Will be praying for you! ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  19. Hi John! The picture of your dog and the caption is really sweet. Your pets will miss you most of all. I’ll say a prayer for your successful surgery and your recovery. I guess Super Authors of thrillers are human, too.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Human is as human does.

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  20. Just love Twiggy’s little face! Hope all goes well, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. It will. 😀

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  21. John, best wishes! Prayers for a successful surgery and a complete recovery!! Rehab is so important. Do everything the therapists tell you to do! 📚 Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine.

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  22. Good luck with it, John. I’m sure you’ll be better off in the long run. Oxycodone has its place, but it is not conducive to writing comments on blogs.

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    1. I believe that, Guy. Thanks.

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  23. Take care of yourself, John. We’ll be here when you get back!

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    1. Thank you, Phillip.

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  24. Good luck with the operation, dear John! Take care!
    Twiggy adores photo shoting, I must admit!

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    1. She does, Marie.

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  25. All the best, John. Don’t worry about us. Blog posts have the lifespan of a gnat, and we’ll always write more. Take care of yourself first. Now where’d Charles get to with that pitcher?

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    1. Thank you, Craig. I think he’s hiding under the floating house.

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  26. Oh, John, you will be sorely missed. I do hope the surgery and healing process goes well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have to admit I am going to have withdrawals from your posts. They almost always are a guaranteed chuckle and those fur babies are the best. Take good care and we’ll see you when you return. If you need anything, do NOT hesitate to call on me.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I appreciate your support.

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  27. Thanks for letting us know, John, so we would not have to wonder what happened to you! May your surgery and recovery go well. I don’t blame you for not wanting to post while your are in post-op mode. I can see some “Ten Things” post coming from your experiences. If you have yours done at Spohn, maybe you will get a room with a view of the bay. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I will be going to San Antonio. So unfortunately I won’t see the bay.

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  28. Virtual hugs from Oz, John. I’m hoping none of the female nurses look like Tiny. Then again it could speed your return.😊🌹

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    1. Thank you so much Soooze.

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  29. Hope the surgery goes well and the hospital food isn’t utterly horrible.

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    1. One thing about hospital food is it is not forever. (Assuming everythng goes well that is)

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  30. I join all the others in wishing you well: that your surgery is a walk in the park routine, nothing to worry about, that your recovery is the right amount of buzzed and a waltz ’round the room and that your return to reality is a hop, step and a jump away!
    We’ll be here when you are ready to return, have no fear.

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    1. Thank you so much, Dale.:-D

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  31. Horsefeathers, John. Do take your time. Wishing you well throughout the procedure, and quick healing. We’ll still be here when you return. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  32. Good luck with the op. John. Remember you must exercise as much as possible and the earlier the better. Hubby, having just experienced the op.found a skate board useful. Sit on a chair and let you affected knee go back and forth.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. Good exercise for sure.

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  33. I pray that your procedure is successful and recovery is swift and complete, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, John. 😀

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      1. Amen, good sir!

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  34. I hope it all goes perfect on Tuesday, and I wish you a speedy recovery! Take care of you, we’ll be here when you get back.

    Twiggy is so cute!!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  35. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide and commented:
    Good luck, John! Hope it all goes well!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  36. My best wishes to you, John. I think your recovery will be in good hands with Lucy, Bailey, and Twiggy. They will make you smile. And your bourbon will definitely help. 🙂

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  37. Hope your op goes/went well. How long have you kneeded it? (Sorry… couldn’t resist.)

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    1. Thank you, Val. I have been needing it for over a year

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      1. Oh dear, that’s a long time to wait.

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      2. Yes. Well, that is how it goes when you need to get the more qualified surgeons

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