Joe and I have been dealing with the complications that arise as our parents age (all four are over 80). Two of our parents entered the hospital within hours of each other in mid-May. One passed away after a month of slow decline, and the other has moved to assisted living after two months of only partially successful rehab. It has been excruciatingly painful to watch our healthier parents struggle with the changes in their lives, especially since they want to/need to make the decisions and realizations at their own pace.
Life, of course, does not slow down for those of us in the sandwich years. In May, my son's high school held its annual benefit; I was the treasurer and am still tracking down stray pledges, expenses, and other accounting niceties. I also did a fair amount of work for local nonprofits, although I did occasionally bag out in order to deal with ailing parent issues. Joe's work project has been moving along at a breakneck speed, and our kids have been busy with careers and school. We are also in the midst of a major relandscaping project that has been sucking up a lot of my time (the photo below is from early May).
|Green Cowl in Ariosa (also made one in magenta)|
|Wanderer Cap in Vista|
|Beaded Bracelet in Silky Alpaca Lace (one of two)|
|Cap in Kumara|
|Slip Stitch Scarf in Kumara|
|Detail of shawl in Alpaca Sox|
|One of three baby hats|
|Lace shawl in Vail|
I do sleep, by the way.