Four Years

Four years.

Seems like forever, actually.

In 2020 during the pandemic, I really thought I would resume my blog. I was newly retired, hubby was home for months during lockdown and I was reminiscing about my long-igorned page. 

Then I ignored it again.

It's Leap Day 2024 now and so much has changed. Especially the last two years. 

Two years.

Seems like forever, actually.

Because my dear hubby passed away from pancreatic cancer in July of 2022. Since then, I've been trying to keep my mind busy. Drawing, painting, sculpting, knitting, reading... I even got back into cross stitch. I've done some home repairs that I could handle; hired help to take care of necessary work I couldn't do myself. 

Anything to keep my mind from re-living those horrible three weeks between his diagnosis and his final day. But those respites only last a short time. I struggle every day to be positive.

Maybe writing will help. 

Because those short three weeks seem like forever ago and yesterday all at once.


It's Official ... We Are Now My Parents

I had a sneaking suspicion it would happen sooner or later, but today I realised it without a doubt it's true.

Hubby and I have become my parents.

I retired last summer so being home most of the time isn't much of a change during these strange times. What HAS changed is the fact that hubby, like many others, has been off work for weeks.

Oh sure, we have had a few days where we've finally accomplished tasks that have been waiting way too long but to be honest, most days consist of waking up, eating meals and watching TV / YouTube.

But today I baked cookies

while hubby worked on a jigsaw puzzle.

It should be noted that my parents are 93 and 92. They've been married for over 71 years and reside at a lovely senior home, spending a lot of their time doing jigsaw puzzles.

It's a bit of a shock to realise you've turned into your parents.

But damn, these cookies ARE delicious.

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Yeah, I should be doing laundry, yardwork, cleaning the house or planning meals. But frankly, I'D RATHER BE BLOGGING... about things like this.

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