Thursday, December 23, 2010

Greetings from the Las Vegas Airport

Hanging out in the Vegas airport, waiting to fly off to visit my family. It's been a long and stress filled month. My father and father-in-law are both struggling with declining health, necessitating many phone calls and difficult decisions. Do they want to do more tests or not? Is is time for assisted living or help at home? How can the family best support them when they live far away. No easy answers. They both frequently remind us that getting old really sucks.

The fun part of the month has been spending time with Nicole and Patrick baking cookies, touring the holiday lights and eating too many good meals. It is such a gift having them in town and we'll enjoy it as long as it lasts.

Since I will be staying in Iowa for an additional week to help my dad, I've packed plenty of yarn so I can get some quality knitting time in. I'm finishing a pair of socks and starting a sweater for Rowan. Should have started a month but you know how that goes. It will be a January sweater instead of a Christmas present.

My best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday!


Roxie said...

You are such a good girl! May things work out smoothly and may the elders be agreeable to necessary changes. It's so hard for everyone when the children become the caretakers.

And may your knitting soothe you and bring you peace.

KnitTech said...

Hope you get the family stress worked out. Those are tough choices.

Donna Lee said...

Merry Christmas and a happy healthy new year for you.

I hope things go well (or as well as they can) with the parents.