Sunday, June 7, 2009


Found Misty napping in Paul's shirt, very unlike her as she usually goes in the cage.
Made another of copper piece.....spelled "loveliest" right this time. Made this one bigger for Paul. I really enjoy working with copper. I've got an idea percolating, hoping to put some in my etsy shop within the next few weeks.
Paul and I drove up to my dad's yesterday. He's getting around great with his walker, goes outside for walks, in very good humor. Last week, my aunt called to tell me the Dr. told him no more chemo, it won't prolong his life. The cancer is spreading. My dad is VERY hard of hearing, he told Paul and I that the Dr. took him off chemo, he is doing fine. hmmm....he either didn't hear what followed "we're taking you off chemo", or he doesn't want me to worry. My aunt is going out of town the week after next, so I am going up to spend a few days with him. Hoping to get him out for walks and drives and do some cooking and freezing so he'll have meals to heat up.
Today my mom calls to tell me she's not breathing well again. Oy. We are planning on taking her out to dinner on Friday, it's her 83rd birthday. The 19th is mine, I'll be 50! Holy mackerel, I can't get my mind around that....;) When there are people around you becoming ill and frail. It's a lot to take in. This season of life with my parents is making me question so much, evaluate what and why I'm doing what I'm doing. I'm sure this is part of the process, it's exhausting. Me thinks it's time for a glass of wine and a sappy movie to think about something else for a while!!


joanne said...

it's wonderful to see a post from you... isn't it just like the stuff of life to have the ups and the downs, the darks and the lights... all the time all around... in a single day, even from one moment to the next... it makes those times of celebration all the more precious... like your mom's 83rd birthday (Yay!)... and these days of mobility for your dad... getting outside and walking... the tenuous hold we all have on life makes these moments dilate and fill our hearts...

your copper pieces are always so lovely... whether spelled "right" or not :)


jgr said...

Hi Chris,
I love to see your posts, too. The good and the bad-it's all very real. I can relate to what you're going through with your Dad. Reminds me of my Mom's situation. It was sad and yet in some ways a relief that she could just "be".
Oh, Happy birthday (a little early.) I just turned 50 too, it's not bad once you get over the shock LOL!