Outside my window...the sun has been trying to shine all day long. It is quite chilly out for the southland, 41 but not altogether unpleasant for this displaced northerner.
I am thinking...about the care that my mother needs and the effort that it takes to communicate to others our idea of caring for her as opposed to trying to restore her to some imagined degree of health that is totally impossible.
I am thankful for...a family that is all on the same page about how much we want to put mom through when it comes to healthcare.
From the kitchen...mom enjoyed a chicken salad sandwich for her lunch and there will be pork chops on the menu for supper.
I am wearing...sweats and a tee shirt. After coming home from mom's appointment I changed and took a long walk in the brisk air.
I am going...to start a load of laundry and marinade the chops so that supper can be on the table in a timely fashion.
I am reading...nothing yet but two new books came in the mail today that I have selected for my Advent reading which I plan on starting tonight. Advent of the Heart by Father Alfred Delp and Alfred Delp, SJ Prison Writings
I am hoping...that my mother continues to be comfortable and happy for the last months or years of her life.
I am hearing...Doug listening to a youtube video in the kitchen, Steve and Mom talking in the kitchen, and the BlueJays calling outside.
Around the house...it is quiet and companionable.
One of my favorite things....is getting things done on time which is not happening lately. But I am learning a little bit of patience while I am on this ride that I boarded.
A few plans for the rest of the week...Thanksgiving! Need I say more?
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you...
I think this has become one of my favorite pictures of Savannah. This little girl has more personality and attitude than any kid that I have ever encountered.