Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sad time

We returned from a week in Colorado on Thursday, but it wasn't a fun trip and we are still exhausted.  After an 18 year battle with Parkinson's Disease, my dad is in his final days.  He has always tried to rise above the disease, and although his body has almost shut down, his mind is strong.  The frustrating thing for him and for us is that he can't communicate well.  We left suddenly and weren't sure how long we'd be gone.  We took the week to say goodbye, and we will return for the Memorial Service, whenever that happens.

We did a few fun things in between helping Mom - toured the Coors Brewery and went to the movies.  "American Hustle" was a fun look at the late 1970's, complete with disco clothes, and "The Monuments Men" was an exciting story about saving Europe's art during WWII.  Neither was Best Picture for the Oscars, in our opinion, and we are hoping to get to "12 Years a Slave" soon.  We loved "Captain Phillips," but the fact that he lives in Vermont may color our view.

I didn't prepare much, sewing- and reading-wise.  Brought some nine patches to stitch by hand (very tedious!) for a swap,
and had to go to Barnes & Noble for a book to read on the plane home.  We took the red-eye, leaving Denver at 1:00 am, arriving in Burlington at 10:30 am.  Napping a lot since we got home!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I'm glad you got home to see your dad while you still could - that is good! sorry to hear he is declining quickly though - I hope your mom will be ok, it is always so hard on the long time spouse