Things are still bad after last week. Part of me keeps fretting about the train wreck; the other part is like, "Look! A baby cow! It's so cute!"
We saw a lot of cows and countryside on the fairly long drive to visit my sister in law yesterday. Our hills are greening up again after the rain last month. The leaves in the vineyards (the ones that are left now) are yellow, with bright green grass between the rows. The garden at SIL's facility is so artfully arranged, and looks lovely in all seasons.
My SIL has had a pretty significant decline recently. She can no longer walk unassisted; she's ready to topple at any moment. I could make out basically one word; her speech is very garbled. On the up side, she isn't agitated (as she has been often), is not trying to walk by herself, and does not seem to be in any pain. Nothing really unexpected; it is just very sad and sobering. She is younger than us.
It's my sweetie's birthday this week. We're taking the kids and future in-laws out to celebrate. He says he doesn't want anything else, and probably I should have devoted some thought to this before, but I'll keep my eyes open for some this and that he'd like.
And at your place?