Thursday, February 22,2018
Sorry, we have been offline for a while. Think we just needed some down time. We have done better the past two days. Actually been able to accomplish some things and feel like we could think again. There were a few days where we just really felt like we were in a fog. Maybe the lack of sleep finally caught up with us. We have slept better the past two nights but probably the biggest influence has been wonderful, gorgeous, record breaking warm spring like days. We had highs in the 80s the past two days which is about 10 degrees above our normal February days. It’s been wonderful. We have gone for nice walks for photography as well as our usual 4 mile cardio walks every day this week. Also think getting back into our normal exercise pattern of weighing in each morning with the Wii and walking or riding several miles in the afternoon also helps our mindset. The trees are budding out and our tulip magnolias are beautiful. Yes, we know – time for a frost. At least that is what happens a lot of years. At least for the next 10 days the forecast looks safe. The star magnolias are prettier than normal this year. Anne’s dad’s favorite spring bloomer was the forsythia and it is starting to bloom too.
Other than trying to be a little kind to ourselves the past few days, we have also been working on all the stuff that has to be done to handle the business end of our mothers’ affairs. There are thank you notes to write, bank accounts to balance, bills to pay etc. Canceling upcoming doctor appointments was one of those unexpected landmine things. It hurt. We still have lots to do and more decisions to make but we are feeling more capable these days. And we are giving ourselves permission to just stop when we start feeling overwhelmed. So, for today, we did good. We will take this one day at a time. Thanks again for the cards, calls and concern. Hoping we get back to some more interesting blogging soon but at least we have some nice pics for you today.