I read an interesting note from a head broker to her firm this morning, detailing the thought about taking life, or work, a slice at a time. Looking at the real estate market as well, a slice at a time.
This past week I haven't blogged or responded to other blog postings, and I'd started up with a vengeance end of March. I have missed being regular on ActiveRain and the knowledge and insight it shares in SPADES.
However, on April 11, my mother was admitted into the hospital with weakness and a urinary infection. On April 13, we received word and council regarding our next slice of life together: Hospice Care.
We're not really sure what time we have left, or the quality of it, but we've decided to capitalize upon it, celebrate the remaining time
Each day is another day together. At 90...that's a big deal
Each day we choose a new adjective to describe what's going on....answering the invariable question, "And how are YOU today?" Today's word is superb.
Mentally, we put off these final stages of life until we have to, I think. My mother and I have joked about old age and dying and planning and estate planning for the past ten years - because it's inevitable. We're going to go through it together.
She's living in our joint home - lucky enough to have found a residence 5 years ago big enough for her to have her own privacy, kitchen and mobility - right alongside my husband and I - in our attached home. As time goes by, I imagine we will sleep in her master so we are a bit closer for those in-the-night calls that are coming already.
So, it's a slice, and we're not biting off more than we can chew. Just keeping our focus small, and on the here and now. Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening.
Have a superb day.
P.s. Our thanks so far to Casa de la Luz Hospice. They have been supplying almost instant support with every call and request.