Good Lord, yet another day of rain and grey! I haven't seen the sun since last Thursday and it's starting to wear on all of us. I don't usually mind rain. It's a good excuse to stay in, make some tea, and find a stitching corner. But day after day of this makes me crazy.
On the extended family front, last night we finished moving the final bits and pieces of my MIL's belongings out of her old house, because the closing is today. Finally! I know it's been stressful for her, but after several falls down steps in her old home, we knew it was time for her to move. So my family and Dave's brother got together to help her buy a new single story house. She stressed over the move and the sale of the old house, and repeats over and over that it was all too much. She was too old to move. Last night I got a little snarky and said that that may be true, but she was certainly too old to fall down the steps again. Jeez, I know I sounded mean, but the last time she ended up in the hospital with a compound fracture of her wrist and a dislocated shoulder. Not good.
And now I had better spend some time on the phone with my mother. She's doing ok with all of the nuts and bolts of life, but her grief is still so very painful.
We all miss my dad and his gentle soul, especially at the holidays. He just loved the holidays.