It's frustrating that, when there's illness in the home that things seem to move in slow motion. I don't get nearly as much done and time and dates seem to lose their importance. I just try to keep things going by doing the basics. It's actually good to have tasks to occupy my mind and hands. Art's vertigo keeps him from being able to do much that's physical. He is able to take Bailey for his short walks, which is wonderful for all of us. I've pretty much given up on any gardening, except for a few new hibiscus and bougainvillea. I'm additionally frustrated right now as the heavy rains that come periodically have beaten off the new little blooms on my hibiscus. It's probably better for the plant, but I'm so anxious to see the blooms. I've planted two Sunsets, which are a large singe bloom of bright red with splashes of bright yellow. I did get to see one before it fell. Actually, the blooms only last a day anyway. I also planted a double yellow and a double orange.
We just had a wonderful gift of a visit by one of my nephews from Oregon. He went to Cancun for an intensive week of studying Spanish and then took the ADO (Mexican bus) down to Belize City and then the local bus to San Ignacio. He was only here for a few days, but we had such a lovely time. His wife and younger daughter went to Colorado to help his brother move and their older daughter was on a school trip to Spain (isn't that cool?). We visited some of the ruins and he took a cave trip to Jaguar Paw. Time passed way to quickly, but the family hugs did more good than any medicine. It was hard to drop him off at the local bus depot (what a hilarious term for a muddy parking lot). As I told him, my family worry gene kicks in and I'm not totally comfortable until I know that everyone is safely in place. He emailed that he arrived back in Mexico safely, so I relaxed again.
I hope that some day our daughter and son & families can come down, but the economy has made it very difficult for all of us. Our two family guest rooms sit vacant, waiting to welcome them whenever they can come.
I'll try to be more diligent about posting. I enjoy this connection with family & friends. Blessings, Gale