What a Week

My 93-year-old father got sick last weekend. He lives alone (my mother has dementia and lives in a care center that’s in the same complex) so I went to take care of him. By Tuesday, he was very weak and having trouble getting his breath. Turns out, he has pneumonia. I stayed with him until Friday, when my brother came to relieve me and I had fully contacted his cold. But, I’m happy to announce that Dad is doing much better now and no longer needs 24-hour care.

I’m once again hopelessly behind on my work, but I did manage to finish the pullover I’ve been working on. I’ve named this Goat-Herder Pullover in honor of my son’s lifestyle. I can easily imagine him wearing it to tend to the goats, collect eggs, and weed the garden. Come to think of it, the chevron pattern on the yoke looks something like chicken scratches…

Completed sweater