Warning: this one's a downer!
It has been a rough few weeks. The highlights (lowlights?), in no particular order:
My 91-year-old great aunt went into the hospital for a bowel obstruction, but now has pneumonia and doesn't want to be treated for it. We don't think she'll make it, and she keeps talking about how she's so tired of living. Which is totally her right, but just sad because we'll miss her.
I "had words" with a dear friend's wife and now it appears that the friendship is over...? There has been no final word on the matter, which is rough. I don't even know what to say about this, other than I'm absolutely devastated.
Our dear old Charlie cat started acting all weird, lethargic and drooley, and we took him to the vet and found out that he either has an abscessed tooth or a tumor, in addition to a thyroid problem and a heart murmur, and requires (expensive) surgery, and because of his heart murmur he may not recover from the anesthesia.
The silver lining:
My sister came to town to see our great aunt. She was here for a bonus week, and it was really wonderful to see her.
That's it, for now.