Last Sunday in October. Dear Wife is doing a teeny, and I do mean teeny, bit better. We are of course grateful that the direction of her condition has changed from ever-worsening to teeny bit better. A whole lot better would be, well, a whole lot better. Day by day, I guess.
The cats, "her" orange one in particular, seem to sense her condition and want to be near her. That one in particular seems to determined to lay on her while she's on the recliner chair (it reclined most of the way) which acts as a heating pad for her. Sometimes, when she's cold, that's nice. Other times, when she's feeling hot, a bit less so. With her not having a thyroid any more, that spread from "burning up" to "freezing" is really only a few degrees, but it doesn't feel like that to her, particularly with all her peripheral circulatory issues. But the emotional support they give her, particularly when I just can't be beside her, is worth quite a lot. And, like last night, she got up, unable to sleep, when I had collapsed into heavy torpor, and she went from the bed to her chair, me being off in some deep REM state. Cat came up on her and gave her company, comfort, and warmth while she was there, and she did actually get a little bit of needed rest. Angels don't always have wings, do they?
Tomorrow is Hallowe'en. Not my favorite special day (I hate to call it a "holiday", the current form of "Holy Day", as it's become something quite different). But the kids -- and some of their parents -- seem to enjoy it. Our kids did too.
The Old Testament passage for today has been chapters 27 and 28 of Jeremiah.
The New Testament passage is chapter 4 of 2nd Timothy, completing it.
Reminds me of a living will. Last words and final charge and instructions.
II Timothy 4