After a long day I have finally found some time to catch up on my blog reading and even post this brief entry.
We have been so busy visiting DH's dad in the hospital and his mom in the nursing home that I hadn't even heard the news that Obama swept the Louisiana primary and caucuses in Nebraska and Washington State on Saturday until now. According to the Associated Press, Obama and Clinton are nearly tied in the delegate race (Clinton 1,064 and Obama 1,029, when the Super Delegates are included.) Next up - Maine!
It has been hard to concentrate on the election with everything else going on this week. The situation with DH's parents is a real wakeup call for us; when you are only in your 50's you don't really believe in your heart that you will ever be old and frail. But this reminds us that the time will come, assuming we make it to old age.
In our case, we don't have children, so when I think ahead to our future, it looks rather precarious. After all, we have been the ones taking care of our elderly parents and relatives: talking to their doctors, making arrangements for care, helping with daily tasks. There may be no one doing that for us.
There isn't a lot we can do about it at this point unless some kind of miracle birth takes place, so we may need to look into long-term care insurance - or save a lot more money - if we want to make sure we receive proper care when we reach that stage of life.
Since I've been in a somber mood as a result of the events of the past few days, I'll end with a few haikus that reflect some of my thoughts and observations.
Crows hunch in bare trees
Pale sunlight streams through the air
Winter is so cold
Her mind is going
His body is growing weak
Aging is so hard
Love is forever
Together for sixty years
Now they are apart
The house is empty
Two glasses on a table
No one to drink them.