A death has a way of making time seem timeless. It has been two weeks since Julie passed on to her new adventure, yet in some ways in seems like only hours ago, and in other ways like it has been months or longer - I think it is that crazy vanishing act that happens when somebody dies that skews any "normal" sense of time for a while. I think of her every evening when "her sunset" appears. She took such appreciation of the changing sky each day and loved to comment on the colors as they arrived: "here comes the orange!, here comes the pink!". I'm happy to realize that, weather permitting, she never missed a sunset - and especially at the end with her improved view from her mobile hospital bed - she was practically in the sunset!
This past week was all about catching up on life here at the Lazy Vegan, since everything was pretty much put on hold during our hospice journey. This meant making various vet appointments (the donkeys were due for their vaccines way back in May!), giving the dogs much needed baths (much to their dismay), getting stocked up on animal feed and supplies, paying bills and generally reorganizing the entire house (which meant that many bags of things were donated to the Sutter Hospice thrift store!). We also scheduled a big project with our contractor and his crew, to begin the first week of October...we're having a big, rustic pergola built and a large concrete pond/fountain sitting area (to match our terracotta terraces) - this is very exciting! So stay tuned for future blog photos as the project begins!