Slow Cheese, fall break and a reboot

Life has been a series of ups and downs lately, so forgive me my absence and the sorry lack of posts. I really do miss this space and reading about what else is going on around the globe through various blogs, but for once I must admit that it’s hard to keep up with the virtual world amid more pressing concerns.

The ‘concerns’ have to do with helping my husband ‘the MotH’ care for his ailing father. I’m not at all involved with the physical aspect of the job, just managerial tasks and emotional support, especially when live-in assistant caregivers quit one after the other after a few months. It’s not a demanding job with 2 people (there’s plenty of free time in between changings and feedings, and a car at their disposal), but apparently my father-in-law drives the ladies all batshit crazy when he complains, and boy can he complain!

A temp was hired to fill in for the MotH and in less than two weeks she and the other caregiver (badante/bah-DAHN-teh in Italian) will be leaving. We’re taking time to recharge our batteries before dealing with Pops ourselves. I have faith that we’ll find someone reliable (and serious) but be forewarned of the odd post subject here and there. If anything, it’ll be interesting.

Mister Bentley at the Slow Food Cheese fair in Bra. He was a good boy!

We just got back from a farmstay in Friuli – Agriturismo L’Uva e le Stelle. The property makes great wine and olive oil. Highly recommend.

The property is dog-friendly and even provided water and food bowls. Mister B gave his paw of approval upon first glance.

4 thoughts on “Slow Cheese, fall break and a reboot

  1. NonnaT

    Oh, it is tough! Prayers of perseverance for you and your husband. We’ve been down that bumpy road with our own parents. I’m very happy that you were able to take a break.


    1. Rowena Post author

      Thank you for the prayers! Gosh, 3 weeks after this post I can finally get my mind out of anything to do with my father-in-law. Now I understand why all the others eventually left.



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