Hi Mighty Mom,
Great to hear from you - I didn't know what to expect from this site! Happy to write about the woodturning and will get started soon when my fingers thaw out.
Would you believe that just in time for Easter we're having some really bad blizzards and I'm looking out of my (cold) workshop onto a foot of snow.
I just read one of your Hubs about the phases of dying - my father died in June 2008 aged 89 and I recognised a lot of the symptoms you talk about. My mum is 89 now but has little short (or medium)-term memory although her character remains unaltered, thankfully. All part of the journey I guess...
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write, it was a lovely welcome to the community.