We just got word yesterday that Cliff's mom's mom (88?) is in hospice. We went to see her this past fall as a family, and then Cliff saw her in the hospital a few times after that. She is a very sweet woman who has lived a wonderful life. She will be missed greatly. We hope we can visit her one more time before she passes from this life. We're going to push our luck, and try to see my oldest grandmother (95 y.o.) in Austin before we head back to Iowa. I am surprised she is still around; she had a terrible year filled with hospital stays too. If we're lucky we'll visit a few other people on our way home. This has been a wonderful time with family for me. Someone asked me last night if Iowa is better than Texas, or if Texas is better than Iowa. I said, I love Texas in the winter and I love Iowa in the summer. It is the best of both worlds, for sure! But there's nothing like being with people who love you more than anything and accept you for who you are.