Let me explain. I am only child but my parents were easy. We never had the relationship where I needed to check on them, call often, or make sure they did such and such. I feel with moms passing I now feel like I added another child. That may be harsh because dad is perfectly fine, semi healthy at 65 and capable. But still I have added another worry to my worry plate. He lives so remote, has 2 big dogs and few friends. What happens if one of the dogs trip him and he breaks a leg. I have suggested a life alert or something.
Exercise - I will admit it here, when I had the infection in my arm last November it scared the crap out of me. I stopped all intentional exercise from that point. I had some days here and there but nothing consistent. After mom passed and during my 2 1/2 weeks at Dad's I walked 2 to 3 hilly miles at least every other day. I honestly thought I would have a hard time but I didn't. My fitness has somewhat remained. I seriously thought I would be super out of shape. I am pleasantly surprised that its not as bad.