(St Marys, PA)
Wendy, I am so sorry you have to go through that with your folks.
"New normals" are not easy by any means, basically because we just do not want them. We want things to be the way they were.
I also experienced two "new normals". My 93-year-old father died on March 15th and then my 70-year-old walking buddy died unexpectedly on April 23. Needless to say, it has been a tough couple of months. But we will get through this one day at a time.
You asked what I was going to do meaningful this week? My local library is hosting a used book sale and I will be volunteering for a few hours each day this week to help get ready for it, by collecting and sorting books. Books are my passion and my addiction so I will be in my glory.
Just taking my mind off my "new normals" and helping others in the process.
Prayers and hugs to you as you adapt to the changes in your life also.