Who knew that in my sixties, I’d be simultaneously dealing with adolescent angst, adult children, and elder care?
Days, I teach middle level students to read and write.
Nights and weekends, I often spend with my father and mother who live in separate facilities in separate towns. My two siblings and I collaborate to ensure our parents’ quality care, which requires patience, vigilance, and constant advocacy.
In the midst of all this, I lean on my husband, a retired educator, to keep me sane and happy. In my down time, I frequent social media, especially Facebook, which is why I know way-y-y more than I need to about my adult children, and so I fret and I send them unsolicited advice and I fret some more.
And yet…thanks to an incredibly supportive network of friends, colleagues, and family (especially my brother and sister), I muddle through — and sometimes I make a difference for the people I love. I hope my blog, sometimes serious and sometimes lighthearted, will speak to others who are making their way through similarly crazy-busy lives.