What a stage of life I’m in! Just full of beginnings and endings, which are totally occupying my mind right now.
On the “endings” side, my mother, in her early 90s, is physically deteriorating, slowly. She was very stubborn and obstinate about hiring in-home care and insisted for several months that she could do everything herself, that she would get better. I’m learning that this is not usually the case. When you get on in years, it’s usually downhill, and it can be a slippery slope. One step forward, two steps back. Finally, after ___# falls (I lost count), and ___# hospital visits, and 2 rehab stays, Mom finally gave in, and has hired 24/7 in-home care. What a relief! I call her at least 3-4 times a week, and she’s usually in pretty good spirits. Finally!
On the “beginnings” side, my daughter is busily planning her wedding, and she is going all out. She is marrying the love of her life, a very nice Aussie man, whom I’m looking forward to meeting. It will be a small wedding, but extravagant, and classy. It will be in her favorite tropical location, and the happy couple will live in Australia. Right now, I’m just looking forward to my “mother of the bride” role. Gosh, I’ll have to find a dress!!
So much life… so little time!
‘Til my next financial/stock market post…