Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Each stage of life punches me between the eyes. And despite the fact that I've previously watched while others dealt with the challenges that I now face, I'm as shocked by each new event as if I've walked in on a room full of people yelling, "Surprise!"

My mother is in a nursing home. She is miserable and wants to die. But she can't quite manage it, so she's mad as hell. And I am helpless.

Meanwhile, I have 32 months until I can collect my retirement benefits. I need them now. Too bad, Toots.

Did NOT see any of this coming.

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