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Parental Journal 56 from Planet Elderly – Round and Round With Ups and Downs

Friday, April 28, 2016  afternoon I was tired this morning after not sleeping much.  At 9:45 I told Mom to go visit Dad without me because I wasn’t feeling well and was tired.  She then suggested that I probably need … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 55 from Planet Elderly – One Royally Pissed Off Elderly Car Passenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 1:30 a.m. Yesterday was a long day and I ended up going to sleep around 7:30, exhausted. Now I’m up, rested and enjoying some coffee.  Will nap later.  But the mission was accomplished.  Mom had … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 47 from Planet Elderly – “Too Much to Worry About and Too Much to Do”

Friday, April 8, 2016  evening I’m enjoying a beer as I relax this evening.  Blue Moon, as a matter of fact.  It’s a nice, light beer.  Kind of taking the edge off a busy day of packing and getting ready … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 40 from Planet Elderly: Pastries and Purging Papers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 3:30 p.m. Quite a contrast in Dad between yesterday and today.  Yesterday he was still in comedian mode.  Today he was rather sleepy and didn’t say too much. On the way to yesterday’s visit, Mom … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 39 from Planet Elderly: Melting Plastic in the Oven and Stashed Cash

Monday, January 25, 2015 – 7 p.m. I’m pretty sure I stopped the house from burning down, or at the least prevented toxic plastic fumes from overtaking the kitchen. Mom made sloppy joes and had put some frozen fries in … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 26 from Planet Elderly: Phone Calls While Back in Missouri #1

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 While I’m back in Missouri for a few weeks, I’ve been having a few phone conversations with Mom: First call on Oct. 19: Worried about the insurance reminder she received in the mail. I reminded her … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 22 from Planet Elderly: Uneasy Time Away in Missouri

September 11, 2015 evening I’ve been home in mid-MO for a few weeks. At first I felt numb because not only did I have elderly parents in northern Illinois, I had other family members with drama going on here in … Continue reading

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