What's you age bracket, female, male, alone, married with kids, are you working?
OK, I'll try again....90% of my original post disappeared!
I'm in my early 50's, female, married and on my second set of kids! LOL!
What I mean by "second set" of kids is that during my twenties I had 4 children....they are now all in their 30s except for the baby (my son) who is 29 years old today! 3 of the 4 are married and have had children: I have 5 beautiful grandchildren so far.
My eldest daughter could not raise her two children due to mental health problems, so I've adopted both of them; they are my "second set" of kids, a boy and a girl. The little girl is disabled with many serious medical conditions, but both of them are sweet, happy kids....ages 3 and 4.
My long list of medical problems is in my signature box....along with my list of medications.
I am working still.....I don't know how much longer that will be true though! I'm usually in a lot of pain, of course, plus I have lots of neurological symptoms like double vision, blurry vision, memory loss, vertigo (from the fibro, or the Lyme, or celiac disease, or lupus.....who knows?).
I actually have two jobs: scientist at a major research university by day and part-time math teacher at a local community college by night. I will probably stop the part time job....I have to decide very soon because spring semester is nearly upon us.
I'm hanging on by my fingernails to the day job because it's not only my dream
job (I worked VERY hard to get my degrees so I could do this!) but we really can't afford for me to quit. The health insurance alone is reason enough to try to continue to work. My day-job employer is letting me work from home, at least for now, about
80% of the time.
At one time (decades ago) I was fairly fluent in both French and Spanish, despite being une Americaine! :)
But lack of practice has reduced me to mostly being able to read those languages, rather than speak them fluently.
Best wishes to you.....you've joined a great forum!
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