Thanks for hanging in there with me, since I haven't been able to post much lately. Life kind of threw us a curve ball, but we're doing well, given the situation. I've been living at my in-laws' house caring for my father-in-law, who has advanced Alzheimer's, while my mother-in-law has been in a hospital about three hours away from home. For the past month, I was first at their house from breakfast to bedtime, trying to help them out, and then this past week I've been living here full time. So our life is a little bit chaotic right now. But "it is what it is" (that's my mantra lately). That, and "playing it by ear." I've caught myself saying those two phrases almost on a daily basis.
Every time someone asks me how I'm doing, I'm surprised by the question. I can honestly say I've been at peace with the whole arrangement. We're not getting everything done that we should be doing at home, and I really miss being with my little guys full time, but it will all work out in the end :) Thankfully my daughter (21) and my husband have been able to help out with the home-front and take care of the boys. And they do still get to spend several hours a day with us. It just doesn't work out very well to have them here overnight. We did try that, and it was a disaster. No sleep for anyone - ha.
I'm sure life will settle down eventually, but it might take awhile for that to happen. For now, we're working on getting through one day at a time. :)