What should I do to take care of my 50 year-old parents?

What on earth makes you think they will need taking care of when they turn 50?

I think you need to understand that 50 isn’t that old and the vast majority of those age 50+ are quite vibrate and very capable. People begin new careers, climb mountains. go parasailing, you name it and they can do it. Raising a second family, exploring the world. My goodness, once the children have grown and can be on their own these parents begin a new life. Not a better one, just new and different. My husband and I married at the age of 50 and it has been wonderful!

I think what you might want to concern yourself with is … how will I take care of myself when my parents turn 50.

Best wishes 🙂

Mars Exploration & Beyond

There are many reasons why we, as a nation, should reinstate NASA Space Exploration. First of all, let me just say that these are my own opinions based on personal research. I have no degree in this field, I am just an ordinary person sitting at home pondering things that are much bigger than my little part of the world.

The USA and all of its citizens need something to unite us. To enable us to come together as one nation and put aside our differences. The past as proven that space exploration can and will provide this. There is so much more out there to be discovered. So many new technologies to developed. So much more we can learn about ourselves, our planet, our environment, and so much more.

From 1958-2008, NASA developments gave us over 1,600 new technologies that we use each and everyday here on Earth:

For more than 40 years, the NASA Innovative Partnerships Program has facilitated the transfer of NASA technology to the private sector, benefiting global competition and the economy. The resulting commercialization has contributed to the development of commercial products and services in the fields of health and medicine, industry, consumer goods, transportation, public safety, computer technology, and environmental resources. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured over 1,600 of these commercial products.

These contributions are a huge part of each of our lives. We couldn’t imagine life without them. Yet without the Space Program, it is likely that many of them to this day would not exist. Imagine that!

Yes, imagine, dream, reach for the stars! It is out there. It is here. It is now, and It is needed. Do not stifle the human imagination. Let us tell our children to “reach for the stars”. Nothing is impossible. Yes, you can grow up to be an Astronaut!

Not only will we inspire this generation, but we will inspire many generations to come. I can’t begin to imagine what new innovations, new technologies, what new science will come from us endeavoring to explore Mars. So for me, I say, ONWARD TO MARS AND BEYOND!

Butterflies in My Heart

I thought of you again today
Of how you used to run and play
Bringing joy to me every day
In my heart you will always stay

Our life was not traditional
Two families trying to blend
My love was unconditional
We have many fences to mend

Too many broken promises
Too much time and distance apart
We became doubting Thomas’s
Each of us unsure of how to start

Like butterflies you fluttered away
Never far from home did you stray
I was the one that moved away
I was the one that did not stay

Soon to home I will relocate
We do not know the time or date
This we leave in the hands of fate
Be sure of this; we cannot wait

To my butterflies I must say
I love you more each passing day
In my heart you forever stay
Once home again I will not stray