Since my current everyday life is the antithesis of production, I feel like the caboose on a previous life of accomplishment, however insignificant I may have thought at the time. I raised a family, and I salute stay at home mothers even though I did hold volunteer positions and many different paying jobs during that time. I did not find it a nuisance combining caring for my children and husband while doing so. In fact I was better at organizing all factors the busier I remained. Aging is a sometimes sad fact in that I begin to expect less of myself which is never a good thing.