Mom had her six-month check with her Ophthalmologist this morning so I, her chauffeur, juggled my normal Wednesday schedule a bit, heading out to the gym a couple hours earlier than usual. Sometimes I'm not real pleased about the chauffeur gig, but then I have to stop and remind myself that Mom's nearly 92, won't be around forever, and this is a chance for her to get out of her digs. She is being treated for glaucoma and is exhibiting signs of early Macular Degeneration, so her Doc wants to keep an eye on things, so to speak. When her appointment was over, I suggested we catch lunch out, which excited her to no end. Mom LOVES Red Lobster, and so I go! After our waitress had given us our menus, Mom was quick to share with me that they had a 'special' running until February 15th (she watches more TV than I do), so we jumped on it: she had her all-time favorite: garden salad, fried shrimp, and French fries.
She could only eat seven of the shrimp, as she filled up on her French fries and salad first. It was a fun time out, and I can't stop smiling about our time together. On our drive back to her 'place' she asked me how the stock market was doing today......thank goodness for my iPhone! Mom wants answers NOW!
This afternoon brought a couple of delicious hours in the studio: rinsing dyed silks; washing out test fabrics; ironing cottons, rayons and silks; and then frantically trying to clean things up in eager anticipation of another session tomorrow! Thursday is MINE: it is golden: ripe with opportunities and offering a totally, squeaky clean slate! I can't wait!!!
Here, we see definite evidence of a house divided:
As always, I'd love to hear from you (I get lonesome hanging out here all by myself!) and: